Supervision & Consultation
Urban Balance offers clinical supervision for psychotherapists with licenses requiring supervision, such as LPCs, LSWs, and AMFTs. In addition, we have a multitude of staff that are available for consultation on a case-by-case or ongoing basis. All services are provided in-person at an Urban Balance office, with an experienced, independently licensed clinician. All of our clinical supervisors have broad experience in mental health they use to assist supervisees in their professional development.
Our clinical supervisors are highlighted below. If you are interested in learning more about supervision at Urban Balance, please contact our intake coordinator.
Ashley hunt, lcsw
Ashley Hunt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with five years of supervisory experience. Ashley has worked in a variety of settings in which she has supervised social work students and fellow clinicians fulfilling their clinical hours. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, and families; most recently in a hospital setting in which she managed the institution’s internship program. Ashley’s clinical experience spans from addressing depression and anxiety stemming from physical trauma and sexual trauma, to racial trauma and childhood trauma.
Ashley has a specialization in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, women’s reproductive health, grief, loss, and bereavement. Ashley is a culturally competent psychotherapist who incorporates these values into the supervisory space and respects the importance of discussing cultural differences with supervisees.
In supervision and consultation, Ashley utilizes a clinician-centered approach in order to provide a warm environment in which the clinician is encouraged to develop their clinical skills through non-judgmental exploration. Through her wide range of experiences, Ashley is able to create a supportive and safe supervisory atmosphere that empowers the supervisee to identify and communicate their clinical needs.
Aaron Karmin, LCPC
Aaron is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has provided psychotherapy and supervision to a diverse array of clients and students for over 15 years. Aaron is certified in Stress Management and has completed the Gottman Seven Principles Facilitator Program. Aaron has worked at all levels of mental health care from inpatient to outpatient treatment, private to community settings, and not for profit to Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of ‘The Anger Management Workbook for Men’ as well as the ‘Being Curious Not Furious’ blog on PsychCentral.
Aaron believes that the supervisory process is one in which both parties are actively involved. Supervision will function as a form of learning through feedback, allowing practitioners to learn from mistakes and consolidate progress. Rather than imposing his own style used with clients, he will encourage the therapist to discover their own voice. He believes that supervision and consultation can play an especially important role in moments of being “stuck” and will assist you in reframing the problem to affirm the therapeutic alliance.
Alison Thayer, LCPC, CEAP
Alison Thayer is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. She has been providing supervision and clinical consultation to students, new graduates, and licensed professionals since receiving her LCPC in 2001. Before entering into private practice, Alison worked in a corporate managed behavioral healthcare and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) setting, overseeing a large, multi-location intake department and a number of specialized teams providing direct clinical services across the US and globally. Additional work experiences include a non-for-profit child welfare agency, teaching psychology coursework at the university level, and providing corporate trainings and management consultation. Alison’s wide range of experiences allows her to adjust her supervision to the needs and setting of the therapist.
Alison’s supervisory style mirrors her approach to therapy, in that the therapist is charge of directing the topics and determining what to accomplish in sessions. Alison ensures that the therapist feels safe, understood and supported throughout the process, while also gently challenging and encouraging growth. As with her clients, emphasis is placed on the relationship and humor and self care will be integrated into sessions.
Barbara Noonan, LCPC
Barbara Noonan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been in practice as a psychotherapist at Urban Balance since its inception in 2004. Prior to joining Urban Balance, Barbara was in private practice on her own and previously worked as an art therapist in a hospital setting. Barbara has a direct approach in relating to others. She draws upon her own past supervisory experiences while combining her personal expertise gained through her years in the mental health field.
In supervision, Barbara will ensure that the therapist feels comfortable and a conversational style will be maintained, accompanied by kindness and compassion. In each session, she encourages the therapist to direct the issues they wish to discuss. She believes that a sense of humor is paramount to her work as a psychotherapist and supervisor.
Jessica Koester, LCSW
Jessica Koester is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 10 years of experience directly supervising both graduate students and therapists in social work and counseling. Jessica specializes in the treatment of individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, cultural issues, substance use and the long-term impact of trauma and abuse. She works primarily from a relational, client-centered approach utilizing components of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy. She has experience with a wide range of clinical interventions and populations, including those with serious mental illness and both current and past trauma.
In supervision and consultation, Jessica strives to provide a nurturing environment in which therapists can explore both client specific and evidence based methods of enhancing clinical treatment and self care. Jessica has provided staff training to other clinicians on the implementation of DBT and trauma-informed treatment.
Judy E. Bourn, PhD, LCPC
Judy Bourn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has offered supervision and consultation to therapists since being licensed in 2001. She has supervised staff serving adult and geriatric populations as well as couples in a variety of settings. She has over 15 years of experience working with mood disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, chronic pain, self-harm, suicidal ideation, child and elder abuse, and addictions in both a mental health center and in private practice. She is trained in DBT, ACT, WRAP, and EMDR, among other modalities. Judy can help you improve your assessment of risk, determine when to refer to other resources, and increase your confidence in your clinical judgment. She can teach you about assessments and treatment planning, and maintaining appropriate clinical records. An avid reader and training participant, she keeps abreast of new research and new treatment modalities. In each session, she will attend to your changing emotional and intellectual needs and collaborate with you to do your best clinical work.
Kecia Evans, Ed.D., LCPC, CADC
Kecia has a doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Kecia has worked in a variety of settings, including substance abuse, corrections, non-profit community agencies and psychiatric hospitals. Kecia has held leadership roles such as Director of Outpatient Services and Assistant Director of Addictions. In those roles, she provided supervisory guidance and clinical consultation, as well as formal supervision to mental health professionals pursuing their LPC, LCPC and CADC licensure/certifications. She also owns a private practice in conjunction with her work at Urban Balance. Kecia has extensive experience working with clients from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and all modalities of treatment (individual, couples, family, and groups).
As a supervisor, Kecia utilizes an approach that fully assesses the needs and learning goals of the supervisee. Through her wide range of experiences, she is able to accommodate the supervisee’s clinical needs by ensuring that the person feels heard, supported and empowered throughout the process. She will also challenge them to deepen their knowledge with evidenced based interventions. Kecia feels that it is important for a new therapist to be authentic and to find comfortability and assurance within themselves in efforts of providing the best support to their clients.
Kevin Newhall, LCSW
Kevin Newhall is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. Before joining Urban Balance, Kevin worked at community mental health agencies, residential sites, and under a grant from the Illinois Department of Aging. In his practice, Kevin primarily utilizes psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories. He specializes in the use of expressive arts, DBT, and diverse expressions of gender, sexuality and relationships. Kevin has received training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and primarily uses this approach in couples counseling, along with the Gottman method. Kevin also has a background in art and music and will integrate the use of expressive arts with his clients.
Kevin believes that the therapist’s supervisory needs are diverse, and thus topics are based on the individual needs of the therapist. Common areas of focus will be new ways of looking at challenging cases, identifying transference and countertransference issues, dealing with ethical dilemmas, work/life balance and the importance of self-care.
Kim McManus, LCSW
Kim McManus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing supervision and consultation to students, clinicians pursuing licensure, and licensed professionals since obtaining her license in 1996. Prior to working in private practice, Kim worked in direct service as well as supervisory roles in child welfare, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and school settings. Kim further strengthened her leadership skills while working as a director in several social service agencies. Additionally, Kim has extensive training in both the Gottman Couple Therapy Method and Emotionally Focused (EFT) Couple Therapy and is currently pursuing certification as an EFT therapist. Kim is a Certified Personal Trainer who believes that integration of holistic wellness is an important component to mental health treatment.
As a supervisor, Kim utilizes an approach that fully assesses the needs and learning goals of the therapist. She strives to create a supportive and safe supervisory atmosphere that encourages the therapist to increase awareness of their strengths, while challenging them to deepen their knowledge and confidence with evidenced based interventions.
Kiya Immergluck, PhD, LCPC, LMFT, CADC
Kiya holds several professional licenses and certifications, and she has worked in the field of mental health for over 40 years. She has extensive experience working with individuals, groups, couples and families dealing with a wide range of emotional and addiction related issues. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as her own private practice prior to joining Urban Balance. Kiya has strong interest in couples work, having provided therapy to countless numbers of lesbian, gay and heterosexual couples. She is also a Master Practitioner of a type of Energy Psychology, Emotional Freedom Techniques. Kiya is skilled in treating clients that may not typically respond to traditional talk therapy.
Kiya’s consultation style is centered around providing support to continuously improve the therapist’s ability to successfully counsel their clients. Cases will be discussed, and exploration and brainstorming tactics will address complicated issues. Kiya believes in honoring the therapist by sharing their triumphs as well as their difficulties.
Mariko Wiseberg Roberts, LCPC
Mariko Wiseberg Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been providing supervision and clinical consultation to student interns, unlicensed and licensed professionals since 2005. In addition to the private practice setting, Mariko has overseen graduate level student training programs and clinical supervision as Clinical Director at a community mental health agency.
Using a strength based framework, Mariko utilizes a variety of approaches in her work with clients, tailoring techniques based on individual needs. Similarly, her supervisory style draws from the Developmental Model, which adjusts for and to the expertise of the therapist. While Mariko aims for a collaborative process, the therapist will guide the focus of the supervision sessions. A safe and supportive environment is provided to foster growth and enable the therapist to meet their identified goals.
Molly Reynolds, LCSW
Molly Reynolds is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing supervision and clinical consultation to students, new graduates, and licensed professionals since 2014. Before joining Urban Balance, Molly was a lead social worker in an adolescent PHP and IOP program, where she supervised interns and newly licensed clinicians as well as oversaw program development. Additional work experiences include a community wellness center, an inpatient psychiatric unit, a domestic violence and sexual assault agency, grant writing, and providing trainings on therapeutic interventions, trauma informed care and compassion fatigue.
Molly understands the importance of supervision and consultation, and her experiences in providing direct care and supervisory work allow her to meet the therapist’s needs whatever they are. Her relational and trauma informed approach to therapy is seen in her supervision style. Molly ensures a safe, accepting and supportive environment that allows her to build a trusting, collaborative relationship where growth and learning can thrive. She will promote space for the therapist to take charge of their own learning while challenging them and expanding both skills and perspective.