2805 Butterfield Road, Suite 120, Oak Brook, IL 60523
9631 West 153rd Street, Suite 33, Orland Park, IL 60462
3225 Shallowford Road, Suite 500, Marietta, GA 30062

McKenna Pettigrew, MSW

McKenna Pettigrew, MSW


Contact Information

Phone: 630-522-3124

Email: mpettigrew@theocdandanxietycenter.com

Location: Oak Brook & Telehealth (Illinois)

McKenna’s Take on Treatment

“Therapy is a deeply personalized journey centered around understanding and empowerment. I believe in forging genuine connections with my clients and creating a safe and supportive environment where they can explore their experiences without fear of judgment. I aim to empower clients to navigate their paths toward healing and growth, celebrating victories and overcoming obstacles together.”

 Approach to Therapy

McKenna tailors her therapeutic approach to each client, recognizing the uniqueness of every individual. She collaborates with each client to set goals and creates an environment where people are successful at accomplishing their goals. McKenna harnesses clients' strengths and support networks to empower them, ensuring they feel motivated to utilize the tools at their disposal. With a commitment to fostering a non-judgmental space and building genuine connections, she strives to create a comfortable atmosphere for sharing feelings and cultivating therapeutic relationships. McKenna specializes in working with children, teens and adults who struggle with all kinds of anxiety, OCD, and anxiety related disorders. She excels at evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure & Response Prevention and is able to take clients outside of the office as needed. She includes client’s significant others and family members in the treatment process as well as collaborates with other providers.

Experience and Training

McKenna holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois Chicago. Prior to working at The OCD & Anxiety Center, McKenna spent time at an inpatient behavioral hospital, where she worked with young adults, older adults, and seniors suffering from all kinds of anxiety, trauma, depression, and substance use. She has completed the Cognitive Behavioral Institute Exposure and Response Prevention Training and seeks out continuing education so that she can continue learning and offering the most up to date treatment. She is also a member of the International OCD Foundation.

More About McKenna

McKenna was initially born in Michigan and raised in the Chicago Suburbs. In her spare time, McKenna enjoys weightlifting, attending concerts with her friends, trying new restaurants in the city, and hanging out with her cat and two leopard geckos.