About Us

Our Mission

We strive to make seeing a psychiatrist or therapist as easy as possible.

Our doctors and therapists accept most insurance carriers, and treat patients ages 13 and up. Our therapists welcome children as young as three years old, and will see couples and families in addition to individual adolescent and adult patients.

Psychiatrists

  • Brendan Beresford, MD

    Dr. Brendan Beresford (pronounced Bears-ferd) attended medical school in Newfoundland, Canada and worked as a Family Practice physician for many years. Before beginning his training as a psychiatrist, he completed his psychiatric residency training at the University of Chicago in 2004 and joined our group that same year. He became Board Certified in 2005 and re-certified in 2015.

    For over ten years Dr. Beresford was a vital asset to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois, serving as their Chairman of Psychiatry and Director of Gero-Psychiatry. Then in 2008, he underwent additional training and became certified in conducting electro-convulsive therapy (ECT), he soon became MacNeal’s Director of the ECT laboratory. In early 2015 Dr. Beresford resigned from his numerous positions at MacNeal Hospital to focus on his private practice here at Stillpoint.

    Hours

    • Monday9am - 4:30pm
    • Tuesday9am - 5:30pm
    • Wednesday9am - 5:30pm
    • Thursday9am - 5:30pm
    • Friday9am - 3:30pm

    Sees patients ages 21 and up.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Anxiety Disorders:
    • Agoraphobia
    • Generalized Anxiety
    • OCD
    • Panic Disorder
    • PTSD
    • Social Phobia
    • Mood Disorders:
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Cyclothymia
    • Dysthymia
    • Major Depression
    • Attention Deficit Disorder
    • Psychotic Disorders:
    • Brief Psychotic Disorder
    • Delusional Disorder
    • Schizoaffective Disorder
    • Schizophrenia
  • Ralph Cusick, MD, FAPA

    Dr. Ralph Cusick attended medical school at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. After completing his adult psychiatry residency, he completed additional residency training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the State of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research. After completing his training in 1985, he was appointed an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and became Director of the Partial Hospital Program at the University of Illinois, where he taught and mentored physicians in their psychiatric residencies. Dr. Cusick is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

    Dr. Cusick established Stillpoint Mental Health Associates (formerly Riverside Mental Health Associates) psychiatric practice in 1993. He has served as the Medical Director of both the Adult Inpatient and Adolescent Psychiatry units at MacNeal Hospital. He has provided psychiatric consultations at local nursing homes, and was a frequent guest speaker on various psychiatric topics to both physicians and community groups.

    Dr. Cusick treats patients ages thirteen and up. He is well respected in the medical community, and is often the psychiatrist that other doctors send their own family members to when the need arises.

    Hours

    • Monday9am - 5pm
    • Tuesday11am - 7pm
    • Wednesday9am - 5pm
    • Thursday11am - 7pm
    • Friday9am - 3pm

    Sees patients ages 13 and up.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Anxiety Disorders:
    • Agoraphobia
    • Generalized Anxiety
    • OCD
    • Panic Disorder
    • PTSD
    • Social Phobia
    • Attention Deficit Disorder
    • Cognitive Disorders
    • Developmental Disorders:
    • Autistic Spectrum
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Tourette's
    • Mood Disorders:
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Cyclothymia
    • Dysthymia
    • Major Depression
    • Personality Disorders
    • Psychotic Disorders:
    • Brief Psychotic Disorder
    • Delusional Disorder
    • Schizoaffective Disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Substance Abuse-Related Disorders
  • Sujatha Wolff, MD

    Dr. Sujatha Wolff attended The University of Illinois College of Medicine and trained in general psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center. She treats a variety of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality disorders, and more. She has a special interest in womens' issues including anxiety and stress reduction.

    Dr. Wolff sees adults and adolescents ages 16 and up, and uses medications as well as psychotherapy to provide comprehensive treatment to all her patients. She and her staff strive to make patients feel comfortable from the moment they step into the office. Phone calls are returned promptly and care is coordinated with other healthcare providers involved in a patient's treatment.

    Hours

    • Monday9am - 2pm
    • Wednesday9am - 2pm
    • Thursday9am - 2pm
    • Friday9am - 2pm

    Sees patients ages 16 and up.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Anxiety Disorders:
    • Agoraphobia
    • Generalized Anxiety
    • OCD
    • Panic Disorder
    • PTSD
    • Adjustment Disorders
    • Mood Disorders:
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Major Depression
    • Stress Reduction
    • Phobias
    • Psychotic Disorders:
    • Delusional Disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Womens' Issues

Psychologists

  • John E. Noto, PhD

    Dr. John Noto received his doctorate degree from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Since that time he has worked in a variety of positions and is well known for his contributions to developing and managing mental health programs in hospitals throughout the Chicago suburbs.

    He served as the Director of Psychological Testing at Riveredge Hospital in Forest Park, the Program Director of the Counseling Center at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and as the Director of Psychology, coordinated the ADHD Clinic, the Outpatient Counseling Center, the Sexual Dysfunction Clinic, the Biofeedback Clinic and all psychological assessments for the medical center. Additionally he was the Clinical Director for TalkLine and KidsLine, mentored many psychologists in training, and is a contributing author for a book about adults with attention deficit disorder.

    Prior to finishing his Ph.D., he worked as a teacher for the Chicago Public School System. After completing his degree, he continued teaching part-time as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the College of DuPage and DeVry Institute. (Now DeVry is called DeVry University.)

    While his career has included a variety of positions, what he enjoys most is working with individuals and families to help them address problems they face in their daily lives. By using various treatment approaches, conflict resolution skills, and behavioral modification, Dr. Noto strives to help you increase self- understanding, to improve decision making, and solve problems with the goals of reducing depression, stress and anxiety, and creating a happier, more fulfilled life.

    He has significant expertise in child and adolescent psychotherapy, behavior management, parent training, and psychological assessment. In addition to providing outpatient psychotherapy, Dr. Noto performs comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological testing for diagnostic clarification and treatment planning purposes.

    Hours

    • Monday11am - 6pm
    • Friday9am - 3pm

    Sees clients ages 1 and up.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Anxiety Disorders:
    • Autistic Spectrum
    • Attention Deficit Disorder
    • Behavioral Disorders
    • Depression
    • Developmental Disorders
    • Emotion Regulation Disorders
    • Family conflict
    • Grief
    • Memory Problems
    • Mood Disorders
    • Parenting
    • Self-Esteem

Therapists

  • Dana Donahue, LCSW

    Mrs. Donahue obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has almost 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in a variety of settings including child welfare, community mental health, and hospitals.

    Mrs. Donahue believes that clients should take an active role in developing strategies toward their own healing. With adolescents and adults, she utilizes a combination of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness to help them reframe thoughts that cause them pain and find coping skills to deal with strong emotions and improve relationships. She applies Play and Art Therapy techniques in her work with children to help them manage feelings while also working in collaboration with parents to provide continuity that extends into the home.

    By offering non-judgmental support, hope and guidance, Mrs. Donahue works to empower individuals to achieve wellness in their lives.

    Hours

    • Monday9am - 2pm
    • Tuesday1pm - 7:30pm
    • Wednesday9am - 12pm

    Sees clients ages 5 and up.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Anxiety
    • Attention Deficit Disorder
    • Behavioral issues
    • Caregiver issues
    • Child abuse
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Family Therapy
    • Grief and loss
    • Life transitions
    • Medical issues
    • Parenting
    • PTSD
    • Self-Esteem
    • Womens issues
  • Agnes Dziwok, LCPC

    Ms. Dziwok obtained her first Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Silesia. She then obtained two additional years of training in conducting Marriage and Family Therapy. After arriving in the United States, she obtained a second Master’s Degree from Roosevelt University in Clinical Professional Psychology.

    She has experience in a wide range of behavioral health issues. She helps people deal with change, and promotes emotional growth needed in order for them to reach their personal goals. She works with school-aged children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy, as well as conducts marital and family counseling. Ms. Dziwok strives to form a unique relationship with people to help them find meaning in their life, by creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.

    Approaches used for individual therapy are Solution-Based, Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic Therapy. She applies Play Therapy techniques while counseling children, as well as a variety of therapeutic approaches that are goal-oriented for couples and families.

    Ms. Dziwok also occasionally conducts weekly group therapy sessions addressing a number of issues, such as managing addiction, mood disorders, depression and anxiety. She provides therapy in English and/or Polish.

    Hours

    • Monday9:30am - 1:30pm
    • Tuesday1pm - 7:30pm
    • Thursday1pm - 7:30pm
    • Friday9:30am - 3pm

    Sees clients ages 5 and up.


    Alternative Language: Polish

    Areas of Expertise

    • Addiction
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Attention Deficit Disorder
    • Behavioral Issues
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Career Counseling
    • Couples Therapy
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Eating Disorders
    • Family Therapy
    • Life Coaching
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Parenting
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem
    • Spirituality
  • Alejandro Mora, LCSW

    Mr. Mora obtained a degree in Sociology at Indiana State University before attending the Jane Adams College of Social Work and getting his Master's Degree in Social Work. He has and has been a guest lecturer at Northeastern Illinois University, Loyola University, and at the Chicago Medical School in topics entitled: Family Therapy, Hispanics and Mental Health, and Doing Therapy with Children. Mr. Mora has provided clinical supervision to social worker interns, and was co-leader of a grieving group of parents whose child(ren) had been killed by a gang. He has been providing individual, couples, and family therapy for 22 years.

    Mr. Mora provides therapy in English and/or Spanish to clients aged three years old and up. He is also available to perform court-ordered mental health assessments for children and adolescents.

    Hours

    • Wednesday1:30pm - 8pm
    • Thursday1:30pm - 8pm

    Sees clients ages 3 and up.


    Alternative Language: Spanish

    Areas of Expertise

    • Anxiety Disorders:
    • Generalized Anxiety
    • Separation Anxiety
    • PTSD
    • Attention Deficit Disorder
    • Child Abuse, specifically:
    • Children who abuse other children
    • Victims of child abuse
    • Mood Disorders:
    • Dysthymia
    • Developmental Disorders:
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Conduct Disorders
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder