Chike Nwankwo, MD


Chiké Nwankwo, “Doctor Chiké,” is a Harvard trained adult and child psychiatrist practicing in Brookline, MA since 2006. Dr. Chiké works full time in his psychotherapy practice working with both adults and children, but is also comfortable prescribing medications when it is necessary.

Photography provided by Angela Hockman



Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships

General expertise

Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Autism spectrum – Family and parent support around a new diagnosis; learning behavioral strategies; advocating for academic accommodations
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Eating disorders – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends
Panic disorders – Navigating triggers; gaining coping skills; resolving underlying traumas