Irene Okoronkwo-Obika
Cerebral Provider
ABOUT Irene Okoronkwo-Obika

Dr. Irene Okoronkwo- Obika, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CCHP-MH is a nationally recognized children's author and dual certified nurse practitioner. Dr. O, as she is affectionately known as, received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Texas at Arlington(UTA) School of Nursing at Health Innovation. She successfully defended her capstone, " Mental Health Clinicians Attitudes towards the recovery of Severely Mentally Ill inmates." She concurrently received her postmaster’s certification in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at UTA. Dr. O completed her master's degree in Science with the concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner at Texas Women's University at Dallas, TX. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Louisiana State University of Health Science Center.

Dr. O has over a decade of experience in medical and psychiatric nursing. She has a passion for serving vulnerable populations. She is currently practicing at one of the largest jails in the United States treating the most severe cases of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. She also is experienced in assisting clients who have personality disorders like Borderline, Schizoid, Antisocial, Histrionic, and narcissistic personalities disorders. She also contracts her services to a federal detention center primarily seeing Spanish speaking individuals with anxiety and mood disorders.


In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and kids.

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