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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.

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. Sara 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.

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

Dr. Gabby Selwocka is another welcome addition to our growing team of highly skilled clinical psychologists. She comes to us with experience working in a variety of settings including: community mental health, schools, inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, corrections, and residential. She is excited and ready to incorporate her experience and knowledge from different settings at Guada Psych and will be working with kids, adolescents, young adults and families in therapy. Dr. Selwocka is also involved in our effort to develop a stronger mental health presence in underrepresented communities across Chicagoland.

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

Dr. Colón has provided individual therapy services for adults and has worked with diverse populations, in a variety of settings. She has exposure to a range of mental health issues, including helping individuals recover from the trauma they experienced across their lifespan and the use of substances as a means of coping. Dr. Colón leans toward a direct therapeutic style that is guided by relational and cognitive-behavioral frameworks. She strives to use her clinical training in a manner that best serves her clients through an exploration of experiences, thoughts, and behaviors which interfere with wellness and overall functioning.

 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.

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Matt has been at Guada Psych since December of 2020 and is our advanced student clinician completing his final year in his doctoral training program. He chose a career in clinical psychology in order to help people work through challenges and start living the types of lives they want for themselves. Matt favors learning theory when working with patients, and he emphasizes acceptance and insight building in therapy. His highly thoughtful and considerate approach to the therapeutic process has made him highly successful at Guada Psych. He is under the supervision of Dr. Montesano and Dr. Guada.

 Dzejna Mujkic Doctoral Student Clinician in Training SchaumburgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dzejna (pronounced "Jayne-a") is a doctoral student who is working to become a clinical psychologist. She currently offers individual and family therapy to adolescent and adult patients. She is under the supervision of Dr. Montesano and Dr. Guada. Dzejna's patients have been vocal regarding how much they have enjoyed and benefited from working with her.

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

Sujai (pronounced "Su-Hi") is completing her MA in Counseling with a concentration in trauma. She currently works with our adolescent and adult patients offering individual and family therapy. Sujai wants to become a clinical therapist because of her strong belief in the healing power of therapy when one is faced with the unfortunate circumstances surrounding depression, anxiety, and trauma. She is also motivated by her awareness of the need for a safe and supportive environment where people can work to process their emotions and life events. Sujai is a native speaker of both English and Spanish, she is under the supervision of Dr. Montesano and Matthew Mooers.

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. 

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