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Let's Solve The Tough Problems

Grace Ohikere, M.A., MFT is a licensed mental health clinician based in California who helps people find simple and effective methods to solve problems that are tough. She is an expert on anxiety reduction, depression treatment, and in the complete transformation of traumatic memories.

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Individual Psychotherapy

Working collaboratively with Grace, you can find a form of therapy that you are comfortable with, including focused treatment or supportive therapy for individuals. She has strong skills in the area of reducing traumatic memories and other symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Grace utilizes her training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to aid her clients in reducing the intensity of traumatic experiences. She loves to work with individuals struggling with anxiety since she has extensive experience working with those living with generalized anxiety on a daily basis: 

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"East bay therapy was a great experience."

I never was one to give my all to therapy until I met grace. She is a fantastic therapist, very knowledgeable, and supportive. I was able to work true past trauma from my childhood and now I have amazing relationships that I never thought I would have. The location is easy to get to very clean the last time I was there. She has also been following covid protocol and we have still been in contact via face chat. I would highly recommend!

LGBTQ Services

Individual therapy for LGBTQ folks, relationship therapy for same-sex couples, and specialty focused services for LGBTQ Christians. She is sensitive to pronoun preferences, is able to connect her clients to local LGBTQ+ safe spaces, and is experienced with conducting family therapy, when needed. She has assisted same-sex couples in reducing conflict, resolving issues of ambivalent commitment, and increasing sexual satisfaction. Grace has been a support for those coming out of the closet for the first time, especially to those coming out to their religious families.

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"Grace is an esteemed colleague of mine. I have had the pleasure of witnessing her dedication, compassion, and commitment to her clients over many years.."

I am so impressed with Grace’s ability to connect with clients, provide validation, and offer support to help engender real change in her clients’ lives. Grace has a way of building trust and rapport with clients that helps them to feel safe with her. She brings her whole self to the work, and is able to be honest and transparent. Grace’s experience of working with individuals with a variety of presenting difficulties and assigned diagnoses help her to challenge and combat the stigma that so often accompanies people’s mental health struggles.

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Couples Therapy

Grace is skilled with helping conflicted couples communicate in new ways and break repetitive cycles of arguments. She designs her own couples exercises to help couples deepen emotional intimacy with each other and completely forgive long-standing resentments and hurts from long ago.

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"Grace is an amazing therapist..."

My partner and I had been rather “stuck” for nearly six months. We were not unhappy, but we were not happy either. Through her premarital survey, my partner and I were able to see more clearly areas that could benefit from growth but also areas in which we excelled. She gave us affirmation that we needed to keep feeling like our choice to be together was a positive decision and also gave us hope;

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Premarital Counseling

Comprehensive premarital counseling program using the PREPARE/ENRICH Program. The completion of this premarital counseling program is show in research to lower the chance of divorce by 30%. A certificate of completion is awarded to program graduates ate the final module is completed. This premarital counseling program satisfies most religious institution requirements but it is best to double check with one’s religious leaders to confirm that this is accepted before commencing services.

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All persons from all cultures, religions, gender expressions, sexual orientations are warmly welcome here.