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Chika Igwe

Trauma Informed Therapist

Chika Igwe is a therapist who believes in the power of empathy, empowerment, humor, and respect to help clients achieve their goals. Specializing in trauma treatment, including single/multiple incident trauma and complex traumas like racial and gender-based traumas, Chika primarily utilizes EMDR and mindfulness-based techniques. Additionally, she tailors different modalities such as CBT, TF-CBT, EFT, and expressive therapies to meet her clients' unique needs. With experience in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, sex and sexuality, interpersonal violence, and parent coaching, Chika believes in the collaborative nature of therapy. Recognizing clients as the experts in their own lives, she is here to guide them in finding the answers they seek.

Specialties & Therapeutic Modalities

EMDR, TF-CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) mindfulness, somatic work

Accepting clients



United Healthcare & Carefirst BCBS

self pay


Education / Certifications

Georgetown University

Bachelor of Science in Global Health

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Master of Social Work

EMDR Level 1 Trained; The Counseling Center

Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Yale Center for Traumatic Stress and Recovery

Nationally Rostered for Child & Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)

Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment

Advanced Clinical Education in Sexuality Certification

National Institute of Relationship Enhancement

Child Centered Play Therapy

The International Center for Excellence in EFT

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)