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Dr. Amenaghawon Ugwuede(she/her)
Doctor of Nurse in Practice ,Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner -Board Certified
California, Connecticut, Illinois, and

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, Regence BlueShield of Washington, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Family Issues, LGBTQIA+, Relationship Issues, Stress, and Substance Use / Addiction

Great to meet you!

I'm Dr. Amenaghawon Ugwuede, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience in medication management. I've worked in various settings, including overseas, community mental health agencies, private practice, and county health departments. My passion lies in helping young adults, adult children of immigrants, and Black individuals. I am here to provide you with the highest quality of care, offering my empathetic understanding and support.

A bit about my approach to therapy

I'm acutely aware of the unfortunate realities many individuals face within the mental health field, which is why I'm committed to offering personalized, empathetic care that centers around well-being and autonomy. I believe in the power of collaboration and mutual respect, working together with my patients to craft treatment plans that honor their individual needs and preferences. It's essential to me that every person I work with feels seen, heard, and empowered in their healthcare journey.

What you can expect from our first session

I recognize the unique challenges that communities often encounter when seeking mental health support. I've dedicated myself to providing culturally sensitive and affirming care that fosters trust and understanding. Ultimately, my goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where my patients feel empowered to make informed decisions about their health, knowing that they have a compassionate ally by their side every step of the way.

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Insurance carriers Amenaghawon accepts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Regence BlueShield of Washington

More about Amenaghawon

DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) at Rush Medical College of Rush University
License type: ARNP (Washington), APRN (Connecticut), NP (California), APRN_FPA (Illinois)
Gender: Cisgender Female
Ethnicity: Black or African descent
Languages: English
Works with: Adults
More specialties: Depression, ADD/ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, PTSD, Women's Issues, Trauma, and Maternal Mental Health
Modalities: Strength-Based, Psychotic Disorders, Psychodynamic, and Motivational Interviewing