Ms. Jacki Brunk, LCSW
Jacki has worked with individuals, children and families for over 25 years. She received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Illinois State University and her Masters degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Jacki has worked in a variety of private and public settings within the social services field, including private nonprofit child welfare, the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles County, the Department of Human Services in Illinois - Early Intervention Program, and private outpatient practice.
Jacki works with clients using an ecological approach, incorporating systems theory throughout her practice. She believes people are affected by myriad systems in their lives (family, community, society). With effective treatment, clients can acknowledge and address mental, emotional and behavioral issues that impact their everyday routines, regaining function and control as well as finding joy in their lives. Taking a strength-based approach, clients can feel empowered to enhance those parts of their lives that are going well, as well as recognize those areas that require change.
Jacki has worked with a variety of populations, spanning the developmental lifespan, including children and adults with developmental disabilities; foster and adoptive youth; children and adults suffering from depression and anxiety; children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD; and people challenged with various transitions within their lives.
She uses a variety of approaches and interventions, working closely alongside clients’ own determination to effect change in their lives.
3 E. Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
31480 N. US Highway 45, Libertyville, IL 60048