Meet the Psychologists and Licensed Professional Counselors of Sankofa

Meet the clinical psychologists and licensed professional counselors of Sankofa, a mental health treatment center located in the heart of Chicago on Michigan Avenue. Please feel free to contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Jason LaHood, Psy.D.
Director of Clinical Services
Dr. LaHood, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, received his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
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Molly Pachan, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Dr. Pachan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in the areas of assessment and treatment.
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Julia Burrell-Smith, Psy.D.
Supervising Psychologist
Dr. Julia Burrell-Smith is the Supervising Psychologist at Sankofa Psychological Services.
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Karl Southgate, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Development Coordinator
Dr. Southgate, a licensed psychotherapist practicing in the areas of therapy and school consultation.
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Ieisha  J.  Norris, LCPC, NCC 
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Co-Director of Training
Ieisha is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in trauma, interpersonal violence, grief/loss, depression, and anxiety.
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LaShonda Flowers M.A., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
LaShonda is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois with extensive crisis and trauma experience.
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Jessica E. Garcia, M.A.
Staff Therapist
Jessica tailors her approach based on the unique needs of her clients to help them learn more about themselves and gain confidence in managing difficult emotions and experiences.
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Pascale Piron, Psy.D., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Co-Director of Training
Dr. Piron, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in the areas of family forensic psychology conducting assessments and providing integrative therapeutic services.
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Antionette Davis, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Antionette is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in the areas anxiety, identity, self-esteem, home-work-life balance, life stress, depression, post-partum depression, women’s issues, and trauma.
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Mary Ross-Newman, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist
Dr. Ross-Newman specializes in comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments with individuals across the lifespan.
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Gretchen Quattlebaum, Psy.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Quattlebaum has experience working in college counseling, community mental health, and private practice. In clinical practice, she conducts individual and relationship therapy with adults.
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Florence Paquet, LMSW
Staff Therapist and KetaTherapy Outreach Coordinator
Licensed Master Social Worker, doula, and sex therapist specializing in healing from complex and sexual trauma, navigating transitions, and empowering healthy coping skills, intimacy and sexuality, and confident expression.
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Precious Benson
Practice Manager
Precious Benson is the practice manager for Sankofa Psychological Services.
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Amber Taylor
Administrative Assistant
Amber Taylor is an administrative assistant for Sankofa Psychological Services.
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Additional Associates & Trainees:

Therapy Externs: Maria Fakhouri, Linah Mobeireek

Advanced Extern: Jessica Metzger

Diagnostic Externs: Charisma Dalvi and Zoë Goldstein