1945 West Wilson Avenue, Suite 5108, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Urban Balance Ravenswood - Illinois 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 Ravenswood - 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 Ravenswood - 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:

Contact Urban Balance’s intake department at (888)726-7170 or intake@urbanbalance.com to schedule an appointment. We offer a complimentary 20 minute consultation with a therapist for first time clients.

Meet Our Therapists

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Adina Johnson

LPC

Adina Johnson, LPC

Adina Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Adina has clinical experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of presenting issues including grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, career issues, cultural adjustments, personality disorders, life transitions, and relationship concerns. Adina has training and experience in premarital therapy - focusing on communication, conflict resolution, personality types, family influences, stress, intimacy, and finances.

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Allison Steckbeck

LPC

Allison Steckbeck, LPC

Allison Steckbeck is a Licensed Professional Counselor from Northwestern University. During her first year as a graduate student, Allison trained at The Family Institute, working with a diverse range of clientele addressing issues involving depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem, life transitions, and stress management. She will be continuing her graduate training at Urban Balance through offering individual, couple, and family counseling. Allison utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach that is rooted in her psychodynamic training foundation, while incorporating interventions from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and solution focused theories.

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BJ Rudd

Clinical Intern

Allison Steckbeck, LPC

Allison Steckbeck is a Licensed Professional Counselor from Northwestern University. During her first year as a graduate student, Allison trained at The Family Institute, working with a diverse range of clientele addressing issues involving depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem, life transitions, and stress management. She will be continuing her graduate training at Urban Balance through offering individual, couple, and family counseling. Allison utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach that is rooted in her psychodynamic training foundation, while incorporating interventions from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and solution focused theories.

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Chelsea Alarcon

LPC

Chelsea Alarcon, LPC

Chelsea Alarcon is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with experience working with adults, couples, adolescents and children. She strives to create a safe space for others to feel heard, understood, and accepted. She believes people can discover many new things about themselves in such a space, including the values that they want to shape their lives around and how to achieve their most value-centered life. Chelsea uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), expressive therapy, and client-centered therapy to meet the unique needs of each client. Chelsea’s clinical interests include relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and issues unique to the LGBTQ population. Chelsea earned her Masters degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University.

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Eric Herskowitz

LCPC

Eric Herskowitz, LCPC

Eric is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with his Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling. Eric has experience working with adults and adolescents struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues and life transitions. Eric believes people come to therapy because something is currently not working for them. Eric works to ensure that the client has a safe space to begin the road to healing, drawing from approaches centered around creating a deeper understanding of themselves and giving them tools to handle life’s stressors. Eric is very compassionate, but yet also challenges his clients to be able to grow and change.  Eric employs a wide range of therapeutic styles for the best fit of the client’s personality and presenting issues, including person-centered, creative expression techniques, and behavioral approaches with a focus on multicultural counseling.

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Erynn Besser

LPC

Erynn Besser, LPC

Erynn is a Licensed Professional Counselor currently completing her Masters in Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of diverse settings including non-profit organizations and medical facilities.

Eve Brownstone

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Eve Brownstone

MA, LCPC, Certified Psychodramatist

Eve Brownstone, MA, LCPC, Certified Psychodramatist

Eve has provided compassionate care for the creative soul for twenty-five years. Eve supports and empowers her clients to look within to gain more: self-awareness, self-love and self-acceptance. Music, dance, art, guided imagery, meditation, journaling and psychodrama are some of the tools used for this journey.

Eve is also a working artist and published writer. Eve has been featured in numerous art shows connected with: Gallery B1e, 7013 Studio and The Rogers Park Art Gallery. Eve is the author of Opening New Doors, a book of poetry and process, which examines a journey from fear to love. Letting Go/Going On, is a booklet for healing from trauma. Born In Relationship tells the story of one identical twin’s search for herself and healthy relationships. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and The WGN Morning Show. Eve is glad to be part of the Urban Balance team.

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Heloisa G. R. Roach

MA, LPC, NCC

Heloisa G. R. Roach, MA, LPC, NCC

Heloisa G. R. Roach holds a Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Heloisa approaches therapy as a tool of integrative self-awareness, empowerment and action. Further, she learned from her training and practice that exploring personal experiences, relationships and challenges takes courage. Thus, she implements a collaborative, empathic and nonjudgemental approach to promoting meaningful change in counseling.

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Ilana Dress

LSW

Ilana Dress, LSW

Ilana Dress is a Licensed Social Worker who provides therapy to individuals and couples with a variety of needs, including anxiety, depression, life transitions, work-life balance, relational issues, and personal and spiritual growth. She has interest in women’s issues, including adolescence, young adulthood, and pre and post baby. Ilana also has experience working with the aging population and family caregivers. She comes to UB with experiences in diverse settings, from community mental health counseling to work in skilled nursing and rehab.

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Ingrid Lopez

LCSW, CADC

Susan Lloyd, LCSW

Susan Lloyd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience helping individuals on a variety of issues including addiction, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, LGB identity/coming out, career transitions, grief/loss and health concerns.  She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and has worked in corporate, higher education and hospital settings. Susan is amazed by what therapy can bring to someone’s life and has experienced this personally and as a practitioner.

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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, she likes to work with clients from an integrative perspective, utilizing interventions rooted in cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, dialectical-behavioral, and existential theory

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Jessica Koester

LCSW

Jessica Koester, LCSW

Jessica Koester is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, cultural issues, substance use and the long-term impact of trauma and abuse.  Jessica works primarily from a relational, client-centered approach utilizing components of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy. Jessica strives to provide a caring, honest and non-judgmental atmosphere in which clients may gain insight and explore change.

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Joe Flint

LCPC

Susan Lloyd, LCSW

Susan Lloyd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience helping individuals on a variety of issues including addiction, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, LGB identity/coming out, career transitions, grief/loss and health concerns.  She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and has worked in corporate, higher education and hospital settings. Susan is amazed by what therapy can bring to someone’s life and has experienced this personally and as a practitioner.

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Julie Josler

LCPC

Julie Josler, LCPC

ulie Josler is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Julie has been lucky to work in a wide variety of settings, including community mental health centers, hospitals, private practice, schools, and even in-home counseling. A volunteer job at a suicide prevention hotline when she was nineteen inspired a career helping people through their most difficult times.

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Katie Gilly

LMFT

Katie Gilly, LMFT

Katie Gilly is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Bradley University and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University.  Katie has experience with working with adolescents, adults, and couples.  Her specialities include relational issues, emerging adulthood, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

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Katie McBroome

LCSW

Katie McBroome, LCSW

Katie McBroome is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of clinical experience working with adult individuals and couples. Katie earned her Masters degree in clinical social work from Loyola University in Chicago. Katie utilizes a client-centered and strengths-based approach, drawing on Solution-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques. In her sessions, Katie provides a safe and collaborative space to explore a variety of clinical issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, anger, addictions, self-esteem and women’s issues.

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Kiya Immergluck

Ph.D., LCPC

Kiya Immergluck, Ph.D., LCPC

Dr. Kiya Immergluck is committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, nurturing environment to support individuals, couples and families to explore ways to alleviate stress and develop new, life-affirming coping skills.  Clients are encouraged to learn to accept themselves in their present circumstances in order to move forward and improve the quality of their lives.  Kiya’s specialties include fears and phobias, chemical and process addictions, relationship concerns and self-esteem issues.  As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist.

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Laura Kelly

LPC

Laura Kelly, LPC

Laura Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents, adults, and couples. Laura utilizes an integrative client centered approach, drawing from cognitive therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. She believes that anyone can benefit from therapy, and provides a nonjudgmental space for clients to receive support, gain insights, and learn coping skills to facilitate personal growth.

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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.

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Melissa Kwafo

LCSW

Melissa Kwafo, LCSW

Melissa Kwafo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. Melissa is passionate about helping clients feel supported and empowered while moving towards personal growth and healing. She works from an integrative approach, drawing from contemporary psychodynamic theory within a strengths-based, client-centered framework.

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Michael Maloney

LCPC

Michael Maloney, LCPC

Michael Maloney is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael specializes in individuals and couples primarily with adults. Michael has completed post graduate training in areas of trauma informed therapy, multi-cultural issues, LGBTQI populations, and expressive therapies.   His other areas of interests include both traditional and nontraditional relationships, HIV/AIDS, anxiety, cultural identity issues, domestic violence, Self-esteem, depression, and life transitions.

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Michael Purszke

LCPC

Michael Purszke, LCPC

Michael Purszke is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with a variety of adult and young adult populations, specializing in family and relationship issues, marriage and couples counseling, depression, anxiety and life transitions. He also has a background working with traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors, using a Strength-based perspective promoting independence, integration, and empowerment. Utilizing a Psychodynamic approach, he further joins techniques from Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as having a background in art therapy, body movement, and yoga. Creativity, trust, and acceptance that promote collaboration serve to guide his clients to achieve their therapeutic goals in a safe setting emphasizing self-growth and lasting insight. Michael earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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Nan Nadler

LCSW, RPT

Nan Nadler, LCSW, RPT

Nan Nadler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist who works with children, adolescents and adults of all ages providing individual, couple, family and play therapy services.  In addition to assisting clients navigate major life events and transitions, counseling issues addressed include: relationship and communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger and stress management, family conflict, parenting concerns, divorce, step family blending and trauma.

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Nina Logan Jenner

LCPC

Nina Logan Jenner, LCPC

Nina Logan Jenner is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience providing individual psychotherapy to adults with a wide range of presenting issues. Clinical interests include life transitions, relational problems, stress-management, self-esteem issues, work-life balance, anxiety, and depression and mood disorders. Nina strives to create a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental atmosphere in therapy while utilizing a collaborative and strengths-based approach to identify goals and facilitate growth, change, recovery, and healing.

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Sergio Hernández

LCPC, NCC, RYT

Sergio Hernández, LCPC, NCC, RYT

Sergio Hernández is a bilingual (English/Spanish), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and registered yoga teacher, with over 5 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children in outpatient and community mental health settings. Sergio believes in one’s innate ability to heal and bring about meaningful change through innovative, tailored interventions that help cultivate mindfulness and self-awareness.

Sergio strives to help clients recognize patterns that underlie psychological or emotional distress, and to provide symptom relief. He employs an integrative, strengths-based approach, drawing from person-centered, Humanistic/Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, trauma-focused and Psychodynamic approaches. He has experience working with anxiety, depression, life transitions, parenting issues, stress and anger management, gender/sexuality/LGBTQ and self-esteem issues, as well as complex and trans-generational trauma, substance use, grief and loss, and domestic violence. Other areas of interest include immigration and assimilation/acculturation issues, yoga-focused therapy, Eastern philosophies, and organic living.

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Shannon Elizabeth

LPC

Shannon Elizabeth, LPC

Shannon is Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Clinical Psychology and a (MA) in Gender Studies. She has experience with a wide range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, self harm, eating disorders, attachment issues, women’s issues, identity and body issues, and LGBTQ. Shannon approaches every issue from a trauma informed perspective and uses various techniques to help people achieve their goals.

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Stephanie Quattrocki

LPC

Shannon Elizabeth, LPC

Shannon is Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Clinical Psychology and a (MA) in Gender Studies. She has experience with a wide range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, self harm, eating disorders, attachment issues, women’s issues, identity and body issues, and LGBTQ. Shannon approaches every issue from a trauma informed perspective and uses various techniques to help people achieve their goals.

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Susan Lloyd

LCSW

Susan Lloyd, LCSW

Susan Lloyd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience helping individuals on a variety of issues including addiction, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, LGB identity/coming out, career transitions, grief/loss and health concerns.  She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and has worked in corporate, higher education and hospital settings. Susan is amazed by what therapy can bring to someone’s life and has experienced this personally and as a practitioner.

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Lizzy Ball

LCSW

Lizzy Ball, LCSW

Lizzy Ball is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who enjoys working with adolescents and adults via individual, couples, and group therapy. Her clinical interests include trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, attachment/family-of-origin issues, relationships, mindfulness and self-compassion. Lizzy believes that the client-therapist alliance is a powerful setting for healing and knowledge of self, and that every person deserves the opportunity to create positive change in their life. She empowers clients to build new (neuro-)pathways in a nonjudgmental and affirming space. Prior to joining Urban Balance, Lizzy worked in Employee Assistance Programs and community mental health. Lizzy earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Texas State University.

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Kenan Pojskic

AMFT

Kenan Pojskic, AMFT

Kenan is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) who earned his degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. Kenan has experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families in non-profit organizations. Kenan utilizes a solution-oriented, trauma-informed approach to help individuals who struggle with cultural issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, and relationship issues. He is also trained in the systemic approach to therapy, which he uses to strengthen the bonds individuals have with their families, communities, and environment. 

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Alexis Lopez-Palomar

LSW

Alexis Lopez-Palomar, LSW

Alexis Lopez-Palomar is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Alexis’ clinical background is comprised of a variety of settings including working in an outpatient clinic within a hospital system as well as experience at community mental health agencies. Alexis’ clinical interests include complex trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, domestic violence and sexual assault related issues. Other areas of focus include attachment, and interpersonal trauma related to the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity and self expression. She utilizes an integrative, client centered, trauma informed treatment approach encompassing cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, emotion focused and somatic based interventions. Alexis strongly believes in individualized care, creating safety and comfort during the therapeutic process.

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