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 can coexist with hope.
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. I currently also work part-time at Joseph J. Peters Institute, Survivor Services, as a Supervising Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma through the lifespan.
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.
You may contact me through filling out the contact form below or calling me. Many times, my phone will go straight to voicemails due to me being in sessions or for calls received after 7pm or on the weekends. If you contact me after 5pm on Friday, I will return your email/call on Monday. I value your time and aim to respond to all communications within 24-48 business hours.
1420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102