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).
Francesca Duran, MA, LPC - Bilingual Staff Therapist/ Intake Clinician
Francesca is a Licensed 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.
Rose Elias, PsyD — Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Elias is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her doctorate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also studied sociology, gender and women studies, and psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Elias has trained and practiced in many settings; prior to joining The Kedzie Center, she served as Groups Coordinator at Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center in Skokie. She has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to clients with a wide range of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, history of trauma or abuse, relationship and interpersonal concerns, psychotic disorders, and stress. Rose has a strong interest in issues surrounding grief, social justice, access to resources, the treatment of trauma, and crisis assessment and intervention. She approaches her work from an existential, psychodynamic and interpersonal base of understanding.
Laura Estrada — Administrative Assistant
As The Kedzie Center’s administrative assistant, 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.
Jim Grabowski, MA, LCPC — Clinical Coordinator
Jim Grabowski, MA, LCPC serves as The Kedzie Center's Clinical Coordinator and is responsible for its clinical training program. He earned his Master's Degree at the University of Chicago and is a graduate and faculty member of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Child Therapy Training program [CAPPT]. He is a member of the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work. Jim has experience in residential treatment, foster care, and community work; he specializes in child and family treatment. He lectures on child development, clinical process with children, and on clinical work in child welfare. Jim serves as an officer for the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health.
Jessica Johnson, MA, LPC — Staff Clinician/ Intake Clinician
Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy from the Institute for Clinical Social Work. Jessica completed two clinical internships, as a counselor and caseworker at a residential re-entry program for men leaving prison and as a psychotherapy intern with a group practice that specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. Jessica has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Currently, she is pursuing advanced training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.
Cecelia Quinn, Ph.D., LCSW — Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Cecelia Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with both a Masters of the Arts in Women’s Studies and a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She is also a PhD candidate and an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago in the School of Social Work. She received a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkmenistan from 2002-2004 and has studied and worked throughout Latin America and other parts of the world. She has received advanced training in women’s issues, domestic violence, immigration issues, and trauma.
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.