Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
There is a beauty in the vulnerability that comes from seeking therapy. No matter how you arrived here or the individual goals you have, my job is the same: to listen, to care, and to provide you a space for exploration and healing. Fear and hope can coexist.
Mental Health & Wellness Trainings
My name is Dr. Uche Ukuku (ooo-chay ooo-coo-coo).
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. I received my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and completed a fellowship with the CARES Institute in child abuse and trauma. Additionally, I have worked in several different settings providing therapy and supervision to other clinicians and students.
As a child of Nigerian immigrants, I have desired to make counseling accessible, relatable, and welcoming for all people, especially within cultures and family systems in which it is taboo. I believe that while there are differences between methods of healing in different cultures, there is a constant theme that connection breeds change. It is my belief that we were never meant to walk this life alone. This has led to me co-founding an organization, TalkNaija, to destigmatize mental health in the Nigerian community.
When I take off my counselor cape, I am a die-hard college football fan (Go Dawgs), lover of all things Nigerian (especially goat stew and dancing), writer, unpaid comedian, and crafter, but most importantly a daughter, sister, and friend.
My office is open Monday - Thursday. You may contact me through filling out the contact form below or calling me. Many times, my phone will go straight to voicemail due to me being in session. I value your time and aim to respond to all communications within 24-48 business hours.
1420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102