Uduakobong (Udy) Ikpe-Welch, Ph.D., J.D.

    Uduakobong (Udy) Ikpe-Welch, Ph.D., J.D. 

    Udy uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist people in the process of healing, growth, and reaching their highest level of functioning. Employing trauma-informed practices, Udy enjoys working with older children, adolescents and adults providing both therapy and evaluation services based upon the client’s need. Udy has worked with clients with depression, trauma-related disorders, anxiety, behavior-related challenges, and justice-involved youth.

    Prior to entering into private practice, Udy spent several years providing mental health services to youth and adults involved in the justice system and is formally trained as a clinical forensic psychologist. Udy’s forensic interests include family custody matters, personal injury/infliction of emotional distress, pre-employment/fitness for duty, and other consultative and training services.

    Udy is currently a licensed psychologist in Tennessee, Louisiana, Florida, and Kansas.  

    Experience:

    • Postdoc in forensic psychology at StarCare Specialty Health System, Lubbock, Texas

    • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in clinical forensic psychology, Nova Southeastern University

    • Juris Doctorate (J.D.), University of Miami

    • Internship at University of Tennessee at Memphis, Health Sciences Center

    • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

    • B.A. in Psychology, Johns Hopkins University

    Favorite Music

    Favorite Music

    • OutKast
    • Stevie Wonder
    • Prince
    • Earth, Wind, and Fire
    • All the female greats!

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    • You
    • Succession
    • Schitt's Creek
    • Queens Gambit
    • Peaky Blinders
    • Insecure

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    • Cooking, singing, and golf
    • Visiting art museums and galleries
    • Attending sporting events

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    • Goodfellas
    • Shawshank Redemption
    • Clueless
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