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1701 E. Woodfield Road,
Schaumburg, IL 60173
PH: (847) 797-4699

 Kati Guada, PsyD Founder/CEOThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I opened Guada Psych Services to fill the gap in quality mental health care that is now available to all people. I am very lucky to have found wonderful people to work alongside in fulfilling this endeavor. I got into mental health because I have always had a strong interest in human behavior and relationships as well as language and social patterns, which are a great fit for the field of clinical psychology. More importantly, though, I have always had compassion for people and the circumstances surrounding their mental health. Guada Psych is a place where all people can come to receive top-notch care by highly skilled professionals who take a patient-centered approach. We offer therapy and diagnostic services in an outpatient setting and are available for individuals ages ten and up.

Jennifer Mazzetti, PsyD Staff Psychologist in Schaumburg

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(224) 833-6078

As a licensed therapist, Marissa came to Guada Psych with a passion for systems work and building efficiency in the field of mental health. She believes in the power of equity and accessible services and resources for all. Here at Guada Psych, Marissa is our business process manager and co-director of programming initiatives and group offerings. 

 

 

Liara Montesano, PsyD Clinical Director of TrainingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Liara Montesano has been practicing at Guada Psych since October of 2019 and has proven to be an invaluable asset to our team. According to Dr. Montesano, "I view human beings as having vast amounts of potential that is often held back by different complications. I chose clinical psychology because of my desire to see individuals become the best versions of themselves." Today, Dr. Montesano works with adult patients in therapy and assessment/evaluation. She is also the clinical director of our training program. Dr. Montesano's patients have often reached out to give feedback regarding how much they appreciate her sharp skill set and warm approach.

 Sarah English, LCPC Staff Professional Counselor and SupervisorThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sarah English has been at Guada Psych since 2017 treating adolescent and adult patients. She is also one of our clinical supervisors. Sarah is an extremely talented mental health provider with a wide range of therapeutic skills that allow her to offer patients a multidisciplinary approach. Sarah works with adolescents and families as well as adults experiencing difficulty maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle as a result of their mental health. In her own words, "I help individuals and families who have gone through experiences not everyone can understand. I enjoy equipping my patients with targeted skills to help them return to enjoying everyday life. My priority is to build a healthy relationship and rapport that creates a safe and open environment. I build realistic and attainable treatment plans with my patients to bring them relief."

 Joe Serrano, PsyD Staff Psychologist in SchaumburgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Joe Serrano is a psychologist with over 14 years of varied clinical experiences in community mental health counseling centers, private practices, and inpatient facilities across the Midwest. He is extremely skilled at providing patients a route towards their goals and guiding them along this journey. He works with teens, young and middle-aged adults, and elderly patients.

Jamesa Pruitt LPC IMG 0617This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jamesa is a welcome addition to our team and comes with a strong background in working with adults as well as children. Jamesa currently works two days a week at our sister program through tcfmh.org where she works one day in the school setting and out day in a community outpatient setting. Her remaining three days she sees adult and adolescent patients. It was Jamesa's interest in working with the St. Sabina community that drew her to Guada Psych, as she explained, "I personally was drawn to the population with a mindset to give back to my community. I grew up in the area and although I have since moved away, I thought my life would be 'full circle' and meaningful to go back to my beginning and at least deposit what I've learned and experienced over the years. Jamesa enjoys working with young, middle age, and elderly adults, and her astute clinical presence makes her an asset to all of her patients. 

Education and Training

Stacy Stewart, PhD  in Training Schaumburg

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Work Cell: 847-204-9602

Dr. Stacy Stewart is a welcomed addition to our team of highly skilled clinical psychologists. According to Dr. Stewart, we often encounter life events that impact our ability to accurately see, meaningfully regulate, and genuinely believe in ourselves. Dr. Stewart believes that therapy is a collaborative process that assists us in uncovering our truest selves and providing us with tools to live a life aligned with our core values. Dr. Stewart takes a strengths-focused, trauma-informed approach with clients

Stephen Stewart, Psy.D., NCSP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Work: 224-833-6076

Dr. Stephen Stewart is a new addition to Guada Psych who brings a wide array of clinical experience spanning over 10 years. Dr. Steve works with clients across the lifespan and has experience working with youth and adults in a variety of settings, including in-patient hospitalization, intensive out-patient, community mental health, school-based, and correctional settings. He enjoys using a client-centered approach where the client is the expert of their own lives and Dr. Steve can help guide them to an attainable and goal-oriented solution.

Sujai Chang, Masters Student Clinician in TrainingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We are very excited that Sujai (pronounced “;Su-Hi”;) has decided to join our staff after completing her clinical internship with us in 2021-2022. Sujai completed her MA in Counseling Psychology with a generalist concentration, and she is currently working on a three part certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Regarding what drew her to the mental health field, Sujai says that she is passionate about helping patients find their voice. She also enjoys being able to provide a safe space where people can feel heard, understood and validated. She works from an attachment systemic framework and utilizes other techniques and interventions based on what will work for the patient.

Sandy Alexopoulos, Doctoral Student in Training This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(847) 772-4552

Sandy Alexopoulos is an advanced therapy extern currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology at Adler University. She believes every patient has within them the strength and ability to accomplish their goals; she sees therapy as a means to help guide patients in meeting their goals and needs. Sandy is passionate about being able to offer mental health services to diverse groups. Sandy currently works with our adolescent and adult patients in the individual therapy setting.  

Cory Tomlinson, Doctoral Student in Training Schaumburg IL

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847-421-9328

Cory is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Adler University. As a therapy intern, she is interested in working with patients with varying degrees of psychological distress, complex trauma, and dual diagnosis. She currently offers individual therapy for patients across the lifespan and is under the supervision of Dr. Montesano.

Nicholas Marselle, Doctoral Student in Training in Schaumburg

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312-636-1806

Nicholas is a third-year doctoral student in the Psy.D. Clinical Psychology program at Adler University. He says that he got into the field because he has a passion to help others. He also has a special appreciation for those working in the mental health field after having been helped successfully through some of his own personal life challenges. Nicholas is working with adults and adolescents in the therapy setting at Guada Psych Services. He uses an integrative and interpersonal approach that is influenced by psychoanalytic and CBT modalities. Nicholas’ gentle and upbeat approach to people as well as his serious attention to detail make him a great fit for our clinical training program as well as our patient population. 

Sam Boothe, Doctoral Student in Training, Assessment Practicum in SchaumburgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(260) 444-6045

Sam is in our doctoral student training program where he is focusing on psychological assessment. Sam got into the field of psychology because he finds the psychological sciences interesting. He also appreciates human beings and their unique ways of existing in the world and wanted to learn more. Sam is excited to further his knowledge on the brain sciences and is moving swiftly through his assessment externship with ease as he works to master the psychological assessment process-he is definitely a natural!

 Matthew Mooers, MA, LMT Advanced Doctoral Student Clinician in Training in SchaumburgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

224-457-4360

Leah is completing her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. She is pursuing a career in counseling under the belief that people are authorities on their own life path, however at times they may need help navigating the detours. Leah has a positive and upbeat attitude that is contagious, and she has been a great addition to our team.