990 Grove Street, Suite 405, 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.

 

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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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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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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Karl Briedrick

LPC

Karl Briedrick, LPC

Karl Briedrick is a licensed professional counselor with his Masters in Counseling from Northwestern University. He received his undergraduate degree from New York University in Critical Theory. Karl has received his training from The Family Institute where he offered psychotherapy to individuals addressing concerns around mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief, chemical dependency, and relationship issues for individuals and couples and with members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Christine Dobbins

LCPC

Christine Dobbins, LCPC

Christine Dobbins is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience in providing therapy for individuals and couples. She specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues and adult life transitions. Utilizing a collaborative, nonjudgmental and client-centered approach, she focuses on assisting clients in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and their concerns so that they are more empowered to effectively cope and make positive changes.

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Dawn Grdinic

LCPC

Dawn Grdinic, LCPC

Dawn Grdinic is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couples and group therapy settings. Dawn’s sessions are centered upon compassion and acceptance as she creates a comfortable, judgment-free, casual, welcoming environment. Using a solution-focused, client-centered, cognitive behavioral approach to therapy, she helps clients identify their challenges/struggles so they may then employ healthy strategies to tackle them. Specializations include depression, anxiety, ADHD, managing impulsivity, life transitions, grief and loss, and family relationship

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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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Alicia Hoffman

LCPC

Alicia Hoffman, LCPC

Alicia Hoffman is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a masters degree in Art Therapy and more than 13 years of professional mental health experience. She has committed her career to helping transform the stigmatism of mental health treatment into a compassionate understanding of the impact of emotional trauma on the human experience. Her expertise and experience covers a wide range of clinical issues and culturally diverse populations. She is strongly affirmative and an ally of the LGBTQAI comunity. While Alicia works primarily with individuals, her practice also includes couples and families.

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Kris Kirilova

LPC

Kris Kirilova, LPC

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, clarify values, and gain insight into their situation and patterns. She offers a warm and collaborative atmosphere while supporting clients to grow and make meaningful changes. Kris maintains an integrative approach with a focus on client’s strengths, utilizing solution-focused and cognitive behavior therapies.

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Eden Lenk

LCPC

Eden Lenk, LCPC

Eden is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with adults and those transitioning into adulthood. Eden graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Masters in Forensic Psychology.  She has experience in community mental health and inpatient psychiatric settings, working with a diverse range of individuals and presenting issues. Her clinical experience is strong in anxiety, mood disorders, substance use

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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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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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Joyce Marter

LCPC

Joyce Marter, LCPC

yce 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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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