Stephanie Brenner (formerly Stephanie Horgan) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 8 years of experience working with those with chronic illnesses. Throughout her journey as a patient and clinician, she has developed a passion for helping those with health challenges live their life to the fullest. She uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Medical Hypnotherapy, Psycho-education, and a Strengths-based approach when working with her clients. She sees clients 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 graduate degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago. She worked at NorthShore University HealthSystem in the Kellogg Cancer Center for six years as an outpatient oncology social worker. During this time she also co-founded Oak Park Behavioral Medicine with Dr. Tiffany Taft, where she worked for six years seeing patients with chronic illness. She now is starting her own practice in Evanston, where she will focus on continuing to provide support and encouragement to those facing medical illnesses.