Dr. Jessica Brennan
I take a personalized and holistic approach to psychotherapy with women. As both a licensed clinical psychologist and certified yoga teacher, I incorporate the needs of the mind, body and emotional self into treatment. I specialize in helping women build more positive relationships with their bodies, personal self-care and emotions.
My therapeutic style includes a variety of effective treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also incorporate mindfulness, compassion and problem-solving strategies. Throughout treatment, we work together to increase insight into problematic patterns and to establish more balanced coping strategies.
I have experience treating eating disorders, anxiety, depression, feelings of being “stuck,” trauma, grief and relational issues. In therapy, I focus on more than just the challenges that you, the client, may face. I also emphasize your personal strengths and past successes to help you to create the life that you want.
In addition, I currently work as a staff psychologist and assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center. There, I provide individual outpatient therapy, as well as family-based treatment. I work with patients on a variety of mental health and behavioral issues, including work-related stress, mood disorders, phobias, relationship challenges, eating disorders and life transitions.
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, 2013, Adler University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, 2010, Adler University
B.S., Education, 2007, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Illinois, License Number: 071.009218
I have worked in a multitude of different treatment settings, with a variety of individuals. My journey in clinical psychology began in therapeutic day schools working with children, adolescents and their families. I specialized in eating disorder assessment and treatment during my training at University of Illinois at Chicago’s Eating Disorder Clinic and my internship at The Emily Program in Minneapolis, MN. I then moved to Ft Hood, TX for my post-doctoral training and worked for STRONG STAR research consortium. While there, I was trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). I treated soldiers, veterans and their families with combat-related stress disorders and military sexual trauma.
In 2016, I began working as a staff psychologist and assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. At Rush, I provide individual outpatient therapy to adults and adolescents. I work with patients on a variety of mental health and behavioral issues, including work-related stress, mood disorders, phobias, relationship challenges, eating disorders, grief and life transitions.
I am also a certified yoga teacher. I trained in Rishikesh, India in 2014. During my training, I focused on the importance of healing the holistic self. I encourage and emphasize mind-body work in my practice through mindfulness, meditation and movement.
AVAILABILITY AND SCHEDULING
Dr. Brennan sees clients at 4043 N Ravenswood, Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60613
Direct phone number: 630-557-9774
Dr. Brennan is in the office seeing individual clients on Mondays and Wednesdays and running workshops some Saturdays