155 Revere Drive, Suite 4, Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Urban Balance Northbrook 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.

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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Brittany Billingslea

LCPC

Brittany Billingslea, LCPC

Brittany Billingslea is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with individuals, families, children/adolescents and groups. Brittany has experience working in inpatient, partial, and outpatient settings with adults and adolescents. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, adjustment/life-cycle transition issues, self-esteem, and relationship difficulties. Brittany is a graduate from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, where she obtained a Master’s Degree and concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy.

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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Jenifer Hope

LCPC

Jenifer Hope, LCPC

Jenifer Hope is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She received her Masters degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Forensic Psychology with a clinical track. She has worked with various client populations as well as many different therapeutic environments including community mental health, in-patient psychiatry, and a juvenile detention facility. Jenifer uses cognitive behavioral techniques as well as solution focused and psychoanalytic therapies to help clients reach their treatment goals.

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Judy Bourn

PhD, LCPC

Judy Bourn, PhD, LCPC

Judy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor experienced working with adults of all ages.  A graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Judy also holds a PhD from Northwestern University in sociology and still finds the sociological imagination to be a useful way to look at an individual and their environment.  She has been working as a psychotherapist since 1999, working for more than 15 years with adults dealing with anxiety, depression and issues related to transition.  She sees therapy as an important time set aside for you to express your hopes and fears, your struggles and strengths, and to be heard and respected.  She will work with you to increase emotional flexibility and insight, improve relationships, solve problems, grieve losses, and live your life more fully.

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Pam Schur

LPC

Pam Schur, LPC

Pam Schur is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults, families, couples and groups.   Pam believes every individual can benefit from therapy and works to create a safe, trusting, non-threatening environment for each client. She specializes in treating work/life balance and transitions, family and parenting conflicts, depression, stress, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal conflicts, substance abuse, self-esteem, grief/loss, eating disorders, self-harm, and multi-cultural issues.

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Samantha Sears

LCSW

Samantha Sears, LCSW

Samantha Sears is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in overcoming anxiety, weight/body image challenges, depression, addiction, relationship building and enrichment, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-esteem enhancement, and stress management. Samantha attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison to receive her bachelors in Psychology, and received her Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago.

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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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Shannon Barlow

LCPC

Shannon Barlow, LCPC

Shannon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with individuals, families, children/adolescents and groups. Shannon believes that every individual can benefit from counseling, and works to achieve a warm yet productive client/therapist relationship. Her therapeutic approach is non-judgmental, client-centered and strengths based. She works to form a collaborative therapeutic relationship with clients that facilitates personal growth by providing empathy, support, and feedback to empower clients and help them to set and achieve realistic goals.

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