You weren’t always an angry person. You were easy to approach, happy, and had great connections with those you were close to.
You weren’t always reactive. There was a period of time where you were able to manage your anger. Yet, somewhere along the way, all the little things started to nag at you. You saw how much of your life was beyond your control and when one thing after another went wrong, you couldn’t find a way to express yourself without being furious.
So today you find yourself always on edge, living life in agitation.
More often than not your day starts one way and ends in frustration. You’re annoyed with how little you understand where your anger comes from and the fact that your loved ones can’t seem to handle when you’re trying to vent. Your family and friends have learned to avoid you when they can sense you’re angry, and this is happening more often.
You’re not quite sure if your anger is something to get help for, but you know there’s something going on beneath the surface. You just don’t know exactly how to tell what that is. You know you don’t want your anger to drive away everyone you care about.
Anger Management is best for those who understand that their negative reactions to the events in their life are impacting their relationships. Anger Management helps you understand whatever is underneath your angry emotions and start healing the root cause.
You will benefit from counseling for your anger if:
There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Anger Management Counseling sessions with Urban Wellness. These situations include, but are not limited to:
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.
Anger Management is intended to help you develop an anger plan, so you know how to cope and respond when you start to feel angry. Together, you and your therapist will strive to reduce your anger, frustration, and isolation and improve your ability to relate to others. You will discover ways to cope when you are feeling moved by strong emotions.
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.
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.
Counseling is a fee for service program and Urban Wellness accepts all major forms of payment.
Initial sessions cost $180 and each follow-up session costs $155 and we recommend at least an 8-week commitment.
Urban Wellness accepts insurance and offer 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.
You are capable of getting out of bed and facing the day without panicking. It is possible to accept the unknown about your life and move forward while feeling like you will be ok even if something bad does happen. You will be able to experience new situations without feeling terrified that something will be out of your control.
It’s true your anxiety has made you question your ability to live a full life, but that does not mean
you cannot start to get a handle on the things that shut you down. Urban Wellness can help.
Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.
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.
Regardless of the cause, experiencing anxiety in your life can be debilitating. Maybe you’re feeling reluctance to leave your house or engage in social situations. Or your heart races every time you drive past the scene of an accident. Or you might find yourself continuing to think about what-if situations even when they are very unlikely. We can help–this is a safe place. Urban Wellness’ anxiety focused therapists can provide you with the help and space you need to begin to navigate through anything that causes you to worry.