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Wealthways Podcast | Joyce Marter

Joyce Marter, renowned psychotherapist, keynote speaker & author, joins Dawn to discuss the psychology of success, touching on her mission to normalize therapy, how she defines “mental wealth,” why it’s

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Should Teens Contribute To Saving for Education?

“While some parents may struggle with feelings of guilt or shame in not being able to afford to pay for college, it is important to practice self-compassion and understand there

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The Psychology of ‘Treat Yourself:’ How to Manage the Urge to Splurge

No matter what financial traumas you’ve encountered in the past, financial stability can happen. Don’t give up on your goals. As you learn to accept your past and conquer self-sabotage,

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How You Can Hold Yourself Accountable and Stick to Your Financial Goals

No matter what financial traumas you’ve encountered in the past, financial stability can happen. Don’t give up on your goals. As you learn to accept your past and conquer self-sabotage,

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How To Be a Financially Gracious Houseguest When Staying With Friends or Family

Whether you’re heading out of town or need a local place to crash for at least a few nights, you’re saving a ton of money by staying with friends or

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GOBankingRates: How To Handle Tricky Matters That Come Up When Kids Ask You for Charity Donations

Joyce Marter, a licensed psychotherapist and author of The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life, recommended preparing a short and sweet response to have on

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mConnexions: Expert Connexions Episode 7 – The Financial Mindset Fix with Joyce Marter (VIDEO)

Could your mindset be the key to unlocking the door to financial success? Author, public speaker, and entrepreneur Joyce Marter says yes! She explains why in this interview on Expert

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GOBankingRates: How To Best Handle These 4 Messy Money Matters That Happen With Family

A relative has asked you for money — either a loan or a gift — and you’re not sure what to do. Joyce Marter, a licensed psychotherapist and author of

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Authority Magazine: Licensed Psychotherapist & Author Joyce Marter: “Why Divorce is The Perfect Time to Teach Children About Money”

Divorce is a time of financial change and transition and as much as parents may try to protect their kids from worry or being caught in between financial disagreements between

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Good Day New York: Childhood Impact on Finances as Adults – Joyce Marter on Good Day New York (VIDEO)

How much does your childhood impact your finances later in life as an adult? Good Day New York interviews Joyce Marter about the function (or dysfunction!) and roles in a

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BYU Radio: Your Relationship With Money

While as we’re growing up we know that we look up to our parents for help and understanding as we figure life out, we continue to look back at them

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Mental Wealth: The Financial Mindset Fix with Joyce Marter – Episode #45

So much of who we are gets wrapped up in whether or not we’re successful. And that success? It’s often defined by title and money. So, what if you could

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WNYW-TV: Good Day New York: Childhood Impact on Finances as Adults – Joyce Marter on Good Day New York (VIDEO)

How much does your childhood impact your finances later in life as an adult? Good Day New York interviews Joyce Marter about the function (or dysfunction!) and roles in a

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WSMV-TV: Today in Nashville: Author Joyce Marter on her book “The Financial Mindset Fix”

Joyce sits down with Carole Sullivan of WSMV-TV’s Today in Nashville to discuss her book “The Financial Mindset Fix.” Watch the video here

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Psychology Today: Are Your Mother’s Money Beliefs Making You Buy Ugly Shoes?

After trying to address her thoughts and feelings about money in therapy for a few weeks, my client Jasmine came into session excited to share her new revelation. “My mother’s

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5 Ways to Tell If a Deal is Saving You Money

A good sale can be hard to resist. Don’t you love it when one of your friends compliments your outfit and you get to say, “Thanks, it was on sale”?

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Live Boldly Podcast: Combining Self-Worth + Net Worth

Sara & Joyce sit down together for a powerful conversation about finances, our personal stories, worthiness, and how all of those things can affect our net worth. Listen to the

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The Business Power Hour: Business Power Hour with Joyce Marter

Twice a week, host Deb Krier talks with experts in a variety of business fields, as they share the latest trends, up and coming changes as well as best practices.

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Firstly: Can Money Buy You Happiness? (Science Says Yes)

We have so much practice making decisions about what we want, you’d think we’d know exactly how to optimize our joy when it comes to spending (and saving) our money.

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Silk & Sonder: Now Is a Great Time to Get a Better Understanding of How Your Relationships Are Impacting Your Life—Here’s How.

Oftentimes, people are so focused on the other person’s feelings that they neglect their own. “You owe it to yourself by having this conversation. Being loyal to yourself is self-love

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If you want to fix your finances, change your mind

We’ve all seen how Olympic gymnast extraordinaire Simone Biles has been struggling with mental health issues, causing her to drop out of events at the games and performing the work

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Forever Student Podcast: E30: The Financial Mindset Fix For You To Lead An Abundant Life (with: Joyce Marter) (AUDIO)

Joyce Marter has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 1998 and is an expert in self-esteem, mindfulness and career development. Joyce is the Founder of Urban Balance, a counseling

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WAFF-TV: Tennessee Valley Living: Author, psychotherapist discusses new book (VIDEO)

Joyce Marter shares tips on how you can fix your financial mindset. Joyce Marter joins TVL to talk about something very important: your finances! If you don’t have the best

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MSN: Should Teens Contribute To Saving for Education?

“While some parents may struggle with feelings of guilt or shame in not being able to afford to pay for college, it is important to practice self-compassion and understand there

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Sounds True: The Financial Mindset Fix

In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Joyce about how our thoughts and emotions around money shape our financial reality. They discuss how low self-esteem

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The Journal Gazette: Fit Mind, Bottom Line

Joyce Marter often talks to people about anxiety, depression or other mental health issues, and she can empathize – based on experience. Some conversations stem from people seeking Marter out,

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NewsBreak: Joyce Marter to share mental health strategies with area employers

Well2Work, a program of Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana is presenting a Healthy Working Luncheon (and Breakfast) on Aug. 12 and 13. Featured speaker, Joyce Marter, LCPC, is scheduled

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LifeBlood Podcast: Book Club featuring Joyce Marter (AUDIO)

Outlet: LifeBlood Podcast On this edition of the Book Club, Joyce Marter, LCPC, Pioneering Psychotherapist and mental health thought leader talks about her book The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness

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Forbes: How Working On Your Mental Health Can Help Fix Your Finances

We’ve all seen how Olympic gymnast extraordinaire Simone Biles has been struggling with mental health issues, causing her to drop out of events at the games and performing the work

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Bench Builders Business Coaching: Cultivating the Mindset of a Successful Entrepreneur with Joyce Marter

Outlet: Bench Builders Business Coaching In this episode, Mike speaks with Joyce Marter about the psychology of success. Joyce explains how our beliefs about money shape our business and financial success—

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Intelligence For Your Life (also available on Audible, iHeart, KIXI-AM, and PodBean): Create Your Abundance with Joyce Marter (AUDIO)

Hosts: Josh Test and Gib Gerard Our guest this week is Joyce Marter, author of the new book The Financial Mindset Fix. We talk about unlocking an abundant life by

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Wane.com: How focusing on employee mental health could relieve the labor shortage

Many employers have struggled to attract and retain talent in recent months, including in Fort Wayne. As some try to find ways to entice potential employees with wage increases and

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Family Focus Blog: How To Talk To Your Spouse About Money Without Fighting

It’s all about the money! Well, not really but you also can’t deny that having your monetary affairs in order makes everything a whole lot easier. That includes relationships. In

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South Florida Reporter: How To Get Your Life Back By Living Well And Spending Less

Outlet: South Florida Reporter Regardless of your income, you can become financially independent. For starters, adopting a positive mindset can pave the path to financial independence. I’ll show you how to

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Next Avenue: How Working on Your Mental Health Can Help Fix Your Finances

We’ve all seen how Olympic gymnast extraordinaire Simone Biles has been struggling with mental health issues, causing her to drop out of events at the games and performing the work

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The Financially Independent Millennial: What You Need to Know About Living Well and Spending Less

Curiously enough, the basics of money management is not rocket science—set a budget, make more than you spend, have a savings account, pay off your debt, and plan for the

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Por La Cultura: Improving Mental Health Through Financial Wealth With Joyce Marter (AUDIO)

 Elyfer Torres and Carmen DeLeon tackle mental health in a unique way by chatting with Joyce Marter, a licensed psychotherapist, national keynote speaker, media contributor, author and Adjunct Faculty at

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NeuroNoodle: Joyce Marter LCPC and Author of The Financial Mindset Fix NeuroNoodle Podcast 7-29-21 (VIDEO)

Joyce’s Book! The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life chapter on Ego Diva and Doormat. How to silence your internal critic Joyce Founding Urban Balance

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Weight Watchers: How to make lasting change

How to get focused on the goal you have in mind Joyce Marter, LCPC, licensed psychotherapist and author of The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant

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In The Venn Zone: Episode #42 – Knowing When To Say No When Selling Your Business With Joyce Marter

Welcome back to another exciting episode where we help you, the small and midsize business elevate your negotiations, ask for more of what you want, provide you tools, techniques, ideas

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Elevated Existence: July 2021 Spiritual and Self-Help Book Picks

The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life,” by Joyce Marter In this step-by-step guide for cultivating financial well-being, therapist Joyce Marter noticed an extraordinary trend:

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KDAF-TV: Dallas Morning After: Don’t Have a Meltdown Monday – the connection between self-worth, net worth

DON’T HAVE A MELTDOWN MONDAY — Joyce Marter, psychotherapist, is the author of the upcoming book, The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program For An Abundant Life. The book’s

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How Debt and Financial Stress Affects Your Mental Health and Ways to Cope

What is the most dangerous mental health side effect of debt? Accruing debt can decrease self-esteem and increase stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship conflict and even lead to suicidal thoughts and feelings. Many

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5 Best FREE Online Workouts—No Matter What Type of Exercise You Prefer

Yoga with Adriene wins high marks from a number of sources, and The New York Times recently called Adriene “the reigning queen of pandemic yoga.” Psychotherapist Joyce Marter is a big fan: “As a psychotherapist

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4 Strategies to Deal with Money Stress

Many of us are easily stressed by finances. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This article identifies four tips to help you regain control of your money —

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How to Leave a Financially Dependent Relationship

Leaving a financially dependent relationship may be intimidating, but there are resources available to you. Develop a plan and a budget, start job searching, and build an exit strategy. This

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Creating Healthy Mother-Daughter Relationships

Cultivating the mother-daughter relationship can take time, and isn’t always easy. But with love and the right tools, these relationships can flourish. Read more about what one mother-daughter duo is

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Jealousy vs Envy: Spotting The Difference

Jealousy and envy can teach us, but only if we let them. Learning to spot the differences is an important step in our journey. Plus, it’s completely normal to feel

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Emotional Health – Express Anger – with Joyce Marter

It was wonderful to have a conversation with my friend Nadine Kelly, M.D. about how expressing anger can be done in a healthy way, and the benefits of doing so.

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Are These Mental Health Mantras Tanking Your Bank Account?

Too often we fall into spending habits that send us down a slippery slope towards crippling credit card bills and debt, especially when we frame situations as “emergencies.” Reevaluate your

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How We Can Leverage The Power Of Gratitude To Improve Our Overall Mental Wellness

Gratitude can ripple throughout your life if you make it a daily practice. Start with a daily intention and build gradually from there. It was a pleasure to do this

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Why People Cope with Life Events So Differently

If you or a loved one are still struggling in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Everyone responds to life events and traumas differently and acknowledging why

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Real Time with IPELRA: Workplace Mental Health Concerns in the Wake of COVID-19

The podcast where we talk about HR topics and issues facing public employers in Illinois. Read the full article here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Healthy Holistic Living Article, “7 Secrets To Living A Beautiful Life”

Making small adjustments each day can help you improve your life during this challenging time. To learn the secrets to living a beautiful life, read the full article here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in PyschCentral Article, “Mental Health Implications for Essential Employees & Their Families During COVID-19”

There are many concerns that come with being an essential worker during this unprecedented time of challenge. Learn about the mental health implications for essential workers here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in PyschCentral Article, “Resilience Tips for Loved Ones of Essential Workers During COVID-19”

Having a loved one who is an essential worker is extremely stressful during this unprecedented pandemic. To learn some resilience tips, read the full article here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in WBBM News Radio Article, “Keep Calm About COVID-19, They Say, But How?”

We are all dealing with the pandemic and subsequent stress and anxiety. To learn how to cope, read the full article here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Thought Catalogue Article, “How To Care For Yourself, Based On Your Love Language”

Looking for some good ways to apply the love languages to caring for yourself? Check out this helpful article here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Speak Life Article, “What’s the best thing someone could say to you right now?”

Would you like to know how to better communicate your love and care for others? Honored for my blog to be reposted in this article. To read it, click here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Tanzania Classic Article, “15 Ways to Become a Better Person”

Joyce Marter is honored to be quoted in this piece all the way from the Republic of Tanzania, Africa. To read the full article, click here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Chicago Tribune Article, “February snow getting you down? March can be the hardest weather month in Chicago. Here’s how to get through it.”

Gray weather getting you down? Check out this article with helpful tips. To read the complete article, click here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in CrimeWire Article, “This Explosive New Tool Can Help You Catch A Cheater Red-Handed”

“Social media seems to have added fuel to the fire of infidelity,” Joyce Marter, a psychotherapist, recently told the Chicago Tribune. “Former flames are just a click away. Appropriate relationship boundaries

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Well + Good Article, “Feeling Like You’re to Blame for the Mistakes of Others? Personalizing is the Problem”

Do you often take things personally when another person is upset? Check out this clever article for tips, including some from Joyce Marter.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Football Rascal Article, “4 approaches to reignite your sex-life which have nothing at all to do with physical touch”

Want to learn how to reignite your sex life? Check out this Football Rascal article about what you can do to heat things up in the bedroom.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Goalcast Article, “The Dark, Hidden Truths in Fairy Tales and What We Can Learn From Them

Ever stop to think about the messages in Fairy Tales? Check out this interesting article on what we can learn from the psychology behind fairy tales right here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Support for Stepdads Article, “How to Fix a Sexless Marriage”

A sexless marriage is a painful experience of loss for many. For helpful tips, check out this article featuring Joyce Marter here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Streeterville News Article, “Beating the Monday Blues”

Are you experiencing Blue Monday? Many say the third Monday of January is the most depressing day of the year. Winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder spike during Chicago winters.

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Joyce Marter Interviewed for Domino Article, “Can Cleaning Actually Make You Happier?”

Joyce Marter was recently interviewed by Jolene Buscemi for this article on the relationship between cleaning and mood. Read the full article here.

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Joyce Marter Interviewed by Houston Chronicle, “How to Understand Seasonal Affective Disorder”

Joyce Marter was recently interviewed by Gwedolyn Wu in a Houston Chronicle podcast about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Did you know even people in the South get SAD? Listen here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Well + Good Article, “The Best Gifts to Give Someone, According to Their Love Language”

Want to get the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season? Take into account their love language. Check out tips from Joyce Marter here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted in NBC Better Article, ” Want to boost your salary or savings? Get better at talking about money”

Are you interested in increasing your salary and savings and improving your relationship?  Get better about talking about money. Learn how in this fantastic NBC Better article by Wendy Gould,

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Joyce Marter Quoted in NBC Better Article, “4 ways to reignite your sex life that have nothing to do with physical touch”

Americans are experiencing a significant decline in sexual relations.  Joyce Marter shares her tips for how to reignite your sex life.  Read more here.

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Joyce Marter Interviewed on Becker Group Women’s Leadership Podcast

Joyce Marter was recently interviewed by attorney, Scott Becker, on his Becker Group Women’s Leadership Podcast.  Joyce shared her advice for women leaders, suggestions for how to stay motivated and

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Thrive Global Article, “Learning How to Manage Your Psychology Changes How You Respond to Everything”

Joyce Marter was quoted in this important article by Thomas Oppong about how our perspective of ourselves and our experience can impact everything, including our personal and professional success. Click here

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Bustle Article: How Do You Stop Negative Thoughts? I Gave My Inner Voice A Name & Learned A Lot About My Thinking Patterns

Bustle journalist, Annakeara Stinson, recently interviewed Joyce Marter about self-esteem and negative thinking for another article. After Joyce recommended naming your Inner Saboteur, Annakeara gave it a try and said

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Chicago Tribune Article: How To Ask Your Partner To Remove A Tattoo With An Ex’s Name

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Chicago Tribune article on how to ask your partner to remove a tattoo with an ex’s name.    You can read the full

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Bustle Article: How To Have More Self-Confidence, Even When You’re Feeling Down, According To Experts

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Bustle article on how to boost your self-confidence even when feeling down.   You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Featured on Think Tank Of Three Podcast

Joyce Marter was recently featured on the Think Tank Of Three podcast. Joyce discussed her experiences in founding Urban Balance, a mental health private practice with thirteen locations across the

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Joyce Marter Featured on Getting Split Ready Podcast

Joyce Marter was recently featured on the Getting Split Ready podcast recorded at WGN Chicago. Joyce discussed collaborative divorce, parenting agreements, couples counseling and effective conflict resolution during coparenting. You

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Well + Good Article: I’m An Introvert—How Do I Make Space For ‘Me Time’ After Moving In Together?

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Well + Good article on how to make space for alone time after moving in with a spouse or partner. You can read

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Chicago Tribune Article: “How Do You Tell A Couple To Stop Fighting In Public?”

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Chicago Tribune article that provides tips on how to tell a couple to stop fighting in public. You can read the full article

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Joyce Marter Featured In Fort Worth Business Press Article: Ballet Concerto Turns 50 In A New Outdoor Setting

Joyce Marter was recently featured in a Fort Worth Business Press article on the 50th anniversary of a ballet concerto. You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Crain’s Chicago Business Article: Mental Health And The C-suite: Who’s At Risk?

Joyce Marter was quoted in a Crain’s Chicago Business article on mental health issues among high-powered executives, such as CEOs. You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Smart Parenting Article: How to Live With Less? Stop Buying Things Just Because It’s On Sale For Starters

Joyce Marter was quoted in a Smart Parenting Article on the benefits of a minimalist lifestyle and how to move towards minimalism by buying less. You can read the full

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Romper Article: 8 Subtle Ways To Defuse Any Conflict, According To Experts

Joyce Marter was quoted in a Romper article on ways to defuse conflict in relationships. You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Be More With Less Article: Clutter Might Be Making You Sick (+ how to make it go away)

Joyce Marter was quoted in an article by Be More With Less about the negative impacts of clutter and how to reduce clutter in your life. You can read the

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Well + Good Article: Use The 5 Love Languages To Boost The Most Important Relationship In Your Life: The One With Yourself

Joyce Marter was recently featured in a Well + Good article on how to use the five love languages to improve your relationship with yourself. You can read the full

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Joyce Marter Featured On WGN Radio With Jane Monzures: Embracing A Positive Mental Attitude

Joyce Marter was featured on WGN Radio with Jane Monzures. Joyce discussed the benefits and importance of embracing and maintaining a positive attitude. You can listen to the full radio

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Joyce Marter Interviewed By Meleika Gardner On Evanston Live TV

Joyce Marter was interviewed about the mental health epidemic by Meleika Gardner on Evanston Live TV. You can watch the full video segment here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Love Serve Inspire Article: What’s The Best Thing Someone Could Say To You Right Now?

Joyce Marter’s Spirituality & Health blog on 50 loving sentiments was quoted in a Love Serve Inspire article on how to verbally express your feelings to your loved ones and

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Medium Article: 1 Powerful Way To Stop Worrying And Start Living

Joyce Marter was quoted in a Medium article on how to stop worrying and start living. You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In NBC News Better Article: We’re Wired To Save Indulgences For Special Occasions- Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Joyce Marter was quoted in an NBC News Better article on why it’s important to indulge in the present moment instead of saving indulgences for special occasions. You can read

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Elite Daily Article: Here’s How To Feel More In Control Of Your Life By Focusing On These 3 Major Things, According To Science

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in an Elite Daily article on how to feel more in control of your life. You can read the full article here

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Blog For The Body Image Therapy Center: Understand Your Relationship with Food: A Journaling Exercise

Joyce Marter recently wrote a blog for the Body Image Therapy Center focused on understanding your relationship with food through a journaling exercise. Below is an excerpt from the blog:

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Joyce Marter Mentioned On CBS Show Produced By Dr. Phil: Face The Truth

Joyce Marter was mentioned on the CBS Show Face The Truth, which is produced by Dr. Phil and hosted by Vivica A. Fox. Joyce was mentioned in a segment focused

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Medium Article: The Science Of Inspiration (And How To Make It Work For You)

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in an article by Medium on the science of inspiration. You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Chicago Parent Magazine Article: How Parents Can Get Out Of A Rut

Joyce Marter was quoted in a Chicago Parent Magazine article on how parents can get out of a rut. You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Columbia Chronicle Article: Counseling Services Concerns Continue For Students During Colder Weather

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Columbia Chronicle article on concerns regarding counseling services for students during the winter months. You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Recently Featured On NBRFM Radio

Joyce Marter was recently featured on NBRFM Radio. The radio program isn’t available at this time.

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Real Simple Magazine Article: Why You Should Treat Your Family Like Strangers

Joyce Marter was quoted in a Real Simple Magazine article on family relationships. You can read the full article here

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Marriage.com Blog: How To Repair A Sexless Marriage

Joyce Marter recently wrote a blog for Marriage.com on ways to repair a sexless marriage. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Having a positive sex life in your marriage

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Marriage.com Blog: Is A Mental Health Issue The Cause Of Your Sexless Marriage?

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Marriage.com blog on the link between mental health issues and lack of sex in a marriage.  Below is an excerpt from the blog:  “Sexual problems

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Financial Management Magazine Article: Say ‘No’ Without Damaging Your Career

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Financial Management Magazine article on how to set boundaries at work without damaging your career. You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In UK’s Best Life Article: 12 Ways To Repair A Sexless Marriage, According To Marriage Counselors

Joyce Marter, speaker and chair of the American Counseling Association’s Midwest Region, was recently quoted in an article by UK’s Best Life on 12 ways to repair a sexless marriage,

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Kathryn Janicek Article: Pregnancy, Fertility, And 5 Things I Changed To Pull Off My Biggest Production

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in an article by Kathryn Janicek on Kathryn’s personal journey with pregnancy and fertility.  You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Featured In Blog Post By “All Things Kaygee”, A Life & Style Blog: Crop Top And Ripped Jeans

Joyce Marter was featured in an “All Things Kaygee” blog post that focused on finding the perfect pair of ripped jeans and crop top, in light of the author’s experience

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Joyce Marter Presented On The Psychology Of Success At The 70th Annual Illinois Counseling Association Conference

Joyce Marter presented on The Psychology of Success at the 70th Annual Illinois Counseling Association Conference for CEU credits. Joyce discussed the importance of practicing mindfulness, self-care, accessing support, appreciating

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Joyce Marter Featured In US News & World Report Article: 7 Ways To Make Moving In Together A Success

Joyce Marter was recently featured in a US News & World Report article on ways to make moving in with your spouse or partner successful. You can read the full

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Yahoo Article: 7 Ways To Make Moving In Together A Success

Joyce Marter was quoted in a Yahoo article on 7 ways to make moving in with your partner a success. You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Book: The Blueprint For Vibrant Health: A Guide To Healing The Mind, Body, And Spirit

Joyce Marter was quoted in a book titled “The Blueprint For Vibrant Health: A Guide To Healing The Mind, Body, And Spirit” by Gina L. Spielman, LCSW, C.H. You can

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Joyce Marter Gave CEU Training On Time Management At The Carrington, Organized By Elderwerks/In-Home Counseling

Joyce Marter gave a CEU presentation on Time Management. The event was organized by Elderwerks/In-Home Counseling and took place at The Carrington in Lincolnwood. The audience consisted of hospital social

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Joyce Marter Featured On WGN Radio Show “Uh-PARENT-ly”

Joyce Marter was recently featured on WGN Radio’s uh-PARENT-ly radio show. Joyce talked with cohosts Tracy Weiner and Anne Johnsos about ways to disengage from social engineering, petty competition and

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MSN Article: 5 Therapists Share How Your Marriage Can Survive An Affair

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in an MSN article that provides guidance from therapists on how marriage can survive an affair. Below is an excerpt from the article: “Abuse is

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CNN Article: The National Sexual Assault Hotline Got A 201% Increase In Calls During The Kavanaugh Hearing

Joyce Marter was recently featured in a CNN article about the 201% increase in calls received by The National Sexual Assault Hotline during the Kavanaugh hearing. Below is an excerpt

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Radio Segment For The Cancer Support Network: The Mind Body Connection

Joyce Marter was featured in a radio segment for The Cancer Support Network on the mind body connection. You can listen to the full radio segment here

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Radio Segment For The Cancer Support Network: Caring For The Caregiver

Joyce Marter was featured in a radio segment for The Cancer Support Network focused on caring for the caregiver. You can listen to the full radio segment here 

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LinkedIn Article: How To Exit A Group Counseling Practice With Ethics & Integrity

Joyce Marter recently wrote a LinkedIn article on how to exit a group counseling practice with ethics and integrity. Below is an excerpt from the article: “It’s natural that psychotherapists

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C.E.L. & Associates Blog: Successfully Navigate Life Transitions

Joyce Marter wrote a blog for C.E.L. & Associates about how to successfully navigate life’s transitions. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Life is everchanging. Times of transition can exacerbate

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Joyce Marter Presented On Psychology of Success At American Counseling Association Midwest Region Leadership Development Academy

Joyce Marter presented on the Psychology of Success at the American Counseling Association Midwest Region Leadership Development Academy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Joyce Marter Featured In News Channel 5 Article: Calls To Sexual Violence Survivor Hotline Spiked 147 Percent Following Blasey Ford’s Testimony

Joyce Marter was featured in an article by News Channel 5 on the spike in calls to sexual violence survivor hotlines following Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony.  You can read

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Joyce Marter Quoted In CNN Article: Some Sexual Assault Survivors Were Empowered By Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony Yet Others Re-traumatized

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a CNN article on the impact of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony on other sexual assault survivors. Below is an excerpt from the article:

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Joyce Marter Quoted In WDEL article: The National Sexual Assault Hotline Got A 201% Increase In Calls During The Kavanaugh Hearing

Joyce Marter was quoted in a WDEL article on the 201% increase in calls received by The National Sexual Assault Hotline during Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony.  You can read

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Candle Jar Article: Scented Candles For Anxiety And Stress Relief

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Candle Jar article on the benefits of aromatherapy in reducing anxiety and stress. Below is an excerpt from the article: “Using scented candles

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Joyce Marter Featured in Fox 32 News Segment: How To Get Out Of A Bad Mood

Joyce Marter was recently featured in a Fox 32 news segment with Sylvia Perez on how to get out of a bad mood. Joyce provided tips including acceptance, self awareness

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Women’s Health Article: We Asked, You Answered: Here’s How the #MeToo Movement Has Impacted Your Health One Year Later

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Women’s Health article on the #MeToo movement’s impact on health. Below is an excerpt from the article. “Women have to set clear boundaries,

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Refresh Mental Health Blog: Refresh Mental Health Provides Legislative Advocacy for the Counseling Profession

Joyce Marter wrote a blog for the company Refresh Mental Health, of which she is the vice president of marketing & PR, about Refresh Mental Health’s legislative advocacy for the counseling

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The Body Image Therapy Center Blog: Self-Care Assessment for Mind, Body, Spirit & Balance

Joyce Marter wrote a blog for The Body Image Therapy Center on the components of comprehensive self-care and how to evaluate one’s own self-care. Below is an excerpt from the

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The Body Image Therapy Center Blog: Silence Your Inner Critic & Become Your Most Compassionate Advocate: 4 Tips

Joyce Marter wrote a blog for The Body Image Therapy Center on how to silence your inner critic and become your most compassionate advocate. Below is an excerpt from the

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Instant Checkmate Article: 21st Century Cheating: Is Your Partner Really Faithful?

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in an article by Instant Checkmate on cheating in relationships. Below is an excerpt from the article: “‘Social media seems to have added fuel to

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Joyce Marter Gave CEU Presentation on The Psychology of Success for Elderwerks and Glenview Terrace Rehabilitation Center

Joyce Marter gave a CEU presentation for social workers, case managers and nurses at Elderwerks Assisted Living Consultants​ and Glenview Terrace Rehabilitation Center. Joyce presented on The Psychology of Success:

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Joyce Marter Featured In Chicago Tribune Article: Amid Asia Argento Accusation, What A #MeToo Moment Can Be Like For Male Victims

Joyce Marter was recently featured in a Chicago Tribune article on what #metoo moments may be like for male victims. Below is an excerpt from the article: “A #MeToo situation

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Webinar: Effective Conflict Resolution

Joyce Marter recently created a webinar on effective conflict resolution, which was a master class for EntreArchitect. You can watch the full webinar here. To learn more about EntreArchitect please

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Webinar: Selling A Group Practice

Joyce Marter recently created a webinar on selling a group practice. You can watch the full webinar here. This webinar was held by The Group Practice Exchange. Please click here

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Joyce Marter Featured On “The Counselor” Radio Show On Rejoice 102.3 FM

Joyce Marter was recently featured as a Community Hero on a radio show called The Counselor on Rejoice 102.3 FM. You can listen to the full radio segment here

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Joyce Marter Presented On Leadership Skills At WAAT Chicago Chapter Meeting

Joyce Marter gave a presentation at the WAAT Chicago chapter meeting. Joyce spoke about leadership skills that can be applied to work and life.

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Joyce Marter on Fox 32 News Chicago: How To Get Out Of A Rut

Joyce Marter appeared on a Fox 32 Chicago News segment today with Sylvia Perez. They discussed the dos and don’ts of “How to Get Out of a Rut”. You can

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Joyce Marter Delivered Opening Keynote For American Counseling Association Leadership Training

Joyce Marter delivered the the opening keynote for the American Counseling Association Leadership Training. You can watch Joyce’s presentation here

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Psych Central Blog: Stuck In A Rut During Midlife Parenthood? 7 Tips

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on ways to get out of a rut during midlife parenthood. An excerpt from the blog is included below: “It’s very common

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LinkedIn Article: How to Sell a Counseling Center or Private Practice

Joyce Marter recently wrote a LinkedIn article on how to sell a counseling center or private practice. An excerpt from the article is included below: “From the time I founded

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Joyce Marter quoted in Chicago Tribune Article: Lessons From The Happiest Place On Earth

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Chicago Tribune article that provides tips on happiness from Finland, “the happiest place on earth”. Below is an excerpt from the article. “’Activities

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Joyce Marter on Fox 32 News Chicago: Mental Health Awareness Month

Joyce Marter recently appeared on Fox 32 News Chicago with Sylvia Perez to discuss mental health awareness month. Joyce talked about mental health awareness and access to care as a

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Arts of Thought Article: True Success: Understanding That Love Is The Currency of Life

Written by Joyce, Marter, LCPC. An excerpt from the article is included below: “Many people equate success with money, but I would argue that love is the currency of life.

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Joyce Marter Interview: The Native Society

Joyce Marter was recently featured in an interview by The Native Society. An excerpt from the interview is included below. “What do I do best? My greatest gift is to

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Joyce Marter Delivered Keynote Presentation On The Psychology of Success For The Legacy Project

Joyce Marter delivered a keynote presentation for the Legacy Project on The Psychology of Success: How to Live A Greater Life, for 175 individuals in government leadership positions with The

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Joyce Marter Delivered Trainings On Conflict Resolution For The City of Evanston

Joyce Marter was invited to deliver trainings on Conflict Resolution And Dealing with Difficult People by the city of Evanston.

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Joyce Marter Quoted In YurView Article: Discover The Direct Relationship Between Hobbies And Health

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a YurView article on the direct relationship between hobbies and health.  You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter featured in Well + Good Article: Friendship Tips For A Bride And Her Bridesmaids

Joyce Marter was recently featured in a Well + Good article on friendship tips for a bride and her bridesmaids. “It’s also super important that both bride and bridesmaid keep

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Joyce Marter on Fox 32 News: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Joyce Marter recently appeared on Fox 32 News with Sylvia Perez to talk about Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Joyce discussed how to Embrace Your Voice, which is the theme for

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Psych Central Blog: Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Tips To Embrace Your Voice

Written by Joyce Marter, LCPC. “Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an initiative to raise public awareness about sexual violence and provide education on prevention. According to the National Sexual Assault

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Joyce Marter Featured in Live WGN Radio Segment on How to Center Yourself

Joyce Marter was featured in a live WGN Radio segment with Jane Monzures. Joyce provided guidance on how to center yourself in life. You can listen to the full segment

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PsychCentral Blog: How to Encourage Critical Thinking in Kids

In an age when most kids are glued to their phones and their primary mode of communication is Snapchat, it’s a concern for many parents as far as to how

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Joyce Marter Featured in WGN Radio Segment on Parenting

Joyce Marter recently spoke on WGN Radio with Vic Vaughn about raising children who are critical thinkers. Joyce talked about how to encourage kids to think critically, demonstrate compassion and

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Joyce Marter Featured in Voyage Chicago Article

“Today we’d like to introduce you to Joyce Marter. Joyce, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? My world opened up when

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Joyce Marter quoted in Love Serve Inspire Article: Speak Life

Joyce Marter was quoted in a Love Serve Inspire article on how to communicate love: “Make a conscience choice to nurture your relationships with verbal communications of love. Be kind

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Joyce Marter Featured in MyDomaine Article:Don’t Give In to Netflix—Successful People Do These 7 Things Every Sunday

Joyce Marter was recently featured in a MyDomaine article on seven things successful people do every Sunday: “5. They eat healthy. Since it’s technically still the weekend, the idea of

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PsychCentral Blog: Consensual Sex is an Ongoing Dialogue, Not Simply a Yes

Written by Joyce Marter, LCPC. “The #MeToo movement and the Aziz Ansari story have inspired much needed discussion about the boundaries involved in consensual sex. In today’s hookup culture, often

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LinkedIn article: How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in the Wake of #MeToo

Written by Joyce Marter, LCPC. “The #MeToo movement has exposed the longstanding and shocking prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace. This sociocultural movement has lifted the veil of shame

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Speaking Engagement: NIEAPA Chapter Meeting

Joyce Marter recently presented on sexual harassment in the workplace at the February chapter meeting of the Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA). This meeting was hosted by Presence

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Webinar: Psychology of Success

Joyce Marter recently held a Psychology of Success webinar for small firm architects, sponsored by the Charrette Venture Group. In the webinar, Joyce emphasizes mindfulness, positive thinking, work/life balance, and

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Speaking Engagement: Illinois Counseling Association Southern Conference

Joyce Marter recently presented about the psychology of success at the Illinois Counseling Association Southern Conference.

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Speaking Engagement: Anxiety and Gut Health

Joyce Marter recently presented on anxiety and gut health at a Chicago event sponsored by Aligned Modern Health and Urban Balance. Below, Joyce is pictured with Bill Fiely & Brian

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Joyce Marter Presented On The Job Search Process To Graduate Students At Northwestern University

Joyce Marter was invited to speak to counseling graduate students at her alma mater, Northwestern University, about the job search process. Joyce is passionate about motivating professionals in the field

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Moms Who Drink Alcohol: How Much Is Too Much?

Joyce Marter recently wrote an article on alcohol use amongst mothers and how to maintain a healthy relationship with alcohol.

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Joyce Marter Presented On Self Care at Urban Balance Networking Event, Sponsored By IMHCA

Joyce Marter presented at a self care for clinicians networking event at Urban Balance’s Hinsdale location, sponsored by IMHCA.

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Blog For Mental Health Resources, PLLC: Michael Phelps Speaks About His Depression & Getting Treatment

Joyce Marter recently wrote a blog for Mental Health Resources, PLLC on Michael Phelps speaking out about his depression and getting treatment.  Below is an excerpt from the blog:  “Celebrities

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Joyce Marter Co-Presented Dating After Divorce Workshop With Bela Gandhi

Joyce Marter co-presented a Dating After Divorce workshop, sponsored by The Lilac Tree, with Bela Gandhi, founder of the Smart Dating Academy. Joyce is pictured here with Bela Gandhi.

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Joyce Marter on Fox32 News: Dating After Divorce

Joyce Marter was recently featured in a segment on Fox32 News on dating after divorce with Bela Gandhi and Sylvia Perez! Please watch the segment here.

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Huffington Post & Psych Central Blog: How to Make a Vision Board for the New Year

As a therapist who has been practicing for over 20 years, I have developed a healthy respect for self-fulfilling prophecy. Over and over again, I have seen that if we

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Joyce Marter Quoted on Love After Baby

“We prepare them for how it’s going to impact their life or their lifestyle. What it’s going to look like – less leisure, lack of sleep,” says Urban Balance therapist

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Round Table Companies Blog: Recovery From Love

Joyce Marter wrote a blog for Round Table Companies on how to recover from heartbreak. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Romantic love is mystical and magical—permeating every aspect

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Round Table Companies Blog: Cancer, Mindfulness, And Love

Joyce Marter wrote a blog for Round Table Companies on cancer, mindfulness and love. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “In my practice, I consider Love my referral source. In

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Holiday Blues Don’t Discriminate

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a great article by The Tallahassee Democrat about the struggles that many individuals face during the holiday season and how to reach out for

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Therapist Thanksgiving Tips: Don’t Force Kids to Hug Guests

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a CBS Chicago article on tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving! The article was then picked up by CNN. You can read the article and

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Fox 32 News: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Joyce Marter was recently featured on Fox 32 News with Sylvia Perez in a segment on sexual harassment in the workplace. You can watch the video segment here

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Fox 32 News: Healthy Social and Emotional Development of Teens in the Age of Technology

Joyce Marter was recently featured on Fox 32 News with Sylvia Perez in a segment on healthy social and emotional development of teens in the age of technology! You can

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Fox 32 News: Dealing with Social Anxiety this Holiday Season

Joyce Marter was recently featured on Fox 32 News with Anita Padilla in a segment on ways to cope with holiday social anxiety! You can view the video here.  

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Life & Beauty Weekly Article: Healthy Relationships: Should your husband be your best friend?

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Life & Beauty Weekly article on healthy relationships! You can read the full article here   

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Talkspace Article: 9 Ways To Manage Social Anxiety During The Holidays

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in an article by Talkspace on 9 ways to manage social anxiety during the holiday season.  You can read the full article here

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Psych Central Blog: How to Promote Healthy Emotional-Social Development of iGen Teens

In her popular article, Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?, Jean M. Twenge refers to the “iGen”—those born between 1995 and 2012 that have been shaped by smartphones and social media.

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Joyce Marter ICA Conference Presentation

Joyce Marter co-presented with Jason Marotzke at the ICA Conference on November 10, 2017 about mental health and school counselor collaboration!

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Joyce Marter honored at ICA Conference Awards Ceremony

Joyce Marter was honored with a standing ovation at the ICA Conference Awards Ceremony on November 10, 2017!

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Joyce Marter Quoted In CNN Article: #MeToo sexual assault stories trigger trauma for some

Joyce Marter was featured in a CNN article about the #metoo campaign and its impact on sexual assault survivors. You can read the full article here.  

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Chicago Tribune Article: Self-care Tips For Sex Abuse Survivors

Joyce Marter was featured in a Chicago Tribune article on self-care tips for sex abuse survivors. You can read the full article here.  

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Joyce Marter Featured On Fox 32 News With Sylvia Perez: Are We Becoming Desensitized To Mass Shootings?

Joyce Marter was featured on Fox 32 News with Sylvia Perez discussing the ways that mass shootings emotionally impact us, and how we can cope with these tragedies and empower

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Chicago Tribune Article: Self-care App Aims To Break The Cycle Of Burnout

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Chicago Tribune article on the value of a self-care app. You can read the full article here.  

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Joyce Marter Featured In San Antonio Express-News Article: 10 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Morning

Joyce Marter was recently featured in an article on San Antonio Express-News about 10 simple things successful people do every morning. You can read the full article here.  

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Child Psychology Resources Blog: How To Support Gifts And Challenges Of Our Children

Joyce Marter wrote a blog for Child Psychology Resources on how parents can support the gifts and challenges of their children. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “After more

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Joyce Marter Quoted In MCASA Article: You Don’t Have To Say #MeToo To Be Seen And Supported

Joyce Marter was quoted in an article by MCASA on how you don’t have to say Me Too to be seen and supported.  You can read the full article here 

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Joyce Marter Featured In The Bulletin Article: Self-Care App Attempts To Break The Cycle Of Burnout

Joyce Marter was recently featured in an article by The Bulletin on a self-care app that attempts to break the cycle of burnout.  You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Featured In Our Everyday Life Article: How To Be Nice To Others

Joyce Marter was recently featured in an article by Our Everyday Life focused on how to be nice to others.  You can read the full article here

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Interview with Fox32 Chicago: How to Recommend Therapy

Stress, depression and anxiety are things we all deal with at one point or another and sometimes we need the help of a professional, but what if you know someone

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Real Simple Article: 3 Simple Ways To Spread Kindness In A Rude World

Real Simple quoted Joyce Marter in an online article about simple ways to spread kindness. Read the full article here.

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Psych Central Blog: How To Recommend Therapy To Someone: 7 Tips

By Joyce Marter, LCPC If there’s anything I have learned from more than 20 years of being a therapist, it’s that we all can benefit from therapy at different points in

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Real Simple Article: How To Raise Kinder Kids

Joyce Marter, LCPC  shares her tips in a Real Simple article about raising kinder kids! Read the full article here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Real Simple Article: Spreading Kindness In A Rude World

Joyce Marter, LCPC was recently quoted in the Real Simple article, “Spreading Kindness in a Rude World.” The original article appears in the August issue of the magazine Click here to

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Interview with Sylvia Perez on Fox 32 News: Preparing Yourself And Your Child For The Transition To College

“Preparing Yourself & Your Child for the Transition to College” Watch Joyce Marter’s interview with FOX32 Chicago News!    

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Psych Central Blog: Preparing Yourself & Your Child For The Transition To College

This article appears on Joyce’s blog for PsychCentral. 

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Online Counseling Programs Interview

Urban Balance was voted one of the top counseling blogs by Online Counseling Programs. The site interviewed Joyce Marter to discuss mental health, blogging, and private practice! Read the full

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Urban Balance Blog: The Urban Balance Story: 100 Therapist and Growing

The Urban Balance Story: 100 Therapists & Growing  

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Interview with Voyage Chicago

“Meet Joyce Marter of Urban Balance,” an interview with Voyage Chicago. Read the full article here. 

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Mytime News Article: Take Your Time To Organize Your Day

Joyce Marter was quoted in a mytime news article on the importance of taking time to organize your day. You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Presented On Promoting Self Esteem At Networking Event Held By Urban Balance And IMHCA

Joyce Marter presented about promoting self-esteem in clients at a networking event held by Urban Balance and IMHCA.

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Woman’s Day Magazine Article: 5 Couples Therapists Share How Your Marriage Can Survive An Affair

Joyce Marter quoted in Woman’s Day magazine article about relationships. Read the full article here. Joyce Marter, licensed psychotherapist and CEO of Urban Balance, says the following behaviors may indicate a rift

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Livestrong Article: 9 Self-Love Tips That Won’t Make You Roll Your Eyes

By Brittany Risher, Livestrong.com Read the full article here. Some self-love gurus make it seem like buying yourself flowers or writing “I’m beautiful” on your bathroom mirror is the secret

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Unique Mindcare Article: Tips On Tolerating Uncertainty

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Unique Mindcare article providing tips on how to tolerate uncertainty in life.  You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Business Insider Article: 15 Things Successful People Do On Sunday Nights

Joyce Marter was quoted in this Business Insider piece about ways to improve the Sunday night blues. It might be tempting to wind down with a couple of glasses of

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Joyce Marter Quoted In SHRM Article: Use Design Thinking To Better Your Career

Joyce Marter is quoted in this article about how you can design a career that combines your needs, desires, skills, talents and curiosity. “It is challenging for people to let go of

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Joyce Marter Quoted In SHRM Article: Use Design Thinking To Better Your Career

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in an SHRM article on how to use design thinking to better your career.  You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter On Newstalk 610 Podcast: Does Social Media Make It Easier To Cheat On Your Partner

Joyce Marter spoke with Tim Denison Newstalk 610 CKTB on November 23, 2016. She discussed the question: Does social media make it easier to cheat on your partner? Listen to the full podcast here.

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The Chemistry of Love – Joyce Marter Mentioned in Inside Columbia Magazine Piece

Joyce Marter was quoted in a piece by Inside Columbia Magazine about The Chemistry of Love. She discusses attraction and how it can be electric: Psychotherapist Joyce Marter, from Urban

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Joyce Marter Mentioned in Hartford Courant Article: Finding Your Comfort Zone- And Then Pushing Yourself Beyond It

Read the full article, “Finding Your Comfort Zone — And Then Pushing Yourself Beyond It“.

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LadyBossBlogger Interview: Joyce Marter Provides Accessible And Affordable Insurance-Friendly Counseling

Joyce Marter was recently interviewed by LadyBossBlogger. Below is an excerpt from the interview: “What motivated and inspired you to start your own business? Motherhood inspired me to start my

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Joyce Marter Featured in BayArt Article: How To Embrace Yourself

Joyce Marter was quoted in a BayArt article on how to embrace who you are.  You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In YourStory Article: 5 Ways To Be More Assertive At The Workplace

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a YourStory article on 5 ways to be more assertive in the workplace.  You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Presentations: Topics List

 Email for booking inquiries and questions Achieving Work Life Balance The purpose of this workshop is to assist you in developing greater awareness of how well you manage the demands

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Joyce Marter Featured On Living Healthy Chicago: Beating The Winter Blues

Joyce Marter was featured in a Living Healthy Chicago video segment on how to beat the winter blues.  You can watch the full video segment on Joyce’s YouTube channel here 

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Joyce Marter Featured On Living Healthy Chicago: Stress Savers For Parents

Joyce Marter was featured in a Living Healthy Chicago video segment providing tips on stress savers for parents.  You can watch the full video segment on Joyce’s YouTube channel here 

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Joyce Marter Featured On Living Healthy Chicago Better Living: Destress At Work

Joyce Marter was featured in a Living Healthy Chicago Better Living video segment on how to destress at work.  You can watch the full video segment on Joyce’s YouTube channel

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Joyce Marter Featured On Living Healthy Chicago: Inspiration Going To Extremes

Joyce Marter was featured in a Living Healthy Chicago video segment on finding inspiration in difficult circumstances.  You can watch the full video on Joyce’s YouTube channel here

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Joyce Marter Featured in Northwestern University Blog: How To Break Out Of Social Anxiety During The Holidays

Joyce Marter was featured in a blog by The Family Institute at Northwestern University on how to break out of social anxiety during the holidays. You can read the full

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Article By The Guam Daily Post: Does Using Social Media Make You More Likely To Cheat?

Joyce Marter was quoted in an article by the Guam Daily Post on the link between social media and cheating in relationships.  You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter and Bela Gandhi On Fox 32 News: Dating And Relationships

On October 21, 2016, Joyce Marter appeared with dating expert Bela Gandhi on Fox32 News to discuss online dating and dating around the holidays. Joyce provided tips for increasing self-esteem

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Crain’s Chicago Business About a CEO Who Lost Her Husband to Suicide

Joyce Marter, LCPC is quoted in a recent Crain’s Chicago Business piece about Wendy Berger, CEO at Chicago-based real estate development firm WBS Equities, who lost her husband of 18 years

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Blog: Urban Balance Is Growing

So proud that my counseling practice, Urban Balance, is growing beyond Chicago. We have just opened our first St. Louis therapist office, our 8th overall. Please refer any of your St.

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Joyce Marter Featured In Chicago Tribune Redeye Article: A Prisoner Of The Office Clique? Then Get Out More Often

UB’S JOYCE MARTER FEATURED IN REDEYE Pro tip: Workers in an office clique should make sure they stay away from “any bullying dynamics” and avoid office gossip, said Joyce Marter,

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Joyce Marter Featured In Inc. Article: The True Key To Success, According to This Inspiring Psychotherapist

Joyce Marter featured in Inc. article: stay aligned with your authentic self as a business leader. During a conversation with Joyce at one of her Chicago offices, I asked her

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Joyce Marter Featured In Chicago Parent Magazine: Raising Socially Aware Kids

Joyce Marter featured in Chicago Parent Magazine on how to manage current events. With the presidential election only weeks away, it’s almost impossible to avoid political news. But the hardest

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Joyce Marter Presented On Revenue Strategies At American Counseling Association Institute For Leadership Training

Joyce Marter collaborated with colleagues and presented on revenue strategies at the American Counseling Association Institute For Leadership Training.

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Joyce Marter On WGN Morning News: Signs Of Workplace Bullying And Ways To Prevent It

According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, more than a quarter of Americans have been the target of workplace bullying. SIGNS How do you spot a workplace bully ? Threatening, humiliating

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Joyce Marter On Urban Broadcast Media “Let’s Stay Together” Radio Show: Coping With Divorce

Joyce shares her advice and insight about coping with divorce on Urban Broadcast Media’s “Let’s Stay Together” Talk Radio segment Making Marriage Work: Surviving Divorce. Listen to the radio show here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Success Magazine Article: Can Tidying Up Your Home Fix Your Messy Life?

Joyce Marter was quoted in an article by Success Magazine on the link between tidying up your home and improved mental health. You can read the full article here

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Athleisure Magazine Blog: Self-Love Must Come First: How To Love Yourself

Joyce Marter wrote a blog for Athleisure magazine on self-love. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Imagine how you treat yourself on a daily basis as if you were

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Bustle Article: 9 Habits All Toxic People Have In Common

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in a Bustle article on the 9 habits that all toxic people have in common.  You can read the full article here

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JOYCE on MTV’s The Real World

In the the season finale of this Real World Chicago series, Joyce gives cast members a group therapy session. Topics include conflict, conflict resolution, physical violence, verbal abuse and more.

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Huffington Post Blog: 15 Ways To Live Authentically And Amazingly

“Unhappiness can occur when people are not living their lives in a way that is congruent with their authentic selves. This is what I have learned after providing psychotherapy to

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Huffington Post Blog: 15 Affirmations: Find The Courage To Live The Life You Want

“Over the past 20 years of working as a psychotherapist, I have been awed and inspired by the fierce courage of my clients. I’ve been honored to accompany them on

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Huffington Post Blog: Mindfulness For Mind Blowing Sex: 5 Practices

“Electric shivers of euphoria ripple throughout her naked body. The summer breeze encircles the lovers, intensifying the deeply arousing sensation of the wetness on her nipples from his passionate kisses.

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Huffington Post Blog: What Death Taught Me About Life: 5 Inspirational Lessons

“Through my personal experiences of love and loss, and through 20 years of counseling countless clients through theirs, I have learned the following truths: 1) Life is truly a gift.

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Huffington Post Blog: 25 Affirmations To Align Yourself With The Greater Good

“1) I understand that my issues are HOW I am, not WHO I am. 2) I am the whole, unique spirit of LIGHT and LOVE that shines from deep within.

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Huffington Post Blog: Self-Love: 10 Keys

“Healthy self-love is the balance between low self-esteem (a lack of self-love) and grandiosity (inflated, false self-love that is actually an overcompensation for a lack of true self-love). The following

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Huffington Post Blog: 10 Tips For Better Sex After Kids

” ‘Don’t you like my big boobs?’ said my client to her husband with a playful smile as they sat on my couch in couples therapy. ‘When I look at

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Huffington Post Blog: Men Who Work On Themselves Are Sexy

“I’m a feminist who loves men. Not only do I appreciate the beauty of the male physique and the intoxicating power of masculine energy–I value the ways in which men

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Huffington Post Blog: 25 Simple Ways To Improve Your Relationships At Work And At Home

“1. Smile. Put a smile on your face and in your eyes, voice and heart as often as possible. 2. Make eye contact. Look people openly, warmly and squarely in

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Huffington Post Blog: Find Bliss By Going Inward

“Many people come into therapy wanting the perfect job, relationship, body or lifestyle that they believe will bring them happiness. This is a normal response to living in a consumer-based

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Huffington Post Blog: 8 Life Lessons From My Eight-Year-Old

“Oh, the powerful wisdom that comes from the mouths of babes… If we pay attention, children can remind us of the important aspects of life that many of us have

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Huffington Post Blog: How Laughter Can Heal The Heart And Soul

“To me, laughter is a non-sexual orgasm. My mind, body and spirit are tickled, sending waves of euphoria that reverberate throughout me. All that is negative is converted into positive

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Huffington Post Blog: Increase The Resiliency Of Your Relationship: 6 Strategies

“Well, you two certainly have a very resilient relationship!’ our marital therapist exclaimed to my husband and me several years ago, with obvious surprise and relief detectable in her face

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Huffington Post Blog: Ignite Your Inner Fire: 25 Inspirational Intentions

“Life is a miraculous gift. Yet, as many of us move through time, we seem to have forgotten. We’ve grown weary, disconnected, distracted or detached. We’ve lost our connection with

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Joyce Marter Quoted In The Atlantic Article: The Computer Will See You Now

From The Atlantic:  A growing number of people are turning to online counseling, possibly at the expense of their privacy or the quality of the mental-health care they receive. “Some

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Joyce Marter on WMAR-2 News: Baby Proofing Your Marriage

Joyce Marter was featured in a WMAR-2 News segment on how to baby proof your marriage. You can watch the full segment here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Chicago Health Online Article: Deconstructing Grief

Grief: Ways to help yourself and others By Katie Morell for Chicago Health Online Grief is a topic difficult to discuss, but it’s universally felt. Intense grief can surface from a

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Joyce Marter on WGN Radio: Want Real Resolutions in 2015?

Need to center yourself and create positive outcomes this year?  Listen as Joyce Marter gives some life advice to WGN radio listeners & host, Jane Monzures.

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15 Ways to Become a Better Person

Joyce Marter was quoted in this important article by John Rampton in INC. about how our goal should be becoming better every day. Read the full article here.

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: 3 More Obstacles And How To Overcome Them

“Last month, in this piece, psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, shared three top obstacles in therapy: feeling shame for having problems and needing to go to therapy in the first place; not knowing

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Joyce Marter Featured In Crain’s “40 Under 40” For 2010

Joyce Marter, 38 | Co-owner, psychotherapist | Urban Balance LLC | Chicago “Affordable, accessible and de-stigmatized mental health care: That’s what Joyce Marter and her business partner, Lori Hall, planned

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Joyce Marter Featured On WGN Radio With Rob Hart: Family Conflict Around The Holidays

Click the link to listen: https://s3.amazonaws.com/ubbucket/UB_joyce_holiday_stress_and_family.mp3

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Joyce Marter Featured On WGN Radio With Rob Hart: Dealing With The Holidays When Unemployed

Joyce Marter, LCPC, was interviewed by Rob Hart on WGN Radio 720, discussing the additional stress that unemployment and underemployment can have on the already stressful holiday season.  Dealing with

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Joyce Marter Featured On WGN Radio With Greg Jarrett: Spring Weather Effects

Listen to the podcasts here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/ubbucket/urban+balance+2+16.mp3 And here:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/ubbucket/urban+balance+2+16+2.mp3    

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: What You Need To Consider Before Having Kids

“Having a baby is a big decision that requires couples to do some serious self-reflecting and communicating. But some couples don’t exactly contemplate parenthood — or they have the wrong

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The Good Men Project Blog: 20 Ways To Choose Happiness

“I love when I notice I’m smiling when I’m alone. The smile isn’t falsely constructed to please anyone else. Rather, it’s naturally powered by my inner bliss, which radiates and

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Stories That Sabotage Coping And Spike Stress

“Our belief systems, or personal stories, dictate our behavior. The stories we spin about ourselves can shape everything from the decisions we make to how we interact with others to the goals

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Founder Institute Article: How Exercise Can Help You Ease The Sunday Night Blues

“Dreading the thought of returning to the office after a restful weekend? You’re not alone; in an international Monster.com poll, 78 percent of respondents reported experiencing the so-called ‘Sunday Night

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Joyce Marter Featured In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: When Being A Therapist Was Especially Hard

“When we’re going through something difficult or stressful at home, it often spills into our workplace. This can get especially tricky when your work is being a therapist, an already-demanding

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Joyce Marter Featured In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: The Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned From My Clients

“Clients no doubt learn a thing or two from their therapists. They may learn to cope with painful emotions. They may learn to set boundaries. They may learn to accept

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: 3 Facts About Feelings

“Many of us have an uncomfortable relationship with our feelings. We might stuff down our sadness or sweep away our anger. We might even have trouble identifying what we’re feeling

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: 6 Eye-Opening New Ways To Get To Know Yourself

“When you know yourself on a deeper level, you can create a life that is meaningful and joyous for you, according to psychotherapist Joyce Marter, LCPC. Art therapist Lisa Mitchell,

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Joyce Marter Featured On AgingInfoRadio AM 560WIND With Sue Zawacki: Family Fallouts

Joyce Marter was recently a guest on AgingInfoRadio AM 560WIND with Sue Zawacki discussing the topic of family fallouts.  The following is a summary of some of the items that

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Chicago Tribune RedEye Article: Leaps Of Faith

“Michael Marier lived an enviable life in Chicago. He earned about $75,000 a year managing promotions, which often meant giving away free booze alongside models at chi-chi nightclubs. He lived

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Book: Making Marriage A Success

“Making Marriage a Success supplies the information you need to bolster your marriage, or get it back on track. Its dual purpose makes it twice as effective. First, it’s a

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Today’s Chicago Woman Blog: Cold Feet Or Time To Call Off The Wedding

Featured in Today’s Chicago Woman by UB Owner, Joyce Marter. Are you truly ready to say “I do”? It’s natural to be nervous before vowing “’Til death do we part.”

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Life & Beauty Weekly Article: Are You A Drama Mama? Know When To Back Off

“Your child has a fight with a friend. She’s in tears; you’re furious and ready to defend her. But should you? In this age of helicopter parenting, it’s hard not

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Careerbliss.com Article: 8 Ways For Young Professionals To Learn Trust In The Workplace

“Heather Huhman, Gen Y expert and founder of marketing firm Come Recommended, described the young workforce best in an interview with TNGG, when she said, ‘They want to work hard

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Today’s Chicago Woman Blog: Projecting Confidence In The Workplace

“I recently asked a group of business owners, ‘Which is more important for success—confidence or talent?’ The consensus was confidence. You can be the most talented, knowledgeable or skilled person,

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Life & Beauty Weekly: The Friends/Family Balance

“The Beatles got it right: You can get by with a little help from your friends. Trouble is it’s tough to get their support if you don’t see them! So

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Today’s Chicago Woman Blog: Successful Marriage Tips

“Premarital counseling may be more important than your wedding dress. If you are engaged, the idea of premarital counseling may sound like a buzz kill. Who wants to talk about

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Joyce Marter Quoted In New Zealand’s Sunday Magazine: Love After Baby

“A bundle of joy can bring all kinds of misery, but American parents-to-be are heading it off at the pass… In Chicago, at a five-centre pscyhotherapy practice called Urban Balance,

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Crain’s Chicago Business: Work Daze

“After a cold, snowy winter and a soaked spring, Chicagoans naturally want to enjoy the summer sun and warmth. Ask any professional trying to get some work done. Weekends bookended

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Crain’s Chicago Business: Taking A Step Back From Overexposure

“When the whole world is becoming more socially connected, it seems heretical, if not plain dumb, to pull back. Yet some people are seeking a break from endless evenings of

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Chicago Tribune RedEye Article: Workplace Stress Can Lead To Total Meltdown

“One in three American employees are chronically overworked, and 54 percent felt overwhelmed by how much they’re expected to complete, according to a 2005 study by the Families and Work Institute. That’s

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Joyce Marter Featured In Women’s Health Magazine Article: Does Your Guy Have Baby Fever?

“Men get a reputation for being baby-averse, but they may be more eager to have kids than you realize. In fact, childless men feel more depressed, sad, angry, and jealous of

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Joyce Marter Featured In Parents Magazine Article: How To Stay Close After Baby

“I knew having a baby would change my day-to-day. But I didn’t know it would rock my relationship too. After our son was born, my husband, Aaron, suddenly had opinions

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Joyce Marter Quoted In WGN Article: Extreme Inspiration: Skydiving for MS

UB owner and therapist, Joyce Marter tells Living Healthy Chicago why taking risks and testing your limits can be empowering. “Is there something extreme that you’ve always wanted to do

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Joyce Marter Quoted In CareerBliss Article: 3 Ways To Boost Your Confidence Right Before A Job Interview

“Sweaty palms. Shaky voice. Blank mind. These symptoms of nervousness can seriously sabotage a job interview, no matter how prepared and qualified you are. To quell these natural responses and help you muster more

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: My Favorite Holiday Tradition

UB owner, Joyce Marter opens up in a recent Therapists Spill segment of PsychCentral about why decorating her home for the holidays is her favorite holiday tradition. “Traditions are the

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Urban Balance Blog For Therapists.com: Tips To Lessen Anxiety Before Your First Therapy Session

“It is completely normal to be nervous or anxious before attending a therapy session, especially your first one. Many people do not know quite what to expect from their first session and feel

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Joyce Marter Quoted In CareerBliss Article: Don’t Be Bored At Work: 7 Productive Ways To Fill Downtime

UB Founder, Joyce Marter offers tips to CareerBliss on how to stay productive at work. Article published on July 27th, 2012.  “Boredom kills — well, not literally. Succumbing to it at work,

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Joyce Marter Quoted In US News Article: 4 Tried-And-True Time Management Techniques

“If your current time-management system involves 5-hour ENERGY drinks or three to four cups of coffee per day, it’s time for a change. But cutting back on your work is likely not

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Your Tango Article: What To Consider Before Having Kids

“Having a baby is a big decision that requires couples to do some serious self-reflecting and communicating. But some couples don’t exactly contemplate parenthood — or they have the wrong idea about

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Joyce Marter Quoted In US News Article: How To Manage Your Emotions In The Workplace

“Dealing with emotions in the office is tricky. You don’t want to be branded as the person who freaks out or cries at the drop of the hat, or who

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Joyce Marter Quoted In CareerBliss Article: 10 Ways To Overcome Pre-Job Interview Jitters

“Knots and butterflies in your belly. Heart and mind racing. Sweaty palms. Shortness of breath. These symptoms can be pretty hard to shake right before a big job interview. But here’s the

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Crain’s Chicago Business Article: Girl Scouts Updates Image From Campfires To C-Suite

“Tonight, ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore and 450 other women will raise their hands to recite the Girl Scout pledge at a dinner marking the organization’s 100th anniversary at the Four

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Joyce Marter Quoted In BeliefNet Article: 6 Ways To Feel Good About Yourself

“‘There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself,’ said American novelist Raymond Chandler. In other words, as another saying goes, we can be our own

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Life & Beauty Weekly Article: Healthy Relationships: Should Your Husband Be Your Best Friend?

“It’s the height of wedding season, and couples across America are kicking off their new lives with heartfelt toasts that begin, ‘Today I married my best friend.’ Misty-eyed guests smile

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Quickbooks Article: How Psychology Can Make Or Break Your Business

“Are you aware of the unconscious psychological forces that can improve or undermine your business? Recognizing which traits are which — and learning how to use them to your benefit

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Joyce Marter Quoted In BeliefNet Article: 6 Lesser Known Ways To Boost Your Energy Throughout The Day

“You’re at work executing tasks and checking off your to-do list. Then the afternoon hits, and your energy dips. You feel like a zombie until it’s time to drag yourself

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Huffington Post Article: Shame Excavation: Unearthing Toxic Shame

“Shame is inexorably tied to the question that many of us will eventually ask ourselves, ‘Are we a human doing or a human being?’  In other words, is our value

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Joyce Marter Quoted In CareerBliss Article: How Creative Confidence Can Boost Your Happiness

“Many psych experts say that we are all born with an innate hint of creativity. But as we grow older, things like our practical jobs, fear of rejection and other

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Joyce Marter Quoted In BeliefNet Article: Seven Self Compassionate Strategies To Experience Sadness

“Many of us have a hard time experiencing sadness. We ignore it, hoping it’ll go away. Or we stuff it down with unhealthy habits. ‘Sadness hurts!’ said Polly Campbell, author of Imperfect

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Huffington Post Blog: 21 Ways To Let Go And Free Yourself

Joyce Marter recently wrote a blog for Huffington Post on 21 ways to let go and free yourself. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Therapists, coaches and yoga instructors

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: I Can’t Believe They Did That! Taming Judgmental Tendencies

“Being judgmental can be a good thing. Our judgment is a survival skill, according to psychotherapist Joyce Marter, LCPC. It helps us stay out of danger. For instance, you use good

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: 10 Tips For Making The Most Of Therapy

“Therapy can seem like a mystery. What do you talk about? Can you really be honest? How do you know if you’re getting better? Before you even walk through the door,

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: 9 Myths About Therapy That Sabotage The Process

“What many of us know about therapy often comes from television and films, which typically provide an inaccurate picture — or really a caricature of the process. So naturally many myths and misconceptions abound. The

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: The Power Of Empathy In Romantic Relationships & How To Enhance It

“‘Empathy is truly the heart of the relationship,’ said Carin Goldstein, a licensed marriage and family therapist. ‘Without it, the relationship will struggle to survive.’ That’s because empathy requires compassion. And,

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: The Books I Turn To On A Difficult Day

“Sometimes, just reading a few words of wisdom or support can help to soothe us and give us clarity. Reading certain books can move us into a kinder space. It

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: How To Respond To Rude Or Inappropriate Remarks

“Sooo, you’ve been together for seven years; when are you finally going to get engaged? How come you two aren’t having kids yet? You know it’s harder to get pregnant as

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: How Therapy Is Different Than Talking To A Friend

“A common reason people give for not seeking therapy is that, well, it’s basically like talking to a friend – except you don’t have to pay your friend to listen to you.

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Joyce Marter Blog Featured In Psych Central Best of Our Blogs 2013: Be A Better Person: 10 Ways To Evolve

Joyce Marter’s blog on 10 ways to evolve and be a better person was featured in Psych Central’s Best Blogs of 2013. You can read Joyce’s blog here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Unearthing & Ridding Yourself Of Toxic Shame

“Shame is inexorably tied to the question that many of us will eventually ask ourselves: ‘Are we a human doing or a human being?’ In other words, is our value and appreciation

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: What You Didn’t Know About Therapy

“Therapy is highly misunderstood. That’s due to several key reasons. For starters, therapy is conducted behind closed doors, which makes it harder to fully and accurately capture. Clients don’t commonly

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Tips On Tolerating Uncertainty

“You’ve probably heard some version of the phrase: The only thing certain in life is uncertainty. The fact that life is filled with surprises, unexpected events and change – a

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: Why I Do What I Do

“This month in our regular series, where therapists share a sneak peek of their personal and professional lives, we wanted to know what motivates clinicians to do what they do.

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: How I Manage Murky Moods

“Everyone gets into a bad mood. Everyone has a bad day. Or two. And everyone has a hard time figuring out how to cope with it from time to time.

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Summer Reading: 20 Mental Health Books That Can Change Your Life

“The summer, a season known for slowing down, is the perfect time for catching up on the books collecting dust on your nightstand and getting a few new reads. To

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: 3 Relationship Pitfalls When Entering Parenthood & Pointers To Help

“Couples are often surprised just how much a baby changes their relationship and their lives. In fact, ‘A baby will change virtually every component of your life: physical, sexual, emotional,

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: 5 Tips To Increase Your Assertiveness

“‘Assertiveness involves advocating for yourself in a way that is positive and proactive,’ said Joyce Marter, LCPC, psychotherapist and owner of Urban Balance, LLC. It also means being clear, direct and

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: 11 Myths About Therapy

“In past pieces in the “Therapists Spill” series, clinicians have shared everything from why they love their work to how to lead a meaningful life. This month clinicians reveal the myths and misunderstandings

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: 5 Ideas For Boosting Your Body Image

“It takes continuous practice to maintain a positive body image. Think of it as a skill that needs attention and sharpening. And that’s a great thing. It means that you

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Mental Health Month: 9 Myths About Mental Illness & Therapy

“Even in today’s advanced world, there’s still much misunderstanding and stigma surrounding mental illness. Many of us are quick to dismiss people with mental illness as inferior or less than

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Letting Your Kids Fight Their Own Battles

“Say your child was called a nasty name on the playground or didn’t get invited to a classmate’s birthday party. Say they feel jealous because another child is smart and

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: 10 Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Life

“You don’t need an overhaul to improve the quality of your life. Just a few steps can help to boost your well-being and make your days more meaningful. And the great part

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: What’s Your Motto On Life?

“Have you ever thought about your motto on life? Maybe it’s a saying that captures your purpose or your mission. Or maybe it’s a string of words, a collection of

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: The Best Ways To Shrink Stress & Anxiety

“Stress is a reality for all of us. But it doesn’t have to lead to overwhelm. There are many ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life —

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: The Moment I Realized I Am Enough

“Many of us feel like we have to earn our self-worth. Maybe we need to net a hefty paycheck. Maybe we need to have a pricey home. Maybe we need

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Joyce Marter Featured In Psych Central Article: Clinicians On The Couch: 10 Questions With Therapist Joyce Marter

“Every month we feature a different clinician, who gives us a snippet into their work and life. They reveal everything from what they love about being a therapist to the

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: My Mental Health Hero

In honor of World Mental Health Day today, Joyce Marter reveals the heroes who have influenced her work and life. “The mental health field is filled with heroes. Whether researchers,

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: 12 Ways To Accept Yourself

“For many people self-acceptance is hard to come by on a good day. It’s tenuous, a glass with tiny cracks, at best. On a bad day, when you’ve made a

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: The Hardest Part About Therapy

UB owner, Joyce Marter weighs in on some of the challenges therapists face in recent PsychCentral “Therapists Spill” series. “Our ‘Therapists Spill’ series takes a behind-the-scenes look at clinicians’ personal

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: How Being A Clinician Changed My Life

UB founder, Joyce Marter, LCPC weighs in on how becoming a therapist has affected her personal life in recent Therapists Spill section of PsychCentral. “Some professions have the power to change lives. For

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: The Books That Changed My Life

UB owner, Joyce Marter, LCPC weighs in on the books that influenced her to become a therapist in recent PsychCentral Therapists Spill segment. “Books are getaways to far-off places you might

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Therapists Spill: What I Do When A Client Is Stuck

UB owner, Joyce Marter offers advice and tips to mental health professionals about what to do and consider when a client gets “stuck” in recent PsychCentral article. “It’s common for

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Joyce Marter Featured In Psych Central Article: My Definition Of Success

“In the fall, clinician Joyce Marter and her husband hosted their friends for a dinner party at their Chicago home. Among the couples — all in their 40s with school-aged

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UB’S MARTER FEATURED IN PSYCHCENTRAL ARTICLE: RED FLAGS A CLINICIAN ISN’T RIGHT FOR YOU

“Picking a therapist can seem like a daunting and time-consuming task. As clinical psychologist Christina G. Hibbert, Psy.D, said, ‘It’s hard enough to get yourself to therapy when you need it, but to

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: How I Cope With Stress

“None of us is immune to stress — not even the professionals who help others cope with theirs. In fact, sometimes it’s just as hard for clinicians. ‘I wish I

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Joyce Marter Featured In Psych Central Article: How To End Therapy

“There are many reasons clients decide to end therapy. According to clinical psychologist Deborah Serani, Psy.D, ‘Sometimes they’ve reached their goals. Sometimes they need a break. Sometimes the connection with their therapist

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Joyce Marter Featured In Psych Central Article: 9 Ways To Get Things Done

“Therapists often wear many hats. And that’s just in their private practices. Many also teach, write, supervise students and give media interviews. They have families and many interests outside of

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: My Thoughts On Change And How I Help Clients Get There

“Change is pivotal in therapy. In fact, it’s the reason people seek professional help in the first place, according to Deborah Serani, Psy.D, a clinicial psychologist and author of the book Living with Depression.

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Joyce Marter Featured In Psych Central Article: What I Wish Readers Knew About Therapy & Life

“Even though today there’s a lot of information about how therapy works, a slew of misconceptions and misunderstandings still persist, along with a palpable stigma in seeking therapy. Many people also hold erroneous beliefs

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Joyce Marter Featured In Psych Central Article: 14 Ways To Get Through Tough Times

“Clinical psychologist Christina G. Hibbert, Psy.D, knows a lot about tough times. Her youngest sister died from cancer at 8 years old. In 2007, another sister and her sister’s husband died within two

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Huffington Post Blog: 50 Loving Sentiments We Should All Say More Often

Joyce Marter recently wrote a blog for Huffington Post on 50 loving sentiments we should all say more often. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Make a choice to

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Yahoo News Picks Up Huffington Post Blog: Self-Love: 10 Keys

Joyce Marter wrote a Huffington Post blog that was picked up by Yahoo News on 10 keys for self-love.  Below is an excerpt from the blog:  “Healthy self-love is the

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Psych Central Blog: Weaken the Fiction in Your Head: 3 Strategies

Joyce Marter wrote a blog for Psych Central on 3 strategies to weaken the fiction in your head. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: How to Be Your Best Self & Lead Your Best Life

Joyce Marter wrote a Psych Central blog on how to be your best self and lead your best life. You can read the full blog here

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Wellness Today Reposts Huffington Post Blog: 9 Ways To Beat The Sunday Night Blues

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Huffington Post blog, that was reposted by Wellness Today, on 9 ways to beat the Sunday night blues. Below is an excerpt from the blog:

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Huffington Post Blog: 9 Ways To Beat The Sunday Night Blues

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Huffington Post blog on 9 ways to beat the Sunday night blues. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “In my practice, it is extremely

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Psych Central Blog: The Importance of Staying in the Present with Love

Joyce Marter wrote a Psych Central blog on the importance of staying in the present with love. You can read the full blog here

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Wellness Today Reposts Huffington Post Blog: Zero Motivation To Go To Work? 10 Tips To Get Moving!

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Huffington Post blog, that was reposted by Wellness Today, on 10 tips to motivate yourself to go to work.  Below is an excerpt from the

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Yahoo News Picks Up Huffington Post Blog: 10 Ways To Get Yourself Motivated At Work

Joyce Marter wrote a Huffington Post blog that was picked up by Yahoo News on 10 ways to motivate yourself at work.  Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Incentivize

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Huffington Post Blog: Zero Motivation To Go To Work? 10 Tips

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Huffington Post blog on 10 tips to improve your motivation to go to work. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Instead of focusing on

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News.com.au Blog: Psychotherapist Joyce Marter Reveals Her Top 10 Tips For A Better Sex Life

Joyce Marter wrote a blog for news.com.au on her top ten tips for a better sex life. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “One of the many blessings of

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News.com.au Picks Up Huffington Post Blog: Psychotherapist Joyce Marter Reveals Her Top 10 Tips For A Better Sex Life

News.com.au picked up Joyce Marter’s Huffington Post blog on 10 tips for a better sex life. You can read the full blog here

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Huffington Post Blog: Want Better Sex? 10 Tips

Joyce Marter wrote a Huffington Post blog on 10 tips for better sex. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “After nearly 20 years of counseling individuals and couples, it

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Huffington Post Blog: How To Recover From A Broken Heart: 10 Tips

Joyce Marter wrote a Huffington Post blog on 10 tips to recover from a broken heart. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “When that love is not reciprocated or

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Huffington Post Blog: Chemistry And Attraction: When It’s Healthy And When It’s Not

Joyce Marter wrote a Huffington Post blog on when chemistry and attraction is healthy, and when it’s not. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Our eyes are the windows

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Huffington Post Blog: 10 More Tips For Effective Conflict Resolution

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Huffington Post blog on 10 tips for effective conflict resolution. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Conflict can be emotionally exhausting and it is

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Yahoo News Picks Up Huffington Post Blog: 10 Ways To Evolve And Be A Better Person

Joyce Marter wrote a Huffington Post blog that was picked up by Yahoo News on 10 ways to evolve and be a better person.  Below is an excerpt from the

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Huffington Post Blog: How To Go With The Ebb And Flow Of Relationships

Joyce Marter wrote a Huffington Post blog on how to go with the natural ebb and flow of relationships. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “We are all interconnected.

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Joyce Marter Presented On Effective Conflict Resolution For Argosy University

Joyce Marter presented to the Argosy University Honors Society on Effective Conflict Resolution.

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Psych Central Blog: Master the Psychology of Success in 2014

Joyce Marter wrote a Psych Central blog on how to master the psychology of success in 2014. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Give Yourself an Emotional Cleanse Before the New Year

Joyce Marter wrote a Psych Central blog on how to give yourself an emotional cleanse before the new year. You can read the full blog here

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Wellness Today Reposts Huffington Post Blog: 10 Tips To Effectively Resolve Conflict In Your Relationships

Joyce Marter wrote a Huffington Post blog, that was reposted by Wellness Today, on 10 tips to effectively resolve conflict in your relationships.  Below is an excerpt from the blog:

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Huffington Post Blog: Free Yourself By Being Direct

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Huffington Post blog on how to free yourself by being direct. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “I’m a recovering people pleaser. Like many

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Huffington Post Blog: 10 Tips For Resolving Conflict

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Huffington Post blog on 10 tips for resolving conflict. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Conflict is a normal and natural aspect of relationships.

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Huffington Post Blog: Practice Empathy For Better Relationships At Work And Home

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Huffington Post blog on how to practice empathy for better relationships at work and at home. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “The ability

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Huffington Post Blog: How To Recover From A Shame Attack

Joyce Marter wrote a Huffington Post blog on how to recover from a shame attack. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “One of my friends, who is a therapist,

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Huffington Post Blog: End Self-Sabotage And Welcome Joy In The New Year

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Huffington Post blog on how to end self-sabotage and welcome joy in the new year. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Say good-bye to

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Psych Central Blog: Celebrating the Wisdom of Nelson Mandela

Joyce Marter wrote a Psych Central blog celebrating the wisdom of Nelson Mandela. You can read the full blog here

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Huffington Post Blog: The Psychology Of Success

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Huffington Post blog on the psychology of success. Below is an excerpt from the blog: “Being successful requires us to wake up and be present

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Psych Central Blog: What is Love & What is Not

Joyce Marter wrote a Psych Central blog on what is love and what is not. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: How to Cope When the Wheels Fall Off

Joyce Marter wrote a Psych Central blog on how to cope when the wheels fall off. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Holiday Social Anxiety: 7 Survival Tips

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on 7 survival tips for holiday social anxiety. You can read the full blog here 

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Psych Central Blog: Understand: Progress in Life is Not Linear

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how progress in life is often not linear. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Your Halloween Costume May Reveal Your Shadow Side

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how your Halloween costume may reveal your shadow side. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Free Yourself From Toxic Relationships

Joyce Marter wrote a Psych Central blog on how to free yourself from toxic relationships. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Software Developer Increases National Awareness of Depression in Tech Community

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog about a software developer named Greg Baugues who increased national awareness of depression in the tech community. You can read the full

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Psych Central Blog: Wish Your Sex Life Was Better? 5 Things to Do

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on 5 ways to improve your sex life. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: How to Help Children Cope with Your Divorce & New Romance

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to help your children cope with divorce and new romance. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: We All Lie to Ourselves: How to Stop

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to stop lying to yourself. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Want to Start Your Own Business? How to Overcome Common Obstacles

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to overcome common obstacles and start your own business. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: 7 Essential Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on the 7 characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Expedite Your Progress in Therapy, Work & Life in One Hour

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to expedite your progress in therapy, work and life. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: How to Overcome the Top Psychological Issues that Sabotage Business Owners

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to overcome the top psychological issues that sabotage business owners. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Fear or Loathe Social Media? Make It Easy for Business Success

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to utilize social media in easy ways to promote the success of your business. You can read the full blog

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Psych Central Blog: Love, Heartbreak & How to Recover

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on love, heartbreak, and how to recover. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Stop the Mama Drama & Coach Your Kids to Manage Conflict

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to stop the mama drama and coach your kids to manage conflict. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: 7 Ways to Stop Sunday Night Anxiety/Depression

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on 7 ways to stop Sunday night anxiety/depression. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Working Mother Guilt: 9 Tips to Cope

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on 9 tips to cope with working mother guilt. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: 10 Ways to Lighten Your Emotional Baggage

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on 10 ways to lighten your emotional baggage. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central blog: Successful People Leverage Their Support Network: Do You?

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how successful people leverage their support network. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Get the FUD Out! How to Release Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to release fear, uncertainty and doubt. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: How to Prevent Anxiety Avalanches

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to prevent anxiety avalanches. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: The First Step Towards Happiness

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on the first step towards happiness. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Healthy Self-Esteem: Midway Between Diva & Doormat

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on healthy self esteem, which is midway between “diva” and “doormat”. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Notice Synchronicity to Increase Consciousness

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to notice synchronicity to increase consciousness in your life. You can the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Change Your Thinking to Have More Money

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how changing your thinking can help you earn more money. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Create Your Ideal Work/Life Balance: Nobody Else Will

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to create your ideal work/life balance. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Strengthen Your Professional Network by Improving Your Relational Skills

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to strengthen your professional network by improving your relational skills. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: How to Deal with Difficult People at Work

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to deal with difficult people at work. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Confidence is an Important Determinant of Success: How to Boost Yours

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to boost your confidence, which is an important determinant of success. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: How to Recover from a Work Blunder

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to recover from a work blunder. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: How to Transition Your Career from a Job into Your Life’s Work

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to transition your career from a job into your life’s work. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: How to Successfully Manage Office Politics

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on how to successfully manage office politics. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: The Psychology of Success: Wellness Principles for Work/Life Balance & Prosperity

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on wellness principles for work/life balance and prosperity. You can read the full blog here

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Psych Central Blog: Is Your Cluttered Office Cluttering Your Mind? 5 Tips for Sanity

Joyce Marter recently wrote a Psych Central blog on 5 tips for sanity if your cluttered office is cluttering your mind. You can read the full blog here

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Joyce Marter Featured In Article By The Daily Herald: Lombard Radio Host Of Aging Info Radio Tackles Family Fallout

Joyce Marter was featured in an article by The Daily Herald on an Aging Info Radio segment about family fallout, in which Joyce was the guest.  You can read the

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Article By The Columbia Chronicle: Share The Love

Joyce Marter was recently quoted in an article by the Columbia Chronicle on polyamory.  You can read the full article here

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: Letting Your Kids Fight Their Own Battles

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. June 12, 2012 Say your child was called a nasty name on the playground or didn’t get invited to a classmate’s birthday party. Say they feel

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Psych Central Article: 5 Ideas For Boosting Your Body Image

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. April 18, 2012 https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/04/18/5-ideas-for-boosting-your-body-image/ It takes continuous practice to maintain a positive body image. Think of it as a skill that needs attention and sharpening. And that’s

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Joyce Marter Featured In Psych Central Article: 3 Relationship Pitfalls When Entering Parenthood & Pointers to Help

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. February 8, 2012 Couples are often surprised just how much a baby changes their relationship and their lives. In fact, “A baby will change virtually every component

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Joyce Marter Featured in Examiner Article: Job Loss: Three Tips For Keeping Yourself “New Job Ready,” Part 2

This article concludes the two-part interview with Joyce Marter, licensed psychotherapist and owner of Chicago-based Urban Balance. So many times when people are looking for a job or starting a new

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Joyce Marter Quoted in Examiner Article: Job Loss: Three Tips For Keeping Yourself “New Job Ready”, Part 1

December 14, 2011 Working for one or two companies during one’s career is a thing of the past. The new norm is changing jobs every two or three years. Searching

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Today’s Chicago Woman Blog: Psychology of Success

by Joyce Marter, LCPC, owner of Urban Balance LLC – from the latest issue of Today’s Chicago Woman Change how you think of success and you soon might find it There’s more

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Joyce Marter Quoted In ABC 7 Article: ‘Baby-Proof’ Relationships Through Pre-Baby Couples Counseling

June 2, 2011 By Denise Dador LOS ANGELES — Surveys show relationship satisfaction drops after couples start having kids. So what can you do? Here’s how to “baby-proof” your relationship. You’ve

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Joyce Marter Quoted In Wall Street Journal Article: So Cute, So Hard On A Marriage

Wall Street Journal By ANDREA PETERSEN Updated April 28, 2011 12:01 a.m. ET Along with shopping for sippy cups and strollers, expectant parents may want to consider another task for

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