By UB therapist Leslie Holley, LCPC This month I had the opportunity to visit two Gateway Foundation treatment program facilities in Swansea and Caseyville, Illinois. The staff, welcoming and well-trained, shared with me how their programs help the community and common substance abuse issues their clients are facing. Visiting the two sites made me reflect
We are proud to welcome Nan Nadler to the Urban Balance team! Nan will be working from our Ravenswood and North Michigan Avenue offices. Nan Nadler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist who works with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, couple, family and play therapy services. She has extensive experience working with
We are looking to hire an experienced clinician at the Urban Balance St. Louis office! We are receiving a large number of inquiries for our new location and are ready to expand. All offices offer daytime, evening and weekend availability to provide better access to quality therapy and counseling. We strive to make counseling accessible and

Think Your Way Out of Anxiety

From Urban Balance staff What do Michael J. Fox, Keanu Reeves and you all have in common?  Give up?  You have all taken an imaginary trip through time.  The first two through the magic of cinematic art (think “Back to the Future” and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”).  You, though the power of your own
Working from UB’s Evanston office, 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. Kris helps clients to re-connect with their inner voice,
Make it about building on strengths, don’t focus on filling deficits Don’t begin with how we are less than we should be. Fulfillment doesn’t mean we acquire certain things, and then we will somehow be whole and successful. Don’t focus on what is lacking in your life, or what keeps you from attaining your ideals.
Are you looking center yourself and create positive outcomes in 2017?  Listen as Joyce Marter gives some life advice to WGN radio listeners & host, Jane Monzures.
By UB Therapist Leslie Holley Leslie is the lead therapist of UB’s new insurance-friendly, independent group therapist office in St. Louis, MO. Serving Clayton, Ladue, Richmond Heights, and surrounding neighborhoods. Learn more about UB’s new therapist location in St. Louis. Learn more about anxiety, its triggers, common symptoms, and basic coping strategies. As a psychotherapist
Urban Balance is committed to supporting causes and organizations that our therapists’ are passionate about. This month, we donated funds to Random Acts of Flowers, an organization that delivers hope and encouragement to people in need. UB Therapist Natalie Rothstein, LPC  provides information about Random Acts of Flowers and the importance of  the organization:  As a therapist, I have really

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Care

Self-care is the best present to give yourself this stressful holiday season. If you mix in everyday stressors with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you may start to feel that the normal stresses of life become unmanageable. It’s important to be aware, particularly during the holidays, of your emotional health and stress