0JoyceMarter2webJoyce Marter, LCPC, is a business leader and board member; media expert, author, blogger and speaker; a consultant on matters of psychology, addiction and wellness; and a case conference leader at The Family Institute of Northwestern University.

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Marter is founder and CEO of Urban Balance, LLC, a growing counseling practice with more than 100 therapists in eight locations throughout Chicagoland and one in St. Louis. She is the Past-President of the Illinois Counseling Association and serves as the Midwest Region Chair-Elect for the American Counseling Association.

Approach: Therapy and counseling should be a normal and accessible part of healthcare and wellness, and seeking therapy is healthy, normal and proactive. “As a therapist, I believe in the power of self-fulfilling prophecy. If you believe you can achieve something, you increase the likelihood that you will. If you don’t, you won’t. The thinking behind the vision for Urban Balance is to provide balance and wellness for our clients, our staff and ourselves. At Urban Balance, we aim high and believe in the power of positive thinking, mindfulness and intention in business development. If you look for the win-win, your business will be supported.”

Media work: Many opportunities present themselves in the media each day: Dealing with cancer, managing marital difficulties, work stress, psychological disorders, helping children through divorce, how to assist a drug-addicted employee, or how to best achieve the career path or home life that brings happiness and balance. It is a privilege to help you present the most thorough and credentialed article or segment possible.

Sampling of Video Segments:

The Mind Body Connection Video Series. Stress and Your Health, Overcoming Isolation and Fear, Tips for Caregivers, You Are Not Your Illness.

Blogs and Book: Blogger for The Huffington Post and PsychCentral. Book currently in development, represented by Joy Tutela of The David Black Agency.

Awards and Recognition: Joyce was honored to be selected by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2010 for “Top 40 Under 40: Making a Difference in Chicago”.

Joyce was also selected as Distinguished Alumni of the Year by The Family Institute at Northwestern University, where she serves as clinical supervisor for therapists-in-training. She also provides training seminars, business workshops and public speaking services to higher educational institutions, clinicians, professional organizations and Fortune 500 companies.