Urban Balance Therapy and Consulting, PLLC offers counseling for individuals, families and groups. In addition, we offer educational advocacy services and clinical supervision for licensure.
I earned a M.S. Degree in Counselor Education from Western Illinois University in 2003 and am licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have worked as a school counselor since graduating in 2003 and own a private practice - Urban Balance Therapy and Consulting, PLLC - since 2020. I have extensive experience working with youth of all ages 5-18. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Before coming to Urban Balance Therapy & Consulting, I worked in various private practice, school-based, and community mental health settings. I have a warm, calming presence and want your child to feel comfortable coming to therapy and opening up about what is bothering them. I enjoy working with families to resolve conflict or find solutions to improving behavior or communication at home. I hope to give kids a positive experience of coming to therapy!
Each person is impacted by unique challenges and empowered by individual strengths. I find it a privilege to support clients as they discover the best version of themselves and unlock their potential. In a collaborative environment - I use an eclectic, psychodynamic-based approach to explore what strengths, weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and challenges contribute to living a fulfilling life. Through a strong therapeutic relationship, I hope to engage clients in a journey toward healing and thriving.
Taking care of your mental health can help you live life the best way you can - authentically, with purpose and passion. We regularly take time to care for our prized possessions, things like our homes and cars, but often neglect our minds, hearts, and bodies. Don't forget to slow down to invest in yourself, and find your balance.