My experience has focused on anxiety, depression, adjustment issues and trauma. I have completed coursework in clinical supervision and I am able to provide supervision in the State of Illinois. My theoretical orientation for counseling is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) and Trauma Focused-CBT. Additionally I use Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am Board Certified as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC), and a Certified Trauma and Resilience Clinical Practitioner (CTRP-C).

I love life! I am a full-time mom of 3 super awesome kids and two small dogs named Beau and Jerry. I am driven, determined, passionate, open-minded, energetic and spiritual. I am also hard headed, feisty and hard on myself. I enjoy traveling, exploring new things/places, outdoors (hiking, kayaking, soaking up a beautiful scenery that transforms me to a different place), reading, working out, playing, gardening, hanging out with friends socially.  


Meet Farah Anderson

Meet Farah Anderson

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. 


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a few of my favorite things

a few of my favorite things