10801 S. Western Ave., Suite 2B | Chicago, Illinois  |   (708) 586-7357

Marcela Garcia Guzman (she/her/hers)

"I help those who feel unheard to feel seen and validated so they may gain a sense of support and security on their journey toward self-discovery and positive change."

Marcela Garcia Guzman (she/her/hers)

Part of the MQA family for the 2023/24 school year
Categorized under the following core areas of concern and title: , , , ,

Presenting Concerns – Children: Anger and Aggression Issues, Behavioral Issues, Peer Issues – Social Skills, Self Esteem, Self Image

I am bilingual and Latina. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia, and I am currently pursuing my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in National Louis University. I have experience working with children, parents, teenagers, and the elderly population from underprivileged neighborhoods in Cali, such as Altos de Menga and Comuna 18. My responsibilities have ranged from holding counseling sessions and creating socio-emotional workshops and interventions to developing psycho-educational content and projects.

I have a special interest in health psychology, specifically in how chronic illness and mental health impact and influence each other, and the ways in which these can be managed and treated to create a balanced and collaborative relationship between people’s minds and bodies. I also feel passionate about furthering my knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders.

I believe we all have the potential to find balance and happiness in our lives and have certain ideas about how to do so. However, sometimes we need an outside perspective and well-informed guidance to take the appropriate steps toward our well-being. That is who I strive to be, a guide and companion for those who are looking to improve and heal. As for what I enjoy doing in my free time, I watch movies and series, read novels, sing, and swim.

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