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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Gracia Wiarda

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Gracia Wiarda

Marriage & Family Therapist
Christian Psychotherapy Services
San Francisco, CA

I have been a marriage and family therapist at Christian Psychotherapy Services for 3 years. Prior to that, I practiced at the Counseling and Care Center in Singapore for 16 years. During that time I trained counselors at the Center as part of our joint Masters in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy program with the Institute of Family Therapy (London). I was also an adjunct lecturer teaching various counseling courses at Singapore Bible College. I am married and have 2 children. Our family has lived a number of years in Algeria and Oman. These cross cultural experiences enrich my understanding of the multiple levels of contexts we are nested in and strengthened my ability to hold multiple perspectives. I had extensive experience in working with providing member care with organizations like Overseas Missionary Fellowship, SIM, and others. I work with individuals and couples on various issues. My work is influenced by trans-generational as well as systemic concepts, and by an emotionally focused orientation. It is important for me to start with where the person is and to promote the understanding, acceptance, and growth of the self. It is my desire to see the integration of one’s relationship with God, with self, and with the other.

2013 Workshops

Missions: Team Work Overseas


We will discuss the various factors that impact work on the field and how the short-term or career missionary can prepare through understanding self and team dynamics.

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