Behavioral Healthcare Presentations

A Powerful Behavioral Healthcare Speaker with Life-Changing Information & Inspiration

As a behavioral healthcare speaker Joyce Marter transcends stigmas and shines a bright light on mental health with eye-opening and transformative presentations.

A renowned psychotherapist, high-powered industry leader, and national behavioral healthcare speaker with over 20 years of experience in mental health and addiction, Joyce Marter shares her expertise via:

  • Keynote Addresses, Keynote Talks, Keynote Speeches
  • Continuing Education Trainings, CEU Trainings
  • Breakout Sessions, Content Sessions
  • All-Day and Half-Day Workshops
  • Panel Discussions and Content Expert Interviews

Joyce has taken her passion and commitment for promoting overall mental health from a career as an entrepreneur and business owner, founding Urban Balance in 2004, a highly respected counseling practice that grew to over 100 therapists across three states during her thirteen-year tenure as CEO, into a career as an accomplished author, blogger, behavioral healthcare speaker and public figure. In hopes of bringing accessible counseling services to more people, Joyce successfully sold Urban Balance to a national company in 2017 and has stayed on as Founder/Spokesperson and maintains a limited practice in the Evanston, Illinois location. She is Chief Brand Ambassador of the parent company, Refresh Mental Health and is dedicated to the important work of addressing and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

In her behavioral healthcare speaking, Joyce stresses that by taking care of our mental health, we are treating a normal aspect of the human condition. To minimize shame and provide support for individuals seeking to overcome their internal conflicts, Joyce travels around the country delivering talks, keynote speeches, and educational training related to mental health, addiction, relationship issues, and more. In every discussion, she seeks to reach her listeners in a way that is relatable and informative, calling on her own unique experiences to illuminate pathways to success for her audience.

Joyce Marter

Joyce infuses each presentation with a sense of humor and a positive attitude. This tried and tested approach, combined with more than two decades of experience in the field of psychotherapy, have helped drive Joyce’s reputation as a talented and sought-after behavioral healthcare speaker, for organizations including:

  • American Counseling Association
  • Alabama Counseling Association
  • Iowa Counseling Association
  • Nebraska Counseling Association
  • St. Joseph's Hospital: Harborview Center
  • Illinois Counseling Association
  • Maine Counseling Association
  • Michigan Counseling Association
  • North Dakota Counseling Association
  • Credible Behavioral Healthcare Software
  • Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association
  • Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association
  • TherapySites
  • Insight Behavioral Health/Eating Recovery Center
  • PsychCentral

Book Joyce as Your Behavioral Healthcare Speaker or Keynote

Some University Clients:

  • Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University
  • The Family Institute at Northwestern University
  • College of Dupage
  • Lewis University
  • Argosy University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Adler University

Eldercare Organizations:

  • Elderwerks
  • Glenview Terrace
  • Brookdale Hospice Chicago
  • Weinberg Center for Senior Living
  • The Homestead
Joyce Marter

In addition to being an accomplished behavioral healthcare speaker, Joyce is also an award-winning counselor and business leader. She was recently named the Institute at Northwestern University Distinguished Alumni of the Year, added to Crain’s Chicago Business, “40 Under 40” List, and given The Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership. She has also completed a 200-hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program and is an expert on mindfulness meditation and flow and how these practices can promote resilience and powerful life transformation.

On top of her public speaking roles, and membership in the National Speakers Association, Joyce’s media appearances have reached an audience of over one billion people, in eleven countries, across five continents. She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Women’s Health, Real Simple, CNN, and MTV.

Joyce’s exceptional behavioral healthcare speaking abilities are matched only by her clinical expertise, and her presentations are not only dynamic and captivating, they are also informational and educational.

Joyce is a Clinical Supervisor at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, where she provides clinical supervision for therapists-in-training. She has served multiple roles on professional counseling boards since 2011. She also served two terms as President of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (2015-2017) and is a former President of the Illinois Counseling Association (2017-2018).

A seasoned clinician with over two decades of experience, Joyce creates personalized programs for audiences addressing the following issues:

  • Parenting, Co-Parenting
  • Communication, Conflict and Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders (Depression & Bipolar Disorder)
  • Addiction & Substance Abuse
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions including Divorce

Behavioral healthcare signature talks include:

  • The Keys to Success in The Counseling Profession
  • Mental Wealth: How to Prosper Both Personally & Professionally
  • The Psychology of Success: How to Achieve Work/Life Balance & True Prosperity
  • Private Practice: Growth & Development from Start to Sale
  • Dual Diagnosis: The Chicken & Egg Phenomena of Mental Health & Addiction
  • The Transformative Power of Mindfulness, Meditation and Flow
  • Pre-Baby Couples Counseling: How to Address Early Parenthood Challenges
  • Innovative Tools for Developing Self-Love and Support Practices
  • Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution: How to Deal with Difficult People
  • Promoting Happiness & Mental Health
  • Mental Health & School Counselor Collaboration
  • How to Prevent Professional Burnout

Joyce's 2018 media appearances reached an audience of one billion people in 11 countries.

The Reviews Are In

Joyce’s discussions are inclusive, attentive, and genuine. By educating her audience while sharing her own stories and personality, she works to normalize the mental health issues we all face, one way or another, each and every day.

Joyce’s presentations have been hailed as:

  • Skillful, artful, and humorous
  • A perfect balance between motivational guidance and stories from her personal and professional life
  • Heartfelt, welcoming
  • Courageous and engaging