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.
My name is FitzGerald Ajoku, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in New York City and Chicagoland. I have 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. I have done psychiatric facility, correctional setting, hospital, youth program and veteran work.
My 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 my hope to create a safe, authentic, and inviting experience. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution- focused therapy. Together, we will work to identify your treatment goals and I will patiently support you along your entire journey.
I have 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, I am here to help you move with the spirit of empowerment. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and cultivate meaningful solutions.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149023833
NJ LCSW 44SC06235400
NY LCSW 091769
He is the best therapist I have ever had . He is great at asking the right question to make you look inside and is good at giving great advice .
Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Fitzgerald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and adhd
Very understanding and give great tips.
Written on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Fitzgerald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd
The sessions are curtailed to your experiences and needs in a sensitive and intentional way. I definitely recommend him as he is detail oriented and will really help you deconstruct beliefs while allowing you to build new, conducive opinions to navigate life. 10/10 recommend!
Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Fitzgerald for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Very helpful and understanding
Written on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Fitzgerald for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd
Fitz has been awesome. He actually reached out to me and saw what I was going through and quickly could identify when good times to transition on to the next topics and struggles were. I feel like I can not only open up to him with what I’m battling, but also just talk to him as a friend about my daily life and what I have planned for the afternoon. I am confident that my voice is being heard, and I really appreciate the fact that he cues in on specific things that I say during our sessions to really highlight them and build on some really transformative ideas that I would typically miss on my own.
Written on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Fitzgerald for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes