Michelle is a Clinical Intern at Bricolage Wellness. She sees clients at the Chicago-Lakeview, Lombard and Yorkville locations.
“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will be discover the infinite power of
our light” – Brene Brown
Hello, my name is Michelle Wilkes and I find joy in working together to help you process what is happening in your life and help lead you to deeper self-understanding and self-compassion. Life can be messy and beautiful at the same time if we have the tools to recognize and cope with the inevitable ups and downs. After a long career in the corporate world and helping small businesses grow through my MBA in Entrepreneurship, I decided to work on a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As a counseling intern and human being with personal experience navigating life’s inevitable challenges, twists and turns, I look forward to supporting you through your own journey.
I am also a mom to three children, including a young adult and two teens, each of whom are quite different. I have also been privileged to walk alongside many who have struggled with family, social issues, grief and loss, and role transitions.
I am excited to help anyone who is looking to manage difficult emotions and become more self-aware, but I have a special passion for helping perinatal and postpartum moms and those who support them. Through compassionate listening, and guiding in navigating their new roles, helping to find and cultivate their inner strengths, I partner with my clients to embrace all that parenthood has to offer. I recently completed the Postpartum Support International two day certificate course focusing on the assessment, treatment, and support of perinatal moms and dads.
In my off time, I enjoy hiking and fresh air. I dream of traveling and hanging out with my children, taking walks with my dog, and spending time with my friends. As an incredibly curious person, I can always be found with a book, a podcast, or a Google rabbit hole to disappear down.
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