Michelle Lester, LCPC

Chicago – Evanston

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.


Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anxiety, CBT, Codependency, DBT, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Faith/Spirituality/Religion, Family, Family of Origin, Grief and Loss, Impulse Control Disorders, Meditation, Mindfulness, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Pre/Post-natal Issues, PTSD/Trauma, Relationships, Self-esteem, Sexual Abuse, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Weight/Body Issues, Women’s Issues

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