Employment and Workplace Screening

Full Psychological Evaluations for Military, Federal Aviation Administration, and Civil Service Fitness-of-Duty Sankofa psychologists are experienced in performing Fitness-for-Duty evaluations for a variety of professions and activities. After an illness, injury, or serious personal issue, individuals who serve as emergency first responders, security personnel, medical care providers, and those who operate vehicles or heavy machinery…

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Connecting with an Old Friend: Endorphins, Mental Health, and Evolution

Recently, I reconnected with a good friend. Now, to preface this we were not estranged by an unsettled argument or any other kind of slighting, disagreement, etc. Instead, we had just drifted apart. The event that contributed the most to our waning contact over the years: Life. Feeling like there is not enough time in…

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Late Summer Blues/Celebrations

“For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we are still just able to endure, and we are so awed because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.” –Ranier Maria Rilke If you’re like me and take the weather and seasons personally, then these late summer months are interesting times. Like Rilke says, there…

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Helping Your Child Understand Their Autistic Sibling

Autism is a neurological disorder that can have a significant impact on the child’s family due to the impairments in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and the restricted and repetitive behavior that characterize this disorder. There are many resources available for both children with autism and their families, but often times the siblings of…

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It’s Okay to Be “Selfish” Sometimes

5 Basic Tips for Self-Nourishment and Care “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” – Deborah Day Do you sometimes (or all the time) feel like there is just not enough time in the day to complete your…

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Divorce Impact on Kids Can Be Decreased with Teamwork

Most parents are highly concerned about the initial conversation they will have with their children about getting a divorce. Books, blogs, and even YouTube videos counsel parents on the best way to tell their kids they will no longer be married. Attorneys and mental health professionals are familiar with the anxiety many parents feel before…

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Patient Forms

Here are our patient intake forms, which you are welcome to complete in advance of your first appointment: Patient Intake Form Patient Release Form

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Episode 2: How to survive in society when you don’t have kids

Listen to Dr. Jason LaHood, Clinical Director, and Dr. Julia Burrell-Smith, Relationship Expert and Postdoctoral Fellow at Sankofa Psychological Services, hosts of Existential Coffee, for their discussion on how to survive in society when you don’t have kids. Listen to podcast

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Moving Back Home-Sweet-Home

The beginning of the school year is right around the corner, but many recent college graduates will be staying at home. Young adults face many challenges like having to complete the dreaded standardized tests and maintain grade point averages that will allow them to be admitted into college. They are judged on their intelligence, behaviors,…

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Back to School Doesn’t Have to Mean Chaos

It’s that time of year again, when all the kids are getting ready to go back to school. Whether they are in grade school or college, things can get a little hectic. You have school supplies, new clothes or uniforms, and possibly books to buy. Where do you even begin? During what could be a…

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