Brianna Panka, LCSW
Over the last few years I have gained a wide range of experience. In 2017 I made the move back home to the Chicagoland area after completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky. I then received my Masters in Clinical Social Work with a concentration in Health from Loyola University Chicago. Over the past few years, I have had experience working with individuals seeking medication assisted treatment for substance use disorders. I have also had experience working with individuals with the following diagnoses: intellectual disabilities, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, schizoaffective disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, as well as personality disorders. Through my experiences, as well as my education, I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
My approach to therapy is person-focused, I believe that with a supportive listening ear, helping you work towards your goals through the identification of your values, and the growth of new coping skills to help in times of distress, so that your goals are never out of reach.