501(c)3 serving Philadelphia's trauma-impacted and justice-involved women.

Healing racial, generational, & community trauma for transformative justice

The crippling effects of mental distress.

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we experience in our lives. Depression symptoms take many forms, and no two people’s experiences are exactly alike. 

The trauma iceberg illustration. How I'm feeling below the surface that you can see.

Trauma & PTSD

Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can continue after traumatic events. Sometimes trauma is virtually unnoticeable even to the person's closest friends and family. This highlights the importance of talking to someone after a traumatic event has occurred, even if they show no initial signs of disturbance.


The innocence of the inner child.

Childhood Trauma

Any kind of abuse – physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse – is very traumatic for a child and will affect brain development. It can continue to be impactful through adulthood. Other experiences that are very traumatic for children include:

  • neglect and/or extreme poverty
  • a violent household
  • losing a parent or sibling 
  • a mentally ill or addicted parent

Racial Trauma

The traumatizing role of microaggressions can have profound effects. Research has linked racism to a host of impairments, including serious psychological distress, physical health problems, depression, and anxiety (Williams et al., 2014). 

Reclaiming our past provides us with valuable knowledge to protect our future while understanding and shifting our present condition.

Sankofa Healing Studio - 501(c)3 organization

serving Philadelphia and the surrounding area

(215) 802-3533