Charlotte Nwogwugwu, DrPH, MSN, MPH, BSN, CPH-BC, PMHNP-BC
Charlotte is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with almost 20 years of experience in healthcare. She has spent several years working with veterans and first responders both in hospitals and in community settings. Her vast experience in mental health, public health and global health enabled her to also build a research career. As a PMHNP, she sees patients as young as 6 years old all the way through adulthood. As a nurse who served as a frontline provider during the pandemic, and continues to serve as a frontline personnel, she understands the burnout that first responders experience, and the stressors of the job.
Her research interest in HIV/AIDS, PrEP and Mental Health has enabled her to explore the behavioral risk factors among African American women and the utilization of Pre- exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) utilizing the Health Belief Model as a framework. She has also worked collaboratively with psychiatric providers on clinical research on substance use, mental health and patient care from the perspective of nurses. In addition, she serves on the HIV Planning Group and the sub-group Harm Reduction and IV drug Use committee which focuses on ensuring HIV services are available and accessible to all within Baltimore City. She has published several manuscripts, which have focused on HIV and Pre-exposure prophylaxis, exploring the impact of intimate partner violence on safe sex practices among women, barriers to consistent condom use, HIV disclosure issues and the associated stigma in addition to the impact of nurses’ attitudes on the health outcomes of patients with substance use disorders. She has expanded on her work through collaborative global partnerships on HIV and mental health research, in addition to creating global health educational opportunities for interdisciplinary students. She served as a World Health Organization consultant with the Science and Research Pillar examining evidence on COVID and advising on health system strategies to address Long COVID/ Post COVID. She is also working on the implementation of evidence-based interventions in addressing mental health on the African continent.
Stanley Nwogwugwu, PhD Ph.D, LCPC-S, LCADC, NCC
Founder & Clinical Director
Stanley Nwogwugwu holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in Social Work from Morgan State University and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling from Franciscan University, Steubenville Ohio. Dr. Nwogwugwu is a licensed clinical professional counselor supervisor (LCPC-S); licensed clinical addiction counselor Supervisor (LCADC-S) and National Board certified counselor (NBCC).
Dr. Nwogwugwu’ s clinical focus at ILTS is on client’s that present co-occurring disorders. His therapeutic process begins with an assessment, while considering cultural and social factors that maybe impacting the presenting problem. Using an integrative approach to treatment and interweaving elements of dynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and family systems theories, Dr. Nwogwugwu helps clients understand and work on changing self-defeating patterns. When working with Dr. Nwogwugwu, clients are offered a space to explore and challenge themselves, and are provided with the tools, insight and empowerment to create a more fulfilling, functional life. Dr. Nwogwugwu has also completed training on the impact of mental health on sexual health. Dr. Nwogwugwu specializes in providing mental health therapy across the lifespan. In addition, he has worked with first responders for over a decade and has a special interest in working with first responders ( law enforcement, fire fighters, healthcare professionals, etc) and veterans. He has a deep understanding for their needs and works to develop effective strategies in collaboration with his patients to maintain health.
Inspired by over 13 years spent working with client’s in the inner City of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Nwogwugwu’ s doctoral research focused on understanding depressive symptoms and the use of marijuana on adolescents and adults. Dr. Nwogwugwu is passionate about educating other clinicians about depressive symptoms related to marijuana use and providing consultation on patient plans of care.