Amarra Oriaku, MA, LPC (they/them/theirs) is an Autistic, Queer, Non-Binary, Nigerian-American who received their Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Wittenberg University. They have experience working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, gender-related concerns, chronic illness, trauma, body shame/negativity, and those navigating faith transitions. Additionally, they have a passion for working with clients who are Neurodiverse and a part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Amarra works collaboratively with clients and recognize the dynamics of power and oppression are present throughout the world. As a result, their approach is trauma-informed and takes place through a relational, sex-positive, and anti-oppressive lens which include LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Feminist, Intersectional, and Health at Every Size® frameworks. 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.
Outside of the therapeutic space, you can usually find Amarra falling off their skateboard, poorly (and loudly) singing soundtracks of Disney Channel Original Movies, and drinking way too much Boba tea.
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board License #: C.2103300
Supervised by Alexis Rae Burrow LPCC-S (E.0602053-SUPV)