Fitzgerald  Ajoku
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Fitzgerald Ajoku

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Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois, New York, Texas Accepting Online
Updated April 9, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression or other psychological issues?

If you are ready to take charge of your mental health, you've come to the right place.

FitzGerald Ajoku is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in New York City, and Chicagoland. He has worked with clients expressing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family problems, behavioral challenges, abandonment/rejection, grief, past trauma, and suicidal/homicidal ideations. He has done psychiatric facility, correctional setting, hospital, youth program and veteran work.

His counseling style consists of meeting the client where they are in order to foster an environment of acceptance. When working with people, a nonjudgemental stance is always utilized. It is his goal to consistently create a safe, authentic, and inviting experience. His approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution- focused therapy. Together, you will work with him to identify your treatment goals and I will patiently support you along your entire journey.

FitzGerald has a history of engagement and service provision to the isolated, misunderstood, stereotyped and or marginalized with cultural sensitivity. From the most challenging situations to those who just want to get back to being their better selves or reach their full potential.

You can do this! Change is possible and if you are ready to take that step, he is here to help you move with the spirit of empowerment. He is more than enthused to assist you in exploring strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and cultivate meaningful solutions.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Loyola University Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • University of Illinois Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $110 (45min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm-6pm
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 11am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-4pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 10am-3pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 5pm-7pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun 12pm-4pm

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 12pm-6pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 10am-6pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education


New York University, Masters of Social Work, 2013


Licensure

Illinois: 149023833

New York: 091769

Texas: 109816


Languages

English