About IJ

Founder Marianne Redmond Lopez, LCSW is the visionary behind this innovative new approach to wellness. In a response to the lack of communication between practitioners, Marianne has endeavored to design a practice where collaboration was a cornerstone to a client’s treatment plan. IJ and The Balance Institute desires to cultivate a deep collective determination to support and enhance the lives of their clients by regularly convening and sharing ideas among in-house health professionals.

Why is collaboration important?

Research has proven that the mind and body are interconnected in such a way that if one is not functioning fully; the other cannot possibly work effectively. The body and mind are interdependent on one another, and both need to be healthy in order to feel happy and whole. Often someone may be working on the mind while neglecting the body. That person quite possibly will not be able to fully heal without addressing both.

Combining Counseling, Coaching, and multiple alternative Therapy methods, IJ and The Balance Institute integrates total body and mind rejuvenation. Areas of treatment include: anxiety, depression, addiction, mood disorders, body image issues, low self-esteem, negative self image, relationship issues, sex issues, ADD/ADHD, chronic pain, weight control issues, and various other mental and physical conditions.

What you can expect from your time with us?

By utilizing communication and multiple techniques, we have noticed significantly more effective and positive healing and success in our clients. By working on all aspects of a person, you work towards healing wholly and fully. You will meet with your therapist and develop a plan that fits you and your needs. You may see one of our clinicians and or/providers, or multiple depending on your needs. The frequency and span of your treatment also depends on you. While one person may need the insight of a therapist and a coach, another might need time with a hypnotherapist. You and your needs are the focus.

At IJ and The Balance Institute, your counselor works collaboratively with you. Our goal is to gain an understanding of your uniqueness and individuality while actively working to help you learn about yourself in order to make the changes that lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. We create a warm environment where you feel free to express your innermost thoughts, feelings, desires, and goals within a trusting, non-judgmental, and open relationship.