990 Grove Street, Suite 303, Evanston, 60201

Urban Balance Evanston 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. Over 16 experienced, accredited therapists work from the Urban Balance Evanston counseling office: View therapist bios and specialties.

 

Urban Balance, LLC was chosen for the 2018 Best of Evanston Awards in the category of Marriage Counselor. The Best of Evanston Award was created to acknowledge the best businesses in our community.

Hours of Service:

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

Contact:

Contact Urban Balance’s intake coordinator at (888)726-7170

Meet Our Therapists

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Aaron Marsh

LPC

Aaron Marsh, LPC

Aaron is a Licensed Professional Counselor, having gained his Master’s Degree from National Louis University, and provides individual and couples therapy to adults. He utilizes an integrative style - applying a variety of approaches to best meet the needs of each client/couple and their concerns. The most frequent modalities/techniques Aaron uses are: client-centered, Adlerian, psychodynamic, CBT, experiential, and IFS (Internal Family Systems).

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Amy Bailey

LCPC, MA

Amy Bailey, LCPC, MA

Amy Bailey is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. She works to build a caring and authentic relationship with clients to facilitate growth and healing. Amy has counseled a culturally diverse population involved with the child welfare system, which informs her ability to build relationship with adolescents and clients experiencing resistance.

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Bob Ryan

LCPC, ATR

Bob Ryan, LCPC, ATR

Bob Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist experienced in working with adults of all ages, families, couples, children and adolescents. As a graduate and Clinical Supervisor at Adler University, Bob believes that individuals need to belong and contribute to society in order to feel complete. To this end Bob utilizes an Adlerian model of encouragement and honesty in assisting clients to live up to their full potential. He employs a broad range of mind and body focused therapies to help individuals be more creative, comfortable, and productive in their lives and careers, to possess a deeper sense of balance and self-esteem.

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Carolyn Trujillo

LSW

Carolyn Trujillo, LSW

Carolyn Trujillo is a Licensed Social Worker who provides psychotherapy to adults, children/adolescents, and couples. She has worked as a therapist and social worker in a variety of settings including community mental health and social service agencies, a transitional living shelter for homeless women and children, a social services and counseling program for veterans and family members, and in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Her areas of interest include mood and anxiety disorders, relationship concerns, parenting, trauma/abuse, and the unique issues facing military personnel and their families.

Holly Katz

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Holly Katz

LPC

Holly Katz, LPC

Holly Katz is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works with adults, couples, adolescents and families.  She has a warm, caring, and relational style and tailors her approach to best meet the unique needs of each client in a safe, supportive environment.  Practice specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD/trauma (with EMDR training), relationship issues, parenting, sports psychology, career/life transitions, and executive coaching.  As a former Big 10 athlete with a Northwestern MBA, Holly understands the stress of performing under pressure and has a passion for helping athletes, musicians, actors, and executives get in the zone and achieve their dreams.  In addition, Holly also spent many years as an HR/Recruiting Executive and a “go to” career and executive coaching partner at a Fortune 500 company. These experiences provide her with unique insight into both executive and employee workplace issues, work/life balance, and the job market.  Holly strongly believes that the therapeutic process within a caring therapeutic relationship not only helps clients deal with life challenges and difficult feelings, but also help clients lead richer and more fulfilling lives.

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Jennifer Nudell

LCPC

Jennifer Nudell, LCPC

Jennifer Nudell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, who graduated from Northwestern University with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. During her time at Northwestern, Jennifer interned at the Family Institute as a student therapist where she worked with individuals seeking assistance for a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, transitional issues, grief and loss, and eating disorders. While Jennifer’s training has focused on a psychodynamic approach.

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Joanna Taft

LCSW

Joanna Taft, LCSW

Joanna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, life cycle changes, grief and loss, adjustment to illness, caregiver fatigue, and work-life balance. Joanna believes in normalizing the therapy process and that all individuals can benefit from a therapeutic relationship at different points in life. In Joanna's experience, an open, collaborative client-therapist relationship allows clients to feel better equipped to set and achieve their personal objectives. Many people find that working with a therapist can help provide insight, improve relationships and family dynamics, and help to develop strategies for all types of life challenges.

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Joyce Marter

LCPC

Joyce Marter, LCPC

Joyce Marter has been in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) since 1998 and specializes in treating mood disorders, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, relationship issues, infertility and addiction. She has extensive experience providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups coping with mental health issues, relationship challenges and chemical dependency. Her expertise extends to the workplace where Joyce provides organizational development services, executive coaching, and wellness seminars. Joyce was selected by Northwestern University as a supervisor for Master’s level therapists-in-training.

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Laura Harwood

PsyD

Laura Harwood, PsyD

Dr. Laura Harwood is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience working with adults and couples. She believes that creating an alliance of trust and collaboration can help you learn to make meaningful choices that are right for you. She provides an atmosphere of understanding and respect. Engaging in this environment allows you to recognize your options and make changes to meet your goals of living the life you want. Of special interest to her are individuals experiencing life transitions. Life transitions include issues facing young adults, elderly parents, issues of sexuality, separation, divorce, job changes, and other life cycle events.

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Mariko Wiseberg Roberts

LCPC

Mariko Wiseberg Roberts, LCPC

Mariko Wiseberg Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience in providing therapy to adults, adolescents, families, and couples since 2002. She incorporates a variety of techniques including client centered, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and systemic approaches in her work with clients. By valuing collaboration in therapy, her goal is to empower clients to build upon their strengths and learn new tools to enable growth. Mariko has experience working with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, life cycle transitions, and self-esteem issues. She has an background in community mental health and private practice. Mariko received her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She also provides clinical supervision to interns and therapists.

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Renie Stoller-Zak

LCPC

Renie Stoller-Zak, LCPC

Renie Stoller-Zak is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  She graduated from the Adler School of Professional Psychology with a Master’s of Arts in Counseling Psychology in 2012. She has worked with hospice patients, cancer survivors and their caregivers, as well as individuals who have a vast range of chronic mental illnesses and disorders. Her clinical orientations include cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy, however she recognizes that every client is their own person who needs to be treated as such and that therapy is not a “one size fits all” process.

Ruth Johnson

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Ruth Johnson

LPC, ALMFT

Ruth Johnson, LPC, ALMFT

Ruth Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology as well as her Master's of Arts in Family Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. Ruth has professional experience working in non-profit and private practice settings providing group, individual, couples and family therapy to adults and adolescents from various socioeconomic backgrounds. She has experience working with many issues, such as anxiety, depression, divorce, family and relationship issues, infidelity, self-esteem, social anxiety and work/life balance. Ruth is a client-centered, solution focused therapist deeply rooted in systemic theory who works with individuals, couples and families to help cultivate receptiveness and empathy for one another’s feelings and needs within the relationship and family system. She is passionate about revitalizing the bond between couples and families through the development and strengthening of interpersonal and relationship skills. Ruth utilizes her friendly and compassionate style to create a safe therapeutic space for her clients.

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Sevil Arin

LCPC

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 issues. She utilizes a holistic, client-centered approach, drawing from Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy tailored to best meet the client’s unique individual needs and goals. Sevil provides a supportive, non-judgmental, empathic and trusting environment to facilitate change, encourage healing and growth, and develop healthy, adaptive strategies. Sevil believes that her genuine and attentive approach is key in developing a true connection in therapy for identifying concerns, setting goals, and discovering solutions that promote self-understanding and improve quality of life. Sevil’s goal is to normalize the process of therapy, assist clients in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, and to guide individuals to move their life forward in a healthy and intentional way. Because the longest and most important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself, Sevil believes that personal growth and a life filled with purpose, meaning, understanding, and commitment can begin at any age.

Learn more about Sevil here.

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Shalini Lulla

LPC

Shalini Lulla, LPC

Shalini earned her M.A. in Counseling from Northwestern University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Shalini works with individuals and couples, and is passionate about helping clients experiencing PTSD/trauma, anxiety, depression, family and relationship conflict, stress, and self-esteem issues. Shalini considers her greatest strength to be her ability to offer a warm, nurturing environment to her clients, one in which they can freely explore their feelings, thoughts, and interactions. She believes that the role of therapy is to tap into the inner strength and optimism that each individual carries within, and to help clients achieve greater fulfillment and peace in their lives.

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Shana Sexton

LCSW

Shana Sexton, LCSW

Shana Sexton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with children, adolescents, adults and families. She has a master's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and has been practicing since 2003. Her past experience includes addressing family conflicts, parenting challenges, and trauma in child welfare positions. She also has expertise supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families.

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Tania Boisson

LCPC

Tania Boisson, LCPC

Tania Boisson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with adults, adolescents, and families. She has special interest in the treatment of trauma, issues related to cultural identity development, as well as relational problems. She seeks to create a supportive atmosphere to help foster the therapeutic relationship. Tania utilizes an integrative approach in treatment and believes in collaborating with clients to help them meet their goals and achieve wellness.

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