Our Staff

Brenda Romanchik, LCSW, ACSW, CEO

I believe that curiosity is one of our greatest gifts. I became a therapist because I believe that one of the most important things we discover in life is who we are… what makes us unique. Nothing raises more questions about who we are then when life throws challenges our way, or when we find ourselves struggling with feelings we are not comfortable with. Helping people, older and younger, find the best inside themselves is one of the things I love to do the most.

Every therapist has areas of expertise. I have done a lot of training and work in trauma, adoption issues for all members of the constellation, anxiety, depression and challenges that first arise in childhood and adolescence. I work with all ages, and have had clients as young as three and as old as eighty-nine. I am honored that so many have trusted me over the years with their hearts and their lives. And as much as they learn from me, I also learn from them.

I have always loved sharing what I have learned with others. As the Clinical Director of Great Oak Counseling, I help my colleagues take the wealth of knowledge they already have and further grow as therapists. I also believe a good teacher not only imparts knowledge, but ignites curiosity and learns from those they guide.

For more information on me, check out www.brendaromanchik.com

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Jenna Bruck, LMSW

Choosing to go therapy can be a difficult decision, yet be a catalyst for positive change. I firmly believe seeing a therapist can provide you with the resources and support needed to cope with a variety of things such as difficult situations, life changes, and overwhelming feelings, while also empowering you.  

I provide a non-judgemental and warm approach that helps my clients feel safe expressing their authentic selves and sharing their stories. In my practice, I incorporate techniques from CBT, systems theory, bibliotherapy, and play therapy. Additionally, I use a trauma-informed approach when working with clients. 

I also love working with children and teens! Whether your child is having a difficult time in school, is struggling with anxiety or depression, or is dealing with major life changes, therapy can give them the tools and skills to work through challenges they face in an empowering way. When working with youth, I like to also work with parents/guardians and give them tools to help them support their child outside of the therapy office.

My previous experience includes working with families involved in the foster care system and with teen and adult survivors of sexual assault, both individually and in a group setting. I also have worked with children in a camp setting for many years.

I am currently being supervised by Brenda Romanchik, LCSW, ACSW.

Some other things I enjoy are traveling, learning about ancient cultures, cooking, and hanging out with my friends, family, and my two adorable dogs. 

Contact me directly at phone: 770-765-6094 or email: jbruck@greatoakcounseling.org