Joyce Marter

Joyce Marter

Joyce Marter is a licensed psychotherapist with 25 years of experience and entrepreneur who founded and successfully sold Urban Balance, a national outpatient mental health company in the U.S. Marter is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, an international speaker, blogger for Psychology Today, and a mental health thought leader specializing in mindfulness, career, and the psychology of money. Joyce Marter is routinely consulted as a mental health expert in the media, featured in such outlets as U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and MTV. Her book, The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life, was published by Sounds True in July of 2021 and has been featured in Business Insider, MoneyGeek, US Weekly, Thrive Global, Forbes, and more. Joyce inspires and empowers audiences by promoting mental health awareness, teaching mental health first aid for supervisors and leaders, and providing practical tools and strategies to cultivate positive mental health and resilience in their employees and teams.

Most Requested Programs

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

Mental Health First Aid for Leaders & Supervisors

Promoting Positive Mental Health & Resilience During Challenging Times

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mental Wealth: How to Leverage Psychology to Improve Financial Health


“Joyce was truly a joy to work with. She was so kind, warm, and responsive to our questions and requests. She was also very generous with us and with our event attendees in sharing her materials and knowledge. She even gave our professional trainers permission to utilize her wheel exercises in the trainings we offer to the community. We got strong positive feedback from attendees about the event and it really felt like many people walked away feeling empowered to make a change in their workplace.” - Audrey Mumma, Mission Advancement Manager of Mental Health America

“I first met Joyce when she came to my organization to present over various topics, from how to handle difficult situations, to mental health awareness, to the psychology of success. I found her presentations to be very honest and relatable. Because of her genuine style when speaking, I have recommended Joyce to at least two organizations I volunteer for. You can't go wrong with Joyce!” - Paulina Martinez, Government Planner, The Legacy Project

"Joyce was the keynote speaker at the Illinois Counseling Association's Annual Conference in March of 2019. We were so grateful to have her speaking on "The Keys to Success in the Counseling Profession." She came in very prepared, had a very professional set-up with her inspiring signage and quality visual presentation, and was a high-energy, engaging speaker. She set the tone for the entire conference, putting everyone into high spirits and truly helped them to think about their journeys and ways to move forward and improve despite challenges. Our attendees raved about her wheels of self-care, support, and professional satisfaction - both for themselves and their clients. Thank you, Joyce, for your professionalism, relatability, and overall fantastic presentation!" - Rachel Gorsuch, Illinois Counseling Association Division Coordinator

“On behalf of all of us, thank you for spending the morning with our associates. You provided tips for holistic mental wellness while balancing subject matter expertise with vulnerability, likeability and just the right amount of energy. Your presentation was brilliant, and we appreciated every minute. Sincere thanks. It was a pleasure.” Jen Sheaks, Training Curriculum Designer/ Facilitator, Kemba Financial Credit Union 5) “Thank you so much for your inspiring and engaging presentation today. I’ve heard many positive comments so we appreciate your agility as we worked through our technical issues as well as your engaging personality and knowledge.” - Kevin Reiser, HR Compensation Advisor, Aera Electric