Supervised by
Cheryl Cranshaw, LMFT (LMFT44666)

Telephone: (484) 483-6375

Ella Ofori, MPH, MFT Intern

I work from a core belief that everyone has within themselves what they need for healing. I also believe that working in community helps to bring out and recall collective knowledge and understanding of what health, illness, and recovery are.

I work collaboratively with you in supporting your process of understanding and integrating your life experiences, using a relational, strength-based, culturally attuned, community-centered process.

Clinical Approach

I utilize relational, narrative, and structural family therapy methodologies. My practice is also strongly informed by black psychology, liberation psychology, and restorative justice practices.

I have training in transpersonal and medical hypnotherapy.

I have experience in community health education and program development and management.

areas of clinical work

Anxiety and Depression, Trauma, including intergenerational trauma and complex PTSD, Grief and loss, Oppression and living with "double consciousness", Breakdowns in relationship and communication, Transitioning from survival mode to living fully, Impact of childhood abuse, Abuses of power, Preparation for upcoming challenging life situations (moving, surgery, incarceration, job changes, etc),Developing and maintaining self-care and life-affirming spiritual practices

modalities available

I offer sessions for individuals and families/relationships of any structure. I also facilitate groups.


$110 per session.


I accept Beacon insurance from Alameda Alliance Medi-Cal members. Sliding scale available, with need.


Sankofa Holistic Counseling Services, 401 Grand Avenue, Suite 380, Oakland, CA 94610 (Near the NL and 12 bus lines and minutes from Lake Merritt.)

Office Accessibility

There are four wide stairs without a railing at the front entrance. Entrance is wheelchair accessible with ramp to the left of the front doors. Building has an elevator. Restrooms have a stall with space for wheelchairs and walkers, but do not have handrails.  There is a single person restroom that is fully accessible.


Office Location

Conscious Voices, 2700 International Boulevard, Suite 22, Oakland, CA 94601

Office Accessibility

Rear entrance is wheelchair accessible. Building has an elevator. Restroom in suite is not accessible. Restroom in hallway is accessible. (Near Fruitvale BART and on the 1 bus line.)