Ugochi Ohale, LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Sciences, majoring in Psychology at Chicago State University, Chicago, IL. She received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology at Governors State University, University Park, IL.
Her past experiences include MacNeal Hospital, where she worked as a Mental Health Counselor and provided high-quality care management through direct screening and treatment plan implementation for mental health patients in an inpatient psychiatric setting. She also worked as an Intensive Case Manager at Heartland Health Outreach/Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care. She coordinated care with providers and linked members to behavioral and psychosocial resources based on their needs by collaborating with housing agencies and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago in retaining training and resources for members. She also worked as Director for Integrated Care Management at Next Level Health, overseeing LTSS business and program development, including Identifying risks, performing risk analysis, and effectively mitigating risks. Ugo also provided daily operational guidance to the LTSS Managers in the Home Community Based Service (HCBS) waiver and Long-Term Care management teams.
Often people see therapy as a one-sided conversation, with the therapist listening to their problems, and issues and providing quick solutions. Her goal as a therapist is to allow people the space, to be honest, vulnerable, and direct in a safe environment. Therapy is a process that requires a commitment to vulnerability and an openness to exploring different ways of thinking, approaching problems, and tackling it onward! Therapy does not have to be painful and intimidating! Her goal as a therapist is to understand every client as a whole person and their thought process and challenge some of those existing thought patterns, behaviors, and frameworks.
She is qualified to lead the mental health care of individuals with mood and Anxiety, emotional, and personality disorders, and other issues.