Eric Ndichu, LICSW - District of Columbia Therapist at Grow Therapy

Eric Ndichu

Eric Ndichu


15 years of experience
Solution oriented

I am a licensed clinical social worker and practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. I have been providing therapy for close to 15 years to help my client address mental health symptoms including depression, trauma, life transitions and anxiety. I believe people are inherently capable of managing their circumstances but sometimes require some assistance from a therapist to succeed.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we'll start with brief introductions, then complete an assessment to understand the reason you're seeking therapy. We will then discuss treatment goals and continue building a therapeutic relationship to achieve those goals in subsequent sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I am able to work with people from diverse cultures having lived in different countries. I listen to my clients and allow them to guide treatment by focusing on what they consider a priority.

About Eric Ndichu



My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I work with my client to understand how their thoughts are affecting how they feel and act. We identify maladaptive thoughts and replace with reasoned alternative and helpful thoughts.

Motivational Interviewing

Through motivational interviewing, we work a collaboratively, as I utilize person centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Through this method, I utilize mindfulness practices that include present moment awareness, meditation, and breathing exercises. I will teach you be in "the here and now" as well as break away from negative thought patterns that can cause a decline into a mood-disordered state.

Trauma Informed Care

This method involves accounting for clients’ trauma and its impact on their behavior, mental health, and ability to engage in treatment. As a therapist, I assume that you could have a trauma history and I will take steps to avoid inadvertently triggering or re-traumatizing you in the course of treatment.


Utilizing this method, I provide emotional support, encouragement, and validation during difficult life circumstances or psychological challenges. I will encourage you to talk about your feelings, concerns, and problems in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. I may also offer practical advice or guidance on how to address specific issues. This approach is mostly focused on helping you work through present and immediate concerns, including relationship issues, family conflicts, or work-related stress.