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As the Founder of Urban Balance, a counseling practice with over fifteen locations in five states, Joyce Marter has dedicated her life’s work to helping others unlock their full potential. She provides psychotherapy for individuals and couples, both through a limited practice at the Urban Balance Evanston location and via video counseling. 

Joyce seated for a therapy session in a red dress

Areas of Expertise

  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Mood Disorders (Depression & Bipolar Disorder)
  • Addiction & Substance Abuse
  • Career Counseling
  • Parenting & Parenthood
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Authentic Living
  • Financial health 
  • Therapy for therapists and business owners

Joyce’s approach is psychodynamic at the core, but incorporates techniques from CBT, narrative therapy, family systems and mindfulness practices. A significant portion of her practice includes therapists seeking their own personal therapy, which is work Joyce finds very rewarding.

“Amazing and authentic guidance on how to achieve success, balance and fulfillment in life”

Taejah Vemuri, Licensed Professional Counselor

Therapy Inquiries

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