They used to be a sweet, caring kid, but lately, their behavior has you baffled and frustrated.
Your child has done a complete 180. They have gone from listening well to refusing to follow directions. They’re also getting in trouble and struggling to keep friends.
Testing limits is a part of growing up. But what you’re noticing in your child goes beyond a little attitude and sass.
When it comes to your kid, you’re starting to see they’re acting out in situations they used to thrive in. They often have outbursts rather than expressing themselves well and lately, it seems like they’re just plain out of control. All of the sudden your child is talking back, throwing tantrums, or just plain ignoring everything you have to say.
It’s almost as if you’re raising an entirely different kid.
The word today emphasizes high standards, and it’s hard to keep your child from feeling pressured to be a certain way. You know they have great qualities and great potential, but you can’t help but notice the ways they stand out from other children their age.
You’re not saying that your kid needs to behave like an angel all the time. Every child needs to practice handling their strong emotions. But you didn’t expect they’d flat out refuse to listen to anything you asked. Or that their inability to pay attention in school would have them falling behind or failing. And you certainly never imagined the outright meltdowns they’d have when they didn’t get their way.
Right now, your child’s behavior problems are starting to cause issues, and you’re wanting to intervene before they start to cause lasting damage.
Child Behavior Therapy at Urban Wellness is best for those who are 8 – 17 and looking to for ways to cope with their thoughts and emotions so they don’t behave in a negative way. Counseling helps your child process their experiences in a healthier way.
Your child will benefit from Behavior Therapy 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 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.
Behavioral Counseling 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 where their behavior issues come from, so they can work toward a more calm life. They will discover ways to keep their cool even when situations typically tend to make them act out.
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 $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.