Meet the Psychologists and Licensed Professional Counselors of Sankofa

Meet the clinical psychologists and licensed professional counselors of Sankofa, a mental health treatment center located in the heart of Chicago on Michigan Avenue. Please feel free to contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Jason LaHood, Psy.D.
Director of Clinical Services
Dr. LaHood, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, received his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
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Molly Pachan, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Dr. Pachan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in the areas of assessment and treatment.
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Julia Burrell-Smith, Psy.D.
Director of Training
Dr. Julia Burrell-Smith is the Director of Training at Sankofa Psychological Services.
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Karl Southgate, Psy.D.
Staff Therapist and Clinical Development Coordinator
Dr. Southgate, a licensed psychotherapist practicing in the areas of therapy and school consultation.
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Jeff Van Den Bussche, M.A., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Jeff specializes in working with clients facing issues with anxiety, depression, interpersonal relations, family conflict, grief and loss, and life transition.
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Sarah Yi, M.A. L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Sarah, a Licensed Professional Counselor, received her Master of Arts in Counseling at Northwestern University with a specialization in child and adolescent therapy.
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Ieisha J. Norris , M.A., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Ieisha is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in trauma, interpersonal violence, grief/loss, depression, and anxiety.
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Fadumo Omar, M.A., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Fadumo received her Masters in Counseling degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
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Michael Wiley, M.A., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Michael, a Licensed Professional Counselor, with specialization in anxiety, interpersonal relations, adult and adolescent therapy, life transition, and sport psychology.
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LaShonda Flowers M.A., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
LaShonda is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois with extensive crisis and trauma experience.
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Brooke Kramer, Psy.D.
Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow

Magan Marshall
Director of Practice Management
Magan is an Organizational Communication specialist with six years of professional experience in an administrative capacity in three major industries in Chicago.
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Precious Benson
Administrative Assistant
Precious Benson is an administrative assistant for Sankofa Psychological Services.
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Additional Associates & Trainees

Diagnostic Externs:
Kathy Warman
Mina Shafik
Alexa Saunders
Hamza Quadri
Kanchan Parkash

Advanced Extern:
Sara Haynes