Urban Balance – Confidential Counselors and Therapists in Hinsdale, Illinois

“Promoting Work/Life Balance for You or a Loved One

Urban Balance in Hinsdale Illinois offers you or a loved one comprehensive mental health counseling services and therapy for family counseling, marriage counseling and more. We are state-licensed and insurance-friendly. Urban Balance also understands the value of flexible hours including Saturday and Sunday for your convenience. Take advantage of professional counseling using the latest clinical approach that promotes better work/life balance and better relationships. Our expertise for Hinsdale and surrounding areas includes:

  • Child Counseling, Teen and Adult Counseling and Therapy
  • Grief and Trauma counseling, and Divorce Recovery
  • Marriage and Family Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling and Couples Counseling
  • Anxiety and Depression Counseling with a Licensed Therapist
  • Advanced Psychological Testing and Evaluations
  • Men and Women’s Struggles That Include Adult Aging and Life Changes
  • And Many Others

Urban Balance Hinsdale offers you and your family therapy and counseling that is clinically proven. In addition, we carefully pair you with the best counselor or therapist for your individual goals and needs.  Take advantage of a place where you can be heard and not judged, completely understood, and validated. 

Urban Balance in Hinsdale Offers a Complimentary 20-Minute Consultation with a Therapist for First-Time Clients

Urban Balance offers you comprehensive counseling services located at 15 Spinning Wheel Rd Suite 118 Hinsdale Illinois. Call us today at (888) 726-7170 and consider our extended office hours for more convenience:

Monday through Thursday: 7AM - 9PM
Friday: 7AM - 5PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9AM - 5PM

Urban Balance understands Hinsdale’s rich history and coveted small town lifestyle. We celebrate Hinsdale’s strength and longevity, and this helps us to better understand our clients. This personalized style to understanding you and your needs sets us apart, and it lends to far better success and outcome.  Our counselors and therapists use a very comprehensive range of clinical approaches. Urban Balance is eager to serve the Hinsdale community, and we offer you or a family member day, evening and weekend office hours to choose from.

Trusted Counselors and Therapists - Now with Extended Office Hours in Hinsdale

Urban Balance Hinsdale works to reduce any stigma associated with mental health issues that include marriage and family matters, and substance abuse problems. We offer you a wide variety of counseling and psychotherapy services that are insurance-friendly and accessible to everyone. Our therapists are very compassionate and results oriented, as well as experienced and trusted in Hinsdale IL. The mission of Urban Balance in Hinsdale is to promote better mental health and healing for you and your family, and that includes better work/life balance. Also, we offer a sliding-scale fee, and our in-house billing department is happy to help with all insurance processing.


A Trusted Counseling Center near You:  

Urban Balance - Hinsdale Illinois
15 Spinning Wheel Rd Suite 118 Hinsdale Illinois 60521

Monday through Thursday: 7AM - 9PM
Friday: 7AM - 5PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9AM - 5PM


Client Satisfaction 5 | Total Reviews 31



Fax: (630) 323-9778

A licensed and professional counseling center for Hinsdale IL and other cities near you that include: Western Springs IL, Westmont IL, La Grange IL, Burr Ridge IL, Downers Grove IL, Darien IL, Westchester IL, La Grange Park IL, Brookfield IL, Lyons IL, Bellwood IL, Justice IL, Lombard IL, Summit IL, Villa Park IL

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Alison Thayer


Alison Thayer, LCPC, CEAP

Alison Thayer is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Employee Assistance Professional who has worked with adults, adolescents, couples and families since 1997. She has worked in a multitude of settings ranging from corporate and academic environments to community mental health agencies. Alison offers a collaborative, goal-oriented approach while providing a supportive environment that empowers clients to make effective changes in their lives. She maintains an integrative style building upon the client's strengths, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy methods to help her clients achieve growth and tangible results. Her specialties include anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, occupational issues, life transition issues, work/life balance and substance abuse. She is skilled in corporate trainings, Critical Incident Stress Management services and management/supervisory consultation. Alison received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Alison is also the Director of Operations at UB and has provided clinical supervision to interns and therapists since 2000.

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Elizabeth Cerven


Alison Thayer, LCPC, CEAP

Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and has been  in the field of mental health since 2011. She earned her Master’s in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Elizabeth is passionate about the therapeutic relationship. She feels this bond can impact and enhance change in the client's life. Elizabeth is clinically interested and experienced with trauma, women’s issues, sex, relationships (non-monogamous and monogamous), kink & BDSM, gender identity, sexual identity, and peri/prenatal issues. Elizabeth enjoys working with adults and adolescents in individual, relationship, and family sessions. She is interested in assisting those who are exploring their self-identity and struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and familial concerns. Elizabeth uses an integrative approach to ensure the needs of the clients are appropriately addressed, while incorporating cultural considerations. Elizabeth is grounded in feminist and systems theories. Elizabeth is a kink and LGBTQ affirmative therapist. Elizabeth is working towards her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Adler University. She is vigorously researching, writing, and developing further presentations regarding her clinical passions. Elizabeth is also working towards her certification in sex therapy.

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Jaime Doss


Jaime Doss, LPC

Jaime Doss is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed school counselor. Jaime uses a plethora of approaches from several theories including: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and behavioral interventions. She has 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Jaime earned her BS in psychology from Western IL University and moved right onto a double masters degree in school counseling and counseling psychology from Lewis University.

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Jim Franko


Jim Franko, LCPC

Jim Franko is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who specializes in working with adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. His approach seeks to create a supportive, collaborative relationship that helps the client identify practical ways of dealing with life's challenges. He sees counseling as one useful tool people can use for overcoming difficult periods or simply functioning more capably.

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Shawn Flynn


Shawn Flynn, LCSW

Shawn Flynn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating adults of diverse backgrounds.  She has worked extensively with victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and childhood trauma.  Additionally, Shawn is passionate about working with clients managing addiction, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. Former professional settings influencing her practice today include non-profit organizations, a psychiatric inpatient and an intensive outpatient (IOP) substance abuse program.