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Briahna Yuodsnukis PhD

Briahna Yuodsnukis
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
Gender Pronouns
  • she/her
Contact Information
  • briahnay [at]
  • (312) 996-5511
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612

Briahna Yuodsnukis (she/her), PhD, is a Queer, generation 2.5 immigrant, multi-ethnic clinical psychologist. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders program at UIC. She provides individual therapy to patients across the lifespan, and also provides training and supervision to graduate students in Clinical Psychology PhD Program at UIC. Dr. Yuodsnukis has special interests in trauma, disordered eating, anxiety disorders, and working with individuals with marginalized identities. Much of her work emphasizes the impact of minority stress on mental, social, and physical well-being.

Dr. Yuodsnukis specializes in the use of behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapies. She uses a collaborative and goal-orientated approach so that she and the patient can create a treatment plan that works best for the patient and their goals. She uses concepts and techniques from the following therapies: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and the Unified Protocol (UP). 

She received her PhD in clinical psychology with an emphasis in LGBTQ+ psychology from Palo Alto University. She completed her internship at the Medical College of Georgia/Charlie Norwood VA – Trauma Track and her pediatric fellowship at Lurie Children’s Gender & Sex Development Program. Her clinical training has broadly focused on specialized clinical care for LGBTQ+ folks from a trauma-informed perspective, primarily in healthcare settings with an interdisciplinary team approach. 

  • Anxiety Disorders, PTSD/Trauma, Disordered Eating, LGBTQ+ Identity, Identity Exploration, Medical Concerns/Diagnoses