Current Mental Health News

Therapist Spotlight: Jaime Doss, LPC

Jaime Doss is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed school counselor. Jaime uses a plethora of approaches from several theories including: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and behavioral interventions. She has 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Read her full bio here. Jaime works from our Hinsdale and
By UB’s Sari Ticker, PsyD  The holidays are portrayed in commercials, stores, and movies as a happy, fun, and relaxing time.  Cozying up by a warm fire with a hot chocolate while playing a game of scrabble with the family always sounds like a great idea, right? The reality is, it is common for stress,

Are We Wired to Drive in City Traffic?

By UB therapist Bob Ryan, LCPC, ATR Someone once said, “In the land of the free it’s my right to have an open lane in front of me at all times, and Lord help the person who transgresses.” This sentiment seems to say, That’s my roadway and I was just about to use it. Or to

Therapist Spotlight: Shawn Flynn, LCSW

Shawn Flynn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating adults of diverse backgrounds.  She has worked extensively with victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and childhood trauma.  Additionally, Shawn is passionate about working with clients managing addiction, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. Read her full bio here. Shawn works from our North Michigan
Urban Balance Hinsdale is located at 15 Spinning Wheel Road Suite 118, which is right off I-294 and Ogden Avenue. This brand new office suite is the currently the home of five Urban Balance therapists and we are continuing to hire in an effort to expand and grow our services in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. Our Hinsdale clinicians
Nancy Straatmann is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She provides individual, couples, and group therapy for a variety of needs, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance abuse/addiction, codependency, life transitions, relationships, divorce, self-esteem, anger management, family of origin, and women’s issues. Read her full bio here. To schedule an appointment with Nancy at our
By UB clinical intern Erynn Besser It’s that time of year again, the leaves are fading into their hues of auburn and gold; and like mental health, it can be easy to forget to stop and take time to acknowledge its changes. When I made the decision that in 2019 I would thru-hike the 2,189 miles

Growing and Learning Through Failure

By UB therapist Michael Maloney, LCPC I almost missed her, but thankfully due to my babysitting days I was introduced to this wonderful woman.  Her name is Ms. Frizzle and she was an elementary school teacher in the cartoon series the Magic School Bus.  She had a catchphrase (as most things of the 90’s do)