Jenna Brooks, LSW

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Jenna Brooks is a graduate from Loyola University Chicago, where she obtained her masters in Social Work, with a concentration in mental health. She has completed a fellowship in psychoanalysis through the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, where she remains an active member.

Jenna has extensive experience working in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, having served as a medical social worker on hematology and oncology, neurosurgery, stroke, palliative and hospice units. She has also worked in psychiatric settings with adolescents experiencing eating disorders.

Jenna is passionate about working with individuals and families facing chronic and comorbid health conditions, adjusting to new diagnoses and terminal illness, and grieving after sudden deaths. She has participated in many goals-of-care discussions in medical settings, and has a particular interest in medical ethics in end-of-life care.

Jenna believes in the health, strengths, and inherent self-worth of all of her clients. In her practice, she aims to relieve suffering from systems of oppression, and promote social justice within the context of the therapeutic relationship.

Jenna practices an eclectic, integrative approach, drawing from psychodynamic, mindfulness, trauma-informed, relational, and systems theories. Finally, Jenna draws from her personal experience as a Suzuki violinist, avid listener of hard rock and metal music, from Buddhist meditation principles, and Jewish spirituality.

To reach Jenna, email brooks.d.jenna@gmail.com, or call 773.274.4600 ext 7.