Current Mental Health News


stop social media addiction
Social media addiction is a growing problem that often goes unnoticed. What starts as casual socialization turns into a long-lasting addiction with significant consequences. If you have experienced some of the signs of social media addiction, there are steps you can take to change your habits for the better. Here is a guide explaining how
social media addiction
Social media is just as addictive as drugs, alcohol, or gambling. Being addicted to Facebook and Instagram may seem harmless at first, but it can have significant unforeseen consequences. Suddenly you feel depressed, unproductive and downright irritable, all because of the world within your phone. Check out these seven signs of social media addiction, along

Therapist Spotlight: Sevil Arin, LCPC

Sevil is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master of Clinical Professional Psychology degree from Roosevelt University. In addition to working with individuals experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety, Sevil specializes in helping her clients explore and make adjustments across the life-cycle to include the aging process, cross-cultural issues, and personal growth and relationship

Time out can mean different things

By UB therapist Michael Maloney, LCPC Time outs can often be a good thing.  When we have a stressful day at work or life just seems to keep putting pressure on us, having a dedicated time to ourselves is needed.  We need time to decompress and alleviate the stress so a time out is well
Urban Balance provides insurance-friendly and affordable therapy for individuals, couples and families.  From our counseling experience in the communities that we serve, we know that awareness of sexual assault and the need for consent are extremely critical issues for people to explore and discuss.  We must all develop greater understanding in order to be part
Chelsea Alarcon
Chelsea Alarcon is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with experience working with adults, couples, adolescents and children. She strives to create a safe space for others to feel heard, understood, and accepted. Read her full bio here. Chelsea works from our Ravenswood office. To schedule an appointment with her, please contact our intake department. What self-care
By UB therapist Sari Ticker, PsyD What is Self-Compassion? As a psychologist, when I mention the concept of “self-compassion” to my clients, I often hear, “I don’t want to be conceited” or, “isn’t that selfish and egotistical?”  It’s not uncommon for self-compassion to be misperceived in this way. Self-compassion is a concept that stems from
self employed work schedule
Creating a self-employed work schedule requires a balance of free time and work time. Many entrepreneurs struggle to establish a sustainable schedule structure – one that allows them to accomplish their goals without feeling overworked. We work with many self-employed business owners at our adult counseling offices in St. Louis, MO. The ones that thrive