The Maine Counseling Association is pleased to announce our

2019 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker



Joyce Marter



Joyce Marter, LCPC is the Founder of Urban Balance, a practice she grew to over 100 counselors working from nine locations during her tenure as CEO. Joycewas awarded Distinguished Alumni of the Year by The Family Institute at Northwestern University in 2008 and was selected by Crain’s Chicago Business for the “40 Under 40” List of 2010. She is a two-term Past-President of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, a Past-President of the Illinois Counseling Association and the Chair of the Midwest Region of the American Counseling Association. She is a Vice President of Refresh Mental Health, which owns and operates practices across the country.  She is a member of the National Speakers Association and a blogger for PsychCentral and The Huffington Post. Joyce is routinely consulted as an expert by the media and has been featured in such outlets as The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, CNN and MTV.




The Maine Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2020. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  

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