Dr. Anne Guinta specializes in the treatment of pre-school, school-aged children, adolescents, parents, and adults. Her approach is tailored to the unique needs of each client. Whether it is working with a child or an adult, she believes that therapy can offer a meaningful opportunity for prevention and intervention when responding to challenges at any stage in life. In her work with children, she strives to understand the world through the child’s mind while giving them a voice to express their challenges. Together with her clients, she develops practical strategies to better express and manage their symptoms to foster long-lasting change. Her approach with children involves providing parents with support and guidance, which she believes is essential for change to occur both in and out of the home environment.
Dr. Guinta also works individually with parents to identify strategies for home that complement their parenting style and develop effective communication skills in the child/parent relationship, as well as within the family. Her treatment approach with adults includes exploring every-day and persistent life challenges, identifying main goals for treatment, enhancing client self-awareness, and supporting individuals in making meaningful life-long changes.
Education: Dr. Guinta completed her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology- Chicago. Dr. Guinta completed her clinical rotations at multiple child and adolescent agencies, university college counseling center, and outpatient community mental health center for children and adolescents.
Anne Guinta, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Owner
Marissa works with children, adolescents, parents, and families. Marissa integrates various approaches depending on individual needs, including Psychodynamic techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. Marissa places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, ensuring trust and safety throughout the entire process. Marissa specializes in advocating for individuals needing accommodations and dealing with life transitions. She has experience assisting parents in obtaining and implementing 504 Accommodations and/or Individuals Education Plans (IEP), as well as, collaborating with the school team to ensure the best outcome for the client's overall success.
Beyond working with individuals, Marissa runs multiple peer groups with a wide array of topics, such as, anxiety, art exploration, boundaries, impulse control, partial hospitalization programs, relaxation, and social skills.
Education: Marissa completed her Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Adler University in downtown Chicago. Marissa completed her clinical rotation at an outpatient community mental health center providing child, adolescent, adult, and group therapy. Most recently, Marissa worked as a Social Worker at a therapeutic school assisting elementary and high school students to improve their mental health, as well as, maintaining their academics.
M.A. / CRC / LPC
M.A. / LPC
Grace specializes in working with children by using traditional psychotherapeutic and play therapy approaches. By understanding each individual's unique needs and perspective, Grace incorporates skill sets to help children and adolescents understand the contributing factors driving behaviors while providing strategies to make desired changes. In addition to assisting children and adolescents, Grace provides support to parents promoting a nourishing child-parent relationship. Grace is a believer in the power of play as a means of communication and the opportunities for healing and change it delivers to individuals.
Education: Grace received her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She specialized in using Expressive Therapies with children. Her clinical rotations include working in a Community Center and Elementary School. She has a background working individually with children, leading groups, collaborating with school staff, developing behavioral plans, and working with special needs children.
Our team of therapists are dedicated to providing you personalized care. We have combination of Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselors on staff who work together collaboratively and are dedicated to meeting your treatment needs. Our team is committed to keeping up to date with the most relevant evidence-based research to inform your specialized treatment plan. We value the importance of a good fit between therapist and client and care about linking you to appropriate services. We look forward to working with you.
We strive to promote emotional health and wellness to the individuals and families in our area through our high standards of excellence, engagement in the community, and dedication to professional growth. By providing comprehensive psychotherapy, our goal is to enhance the emotional and behavioral functioning of children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families in order to promote a more meaningful and satisfying life experience.