Joyce Marter, LCPC is a licensed psychotherapist and Founder of Urban Balance, a counseling private practice with over 100 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 Chair-Elect of the Midwest Region of the American Counseling Association, is Past-President of the Illinois Counseling Association, and is two-term Past-President 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 as The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report and MTV.