Resseka Uy, LSW
Resseka Uy-Youkerd (she/her) is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who received her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois Chicago with a specialization in Mental Health. Resseka employs a client-centered, strengths-based approach to provide her clients with a tool box of evidence-based CBT exercises and mindfulness techniques to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. In her clinical work, Resseka strives to cultivate a safe, nonjudgmental environment where her clients can better understand themselves as individuals as well as the mental illness they may find themselves struggling with. She emphasizes the separation of the individual from the illness and empowers her clients to play a more participatory role in their treatment by allowing them to be the expert of their own circumstances/experiences and collaborating with them to create mutually agreed upon goals. Resseka believes that utilizing CBT techniques and recalling past successes to strengthen clients’ resilience begets long lasting, sustainable, positive changes in their lives.