Ikechi Okpara

Ikechi Okpara

Supervised by Jeremy Gordon, LMFT 114784

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University (in progress)
B.A. Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Board Certified Autism Technician (BCAT)


While the first step can often be the hardest, in therapy, you are never alone in your journey. Together, we can explore the path to positive transformation and lasting well-being.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, Ikechi is enthusiastic about assisting individuals, couples, children, and families in navigating the intricate terrain of interpersonal relationships and growth. He is dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing therapeutic space for clients to enter a haven that fosters understanding, resilience, and positive change in their lives. He leads with compassion and unconditional positive regard as he works with individuals to unpack emotional turmoil, break through barriers, and gain insights into how people can make meaningful changes in their lives.

Currently pursuing his Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine, Ikechi brings a blend of academic knowledge and practical experience to his therapeutic approach. These have equipped him with strong foundations in various therapeutic models, which allows him to uniquely tailor his approaches to work with his clients needs.

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Foster/Adoption
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

  • Preschooler (0 to 6)
  • Child (6 to 10)
  • Adolescent / Teenager (14 to 19)
  • Adult
  • Elder (65+)

  • South Bay

  • Male

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