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.
Education and Training
After finishing her BA in clinical psychology at Florida State University, Dr. Montesano completed five years of intensive study at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. This schooling required clinical rotations at multiple facilities, and she earned positions at some of the most difficult training sites, including Northwestern University’s Family Health Center and Illinois Masonic Medical Center. As a clinical psychologist, she is highly qualified to treat your difficulties, and she can speak both English and Spanish fluently. Dr. Montesano is strongly influenced by Psychodynamic theory in working with patients.
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Montesano provides therapy and assessment services. Her patients struggle with insecurity, self-doubt, loneliness, obsessive thinking, phobias ADHD, and many other challenges that compromise quality of life. A licensed clinical psychologist with above average diagnostic and treatment planning skills, she treats cases from mild to severe complexity. Her office offers a place where people can explore themselves and find ways to better cope with their lives. Without any expectations for her patients, Dr. Montesano will work to meet you where you are at in your life and act as a guides towards positive treatment outcomes.