Angela Sedeño, PhD — Executive Director
Dr. Sedeño is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who trained at Loyola University Chicago with a specialty in child and family psychology. She is a native Chicagoan who has worked in community mental health since 1999. Prior to joining The Kedzie Center as Executive Director, she served as Family Services Program Director at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. Her clinical specialties include adolescent psychology, conduct disorders, trauma informed care, acculturation and cultural identity. Other interests include social and restorative justice and the roots and impact of community violence on youth and families. A first generation Mexican-American, she is bilingual (English/Spanish).
Michelle McMartin, LCSW - Associate Director
Michelle oversees the clinical training program, clinical supervision of the staff and clinical operations in collaboration with the Executive Director. She brings over 19 years of experience working with youth and families in the Chicago area in residential treatment, foster care and community based clinical services. She has experience working with families across the lifespan, working with couples and families who are just forming their created family, to helping families launch young adults. She has specialized training and experience with kids 0-8 years of age, youth and families who have experienced abuse and trauma, chronic mental health issues, adoption and families experiencing chronic health issues. Michelle's clinical interests integrate psychodynamic therapies with family systems work, with a strong emphasis on using the client-therapist relationship to build the relational capacities of each family member through an attachment framework. She also works with individual clients to express and make meaning of their feelings, beliefs and past experiences.
Francesca Duran, MA, LCPC - Bilingual Staff Therapist/ Intake Clinician
Francesca is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor that received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her undergraduate degree in Political Science from The University of Florida. She also completed the Fellowship Program at The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis in 2015. Her clinical experience consists of working with clients diagnosed with chronic mental illness, addictions, dual diagnosis, personality disorders, and medical health issues. Francesca counsels individuals and groups using an integrative approach to psychotherapy that is grounded in a psychodynamic theoretical orientation and tailored to the client's needs.
Laura Estrada — Office Manager
Laura will be the first to greet new clients. Born in the United States, Laura prides herself in sustaining her native heritage of Puerto Rican and Mexican roots. Laura was born in the Humboldt Park community and is an alum of Roberto Clemente High School on the northwest side of Chicago. Laura is currently studying Counseling & Psychology at North Park University. When Laura is not at The Kedzie Center or furthering her education, she also pursues her passion for photography.
David L. Goldberg, MD — Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
David L. Goldberg MD is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and consultant to the Kedzie Center. He has worked in Chicago in community mental health since 1995 and practices in the Ravenswood neighborhood and at other locations in Chicago. Born and raised in the city, he speaks Spanish and has worked with people of diverse cultures and languages from around the world. He also enjoys bicycling, gardening, music and time with family.
Sinane Goulet, LCSW — Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Sinane R. Goulet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago. She also holds the Illinois Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Credential. As a bilingual, bicultural therapist, she has worked extensively with Latino families and communities in Chicago, providing services to infants, young children and families. She has experience working in a Pediatric Developmental Center, the Early Intervention System, in home-visiting programs and with various early childhood programs; she specializes in typical and atypical development, attachment issues, post-partum depression, and infant mental health. Sinane serves as a Board Member for the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health.
Eva Ledoux, MA, LPC— Staff Therapist/ Intake Clinician
Eva earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in addition to a Master’s Degree in Pedagogy with a concentration in psychoanalysis, person-centered psychotherapy and philosophy from the University of Vienna. Eva has experience in foster care, residential treatment and in the field of applied behavior analysis. She approaches her clients with a humanistic perspective, drawing from psychodynamic and existential theories.
Cynthia Morote-Ariza, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Cynthia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago with a clinical specialization in mental health. She completed the Fellowship Program at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute in 2016 and is currently a student in their Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought Program. She has experience in community mental health providing individual, family, and couples psychotherapy to persons who present with a wide range of mental health needs and problems including but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, complex trauma, ADHD, personality disorders, substance abuse and other forms of addiction. She has used her bilingual skills to serve Spanish-speaking populations as well. In her approach she incorporates a psychodynamic and systemic perspective, in addition to incorporating a variety of other evidenced-based modalities. Her interests include PTSD and complex trauma, identity formation, addictions, and mental health in high-level athletes.
Nina Sedeño - Administrative Assistant
Sara Vargas, MA, AMFT — Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Sara earned a masters degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Adler University, and a bachelor of science in Journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a bilingual clinician who works in Spanish and English with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Sara approaches each case with a systemic perspective and considers all dimensions of culture important. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and the Great Lakes Sexual Health Alliance.