Chika Igwe, LMSW
Psychotherapist & EMDR Practitioner
Chika is in network with United Healthcare and Carefirst BCBS
My name is Chika! I was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. I moved to the DMV area to attend Georgetown University, where I received a bachelor’s in Global Health and to receive my MSW degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore.
I believe that the best way to help clients achieve their goals is through a healthy dose of empathy, empowerment, humor, and respect. I specialize in the treatment of trauma — both single/multiple incident trauma, and childhood and other complex traumas — like racial and gender based traumas — primarily using EMDR and mindfulness based techniques. I also tailor different modalities to fit the clients’ needs. These modalities include CBT, TF-CBT, EFT, and expressive therapies.
I have experience with mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, sex and sexuality, interpersonal violence, parent coaching. I believe that therapy is a collaborative team effort as you, the client, is the expert in their life and experiences and I, the therapist, am here to help guide you to find the answers you need.