Robert Nwanganga

(LCSW)
Therapist Robert Nwanganga Photo

About Me

My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a lot of different people in a variety of situations.
I am working on a new schedule. My schedule is 1pm to 8pm Pacific Standard Time. I am very comfortable conducting therapy via video or phone but not Live chat
The most important thing I need you to know about me and how I work is that I believe Social Work to be a calling and I truly believe in the power of Therapy to change lives. I believe that talking about the things that hurt us provides us with the power to overcome them.
I am more interested in your strengths than your diagnoses. I am more interested in empowering you to make your own decisions than I am in you doing what is “right.”
Regarding therapy, I am not bound to any one theoretical approach. I tend to utilize a variety of approaches in therapy because I want to provide you with a personalized therapeutic experience.
I need you to know that I will only focus on what you think is important. I will not push you to share anything that you are not comfortable sharing but I will ask you questions about things I think are important to provide insight into the situation at hand.
I will always be honest with you in every situation and I will continue to exhibit compassion and empathy towards your situation. One of my favorite sayings regarding therapy is that “It matters because it matters to you.” I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Igbo


Licensing

LCSW #27072 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by K.E. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Robert has been extremely helpful and amazing throughout the past few months that we have been working together! He is the best and I feel very comfortable sharing my life experiences and struggles with him. I never feel judged and he always guides me in the right direction. He helps me work through many obstacles and provides tangible steps on how to overcome them. I have learned so much about myself already and really enjoy the self work I am doing. I feel like I am improving with his guidance a little better each day. Continuing to look forward to what more we unlock together throughout my journey in therapy!

Written by C.E. on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I worked with Robert for the last 7 months or so and I can honestly say I will miss having sessions with him. He helped me so much in building a stronger self-esteem, setting healthier boundaries, validating my self-worth, and affirming me and all my stresses. I will truly miss having sessions, and also super appreciate that we got this point where I can take a break from therapy and stand on my own. I have nothing but praise and gratitude for what Robert's done for me, and highly recommend him to folks looking for a therapist. Wishing Robert will for many years to come!

Written by M.Y. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I worked with Robert for about 8 months. With his help, I’ve learned a lot about myself. At the time I was going through a rough separation and was still indecisive about my next steps. Robert walked me through the process with advice and guidance that allowed me time to process, reflect, and make my own decisions.

He allowed me to grieve without judgement. He was honest about the process and told me that my relationship may not last with my growth, but I was glad he was upfront. I’ve learned about what I want and don’t want in a relationship. I’ve come a long way and couldn’t have done that without Robert’s help. He was patient and sat with me through many sob sessions. There’s so much more that one review can’t possibly convey it all.

It was also very important for me to have a therapist that was a POC because I was able to discuss family/relationship and racial dynamics I would not have been comfortable doing otherwise. Robert and I had insightful conversations that allowed me to really understand why my relationship was not working.

I highly recommend Robert.

Written by D.A. on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Working with Robert these past 5 months has been an incredible experience. I have been given the tools and knowledge of how my anxiety works. I’m so much more aware of my thoughts and emotions now. Robert is truly amazing and I am so grateful to have had such a positive experience, completely tailored to my needs. While my anxiety will be something I will always deal with, I’m confident that the tools and homework I’ve done with Robert will forever be my sword and shield. Thank you, Robert.

Written by T.A. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Robert is absolutely amazing. After having some bad experiences with therapy he completely surpassed every expectation and helped me identify my struggles as well as help me through everything in such a humane and understanding way. He is empathetic and just the best therapist that I could have possibly matched with. I have grown so incredibly much with him, figuring out my troubles and overcoming so many of them. Thank you so much! :)

Written by J.A. on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great listener and great perspective. 10/10

Written by G.A. on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Robert has been providing me a great help and guidance to better assess my conditions and how to handle stressful situations arise. He is a pleasant person to speak with who naturally possesses a positive energy. He is great!

Written by M.A. on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Robert is excellent to work with. He takes the time to hear me out and listen to me, relate to my concerns and sometimes share his own experiences, and I feel he truly understands me. He gives me a lot of insight to myself and I look forward to our sessions and growing more from them.

Written by C.H. on Nov 01, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Really helpful and understanding

Written by O.D. on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Hi! Robert is an amazing person and therapist as well! He has so much passion and commitment to what he does. He truly puts yours needs first and helps you every step of the way! Robert has a big heart! He’s a friend first and therapist second! To whomever reads this! Everything will be ok! You are loved and needed and I just know that Robert will help you every step of the way!!! He truly is an amazing soul! You will not regret working with him! :) !

Written by J.E. on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Before I started therapy, I was afraid of who I was going to be communicating with. The first time I met Robert, he made it so easy for me to open up. And it wasn’t just because he was easy to talk to. He helped me take breaths or feel the reactions to my body and guided me through opening up without blaming myself or feeling guilty about the things I need to be said. Thanks to Robert, I found a peace in me that helps me walk through life and not try to get over it. I am very grateful he’s my therapist and if I ever need someone I know I can come back and he’ll be someone I can talk to.

Written by G.R. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Oh where do I begin! Robert was my very first counselor and I will say I am so glad he was. At first I was very skeptical, but he made me feel heard and validated. He taught me things about myself I didn't even know I needed till then. And with all the sessions we had, I can confidently say, they changed my life for the better. I am so grateful for this

Written by S.T. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He's very good and understanding. When I need him he's always there for me.

Written by D.A. on May 30, 2020 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Robert has been my first therapist ever. I felt validated and heard. My first session made a lot of my doubts in my observations I’ve made for problems I’ve been facing. Robert was thorough and validated my perspective and made me understand it is OK to feel my emotions. But not to fall into them.