Chiké  Nwankwo

Chiké Nwankwo

Adult, Adolescent, Child Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Brookline practice (updated May 29, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

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.


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

General expertise


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)

Therapist's note

Dr. Chiké can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Brookline practice

1842 Beacon Street


Brookline, MA 02445

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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


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

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

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