You’ve tried talking and supporting them in different ways, but you’re not sure you’ve gotten to the root of the issue and you know you’re in need of some help.
Your child is smart and kind. They have a way of capturing the greatness in any moment and sharing it with the world. They’re also very giving and have one of the biggest hearts of anyone you’ve ever known. You truly believe they are capable of coming into their own.
Growing up is about finding your own path and identity. For some it’s easy and for others, it’s harder, but all kids go through growing pains and come out the other side.
But when it comes to your child, you’re starting to see they’re frustrated by some simple things. They often have outbursts rather than expressing themselves well and lately, it seems like they’re angry often. All of the sudden your child is talking back, throwing tantrums, or just plain ignoring everything you have to say.
The anger is becoming a more frequent part of their personality.
Kids grow up so fast today, and it’s hard to keep them from seeing or experiencing things that are emotionally heavy. Your child tries to cope with some of this negativity, but it seems like one of their first responses to something hard is to become angry.
You’re not trying to say that everyone else is the reason your child is hurting. All kids need to learn to regulate their responses to strong emotions. But you didn’t expect they’d have a hard time communicating their feelings calmly. Or that it would be easier to become physical rather than use their words. And you certainly never imagined your pleasant child becoming disrespectful.
Right now, your child’s anger is starting to cause problems, and you’re wanting to intervene before it becomes their normal way of life.
At Urban Wellness we believe childhood is a time for your child to safely explore themselves and their boundaries and to find their place in the world.
Child Anger Management at Urban Wellness is best for those who are 8 – 17 and looking to for ways to cope with their anger on a day-to-day basis. Counseling helps your child process their thoughts and feelings in a less irritated way, so they can feel more in control of the things that set them off.
Your child will benefit from Therapy for anger if:
There are certain situations where your child might not be ready for Counseling sessions with Urban Wellness. These situations include, but are not limited to:
If your child is experiencing a severe mental illness, we recommend you seek outpatient services at a local program like Thresholds. If they are currently experiencing substance abuse or dependence, please see our other specialized service.
Anger management for children and teens is meant to help your child build coping skills to be able to handle negative experiences and emotions. Together with a counselor, your child will strive to identify what causes their anger, so they can work toward a more soothing life. They will discover ways to feel more connected to friends and family even when situations make them mad.
Your child and their 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 and your child will meet with your therapist to define the counseling relationship and discuss the details of informed consent. Your therapist will gather information about your child and their biological, psychological, and social history and how this is impacting their current situation. You will also discuss the goals of therapy 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 $160 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.