It’s hard watching them hurt and you’re ready to find some help.
Studying for tests, winning championships, and turning in homework on time, are challenges that all children face. And those challenges can bring pressure and stress.
You’re starting to notice your child is crumbling under some of this stress. They’re withdrawing from the things that used to bring them joy and they’re isolating themselves from friends and family. Suddenly, their life went from happy to crying or getting angry over the smallest things.
The child you know seems to be hiding since all these changes started happening
You know they have so much more growing to do and so much potential, but it seems like their negative outlook is keeping them stagnant and stuck in place.
Every kid will go through ups and downs. But you had no idea yours would stop coming out of their room and participating in life. You never thought your child would struggle at school, and you certainly didn’t expect them to feel depressed.
So far, your child’s depression has been manageable, but you don’t want it to become something that holds them back from becoming who they’re meant to be.
Counseling for children is best for those who are 8 – 17 and looking to for ways to cope with their depression on a day-to-day basis. Counseling helps your child process their thoughts and feelings in a more open way, so they can feel more stable and secure.
Your child will benefit from therapy sessions 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.
Therapy for children and teens is meant to help your child identify why they are feeling sad or upset more often. Together with a counselor, your child will strive to regulate their emotions and learn what triggers their depressed mood, so they can seek more happiness in their life. They will discover ways to label what causes them to sadness and control their responses to it.
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.