Stephanie Brenner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 11 years of experience working with clients with chronic illnesses. Through her journey as a chronic illness patient and clinician, she has developed a passion for helping people with health challenges live their lives to the fullest. When working with her clients, she uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, medical hypnotherapy, psycho-education, and a strengths-based approach. She sees children and adults from age 5 through late adulthood. She has a special interest and advanced training in treating gastrointestinal conditions. Stephanie received her undergraduate degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Iowa. She taught students with severe autism in the Chicago Public Schools for three years before earning her Master’s degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago. She worked as an outpatient oncology social worker and research assistant at NorthShore University HealthSystem in the Kellogg Cancer Center for six years. During this time, she co-founded Oak Park Behavioral Medicine, where she worked for six years with patients with chronic illnesses. In 2018, she ventured out to establish her own practice in Evanston. She has spoken at various conferences both nationally and internationally, and served on the advisory for the Pediatric Crohn’s Guidebook due out in 2021. She also is on the Recruitment committee for the Rome Foundation’s GastroPsych directory, which is dedicated to providing a space for psychosocial GI providers to connect with each other and with the patients who want to find them. She is passionate about getting social workers a seat at the table when it comes to health psychology, and she is currently only seeing patients through telehealth during the pandemic.
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois, Expires 11/30/21 #149015344