Staff at Adolescent Growth

Whether you are seeking help at one of our facilities in California or our location in Lombard, Illinois, you can expect every member of our staff to be kind, compassionate, gracious and professional.


  • When we hire our staff, we are not just looking for a great treatment team, we are looking for people who are committed to the same principles of good client care that we are.

    Every member of the Adolescent Growth team must continuously demonstrate a commitment to our core values, embodied in the acronym CLIMB; Care, Leadership, Integrity, Merit and Budget.  These five values inform everything we do from the beginning of your healing journey all the way to the end.

Meet the team in. . .

Sherman Oaks, California

Hiruy Gessesse, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Kara Vesely, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Program Manager

    Abraham Rios

    Assistant Program Manager

    Get to know the staff at. . .

    Commerce, California

    Matthew Wong, J.D., M.D.

    Psychiatrist

    Kara Vesely, M.A., L.M.F.T.

    Program Manager

      Manuel Nieto

      Assistant Program Manager

        Say hello to. . .

        Lombard, Illinois

        Brian McFaul, M.D.

        Psychiatrist

        Colleen Horgan, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

        Program Manager

        Dr. James Morris, L.C.P.C., PhD

        Assistant Program Manager

        ABOUT US


        Adolescent Growth is a family owned and operated treatment center for teens aged 12-17. Since our inception we have proudly held the Gold Seal of Accreditation from the Joint Commission, an internationally recognized accreditation body. We specialize in treating teens with mental health disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders