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Eric Yenchi NP

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Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

My name is Eric Kowshoh Yenchi, I was born on 08/31/1980 in Cameroon central Africa, I grew up in a small village in the North West region of Cameroon known as Babungo. Growing up in Cameroon, life was very tough, especially when it came to health care .There was just 1 health center in my village which was staffed with 1 nurse and a medical doctor who visited once every two months. This meant people who were very sick and could not wait till the arrival of the medical doctor had to drive for about 5 hours to the closest hospital in the town of Kumbo to get health care. This meant that many people who made the journey died due to bad roads, and sometimes the long waits that it took to see a medical doctor at the hospital. The poor state of the health sector in my native country cost the lives of many of my family members, resulting in my resolve to become a medical professional so I could one day change the situation and help my community. With this in mind when I arrived the United States in 2006, I decided to study nursing. After graduating with my BSN in 2010, I decided to start my nursing career in a long term care facility taking care of geriatric patients with various illnesses confined to a nursing home. In January 2011, I visited my native country Cameroon for the first time, volunteered at the only clinic that was in my village. This time around they had more staff (4 nurses, and 1 medical doctor), which made my experience less tedious than I had anticipated. However, during this visit, I noticed that many of the people that were coming into the clinic with a mental illness were being turned away to traditional healers as the clinic did not have any experience dealing with mental illness. With my observation, I decided to do a little research about mental health in Cameroon .What I found was not only shocking but was also very scary. I found out there were only two government hospitals in the country providing mental health services to 22 million people. Cameroon has 0.03 psychiatrists per 100, 000 of the population, and 0.2 psychiatric nurses per 100,000 of the population (psychology in Africa, 2013).Initiatives by private organizations in recent years have seen the creation of Mental Health hospital in Kumbo and BIMEHC, a mental health clinic in my village of Babungo. With the acute shortage of these facilities and personnel, my focus changed. I realized there was not only a need for personnel but leadership to transform the mental health sector and sensitize the population about mental illness, as many attribute mental illness to witchcraft and spiritual curses. With this in mind, in 2011 I became a psychiatric nurse, enrolled and earned an MSN in Nursing Leadership in 2013.In 2015 I went to Cameroon, this time around I volunteered at Babungo Integrated Mental Health Care (BIMEHC) as a psychiatric nurse. During this service the main problem was the lack of a qualified practitioner for mental health. There was 1 psychiatrist coming from the capital every 6 months to meet with patients and prescribe medications for them. This acute shortage of mental health practitioners, has led me to believe that I can make a difference in the lives of those suffering from a mental illness by becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Since becoming a psychiatric nurse , I have had various positions in the Mental health filed , from Charge nurse to , supervisor , and to Director of various mental health clinics in the Washington DC area .In November 2019 I passed my Boards to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and I am loving every minute of it .My short term goal is to continue providing services to those in need in and around my community , while my long term goal will be to someday own my own practice.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Behavioral Issues

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Stress

Behavioral Issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Cigna

Cigna EAP

Humana

Medicare

Optum

Fees

First Session$350
Individual Therapy$255
Marriage & Couples Counseling$255
Family Therapy$255
Group Therapy$255

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Licensure

  • District Of Columbia, NP, RN1022843

Education

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Work History

Thriveworks

Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry DC, Washington, DC

Frequently Asked Questions About Eric Yenchi, NP

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Eric Yenchi, NP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Eric Yenchi accepting new clients?

Yes, Eric Yenchi is accepting new clients for online therapy in District Of Columbia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry DC, 529 14th St NW Suite 1170, Washington, DC, 20045.

Does Eric Yenchi accept insurance?

Yes, Eric Yenchi accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Medicare and Optum.

What types of therapy does Eric Yenchi offer?

Eric Yenchi offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Eric Yenchi offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Eric Yenchi offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry DC, 529 14th St NW Suite 1170, Washington, DC, 20045.

Does Eric Yenchi offer online therapy?

Yes, Eric Yenchi offers online therapy via video sessions to people in District Of Columbia.

How quickly can I see Eric Yenchi?

Eric Yenchi typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Eric Yenchi speak?

Eric Yenchi conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Eric Yenchi online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Eric Yenchi online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.