Current Mental Health News

Check out our recent reviews on Yelp! UB’s Libertyville office is conveniently located in the heart of Libertyville’s commercial district. Easy off street parking, a welcoming office, and 5 experienced, licensed therapists make this location one of the premier counseling practices in the northwest suburbs. Additionally, all of UB’s counseling insurance services are offered here.
By UB’s Dave Gershan, PsyD You can probably remember a time when you set out to complete an important task – today was going to be the day to get it done – only to find yourself browsing the Internet, watching that Netflix show, alphabetizing your book shelf, doing laundry, or catching up with an

5 Ways to Turn Around a Negative Day

By UB therapist Kiya Immergluck, Ph.D., LCPC You know those days when you just don’t want to get out of bed or face the day ahead? We all have mornings like that. Unfortunately, if we dread the day ahead, we’re usually unconsciously setting ourselves up for a rough ride. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be
UB is proud to welcome new additions to our counseling staff at UB’s Libertyville therapy office. Learn more about UB’s Libertyville staff therapists – bios and specialties:
Kris Kirilova is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in life transitions, professional challenges, stress related anxiety and depression, and self-esteem issues. She enjoys working with diverse clients addressing career transitions and exploration, relationship problems, work-life balance, mid-life crisis, and cultural issues. Read her full bio here. What self-care techniques or activities do you do? I enjoy

Addiction Counseling at Urban Balance

What is addiction? Many drugs (including alcohol) and behaviors that provide either pleasure (gambling, video games, sex, etc.) or relief from pain pose a risk of addiction which is a: Chronic disorder precipitated by a combination of genetic, biological/pharmacological and social factors. Compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its consequences. Craving for more of
Dr. Manasa Perera is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in long term care facilities, community mental health centers, and substance abuse treatment facilities.  She has experience treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance
By UB therapist Sari Ticker, Psy.D. Our society values multi-tasking, working on the go, and being accessible at all hours of the day and night. This push towards constant availability has made it hard for our over-worked minds and bodies to take a break for much needed rest and relaxation. Working and being out of