225 S. Meramec Avenue, Suite 932T, Clayton MO 63105

Urban Balance St. Louis - Clayton is a team of trusted, independent and licensed practitioners that provide insurance-friendly therapy. Take advantage of confidential counseling services for families, individuals, groups and couples in and around St. Louis Missouri. We offer you or a loved one a wide variety of counseling services that include:

  • Anxiety Treatment and Depression Treatment
  • Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling
  • Drug Addiction and Other Addiction Treatment
  • Individual and Group Counselors and Therapists
  • Teen Counseling and Counseling for Children
  • Grief Counseling, Trauma Counseling and More

Urban Balance provides comprehensive therapy services for individuals – adults, adolescents and children – as well as couples, families and groups. Urban Balance is a group psychotherapy practice with a mission of making therapy accessible and affordable by accepting insurance from most insurance companies.

Because we believe diversity is rooted in strength, we happily celebrate diversity in our staff and clients. Thus, we promote an open and accepting community that welcomes all, thanks to a team of more than 150 licensed therapists working as independent practitioners out of 14 office locations. Each of our offices offer daytime, evening and weekend availability to enable increased access to quality therapy and counseling. Our therapists hail from a variety of therapeutic backgrounds and practices. Feel free to search by specialty. We look forward to helping you or a family member!

“Urban Balance in St. Louis - Clayton offers a complimentary 20-minute consultation with a therapist for first-time clients.”

Hours of Service:

  • Monday through Friday: 7AM – 9PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9AM – 5PM


Contact Urban Balance’s intake department at (888)726-7170 or intake@urbanbalance.com to schedule an appointment. We offer a complimentary 20 minute consultation with a therapist for first time clients.

Meet Our Therapists

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Anika Hannah


Adina Johnson, LPC

Adina Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Adina has clinical experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of presenting issues including grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, career issues, cultural adjustments, personality disorders, life transitions, and relationship concerns. Adina has training and experience in premarital therapy - focusing on communication, conflict resolution, personality types, family influences, stress, intimacy, and finances.

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Ashley Blake


Ashley Blake, LCSW

Ashley Blake is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eight years experience helping adults and children improve their relationships, heal from grief and loss, and cultivate more fulfilling lives. With a background in various settings such as community mental health, residential treatment, schools and private practice, she has worked with a wide range of clients struggling with anxiety and depression, past traumas, interpersonal conflict, and major life transitions. Drawing from psychoanalytic, cognitive, and client-centered schools of thought, Ashley uses an eclectic approach to address the unique personalities of each of her clients, and takes true joy in working with clients with diverse backgrounds. She is also a lifelong student of philosophy and history and believes that there is wisdom to be found in the experiences of generations past. With a background in theater, Ashley especially enjoys working with creative or intellectual people searching for direction and meaning in their lives. She also has experience in business and understands the challenges that ambitious professionals often face.

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Kate O'Brien


Chelsea Alarcon, LPC

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. She believes people can discover many new things about themselves in such a space, including the values that they want to shape their lives around and how to achieve their most value-centered life. Chelsea uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), expressive therapy, and client-centered therapy to meet the unique needs of each client. Chelsea’s clinical interests include relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and issues unique to the LGBTQ population. Chelsea earned her Masters degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University.

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Lindsey Gischer


Daniel Pardikes, Clinical Intern

Daniel is a Clinical Intern studying at Northwestern University’s Family Institute. Daniel comes to Urban Balance with past experiences working in a community based agency and private practice. He has worked with adults experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, life transitions such as career change and divorce, and chronic mental illness. Daniel is uniquely attuned to family of origin conversations and maintains a strong affinity for the use of group therapy. Daniel’s approach is primarily psychodynamic with elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialetical Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

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Rashid Muhammad


Allison Steckbeck, Clinical Intern

Allison Steckbeck is a clinical intern from the Counseling program at Northwestern University. During her first year as a graduate student, Allison trained at The Family Institute, working with a diverse range of clientele addressing issues involving depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem, life transitions, and stress management. She will be continuing her graduate training at Urban Balance through offering individual, couple, and family counseling. Allison utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach that is rooted in her psychodynamic training foundation, while incorporating interventions from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and solution focused theories.

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