The decision to incorporate therapy into efforts to become a healthier version of one’s self is a reflection of profound personal strength. Maya Angelou once wrote, “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” This perspective that we are not the things that have happened to us, the challenges we face, or the pain we endure, is at the core of the therapeutic process and central to the work Dr. N’cho does with his clients.
Dr. Hammad S. N’cho, Executive Director and Founder of the N’cho Behavioral Group, is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience in addressing such concerns as depression, anxiety, impaired self-worth, relationship challenges, trauma exposure, and PTSD. As a culturally-responsive psychologist, Dr. N’cho focuses on the critical role that individual identity (such as racial, ethnic, gender identity, or sexual identity) can play in overall well-being. Dr. N’cho served as a Behavioral Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he deployed internationally with outbreak response teams. Dr. N’cho is also a veteran of the United States Navy and completed a clinical psychology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. While serving in the Navy, Dr. N’cho provided therapy to active duty service members and their families, was appointed Assistant Division Officer over the Navy’s largest trauma treatment clinic, and served on the Navy’s mental health disaster response unit.
Dr. N’cho is a graduate of Morehouse College, completed master’s level training in clinical psychology and cross-cultural psychology at Columbia University and Cornell University, respectively, and completed his doctoral training in counseling psychology at Boston College.