Meet Our Staff

Medical Team

Dr. Laurie Philips H.C. Philipps, Ph.D., FABPS

Dr. Laurie Philipps
Ph.D

Dr. Chona Green, Psy.D

Dr. Chona Green
Psy.D

Dr. Mary Clare Smith, Ph.D., S.N.D

Dr. Mary Clare Smith
Ph.D

Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris
M.A.

Alexa Saunders, M.A.

Alexa Saunders
M.A.

Natasha Moctezuma

Natasha Moctezuma
M.A.

Rosina Salerno

Rosina Salerno
M.A.

Jacquelyn Carlton

Jacquelyn Carlton
M.A.

Rachel Smith, M.A.

Rachel Smith
M.A.

Nicole Frey, M.A.

Nicole Frey
M.A.

SinySusan Thomas, M.S

SinySusan Thomas
M.S.

Caitlin Wolf, B.A.

Caitlin Wolf
B.A.

Llasmin Mendes - Office Manager

Llasmin Mendes
Office Manager

Ethan Salm - Technology Lead

Ethan Salm
Tech. Lead

Mira Cucci - Marketing

Mira Cucci
Marketing

Katie Walter - Administrative Assistant and Marketing Assistant

Katie Walter
Administrative

Chelsea Maldonado - Administrative Assistant

Chelsea Maldonado
Administrative

Michael Lyskawka - Administrative Assistant

Michael Lyskawka
Administrative

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Dr. Laurie H.C. Philipps, Ph.D., FABPS
  • Dr. Laurie Philips H.C. Philipps, Ph.D., FABPS
  • play_arrowLicensed Clinical Psychologist
  • play_arrowClinical Pediatric & Adult Neuropsychologist
  • play_arrowClinical Pediatric & Adult Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Laurie Philipps is the founder of NeuroHealth. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Psychology and English Literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology from The University of Iowa. She completed fellowships in the areas of Developmental Disabilities and Pediatric Neuropsychology at The University of Iowa Medical Center, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, and subsequently completed her residency in pediatric psychology and neuropsychology at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center/Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Philipps has held faculty and clinical appointments at The University of Chicago Medical Center, Rush Medical Center/Rush Medical College, Northern Illinois University, the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and in the Advocate Healthcare System. She also served as the Dean of Students at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Philipps is an invited lecturer at a number of academic institutions and professional societies, and she is a member of the training committee for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has also published numerous original research articles.

Dr. Philipps is a Fellow of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, with certifications in the areas of pediatric and adult neuropsychology and pediatric and adult forensic psychology. She has been on the medical staff of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital since 1993. She has also held previous medical staff appointments at The University of Chicago Medical Center, Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Philipps specializes in direct school consultation and advocacy for patients at NeuroHealth, assisting children, adolescents, and their families in obtaining and retaining 504 Accommodation Plans, as well as Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in both public and private school settings. She also provides direct school advocacy for students whose special education needs require a Private Therapeutic Day School Placement.

Dr. Philipps’ areas of expertise include pediatric and adult psychological, neuropsychological, and forensic assessment, as well as treatment and case management of pediatric and adult autism-spectrum disorders, learning disorders, developmental disorders, neurologic disorders, anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar disorders, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Philipps also has experience and expertise with neurocognitive remediation of executive function and memory disorders. She embraces a systems approach to assessment and treatment, providing both marital and family interventions as well.

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Dr. Mary Clare Smith, Ph.D., S.N.D.
  • Dr. Mary Clare Smith Ph.D., S.N.D.
  • play_arrowM.A. in Art Therapy
  • play_arrowM.A. in History
  • play_arrowM.R.E. in Religious Education

Dr. Mary Clare Smith, Ph.D, S.N.D. earned her B.A. in Secondary Education from Notre Dame College of Ohio. She holds an M.A. in Art Therapy from Ursuline College, an M.A. in History from John Carroll University, and an M.R.E. in Religious Education from the Notre Dame Catechetical Institute, Pontifical University of St. Thomas, in Rome, Italy.

She obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Cleveland State University. Previous to joining NeuroHealth, Dr. Smith provided outpatient psychological and neuropsychological testing and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults at Catholic Charities in Cleveland, Ohio. She also has been affiliated with the FIRST program and for Migration and Refugee Services in Cleveland, providing assessment and treatment to children, adolescent, and adults. At Psychology Consultants in Medina, Ohio, Dr. Smith provided psychotherapy and art therapy to nursing home and skilled nursing facility residents.

She provided outpatient assessment and therapy to children, adolescents and young adults at Harbor Youth and Family Services in Toledo, Ohio, and inpatient therapy to adults and older adults at the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Smith has made numerous professional presentations over the course of her career.

As a member of the NeuroHealth team, Dr. Smith provides psychologoical and neuropsychological testing and treatment of neurocognitive, neurodevelopmental, and psychological concerns across the life span, including post-concussional syndrome, seizure disorders, dementia disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and learning differences. She provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

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Jamie Harris, M.A.
  • Jamie Harris, M.A.

Jamie Harris, M.A. is the Clinical Director of NeuroHealth. She earned her B.A. in Biopsychology from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Previously, Ms. Harris has provided psychotherapeutic and assessment services at Rosecrance Health Network in Rockford, Illinois, Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse, Wisconsin and Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. Ms. Harris has expertise in treating children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, and learning difficulties. She also has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with TBI, concussions, seizure disorders and other neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental conditions.

On the NeuroHealth team, Ms. Harris’ areas of practice include neuropsychological and psychological testing, psychotherapy, and school advocacy. She approaches treatment from a systems perspective, including parents and pertinent family members as part of the treatment modality for children, adolescents, and adults.

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Alexa Saunders, M.A.
  • Alexa Saunders, M.A.

Alexa Saunders, M.A. earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Relations from The University of Iowa and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Saunders is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Previously, Ms. Saunders provided psychological assessments at Sankofa Psychological Services in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Saunders also has provided services in the school setting, and has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults to resolve symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, grief, and eating disorders. Ms. Saunders has conducted research on infant communication development and applied cognition in college students at The University of Iowa and Iowa State University, respectively.

As a part of the NeuroHealth team, Ms. Saunders provides psychological and neuropsychological testing for patients presenting with TBI, concussion, stroke, dementia, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, and ADHD. She integrates parents and pertinent caregivers into the therapeutic process with children and adolescents and employs a variety of therapeutic approaches geared specifically to the needs of the child, adolescent or adult, including cognitive-behavioral and client-centered approaches.

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Rosina Salerno, M.A.
  • Rosina Salerno, M.A.

Rosina Salerno, M.A., received her B.A. in Psychology from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois and her M.A. in Community Counseling at The Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.

Rosina has previously provided assessment and psychotherapeutic services in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings at ChildServ and also Streamwood Behavioral Hospital. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, learning difficulties, developmental disabilities, and autism-spectrum disorders. In addition, she has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, concussions, seizure disorders, and other neurologic conditions.

As a NeuroHealth team member, Rosina provides psychological and neuropsychological testing, as well as individual, couples, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She actively engages parents and other pertinent family members in the overall therapeutic process and plan for the benefit of the individual and the family system.

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Jacquelyn Carlton, M.A.
  • Jacquelyn Carlton, M.A.

Jacquelyn Carlton, M.A. earned her B.S. in Psychology and Anthropology from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, and her M.A. /M.Div. in Pastoral Counseling from the University of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Carlton has provided spiritual care, crisis counseling, and bereavement support as a Chaplain in a variety of settings, most recently at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. At Bella Terra Morton Grove in Morton Grove, Illinois, she assessed spiritual and emotional needs of rehabilitation patients and long-term residents. Ms. Carlton led a support group for patients in rehabilitation due to severe brain injury at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She has also provided assessment services regarding the spiritual and emotional needs of patients living with HIV at Access Community Health Network in Chicago, Illinois.

On the NeuroHealth team, Ms. Carlton provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families regarding a variety of concerns, including traumatic brain injury, dementia, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, health psychology, and ADHD.

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Nicole Frey, M.A.
  • Nicole Frey, M.A.

Nicole Frey, M.A. earned her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Psychology from The University of New Mexico and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Twin Cities in Eagan, Minnesota. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Previously, Ms. Frey was a Program Counselor at Meridian Services in Golden Valley, Minnesota, working with residents with a variety of concerns, including Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Mild Intellectual Disability. She also recently presented on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy at the MSPP Clinical Psychology Spring Research Conference.

As a member of the NeuroHealth team, Ms. Frey provides psychological and neuropsychological testing regarding neurocognitive, neurodevelopmental, and psychological concerns. Her areas of expertise include TBI, concussion, epilepsy, mood disorders, dementia, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, learning concerns, developmental concerns, and personality issues. Her approach to psychological and neuropsychological assessment is deductive in nature, as she customizes the testing battery to reflect each individual’s presenting concerns and also through ongoing analysis of results obtained during the testing process.