UB Therapist Spotlight: Alison Thayer, LCPC, CEAP

North Michigan Avenue

Q. Did you have a career before becoming a therapist?

A. No, went straight to grad school, but I did teach undergraduate psychology coursework for the first 9 years of my career.

Q. Why/what made you become a therapist?

A. My mother is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is a big proponent of therapy, so much that she put me in it when I was going through a rebellious adolescent stage. I found that it was helpful to have an outlet and dedicated “me” time to focus on my life, where I am, and where I want to be.

Q. What are your clinical specialties/areas of interest?

A. Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, life transitions, relationship and occupational issues.

Q. What self-care activities do you do/find helpful?

A. Exercise, time with family and friends, and mindfulness-based activities, like reflecting, journaling and organizing.

Q. Who can benefit from therapy?/How can it help?

A. In line with UB’s mission, I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. If you find the right person to be your therapist, you will feel comfortable talking about anything and may uncover some things you’d like to change or improve.

We are now accepting new clients for telehealth or in-person therapy sessions! Please give us a call (888) 726-7170 or email intake@urbanbalance.com to schedule an appointment today!