Sankofa Counseling

Sankofa Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor

***Not currently taking new clients***

Client Status

not accepting clients



At a Glance


Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2010

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BridgeSpan
  • Cigna
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My Approach to Helping

I integrate cultural and socio-economic influences as they pertain to and impact the presence of trauma, intervention, healing and recovery. I utilize a trauma informed, insight and action oriented approach, working towards optimizing functioning, decreasing symptomology and increasing awareness with my clients

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I provides counseling to adult and adolescent individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, behavioral issues and self-esteem/worth symptoms. I work largely with clients around identity challenges; many of my clients are of sexual, gender and racial minorities struggling with acculturation and healthy adjustment. I am registered as a Transgender Competent mental health therapist, who is qualified to provide assessment and letter writing required for gender affirming surgeries. I also work with those experiencing relational conflict and co-parenting concerns pre and post divorce.

Techniques I Use


  • Attachment Theory External link

    I have attended extensive training on attachment as it pertains to brain development and the development of both risk and resilience factors. I hold an advanced certificate in Adoptive and Foster Family Therapy, where major coursework was around attachment processes within various family settings.

Issues I Treat


  • PTSD External link

    I have extensive training in complex and developmental trauma; particularly as it impacts individual and relational functioning. I approach trauma work from a neurobiological and attachment frame. I provide parent coaching around trauma informed and developmentally appropriate parenting strategies; I work with Portland area schools providing training on trauma informed interventions for educators

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