Start Your Journey
Inner Balance is a community based mental health practice. We offer a safe place for you to understand your feelings and emotionally heal. In Japanese pottery, there is a concept called kintsukuri: the art of repairing broken things with precious metals. A beautiful framework for therapy: mending and becoming stronger. Together we will embark on a journey to regain your inner balance.
Inner Balance Wellness
Inner Balance was founded with the mission to help others heal through authentic empathy and compassion. With over 10 years of working with kids, teens, young adults and adults our scope of practice covers the lifespan. Recognizing you are not alone in your journey; we value working with medical doctors, schools, and other providers to provide you comprehensive care.
We apply a variety of evidence-based practices tailored to meet your current needs including: CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic interventions.
Yes!! Psychotherapy services are covered by most insurance policies. We accept a variety of medical insurance and self-pay.
Amanda graduated with honors from Fordham University Gradate School of Social Service in New York City. Following graduation, she completed a post-masters certificate for psychoanalysis at New York University. Her breadth of experience comes from providing therapy in a variety of community settings ranging from schools to inpatient psychiatric care. Areas of special interest are self-injury, suicidal ideations, mood disorders and insomnia.
Amanda proficiently uses a variety of treatment modalities including CBT, CBT-I, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and DBT to help relieve clients of initial distress and stabilize mood. Then using a psychodynamic approach to help clients understand the root their of feelings and behaviors. Her approach is collaborative, nurturing, non-judgmental with a touch of humor when appropriate.
In her spare time, Amanda can be found chasing her three boys, husband and dog. She likes to climb mountains, cook and drink good coffee.
Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s in Social Work at Aurora University. Prior to Inner Balance, Kristen gained experience providing therapy in community centers and residential facilities. She combines years of clinical experience to help others improve their well-being. Kristen specializes in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with perfectionism, depression, self-esteem, race/identity, and grief.
Kristen is interactive with clients and uses elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help clients develop strategies they can integrate into their daily lives to enhance positive change and growth.
During her free time, Kristen can be found cooking, reading, or playing soccer.
Ashley joins this practice after many years working inpatient psychiatric level of care for the geriatric population, specifically individuals with dementia. She is passionate about helping the families/caregivers as they cope with a multitude of emotions. Ashley has experience working with children, adolescents and older adults in both inpatient and outpatient treatment environments. Ashley has a particular emerging interest in perinatal mood disorders and postpartum support.
Ashley believes in the power of collaboration with the client and building on the skills and strengths already possessed. Her approach is one of empathy and empowerment. Ashley works from a strengths-based perspective with a humanistic approach. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Ashley will therapeutically meet the client where they are at and utilize the approach most beneficial to the individual at that time. Ashley provides a safe and comforting space for healing, nurturing and growth.
During her free time, ashley can be found spending quality time with her family and hanging out with her pets. Ashley loves listening to podcasts and audio books, drinking strong coffee and
going for relaxing walks.
How To Find Us
We are located in Westgate Center in Bloomindale, IL
303 East Army Trail Rd
Bloomingdale, IL 60108