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Amarra Oriaku, LPC

Amarra Oriaku, MA, LPC (they/them/theirs) is a Nigerian-American who is Queer, Non-Binary, Neurodivergent, and chronically ill. Amarra has experience working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, neurodivergence, body image concerns, as well as those navigating faith transitions and exploring facets of their identity. They are passionate about providing culturally appropriate care to all humans with a focus in serving Black Americans, Africans, and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Amarra received their Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland University and their Bachelor of Arts in English from Wittenberg University. While in graduate school, Amarra began to recognize the same dynamics of power and oppression that are present throughout the world exist in academia, and, thus, in many psychotherapy practices. As a result, their approach is trauma-informed, relational, Queer affirming, and Anti-Oppressive. 

Tracey Taylor once said, “Home is where you feel loved, appreciated, and safe.” Believing the home we will inhabit the longest exists within ourselves, Amarra strives to provide a safe space where clients can connect back to themselves with compassion and curiosity rather than judgment. Amarra’s compassionate and collaborative approach allows them to attune to each client individually rather than employing a one-size-fits-all approach. In the therapeutic space, you might find Amarra sitting crossed-legged, drinking tea, and fidgeting with a coil bracelet.


Outside of the therapeutic space, Amarra is a poet-storyteller, amateur yogi, and ripped jeans enthusiast who you might find performing at open mics, casually falling off their skateboard, and/or drinking their weight in Boba tea.


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board License #: C.2204087

Supervised by Julie Hazel LPCC-S (E.2102464-SUPV)

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