Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Community and Family Services




Title: Richard L. Renfro, Ph.D. – Director
Tele: 773.508.3361


Richard L. Renfro is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of Loyola Community and Family Services which primarily serves the Edgewater and Rogers Park communities.  Before coming to Loyola University, Dr. Renfro worked at DePaul Family & Community Services for over 15 years, where he worked with urban children and families and Spanish speaking communities from the near north and west side Chicago areas.  His clinical focus at the clinic was working with adolescent males involved with the juvenile justice system as well as conducting family therapy with these adolescents.  He also specialized in working with youth & families around issues of sexuality.  Dr. Renfro past teaching has focused on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender psychology, Latina/o psychology and graduate level diversity courses for clinical and community students.  His clinical research has focused on Latino/an issues including Gay Latino Men and HIV prevention as well as Latina mental health and the barriers Latinas face accessing mental health services in the Chicago and collar county regions.  Dr. Renfro received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Yale University and his doctorate from University of California, Berkeley in clinical/community psychology.  His pre-doctoral internship was at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute of Juvenile Research.


  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • M.A. University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • B.A. Yale Univeristy, New Haven, CT

Research Interests:

  • Community Mental Health
  • Latino/a Mental Health
  • LGBT Identity Development
  • Intersectionality, Oppression and Mental Health

Professional & Community Affiliations:

  • Society for Community Research and Action
  • National Latino/a Psychological Association
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association
Title: Andrea Gonzlez, LSW – Social Worker 
Tele: 773.508.3799


Andrea Gonzalez joined the Wellness Center in the fall of 2022 as a Licensed Social Worker. Andrea received her Bachelor of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and a Masters of Social Work with a specialization in Mental Health from Loyola University Chicago. She did her undergrad internship at Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center where she worked in treating individuals with substance use related problems. Andrea previously interned at Loyola Community and Family Services. In her free time, Andrea enjoys watching anime, sewing, and hearing podcasts.


  • MSW, Loyola University Chicago
  • BSW, Loyola University Chicago