Centro Castillo para Bienestar Personal y Familiar

Our Therapists

Paula C. Castillo, Psy. D.   

Dr. Castillo received her doctorate from California School of Professional Psychology.  With over 20 years of clinical experience in various settings as both clinician and clinical supervisor as well as adjunct professor.  Born in Guatemala, she is bilingual and bicultural with specialties in human sexuality, trauma, couple’s therapy, family therapy, and cultural related matters.  As Clinical Director of Centro Castillo, she is fully dedicated to create an environment of learning, growth, and healing to all that enter its offices.

Angel Williams, LCSW

Ms. Williams earned her Master’s in Social Work from The University of Chicago. She has over 10 years of clinical experience in various settings.   She has lived, studied, and worked in various Spanish-speaking countries. Her areas of specialty include working with women and couples on issues of infertility as well as adoption, and grandparents or extended family raising young children. She is bicultural in both the Latino and African-American communities.


Lucero Rodriguez, LCPC

Ms. Rodriguez earned her Master’s in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University. She has seven years working in the social services field.  Ms. Rodriguez is also a school counselor and specializes in women’s issues, eating disorders and adolescents. She is a Mexican-American bilingual and bicultural therapist.

Eva San Pedro-Koontz, LPC

 Mrs. San Pedro-Koontz earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She has approximately 10 years of experience working therapeutically with children, adults and families in a myriad of contexts including hospitals, community health centers, alternative and public schools, shelters and private practice. She is originally from Madrid, Spain and is bilingual and bicultural. She is skilled in providing counseling services to children, adults and families that have experienced trauma, physical/sexual abuse, depression, behavioral issues, parenting difficulties as well as anger management self-esteem and stress management issues.

Jesenia Lopez, LCPC

Ms. Lopez earned her Master’s in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University. She has over 6 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. She is skilled in providing counseling for individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, behavioral issues, self-esteem, and anxiety. 

Luis R. Diaz, LPC

Mr. Diaz obtained his Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he is bilingual and understands bicultural issues.  He has 5 years of clinical experience providing individual and group therapy in various settings including, but not limited to, correctional facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, and day programs.  Mr. Diaz has also worked with a wide range of clients including children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly specializing in mood disorders, diversity, and behavior modification.

Corina Ratz, LCPC

Corina Ratz earned two master’s degrees in psychology; clinical counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and health psychology from National-Louis University.   A native Romanian speaker, her affinity for the Latino people and culture fostered her to become both a Spanish and Romanian trilingual and tricultural family therapist.  She teaches and runs the training program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Her areas of expertise include family therapy, and couples counseling, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, as well as Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders in children and young adults. She also specializes in acculturation, ethnic identity development, and Latino/a Mental Health.


Joan g. de Petrizzi, LCSW

Ms. g. de Petrizzi earned her Master’s degree from SSA at the University of Chicago. She completed the two year Family Systems Program through The University of Illinois at the Institute for Juvenile Research. In addition, she has completed 4 years of doctoral studies at the Institute for Clinical Social Work.   Ms. de Petrizzi has extensive experience working with adolescents, couples and families. She has been completed at least one hundred Critical Incident stress debriefings including. She has also provided clinical supervision for second year Master’s degree students from the University of Chicago and The University of Illinois.  Ms. G. de Petrizzi has a beautiful ethnic mixture of Mexican, Spanish, Native Indian, and Dutch.  She is both bilingual and bicultural with more than 35 years of clinical experience.

Kathryn H. Schreck, Psy.D.

Dr. Schreck earned her doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. She has over 6 years of clinical experience including residential, community, and private practice settings. Her clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adult populations. Dr. Schreck is skilled in areas including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, family conflict, eating disorders, domestic violence, and adjustment difficulties.  In addition to direct psychotherapy services, she administers psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessment.

Alicia J. Rosenberg, LCPC

Ms. Rosenberg earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. She has worked with community-based and low income families for over four years.  She has worked with emotional and behavioral issues at home, in the community, and in school settings.  Ms. Rosenberg is skilled at providing counseling to children, adolescents, and adults through individual, family, or group therapy. She is able to support a wide range of clinical needs and specializes in sexual trauma, gender identity, women’s issues, mood and anxiety disorders, family challenges, and personal growth counseling.  Born in Washington, DC she is third generation Italian and raised culturally Jewish; she is well versed in the importance of biculturalism, religious expression and experiences of oppression.

Angie Arreola, AMFT

Ms. Arreola earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Adler University. She is a Mexican-American bilingual and bicultural therapist, who has experience working with children, adolescents and families around family conflict, school related stress, behavioral issues, and trauma. Ms. Arreola also has experience facilitating parenting groups. Her areas of interest include working with family issues, couples, trauma, anxiety and life transitions. 


M. Cecilia Bocanegra, LCPC

Ms. Bocanegra obtained her Master's in Counseling from Northwestern University.  She has 2 years of experience providing individual and group therapy in the community mental health setting.  she is skilled in providing counseling to a wide range of ages from childhood through adulthood on issues such as depression, anxiety, identity development, and self-esteem.  Born in Peru, she is bilingual and bicultural.

Monica Marchant-Silva, MSW

Mrs. Monica Marchant-Silva obtained her master's degree in Social Work at Jane Addams College of Social Work.  She is first-generation Mexican-America bilingual therapist.  She has clinical experience working both in inpatient and outpatient settings.  Mrs. Marchant-Silva works with individuals and families, as well as runs therapeutic groups.  She has worked with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, chronic illness, conduct and behavioral disorders.  In addition, Mrs. Marchant-Silva has experience with reunification of families after suffering domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

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