Our associates’ education and experience allow us to serve people of all ages, in individual psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, interpersonal therapy groups, skills-based groups, and support groups. Sankofa offices provide an open environment to foster a safe and confidential space to engage in talk therapy, child play therapy, art therapy techniques, and parent-child conjoint sessions. Our staff’s specialties include working with patients suffering with Bereavement, Traumatic Loss, Trauma, Couples/Relationship issues, Conflicts at Work, living with HIV/AIDS, Family conflict, Child and Adolescent Acting/Out Aggressions, Blending Families, Child and Adult ADHD, and issues facing the LGBT community. In all treatment formats, Sankofa staff seeks to help clients define goals and guide them towards reaching their goals.
At Sankofa Psychological Services we offer income based sliding scale services for those who do not have insurance or are in financial need. Our goal is to not turn away anyone who needs services.
Therapy services offered:
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Career and Academic Motivation Training
• Play Therapy
• Group Therapy
• Family Therapy
• Couples and Marriage Counseling
• Sliding Scale Therapy
Sankofa therapists are experienced in a range of therapy techniques, and we work with clients to find the best fit for their needs. Skills-based approaches to therapy are used to relieve symptoms, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, distress tolerance, and mindfulness techniques. We also help our clients address long term issues in order to understand the cause of their pain and adopt new patterns to prevent further suffering, using techniques from existential, psychodynamic, narrative, and drama therapy. The balance between short-term relief and long-term care is determined by collaboration between each client and the therapist.
Everyone has a drive to move forward in life when they are connected with the right goals – the problem is not a lack of motivation, drive, or potential, rather, difficulty accessing the right path. The barriers to life goals can be related to many things: a learning disorder, problems with organization, reduced concentration, distractions, emotional issues, and/or dissonance between expectations and actions. If you, your child, or someone you love is facing difficulties meeting stated goals for academic or career success, Sankofa’s team of therapists and diagnosticians may be able help…learn more
Play Therapy incorporates games, creative interactions, and sports activities to address therapeutic goals. This form of treatment facilitates healing by encouraging the expression of thoughts and feelings through creativity and fosters the healthy development of decision-making and problem-solving skills. Parents are frequently included in play sessions to building stronger bonds and to help with facilitating positive behavioral change. Play therapy has been proven effective in the treatment of numerous conditions and concerns, such as helping a child cope with grief and loss, divorce and family dissolution, anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism or pervasive developmental disorder, academic and social developmental, physical and learning disabilities, and conduct disorders…learn more
Psychotherapy groups at Sankofa provide a forum for enhancing relationship skills, receiving support from others struggling with similar concerns, and learning additional ways of considering and approaching life challenges. Groups are available to those interested in exploring and enhancing many aspects of their lives. Common issues explored in group therapy include, but are not limited to, social anxiety, trust and intimacy, feelings of isolation and loneliness, and struggling with finding meaning in life…learn more
Every family is unique, with its own structure, values, and goals. During times of stress or transition it is normal to experience conflict that cannot be resolved on its own. In family counseling, no one person is the “patient;” rather, the entire family works to change their patterns with every family member heard and supported. Often, family therapy is a helpful addition to family members’ individual therapy. Sankofa strives to connect with each family member to work toward strengthening family relationships, improving communication, and reducing conflict…learn more
Sankofa Psychological Services strives to create a safe environment to explore the issues that frequently arise in the context of a relationship, such as conflict over money, sexual relationships, spiritual differences, time spent together, parenting, negotiating household responsibilities, and infidelity, among others. While the path of the treatment is determined by the needs of both individuals, couples therapy involves having both partners working together during the course of therapy, creating a vehicle for strengthening the partners to better understand themselves and each other…learn more
Find your best Chicago therapist now by browsing our associates list. You are welcome to contact anyone directly by selecting their name. If you are not sure which therapist is your best fit, please call or email us today for help connecting with the appropriate team member. Our voicemail and general inquiry email are checked several times a day. Please leave us a message with your name and a way to reach you.