Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA)
East Bay Area Therapy carries out its mission to help diverse populations reduce distress
and improve their overall mental health and wellness.
To schedule a psychological evaluation, you can book online using the buttons at the footer of this website, call (510) 621-8143, or email us at Grace@EastBayAreaTherapy.com. We look forward to making your experience a positive one!
About Domestic Violence
1. Physical abuse: hitting, shoving, kicking, choking, biting, hair-pulling, or forced ingestion of drugs or alcohol
2. Sexual violence: forced or coerced sex acts, use of anger or intimidation to control sexual activity, uncomfortable sexual acts, or sexually demeaning treatment
3. Emotional or verbal abuse: put-downs, name-calling, blaming, criticism, or other efforts to diminish a person’s self-worth
4. Psychological abuse: manipulation and control of one's partner via threats of physical violence toward one's partner, family member, pets, or friends, threats of suicide or self-harm, justifying acts via blaming the other, public humiliation
5. Financial abuse: controlling a partner’s finances, stealing financial assets, or restricting access to financial resources, prevention from gaining or maintaining employment
6. Social control: Keeping a partner from socializing, maintaining normal friendships or communication with family members, or preventing one's partner from going to work or school
7. The use of children in any way, shape, or form, to gain power or control over one's partner
Feeling Stressed About Your Immigration Case?
Download our meditation and affirmations album in English or Spanish!
Adios Anxiety Meditation Album (Mp3, English)
Digital download Mp3. Written and record by licensed psychotherapist, Grace Ohikere, MFT, Adiós Anxiety is a meditation and affirmations album designed for those living with elevated levels of stress, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Adiós Ansiedad álbum (Mp3, Español)
Version Mp3. Empiece a relajar los nervios y mejorar su estado de ánimo con la meditación guiada y afirmaciones. Los audios son escritos y grabados por una terapeuta licenciada, quién se especializa en reducir la ansiedad y resolver la experiencias traumáticas.
Adios Anxiety: A Video Series Course
Education, Research-Based Theory, Coping Skills, and Practice to Manage Anxiety
Adios Anxiety: A Video Series Course incorporates education, research-based theory, coping skills, and -in-course practice of newly learned stress and anxiety management techniques. , stress reduction, teaches mindfulness meditation , builds coping skills, and offers in-course relaxation exercises. It is designed for those who would like to learn about psychological principles from a real licensed psychotherapist apply easy-to-learn skills right away. The course focuses on material that would be best helpful for anyone struggling with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Session 1- Introduction (4:40)
The instructor discusses her experience working with anxiety and stress issues and reviews the layout of the course offered.
Session 2 - Where Does Anxiety Come From? (09:22)
The origins of anxiety and stress are discussed from the perspectives of biology, trauma, and modeling. The function of anxiety is explained and differentiated from when anxiety becomes overwhelming or excessive.
Session 3 - Untwisting Anxious Thinking (11:14)
A segment about cognitive distortions which can lead to negative or anxious thinking.
Session 4 - Challenging Automatic Negative Thoughts (06:43)
An instructional segment that shows how to break down the sequence of an anxious thought, challenge it, and replace it.
Session 5 - Deep Breathing, Three Techniques for Relief (16:19)
The instructor teaches 3 different basic breathing techniques to counteract the physical sensations of anxiety and stress.
Session 6 - Easing Physical Tension (13:32)
An instructional exercise for eating physical tension through a physical progressive muscle relaxation.
*Any student with physical pain or illness should observe the segment before practicing the progressive muscle relaxation exercise to assess if it is appropriate. One should always consult with their physician if there have any questions regarding this segment or any other segment on this video series.
Session 7 - Coping With Stress Using the 5 Senses (15:01)
The instructor utilizes sight, sound, scent, and taste to show a variety of easy ways to stay mindful in the present moment with affordable household items.
Session 8 - Mindfulness Meditation (14:39)
A mindfulness meditation exercise for easy listening and relaxation. Students are recommended to find a comfortable place and to listen with their eyes closed or gaze gently at the visually relaxing nature images.
*Please note that this is an audio track taken from the album, Adios Anxiety: Saying Goodbye to Stress, Anxiety, and Panic attacks. If you enjoy this track, you may also enjoy the album which includes an additional track of affirmations for anxiety and stress.
***Please note that this course is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, mental disorder, or illness. Always seek consultation from a physician should you have any questions about stress, anxiety, or curiosity if this course may be right for you. Do not operate a motor vehicle while viewing this course, as it applies strategies for stress and anxiety-reduction that may promote drowsiness.
Office & Video Appointments
A link to a pre–appointment health questionnaire will be included in your appointment confirmation text message
which can be completed from any mobile device.
The face-to-face appointment will last approximately 2 hours.
A signed official hard copy will be mailed directly to the immigration attorney's office and to the subject of the evaluation.
It is our pleasure to help you book your appointment, answer any questions,
and ensure that your experience is exceptional.
Please, do not hesitate to contact Grace@EastBayAreaTherapy.com