You’ve tried seeking out doctors and more conventional therapists for help with your concerns. But there still seems to be some underlying issue that you haven’t been able to solve.

You know a better life is possible. You’ve seen friends and family members have great success with therapy and you want these kinds of results for yourself too. Maybe the traditional approaches to therapy aren’t really helping. Or maybe you just want to try an alternative method to counseling.

You know there has to be another option you can try that will help you experience life the way you imagine it. You’re not quite sure if there’s a way to fix the root causes of your issues, but you know there’s something going on beneath the surface. You’re ready to try something new and different to finally start seeing results.

When You Come to Urban Wellness for Hypnotherapy

  • You will overcome an aspect of your life that has been bothering you for some time, whether it be trauma, anxiety, or breaking a habit
  • You will address the underlying reasons for your concerns
  • You will become aware of the emotions underneath your pain, anxiety, or substance use
  • You will experience a deep restorative state while working with your therapist
  • You will feel more calm and relaxed as you work through your concerns

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Who Benefits Most from Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy is best for those who may have tried other, more traditional approaches with little success or for those who prefer a holistic approach or for those who are interested in a more holistic approach to counseling. Hypnosis helps you tap into whatever is underneath the surface and finally achieve change.

You will benefit from counseling for your anger if:

  • You have tried multiple times to quit smoking or drinking on your own with no success
  • You suffer from chronic pain and are looking for ways to cope
  • Your anxiety is causing you to withdrawal from the life you built for yourself and you’re looking for ways to get a handle on it
  • You want to be able to experience and express a wide range of emotions in a healthy way

There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Hypnosis sessions with Urban Wellness. These situations include, but are not limited to:

  1. Instances of severe mental illness
  2. Ongoing substance abuse

If you are currently experiencing a severe mental illness, we recommend you seek outpatient services at a local program like Thresholds. If you are currently experiencing substance abuse or dependence, please see our other specialized service.

What The Hypnosis Process Looks Like

There is much misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding the idea of hypnosis, yet everyday we find ourselves in trance states, such as zoning out on our daily commute, falling into a reverie while listening to music, or finding yourself immersed in the world of a novel, movie or TV series. These states are generally defined by a deep state of relaxation, increased suggestibility, and the ability to hyper focus and concentrate.

During the trance state of a hypnotherapy session, the client is conscious and can hear everything around them, and has the ability to respond and remember. The key to hypnotherapy is the power of suggestion and its connection to our subconscious, which stores our every thought, emotion, and experience. In a trance, our brainwave activity is dominated by theta waves. These bring on a state of relaxation that removes any blocks to repressed memories and deep emotions. During trance, those past decisions, memories and behaviors that are at the root of mental well-being issues can be revisited, and overcome.

As a therapeutic modality, it can be a complement cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR).You and your therapist will meet together weekly for 55-minute sessions. Therapy is best done with at least an 8-week commitment. We find that clients who cannot commit to at least 8 weekly sessions and meet less than weekly tend to have more difficulty in establishing a relationship with their therapist and often spend their sessions recapping the previous weeks instead of focusing on forward movement. After 8 weekly sessions, you and your therapist can discuss the movement toward your treatment goals and whether reducing sessions to biweekly or terminating therapy is the next step.

Here’s what to expect:

WEEK ONE: Intake

During this initial session, you will meet with your therapist to define the counseling relationship and discuss the details of informed consent. Your therapist will gather information about you and your biological, psychological, and social history and how this is impacting your current situation. You will also discuss the goals you have going forward together.

WEEK TWO and Beyond: Hypnotherapy

Together, in each subsequent session, you and your counselor will use hypnosis to address your struggles through focused attention, concentration, and work on your subconscious.

Each session is designed to discover how your issues are impacting your health (mental and physical), happiness, and relationships. Together, you and your counselor will work to gain insight into your habitual patterns, so you can begin to break them and rebuild healthier ones.

Therapists at Urban Wellness focus on providing a safe space for you to process and discuss whatever it is that makes you frustrated and furious. With their help, you can work toward a happier, healthier life from the inside out.

TERMINATION: 1-2 Final Sessions

In your final sessions, you will review your goals to ensure you are satisfied with your counseling experience and that the work with your therapist has met your expectations. You will also outline a plan going forward so that you are able to retain what you and your counselor have worked on together and implement all you have learned outside of session.

More About Urban Wellness

Urban Wellness Helps the Members of Our Community Thrive

Our practice is designed to meet the needs of everyone in our community by offering a variety of counselors with diverse backgrounds and specialties. Our counselors vary in their expertise, working with clients across the lifespan with a wide range of issues and it is our goal to find the therapist that is the right fit for you and your loved ones. We are constantly growing our specialties through education and supervision so that we can continue to help our clients and provide therapy for the whole family.

No matter the underlying reasons, living with pain, anxiety, or habits you can’t break keeps you from experiencing the life you desire. Maybe you’re looking for the solution to finally stop smoking. Or maybe there is an event from your past you just can’t seem to let go of that is keeping you stuck. We can help–this is a safe place. Urban Wellness’ hypnotherapists can provide you with the help and space you need to begin to heal.

What Will I Pay for Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a fee for service program and Urban Wellness accepts all major forms of payment.

Initial sessions cost $170 and each follow-up session costs $145 and we recommend at least an 8-week commitment.

Urban Wellness accepts insurance and offers in network and out of network benefits. We accept BCBS PPO, Humana, and United Healthcare insurances, at their contracted rates. For your convenience, we will do a benefit check on your behalf and notify you of our in network or out of network benefits. Copays, deductibles or any out of pocket costs are due at the time of service.

Your Next Steps

It is completely possible to make a breakthrough in your overall well-being. You can overcome issues that have been plaguing you for a long time and make the progress you have been hoping for. You will be able to talk understand what underneath your concerns, so you can move past them once and for all.

There are likely bigger things that are causing you to feel so stuck, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get to the bottom of them and start seeing real change.

You will have the insight to recognize the signs of your bad habits and to keep them from dominating your life. You’ll also finally feel more connected to yourself and what’s holding you back from success. Ultimately, you’ll find an approach that will help you achieve the results you’re looking for. Urban Wellness can help.

Call +1 (773) 774-4444×0 or email intake@urbanwellnesscounseling.com to schedule your session today.