UB Offers Presentations, Groups, and Workshops in the Chicago Area

Speaking and Presentations:

UB’s Owner, Joyce Marter, LCPC, is a nationally renowned Psychotherapist, Author, and Speaker.

A very experienced public presenter and trainer, Joyce has more than 15 years experience in presenting talks and workshops at Fortune 500 companies, business organizations, women’s groups, professional associations, and universities. 

Contact UB Intake Coordinator to Learn More.

Therapy Groups:

Urban Balance offers a variety of psychotherapy and wellness groups. These groups address shared issues in a supportive and collaborative manner that is normalizing, validating and empowering.  UB therapists facilitate an environment that is supportive, respectful and confidential. Participating simultaneously in individual therapy and groups often expedites growth and progress.

UB’s Anger Management Group
Urban Balance’s anger management classes use a curriculum that teaches participants effective communication, listening techniques, stress management, empathy development, sound judgment, impulse control, anger reduction & regulation techniques, forgiveness skills, etc.

This class is ideal for individuals who have been having problems managing their anger personally, professionally or in traffic or daily living. UB’s classes meet the requirements for those who have been court mandated to receive anger management counseling.

Other Popular Groups, Contact UB Intake Coordinator to Learn more.

  •     Bereavement Group: Grieving the Loss of a Child
  •     Divorce Group
  •     Dating Mr. Almost Right
  •     Single Professional Women’s Therapy Group
  •     Women’s Empowerment Group
  •     Interpersonal Therapy Group
  •     Group for women survivors of childhood abuse


UB’s workshops address current topics and areas of interest and concern in a format that is informative and thought provoking.  Popular workshops include:

  •     Body Image and Mind/Body Integration
  •     Emotional Eating Workshop
  •     Feng Shui Workshop
  •     Financial Wellness for Women
  •     Financial Planning for Couples
  •     Pre and Post Baby Couples Counseling
  •     Smoking Cessation Workshop
  •     Helping Children Cope With Divorce/Separation

Sign up for UB’s E-Newsletter on our home page if you would like to be notified the next time a certain group or workshop is offered.  Please contact us at info@urbanbalance.com if you would like to request that a certain group or workshop be offered in the near future.

On July 30th, our current electronic health system will transition to a new and advanced system to better serve you: Athena. Prior to the transition date, you will be sent a registration link to create a new patient account in Athena. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your therapist, or call our office to speak to a staff member.