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 24 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.

Odalinda Avila-Triviño, LPC

Mrs. Ávila-Triviño earned her master’s degree in Professional Counseling at Illinois School of Professional Psychology and completed 60 credit hours of coursework in a Doctorate in Counselor Education Program at Argosy University- Chicago. She is Mexican bilingual therapist. She has clinical experience working inpatient, outpatient and nontraditional settings.  Mrs. Ávila-Triviño works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families as well as conducts an array of therapeutic groups. She has worked with a variety of chronic illness, conduct and behavioral disorder, addictive behaviors and substance use issues, criminal thinking and behaviors, grief and bereavement issues and parent/child relational issues. In addition, Mrs. Ávila-Triviño has experience in restorative practices specially with Peace Circles addressing trauma and healing circles for clinicians. She is DUI Certificated by Illinois Department of Human Services- Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery & University of Illinois Springfield.

Judith Lopez Albalawneh, LCPC

Mrs. Lopez Albalawneh is a first generation, bilingual, Mexican American from Los Angeles, California. She obtained a Masters in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mrs. Lopez Albalawneh has experience providing individual, family and group therapy in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, inpatient hospitals and shelters. She has worked with youth, adults and families to address depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief/loss, trauma, adjustment disorders, behavioral issues, academic concerns and life transitions.

Joan g. de Petrizzi, LCSW

Ms. g. de Petrizzi earned her Masters 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 level 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.

Katrina Garland, PsyD

Dr. Garland received her doctorate from Yeshiva University in New York. She has over 6 years of experience providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families in a variety of settings, including schools and urban mental health clinics. She is skilled in providing therapy for individuals with issues related to autism, anxiety, depression, ADHD, social skills deficits, behavioral problems, and intellectual disabilities.

Sara Gonzalez, NCC, LPC

Ms. Gonzalez was born in California and raised by her native Puerto Rican parents in Puerto Rico since the age of two.  She earned her first master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Phoenix.  Later she earned her second master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Chicago State University.  Ms. Gonzalez has over 14 years of experience working in different realms of the mental health field from clinician to trainer to supervisor.  She is skilled in providing counseling to children and adults in different areas such as mood disorders, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, adolescent at risk, children and young adults in the autism spectrum, domestic violence victims, sex workers and individuals struggling with HIV diagnosis.   She is also skilled and experienced providing counseling to clients in the LGBTQ community including the transgender population.  Fully bilingual, Ms. Gonzalez provide services in English and Spanish in order to better meet the needs of our served population.

Monica Marchant-Silva, LCSW

Mrs. 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.

Annette Marquez, LCSW, CADC

Ms. Annette Marquez earned her masters in Social Work from Jane Addams College of Social Work. She is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Addictions Counselor. Ms. Marquez has worked in the capacity of clinical social worker for the City’s Health Department. Prior to joining the City’s Health Department, Ms. Marquez worked in the drug and alcohol addictions field as a clinical supervisor for an out-patient clinic.  Ms. Marquez also has years of extensive experience in child welfare.  She has clinical experience working both with inpatient and outpatient settings.  Ms. Marquez is Puerto Rican and bilingual and works with individuals and families, as well as runs therapeutic groups. Her clinical specialties include drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, depression, behavioral issues, self-esteem, and anxiety.

Yvette Ramírez, LPC

Yvette Ramirez is a bilingual, first-generation, Mexican-American born and raised in Chicago. Ms. Ramirez received her masters degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University (formerly known as Adler School of Professional Psychology). Ms. Ramirez has worked with children, adults, and families. She has experience working with domestic violence, depression, anxiety, and trauma. 

Jessica Rosales, LCPC

Mrs. Rosales obtained her masters degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is Mexican-American, bilingual, and a south side Chicago native. With six years of clinical experience, she has received specialized training in domestic violence and corrections. Mrs. Rosales has experience working in a variety of settings, including, child welfare, domestic violence shelters, corrections, and residential programs. She is culturally sensitive and has helped reunify children detained by immigration with relatives in the United States. Mrs. Rosales has worked with children, adolescents, and adults and has provided therapeutic services to individuals with trauma, behavioral problems, adjustment disorders, and mood disorders.

Jonathan Saavedra, PsyD

Dr. Jonathan Saavedra is a bicultural and bilingual first-generation Ecuadorian-American born and raised in the city of Chicago. He earned his doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he received specialized training focused on work with children, adolescents, and their families. Over the course of his training experiences he has had the opportunity to provide therapy to individuals of all ages in community mental health, school, and hospital settings. He has experience treating behavioral issues, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, and parenting difficulties. Additionally, Dr. Saavedra has experience conducting psychological, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological testing for a broad range of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive issues related to intellectual disability, learning, attention and memory

Eva San Pedro-Koontz, LPC

Mrs. San Pedro-Koontz earned her masters 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. 

Mara Silvestri, LCPC

Ms. Silvestri obtained her masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  She has roughly 5 years of experience providing individual, family, and group therapy in hospitals and community mental health settings. Ms. Silvestri is skilled in providing counseling to a wide range of ages from childhood through adulthood on issues such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral problems, autism, family conflict, and trauma.

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