The MindBody Dilemma

By Dan Atkins Chronic pain is an epidemic that affects millions of people in the United States alone, but the pain itself is only the beginning. Sufferers are hindered not only by the pain, but also by minimally effective, invasive treatments such as long-term opiate use and multiple surgeries. The fear of reinjury and further…

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy involves having both partners in the room working together. The path of the treatment will be determined by the needs of both individuals. Sankofa Psychological Services strives to create a safe environment to explore the issues which often arise during the course of a relationship. This may include conflict over money, sexual relationships,…

Coping with Trauma

We honor the resilience of trauma survivors and work to help clients make meaningful steps from the aftermath of negative experiences, such as: Abuse Exposure to War Loss and Death Frightening Events Discrimination Personal Betrayal Professional Humiliations Medical Diagnoses

LGBTQIA Support

Sexual and gender minorities, more commonly known as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQIA) individuals, may seek mental health services to manage the social and emotional symptoms that can come attached with identification with and/or participation in this community. Listed below are a few of the common reasons for seeking mental health services: Identity…

Child & Teen Therapy

Therapists at Sankofa treat a wide range of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral issues often seen in childhood. Therapists use a variety of techniques grounded in play therapy and cognitive-behavioral treatments. We work closely with parents to solve problems at home and school, and help children lead healthier, happier lives. While each child is unique, some…

Depression Treatment

Many people feel sad, lonely, irritable, and have low mood but this passes within a couple days. With clinical depression, these symptoms last longer and interfere with daily life. You may find that you cannot focus and concentrate like you once did before, or that you do not get as much pleasure or joy out…

Staycations

by Megan Oliverio, M.A. There is something about the beginning of March that makes it the most challenging time of year for me. The holidays and my birthday (things I typically look forward to) have come and gone, and I feel particularly stressed and unusually pessimistic. While the end of March sees the official beginning…

Jeff Van Den Bussche, M.A., L.P.C., Staff Counselor

Jeff VanDenBussche holds a Master of Arts degree in Couples and Family Therapy from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Jeff is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Illinois. His primary focus is individual therapy with adults, as well as couples and family treatment. He completed a Bachelor…

Couples / Marriage Counseling in Chicago

Contact us by phone Need more information related to our counseling services? Please call today – we check our voicemail frequently so please leave a message. 1-312-344-1081 Online form If we believe we can be of help and we have upcoming staff availability, we will be in touch in the next few days at most.…

Family Therapy in the Chicago Loop

Contact us by phone Need more information related to our family therapy / counseling services? Please call today – we check our voicemail frequently so please leave a message. 1-312-344-1081 Online form If we believe we can be of help and we have upcoming staff availability, we will be in touch in the next few…