Relief Mental Health in Northbrook, IL is an outpatient provider of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), psychedelic antidepressant therapy (Spravato esketamine), psychiatry/medication management services, and talk therapy for the treatment of depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and other mental health diagnoses. Relief aims to create a new standard for mental healthcare by offering innovative therapeutic interventions and responding to evolving patient needs.
Jenessa Hadzic, LCSW is a therapist at Relief Mental Health in Northbrook, Ill., offering both in-person and virtual psychotherapy for adults ages 18 and older. She has more than seven years of experience in caring for patients with depression, anxiety, life transitions and other mental health issues.
Jenessa knows that unwanted anxious thoughts can feel debilitating, scary, and even isolating. She works alongside her clients throughout the journey to regain control of their headspace by challenging and reframing defeating thoughts and patterns. Providing a safe, empathic, and validating space is her highest priority when partnering to reach goals. Jenessa helps individuals identify their strengths, discover possibilities for change, and promote healing.
Jenessa utilizes several evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and mindfulness. She recognizes the strength and vulnerability it can take to reach out for support and she wants her patients to know it will be worthwhile. She considers it a privilege to aid her patients in navigating the change they are seeking out of therapy.
Jenessa earned her Master’s degree in social work from Loyola University in Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in social work from Northeastern Illinois University. She joined Relief in 2023 and resides in a north suburb of Chicago with her husband and toddler. In her free time, Jenessa enjoys going on walks and to the park with her husband and son, and spending time with friends and family.
Jenessa works with an extraordinary team of therapists and medical providers, who can offer additional services such as medication management, psychedelic therapy (SPRAVATO® esketamine), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for individuals suffering from depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more.
I care about you and want to know your story. I strive to make my patients feel heard, seen and understood and provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental presence in which patients can feel comfortable sharing their past experiences and current hopes and goals. I combine this understanding with my expertise in medicine, neuroscience and trauma informed care to come up with the best treatments possible for you.
In addition to medication management, I specialize in the administration of psychedelic therapy (SPRAVATO®) to patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression. I work with a wonderful team of therapists, providers and professionals who can offer additional services such as TMS treatments and psychotherapy.
I care about your health and bring all of my learning and expertise to find solutions for you. I have created and presented talks to state and national nurse organizations on medical mimics of psychiatric disorders and on the connection between childhood trauma and adult illness. From the simplest to the most complex case, these insights inform my care.
Denise Styer, LPC is a therapist at Relief Mental Health in Northbrook, Ill. She has more than 25 years of experience in working with patients who struggle with life transitions, depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, emotion regulation, and other issues.
Denise is passionate about providing education on how to build an individualized and unique plan based on someone’s personal goals and needs as well as a safe space for them to self-reflect without judgment. She understands that finding mental health help can sometimes be difficult but wants people to know she can assist them in gaining the knowledge and understanding to make the changes best for them. She strives to meet her patients where they’re at by showing compassion and teaching pattern interruption, emotion recognition, and challenging the client to do something different. She does this through therapeutic services, medication management, psychedelic antidepressant therapy (SPRAVATO® esketamine) for patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression, and/or TMS evaluations for those struggling with depression or OCD.
Denise earned her doctorate in psychology in 2001 from Adler University in Chicago, her Master’s degree in 1995 from the Adler Graduate School in Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She joined Relief in 2020 and resides in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with her cat, Lily. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting her son in Oregon, spending time with her friends and family, and advocating for women.