We strive to make seeing a psychiatrist or therapist as easy as possible in order to improve the mental health of individuals of all ages in our community. We achieve this by providing excellent care and service delivered with kindness, integrity, and respect.
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.
Sees patients ages 21 and up.
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.
Sees patients ages 13 and up.
Dr. Deepti Shenoi has been in practice in the western suburbs of Chicago since 2010. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, then completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was the recipient of the Jay G. Hirsch Memorial Award for best research paper in Child Psychiatry in 2011.
Dr. Shenoi is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. She effectively treats children, adolescents and adults with the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, attention deficit problems, impulse-control disorders and more.
In order to have time to gather sufficient background information when treating children under age 14, Dr. Shenoi prefers to meet with a child’s parent(s) or guardian(s) for 45 minutes for the first visit, and then to see the child about one week later for 45 minutes, with part of this second appointment also spent with parents. For patients between 14-17 years old, the two appointment method is optional, but she expects a parent/guardian to be present for part of the initial visit.
Dr. Shenoi shares our practice philosophy of providing attentive care to meet each individual’s distinctive needs to improve and sustain their optimal mental health. Her personality and style are a great complement to our friendly and warm psychiatric team.
Sees patients ages 5 and up.
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.
Sees patients ages 16 and up.
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.
Sees clients ages 1 and up.