Psychologists Providing Sliding Scale Counseling & Therapy in the Loop

Sankofa Psychological Services is proud to offer low fee counseling and therapy services to clients of all income levels. We understand issues in life arise when we least expect it and access to counseling may be limited to those who do not want to use their insurance and/or are required to assume a large deductible…

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Psychologists Providing Sliding Scale Counseling & Therapy in the Loop

Sankofa Psychological Services is proud to offer low fee counseling and therapy services to clients of all income levels. We understand issues in life arise when we least expect it and access to counseling may be limited to those who do not want to use their insurance and/or are required to assume a large deductible…

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Sarah Yi, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor

Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in child and adolescent therapy, with a specialization in early childhood intervention. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling at Northwestern University and completed training at the Parents in Charge Clinic through the Family Institute in Chicago. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in psychology from James…

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Jeff Van Den Bussche, M.A.

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…

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The Importance of Dogs

Between the time I was born and the time I left for college I was always living with at least one dog (and at one point 9 dogs!), which is something I took for granted until I was actually without one when I left home. Now, when I come home one of thing things I…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the impact it has on overall mental health has recently been a focus of popular attention. While technically Seasonal Affective Disorder is a specific type of depression, it is important to note that in reality the change of seasons can affect us in many ways; for example, with feelings of sadness,…

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Jacqueline Ghyczy, M.A., Predoctoral Intern

Jacqueline works with children and adolescents, particularly related to issues of family stress and changing family dynamics. Her therapeutic approach primarily focuses on systemic variables that impact the individual as well as the family, with integration of cognitive-behavioral techniques as needed. Her research interests focus primarily on the impact of familial alcoholism on development throughout…

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Still Got the Holiday Blues? You’re Not Alone.

You’re familiar with it…the holiday hoopla that surrounds us is inescapable. Commercials, television shows and movies depict an idealistic gathering of family and friends, full of smiles and laughter, and over- the- top Christmas sweaters. Everyone is gathered around a warm and cozy fire with holiday trimmings galore. For many people, the holidays they experience…

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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. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and completed his psychology internship training at Sankofa Psychological Services. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and English from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.…

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