Dr. Nyasha Chikowore
Dr. Nyasha Chikowore prefers to meet her clients where they are, and assess what form of therapy will be beneficial depending on their presenting concerns. She provides individual, family, couples and group therapy for individuals age 5 and up. She utilizes interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A), and Multicultural Counseling.
Dr. Chikowore is passionate about working with the LGBTQ population, racial minorities, and musicians. Her Zimbabwean heritage gives her the desire to work with immigrant, non-immigrant, & third-culture individuals, navigating life in America.
Her previous clients have ranged from children to adults, presenting with concerns around depression, anxiety, ADHD, sexual trauma, family discord, traumatic brain injury, disordered eating, questions around their gender and sexual identity, academic issues, and relationship problems.
With a plethora of experiences conducting outreach workshops on topics such as coping skills, depression, and career exploration. She is also the author of a children’s book, Giraffe Asks For Help, which promotes help-seeking in children aged 4-8.
Dr. Chikowore completed her master’s degree from the University of Baltimore in Applied Psychology, and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C.
Gary Giraffe is so excited to finally turn six—now he should be able to reach the acacia leaves all on his own! When things don’t go exactly as he’d planned, Gary is distraught. He tries and tries to get to the leaves himself, but he’s just not tall enough. The other giraffes can do it—why can’t he?
Gary doesn’t want to have to ask for help, but his friends convince him that everyone needs help sometimes. And that’s OK! Includes a Note to Parents & Caregivers with more information on help-seeking and independence in children.