Nwakaego Ekwuabu, LMSW

I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who works primarily with families and couples. I am compassionate and empathetic, as I work with families and learn their intimate stories. 

I am certified in School-Based Grief and Trauma Therapy and have worked to support youth in intensive emotional counseling to ensure equal access to education and personal growth. 

I have also spent a significant portion of my career working in foster care and kinship care, which has given me a deep understanding of how to support couples and families–both traditional and non-traditional. 

I have experience working with both individuals and groups on trauma, loss, and grief and have helped many clients to navigate transitions, day-to-day stressors, and interpersonal relationships. 

My motivation is to protect the most vulnerable people in our communities, increase my clients’ life satisfaction, and see minority communities thrive. 

Rather than focusing on one type of therapy, I meet my clients where they are and tailor our work to meet their unique needs. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I am trained in CBT, Attachment Therapy, Culturally Sensitive Therapy, NTU Psychotherapy (spirituality-based Afrocentric approach), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, and more. 

In my practice, I encourage the use of different forms of expression–such as encouraging clients to share thoughts and feelings through art, writing, and body movement. I prioritize the development of strong, healthy client-therapist relationships.