Who We Are

Who We Are

Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health is a not for profit certified outpatient behavioral health clinic that was officially established in 2012.  We proudly contend that our origins extend back to Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movements. These struggles for empowerment inform our practice and treatment of individuals seeking behavioral health care services. So, how does equality and fairness inform behavioral health care? We believe that even when experiencing distress, pain, and struggles, each of us have God-given abilities to effectuate change. Essentially, we believe that we are born with skills, wisdom, and knowledge to make positive changes in our lives. We already have the power, we just have to find it and use it to make ourselves happy, be our best selves, and reach our highest potential. As such, any services that we provide to the struggling and suffering, will be provided in the spirit of fairness and equality. We want each of our community members to have access to fair and equitable behavioral health services without fear of maltreatment or discrimination.

OUR MISSION

SankofaBCH is a leader in behavioral health. We understand that mental health and environmental conditions may interfere with a person's well-being. SankofaBCH strives to provide the most effective treatment that is available. We know that effective treatment means comprehensive treatment. Our goal is to address both your emotional needs and explore your overall wellness through our therapeutic services and partnerships.

SankofaBCH is a community organization and adheres to the African proverb that states, "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." AS such, we seek long-term solutions to problems. We know that solutions are more likely to be sustained when each of us, our families, and our communities are returned to health.

OUR VALUES

At SankofaBCH, we hold ourselves and each of our providers to the highest standards. Our standards are based on our values. Our values are based on the belief that we answer to not only ourselves, but our communities and our higher power. The following are some of the standards and values of our agency.

We will treat all consumers, non-consumers and communities with a spirit of fairness and professionalism.

Holding the highest standard to maintain a reputation of excellence, Sankofa Behavioral Community Health advocates take pride in both our professionalism and the services that we provide. We strive to remain honest, reliable and consistent with our services and interactions with consumers and communities.

We maintain sensitivity and awareness of cultural diversity of individuals, consumers, groups and communities. Appreciating the uniqueness of individuals and their communities, we strive to be mindful of diversity ranging from race/ethnicity, sexual & gender orientation, socio-economic status, and ability, to name a few. We are dedicated to treating each individual within our organization and consumer with respect and dignity.

Both our consumers and ourselves are equally valued. Given that our services make a difference in the lives of the consumers that we serve, we also have to serve as an example of SankofaBCH’s motto and vision. Therefore, it is our responsibility to assess our own needs and the needs of our consumers. By addressing our own concerns, we can focus on consumers’ concerns more objectively and then respond to those needs with the best of our abilities and resources.

We will make every effort to maintain a reputation of excellence within our communities and with our consumers.

We remain obligated to our communities and will only act in a manner in that uplifts our agency and the communities that we serve.

We believe in justice and fairness for all. We actively and diligently advocate for our consumers. We believe in engaging in activism to create positive change fore our community.

We strive to recognize and utilize the strengths of our consumers, communities and advocates to accomplish the vision and adhere to the mission of SankofaBCH.

MEET DR HENDERSON

Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Sankofa BCH

DR. VALERIE HENDERSON, PhD

Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health was founded by Dr. Valerie Henderson. Dr. Henderson is licensed psychologist (WI #3167-57) and activist. She often states that her path was chosen for two reasons: her own experiences working as a community advocate for the under served and her personal life experiences. Believing that personal and professional experiences influence one another, Dr. Henderson knew that Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health should reflect her values of service and advocacy.

  • DEGREE: Clinical Psychology
  • SPECIALITY: Psychology, Family Counseling, Behavioral Specialist
  • EXPERIENCE: 15+ Years

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