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To provide person-centered mental and behavioral health care to individuals in need of our service. We aim to not only offer clients treatments that are suitable for them to understand and manage their condition, also to empower them and be their reliable partner in improving mental and behavioral health issues.


The goal and vision of LACKA Behavioral Health are to inspire healing, hope, and provide quality mental health care that is accessible and individualized. Empower you to overcome individual challenges, grow, improve, and become stronger in all aspects of your life.

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Who We Are

LACKA Behavioral Health is a provider of behavioral and mental health care in Hamilton, New Jersey that utilizes evidence-based practices to achieve body, mind, and spiritual balance. Our services are holistic and strength-based, and we treat our clients as partners in their treatments. Together, we understand the nature of their problems and find healthy ways to help them cope. Their treatment plan can be a combination therapy of psychiatric medication with psychotherapy to set aside their symptoms. Clients are 100% involved and we also consider their preference in creating their treatment plan. LACKA Behavioral Health consults for these nonprofit organizations in New Jersey; Genesis Counseling Centers and The Work Group, INC. Also, LACKA Behavioral Health liaises with K Mental Wellness in New Jersey and Bridge to Care in New York; both reputable and private owned psychiatric and mental health doctorate nurse providers.

LACKA Behavioral Health is committed to bringing hope to the hopeless and light to those in the darkness. We strongly believe that life stressors and despair are not the ends of joy and life. With our dedicated team, we help individuals with behavioral and mental health challenges to gain access to the right support, behavioral intervention, and/or counseling. We help clients achieve empowerment through evidence-based practice. Furthermore, with our in-depth knowledge in the field of mental and behavioral health, we provide care with appropriate resources and training to meet our clients’ needs.

You are not alone. Even if the tunnel seems dark and endless, help is available here at LACKA Behavioral Health.

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About the Owner

Dr. Loretta Oguonu, DNP is a New Jersey State Licensed and Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 8 years of experience in treating younger adults and older adults with mental health issues and has 16 years’ experience as a nurse in mental health disorders. She graduated with honors in all her nursing and mental health education programs. She maintains LACKA Behavioral health practice in which she specializes in the treatment of younger and older adults with a broad range of mental health issues, including diagnosis and treatment for psychosis, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, ADD/ADHD, impulsivity, aggression, geriatric psychiatry, and more.

At LACKA Behavioral Health, she provides pharmacological medication management in combination with psychotherapy to restore and maintain the optimal health of clients. She provides high-quality, comprehensive, compassionate, and patient-focused care for younger adults and older adults clients. In her extensive years of practice in psychiatry, She has worked for underserved communities in the state psychiatric hospitals, outpatient community clinics of nonprofit and profit organizations comprising the largest healthcare establishment in the central and southern areas of New Jersey. Currently, she is servicing as a psychiatric consultant to New Jersey nonprofit organizations as an independent nurse practitioner and psychiatric provider providing services to individuals with substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, intellectual and developmental disabilities/disorder.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Upsilon Rho Chapter and Chi Zeta Chapter. An honor society of nurses focusing on connecting and empowering nurse leaders to transform global healthcare. She is also a member of the Nigerian Nurses Association Pennsylvania Chapter and Nigerian Association of Nurse Practitioners, USA. Organizations catering to educating and creating awareness of different illnesses for preventive purposes in different communities both in the USA and Africa countries. Lastly, Dr. Loretta Oguonu is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurses Association (ANA), and New Jersey Nurses Association and more.