Current Mental Health News


Are Depression and Anxiety the Same Thing?
Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health issues in America. In fact, you often hear about them as if they are a single condition. Are depression and anxiety the same? Is it possible to have one without the other? Let’s take a closer look at these mental health topics and how
Can Divorce Cause PTSD?

Can Divorce Cause PTSD?

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved, no matter how amicable it may be. It requires an entire change of lifestyle, behavior, location, family dynamic, and more. Many people experience symptoms of grief and depression after divorce, even if they are satisfied with the outcome. This brings up an important question: can divorce cause PTSD? What
At Urban Balance, we are proud of our internship training program! BJ Rudd is one of our Clinical Interns, he is completing his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. BJ is passionate about building an accepting and caring environment in order for clients to feel comfortable being their most authentic

The Rituals of Grief

By UB therapist Michael Maloney, LCPC I often see people come in processing their grief. I’ve witnessed how people process their loss of parents, friends, children, and pets. Some of the situations vary in how the person was lost: accident, cancer, old age, drug abuse, suicide, and so many other stories have been shared. Grief

Therapist Spotlight: Lizzy Ball, LCSW

Lizzy Ball is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who enjoys working with adolescents and adults via individual, couples, and group therapy. Her clinical interests include trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, attachment/family-of-origin issues, relationships, mindfulness and self-compassion. Lizzy works at our Chicago — Ravenswood office. You can read her full bio here! To make an appointment with Lizzy, please
Proven Ways to Treat Anxiety Attacks

3 Proven Ways to Treat Anxiety Attacks

What is the best way to treat an anxiety attack? How can you stop an anxiety attack once it’s started? No matter how often you experience anxiety attacks, you want a solution you can turn to. In this guide, we will look at three proven ways to treat anxiety attacks, courtesy of Urban Balance counseling

Therapist Spotlight: Rachel Clarke, LCSW

Rachel Clarke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago. Rachel works at our Chicago — Hinsdale office and has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. You can read her full bio here! To make an appointment with Rachel, please contact our intake department. See
Will Counseling Help with Anxiety

Will Counseling Help with Anxiety?

If you’ve been dealing with anxiety on your own, you’re probably looking for new solutions. What is the best way to treat anxiety? Does anxiety go away? Will counseling help with anxiety? There are tons of questions racing through your mind. Let’s take a look at how therapy could help your anxiety and how you
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