Michelle Wernberg

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Michelle Wernberg is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Lewis University and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Benedictine University.

She integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as evidence based approaches to guide the client’s treatment plan, along with a variety of other treatment modalities. Michelle uses a strength based approach to navigate the client to reach their goals and potential.

Michelle’s areas of focus include treating depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, women’s issues/post partum depression, trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, life transition issues, grief and loss, relationship distress, communication problems, spiritual concerns, and stress and anger management, in adolescents teenagers, and adults.

Michelle’s areas of specialization are helping others to learn effective coping strategies to meet goals, strength-building and empowerment, increasing self-esteem, building resiliency to stress, managing overwhelming emotions, prioritizing self-care needs, relaxation strategies and breathing techniques, and changing ineffective thoughts patterns to improve overall quality of life. Therapy can rewire the brain and change the neural pathways, establishing effective thought patterns and an overall better sense of self.

She tailors therapy to prioritize the unique needs of the client. Through a collaborative relationship, Michelle believes that the importance of therapy is providing a warm and safe environment, and building a trustworthy relationship to provide comfort, healing, and internal growth.

Michelle is currently accepting new clients. She can be reached at 630-797-9192 or michelle@barnumcounseling.com.


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