Chiké  Nwankwo

Chiké Nwankwo

Adult, Adolescent, Child Psychiatrist, MD
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Brookline Accepting In-person
Updated October 22, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Trauma
  • Substance use
  • Panic disorders

Professional statement

Dr. Chiké Nwankwo is an adult and child psychiatrist in Brookline, MA with expertise in anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and substance abuse. He completed his Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Fellowships and Residency at Harvard Medical School and received his MD from University of Michigan Medical School.

The majority of Dr. Chiké's work is talk therapy, with medication management available as necessary. His approach to medication is highly transparent, and he values developing a trusting and respectful relationship with his clients before prescribing. Dr. Chiké combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, mindfulness practices, psychoanalytical therapy, and supportive therapy to cater to the individual's needs.

Dr. Chiké began his studies in Behavioral Neuroscience as an undergraduate student at Harvard College, and continues to be passionate about the study of how the mind works and how people behave. He offers a collaborative, supportive approach, alongside his canine co-therapist, Dale. His office is conveniently located right on the Green Line (C).


Message to clients

I try to be really respectful of people. It’s no small thing to come into therapy, nobody ever comes into therapy on their best day, its often their worst. I really try to keep that in mind. I really try to meet people where they’re at. I want to help people get the most out of their lives.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships

Panic disorders - Navigating triggers; gaining coping skills; resolving underlying traumas




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Chiké Nwankwo is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $400 (45min)
  • Initial session: $450 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Here are downloadable reimbursement forms: Aetna / Blue Cross Blue Shield / Cigna / Tufts / Generic form


Location(s)

Brookline practice
1842 Beacon Street, #403A, Brookline, MA 02445
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2006 - Present
North Suffolk Mental Health Associates, 2004 - 2014
Harvard Medical School: Cambridge Health Alliance, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2004 - 2006
Harvard Medical School: MGH/McLean, Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2001 - 2004
Caritas Carney Hospital, Preliminary Program in Internal Medicine, 2000 - 2001

University of Michigan Medical School, MD, 2000
Harvard College, AB, 1995


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Dr Chike was warm, kind, and very helpful. My experience with Zencare was wonderful!"

- Zencare client • December 2019