Joyce Marter, LCPC has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1998 and is founder and CEO of Urban Balance, a counseling private practice with over 80 therapists working from eight locations in Chicagoland & St. Louis. Marter received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and was awarded Distinguished Alumni of the Year in 2008. She was selected by Crain's Chicago Business for the "40 Under 40" List of 2010. She currently serves as the President of the Illinois Counseling Association and is a two-term Past-President of the Board of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association. Marter is a blogger for PsychCentral on The Psychology of Success. She has a passion for applying psychology to business and is a public speaker for corporations, universities and professional organizations. Marter is routinely consulted as a psychological expert on television, radio and has been featured in such publications such as The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News.