Kelly Ziemann, M.A., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Kelly Ziemann is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and sees individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with emotional/behavioral difficulties, facing academic and career problems,…

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Diana Goldman de Zocchi, M.A., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Mrs. Goldman de Zocchi received her Master’s degree of Psychology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association and faculty at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. For over 25 years, she has worked in the clinical treatment of adolescents and adults. In addition to her clinical work…

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Erica Claman, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Dr. Claman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, having earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Ohio State University in 2008. She completed her internship at the University of Oregon Counseling and Testing Center, and her residency at a residential treatment center for eating disorders in Oregon. Dr. Claman works primarily with adults in individual,…

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It Ain’t Me: The Hipster Psyche as a Reaction Formation

Vintage bicycles, homemade yogurt, second-hand clothes, handicraft art… If it seems like you’ve seen more of these throwbacks, you’re not alone. The surging trade in authenticity is not just a trend on TV shows like Portlandia, but a real phenomenon to which large numbers of the young adult generation ascribes. The Hipster movement cuts across…

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Find a Psychologist in Downtown Chicago

Meet the clinical psychologists and licensed professional therapists of Sankofa, a mental health treatment center located in the heart of Chicago on Michigan Avenue. Browse our information below, and also look for us on LinkedIn under the group Sankofa Psychological Services, LLC. Please feel free to contact any member of our team directly by email.…

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Find Your Therapist at Sankofa in Chicago

Sankofa, based in the heart of downtown Chicago, features a large team of professionally trained and supervised therapists. We have three therapy suites convenient to ‘The Loop,’ River North, Streeterville, and the ‘New Eastside.’ Our locations are directly south of the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue, also known as Chicago’s Magnificent Mile – view directions.…

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Dream Big

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” ― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf This quote peaked my interest while “pinteresting” the other day. There are a multitude of feelings that may be provoked in reading this; various reactions…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Mental Health

There are multiple types of clutter that can take up space in your home, your schedule, your mind, your heart, your relationships and your body. Now that the weather is starting to become warm, it is the perfect time to start spring-cleaning your home and your life. The home: This is a perfect place to…

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Can a Dog or a Cat Cure All Your Troubles?!

Are you thinking about getting a pet? Or do you already own one? Today, 62 percent of all U.S. households have at least one pet. Not only are they cute and cuddly, but research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests that a pet can offer the same emotional benefits as a…

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