Nneka E. Onyezia


Ph.D. Northwestern University
Bachelor’s degree Yale University

Dr. Nneka Onyezia is a licensed clinical psychologist who primarily works with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychologists and sees individuals with a wide array of mental health concerns. Dr. Onyezia specializes in helping families and individuals who have experienced trauma, such as physical or sexual abuse or assault. Much of her work also addresses the individual and family adjustment issues related to adoption, particularly international and transracial adoptions. Dr. Onyezia provides therapy as well as psychological evaluations to assess for issues such as attention problems, autism, emotional issues, and learning differences that may impact academic or occupational functioning. Additionally, Dr. Onyezia worked as the psychologist for Rush Day School, a not-for-profit therapeutic school for children throughout the Chicago area who have social, emotional, or behavioral issues that prevent them from learning in a public or private school. Dr. Onyezia also has served as a psychologist consultant for various organizations including the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, the Federal Defender Program, and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Dr. Onyezia received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Yale University. Prior to beginning her graduate education in psychology, she earned a degree in Culinary Arts and worked as a chef, a passion that she continues to develop. Dr. Onyezia is a mother of three: Dania, age 8, Jidenna, age 6, and Ikem, age 1.