155 Revere Drive, Suite 4, Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Urban Balance Northbrook 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 Northbrook - Illinois. 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 Northbrook - Illinois offers a complimentary 20-minute consultation with a therapist for first-time clients.”

Hours of Service:

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


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

Meet Our Therapists

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Aaron Marsh


Aaron Marsh, LCPC

Aaron is a Licensed Clinical 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


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.

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Jenifer Hope


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


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


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


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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Shannon Barlow


Shannon Barlow, LCSW

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field of mental health since 2004. She received her Master’s degree from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago and is certified in Perinatal Mental Health. Her therapeutic style is grounded in systems theory and she takes a strengths-based approach with clients, believing that each client can draw from their innate strengths to make change and meet their goals. Sarah works with individuals dealing with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, work-life balance issues, parenting concerns, life transitions and pre- and post- partum mood disorders. Prior to joining Urban Balance, Sarah worked in private practice, with corporate EAPs and community mental health.

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Sarah Matsko


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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Renie Stoller-Zak


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. Using compassion and empathy Renie strives to build a strong, therapeutic relationship with her clients. This unique alliance is based on trust, acceptance and absent of judgement. This collaborative partnership takes places in an environment where clients are encouraged to explore their desire for healing and growth. This inclusive setting allows clients to take what they have learned in session and apply it to their everyday life.

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