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Our Mission

Welcome to Balance Counseling and Wellness.  We are a group of professional counselors who offer compassionate psychological services in a non-judgmental environment.  We strive to meet  you where  you are and work with you to develop a plan to solve problems, discover your personal strengths, and help you achieve balance in your life. 

Your wellness is our passion.

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Dr. Deb Majewski

Deb is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been in practice since 2004.  She is the owner of Balance Counseling & Wellness and is currently employed as a professor of Counselor Education at a local university.


She believes people have inherent value and the ability to be well.  Her goal is to help you regain your equilibrium.  She does this by working with you to understand the process that brought you to this place in order to identify areas that if changed, will lead to greater life satifaction.


To schedule an appointment with Deb:


Call: (708) 794-0270 or


Deb currently accepts clients with BCBS, Magellan, and Cigna insurance.

Payment plans and sliding scale can be arranged.

Nancy Panzica


Nancy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  Previously, she worked as a registered nurse for over 20 years, while receiving training in Healing Touch and Reiki.


Nancy approaches counseling from a client-centered and holistic (mind, body, spirit) perspective.  She holds special interest in post-traumatic stress and issues related to chronic pain and medical concerns.


She is understanding, compassionate, and will assist clients in working through the therapeutic process, believing that therapy can assist in experiencing positive change during difficult life circumstances. 

To schedule an appointment with Nancy:


Call: (708) 820-8250

Nancy accepts BCBS, self-pay, and sliding scale clients.  


Patti Ahern


Patti is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Previously, Patti worked as a newspaper and magazine freelance writer, a career that taught her the value of listening carefully.


Patti blends person-centered counseling with cognitive behavior therapy, and is interested in depression, anxiety, addiction, and the LGBTQ community, including family members.


She cares deeply about her clients, and listens carefully.  She truly wants to know the issues and thoughts that you choose to share with her. 


To schedule an appointment with Patti:


Call: (773) 234-4773

*Telehealth Available

Patti accepts BCBS PPO clients.  

Leah Farr


Leah is a Master's Level clinician working toward licensure under supervision.  

She believes that through love and patience anything is possible. If everyone had someone to walk with them through this journey we call life and listen the world would be a better place. We are often so busy waiting for our turn to speak instead of listening. To love is to truly see someone for all that they are without judgment.

 "You are entirely up to you."

To schedule an appointment with Leah:

Call:  (708) 304-3653

Leah accepts cash, credit, and BCBS PPO clients.


Gigi Sappenfield


Gigi is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a progressive client-centered approach that is blended with a variety of techniques used to uncover the root of problems, and how these issues are affecting your life and relationships.

She has experienced assisting clients with: anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships, couples, and family dynamics. 

She has a genuine, comfortable approach which allows her clients to feel safe and connected.  

To schedule an appointment with Gigi:


Call: (708) 762-0960

Gigi accepts BCBS, self-paying, and sliding scale clients.


Dariel Embry-Rodgers


Dariel is a Licensed Professional Counselor. 

    She uses a strength based therapy approach that begins by building a collaborative and transparent relationship with the client allowing the client to feel safe and connected using compassion and empathy. She approaches counseling from a client-centered and holistic perspective, helping them gain insight and become a better version of themselves.

     One of her favorite affirmations is one of her very own, " L.Y.F.E "Love Yourself First Everyday"

To schedule an appointment with Dariel:

Call:  (708) 803-2816

Dariel accepts cash, credit, and BCBS PPO clients.


Krystal Riddle


Krystal is a Master's level clinician working toward licensure under supervision. 


She is offering herself as a vessel used to share the love of God through compassion. She believes that life can be beautiful and life can embody pain. She is here to show empathy while helping others grow through life  informed and capable of making the best decisions for them. She does this by helping them understand where they are in life, how they got there, deciding where it is they want to go, and helping them to create a map to get there. 

To schedule an appointment with Krystal:

Call:  (708) 820-2109

Krystal accepts cash, credit, and BCBS PPO clients.

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