Michelle Lester, LCPC

teletherapy: illinois

Michelle Lester is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from North Park University.

Michelle has experience working with adults of all ages struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, co-dependency, relationships, and life transition issues including young adulthood, marriage, pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, separation, divorce, and grief.  Michelle works to meet clients where they are and utilizes a myriad of techniques including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and internal family systems (IFS). Her theoretical orientation is person-centered, humanistic, and existential. 

Prior to joining Urban Balance, Michelle worked as a paralegal in the areas of estate planning and family law. Michelle is also certified as a Divorce Mediator.

Areas of Interest

Addiction/Substance Use, Anxiety/Social Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Existential/Spiritual, Faith-Based Issues, Family/Family of Origin, Grief/Loss, Guilt/Shame, Identity/Self-Esteem, Marriage/Relationships, Mindfulness/Meditation, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexuality/Sex Therapy, Stress, Trauma, Women’s Issues

Urban Balance prioritizes the safety of our clients and staff and will provide teletherapy counseling services.