Current Mental Health News

By UB therapist, Amy Bailey, LCPC What is the state of mental health services here in Illinois? Turning Point Behavioral Health convened its 16th Panel Discussion on February 10 to ask that question of local, state and congressional officials. I attended the town hall meeting to participate in the discussion, and gain knowledge and perspective on the current

Urban Balance Supports: Open Communities

Urban Balance is committed to supporting causes and organizations that our therapists’ are passionate about. This month, we donated funds to Open Communities, an organization that promotes housing, economic and social justice in north suburban Chicago. UB Therapist Alicia Hoffman, LCPC provides information about Open Communities and the importance of  the organization:  Safe and stable housing is a basic necessity
Urban Balance therapist Bob Ryan, LCPC, ATR appeared on WGN Talk Radio Show, Pete and Jane, on Valentine’s Day to share the secrets of a long and happy marriage and how to keep the spark alive in your relationship.     A few of his tips include: Do small things everyday for your partner Express gratitude and
Shelley Skrypnyk is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s College and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from The Adler School of Professional Psychology.  Shelley specializes in treating issues related to anxiety, trauma, depression, self esteem, substance abuse, relationship problems, stress management and life transitions.  Shelley has

How do you know if you should go to therapy?

Urban Balance therapist Mikki Guerra, LCSW, CADC weighs in on when and why it’s important to seek therapy. Therapy can be beneficial for everyone, at all stages of life. However, if you are unsure of whether you need to see a therapist, here are 5 signs to help you decide:   When your body starts to give