Briana Vintika, MSW, LSW
Briana is a Licensed Social Worker seeing clients in-person at our Yorkville office.
Are you struggling with feeling the need to maintain perfection?
Are you feeling like food is controlling your life and you can’t take it any longer?
Are you consumed by negative thoughts about your body image?
That’s where I come in, my name is Bri and I am a licensed social worker, who specializes in eating disorders and anxiety. Starting therapy and recovery can be scary and intimidating, but having someone alongside you for the journey can be comforting. My goal is to create a safe environment to go outside of your comfort zone. The most important thing to me is building a therapeutic relationship with you. I will get to know your struggles, your strengths, the shows you love and your biggest pet peeves. Therapy is not one size fits all. My job is to guide you to be aligned with your goals and values, and if you don’t know what those things are, we can discover them together. I want to provide a laid back environment where you feel like you can be your authentic self and feel I am giving you the same. I use a transparent approach while also using empathy, compassion, and humor.
I have experience in working for agencies dealing with teen pregnancy, fostercare, and psychiatric outpatient programs. Eating disorders is my specialty but I also work with depression, anxiety, self harm, stress, life transitions, and many other concerns.
Treatment modalities that I use components of are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy with Eating disorders (CBT-E), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and psychodynamic therapy. It is important for me to figure out what your goals are and use a mixture of modalities to help you achieve your goals and meet you where you’re at.
In my time outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and my husband, hanging out with my dogs, participating in joyful, mindful movement and watching reality t.v.
During our time together, we will laugh, cry and everything in between!