Something from your past is acting like the steering wheel in your life. It shows up in how you think and feel about yourself and how you relate with others.
It’s as if every so often a memory creeps in and acts as a backseat driver causing you to go around in circles.
You’ve worked really hard to feel good about yourself and where your life is headed. To be able to face the world without doubting or criticizing yourself. Every day you feel like you’re getting closer to shaping the experiences and relationships you want to have. But every so often as you look in the mirror, drop the kids off at school, or kiss your spouse a memory catches you off guard. You struggle to remain composed and catch your breath.
Suddenly, you’re right back in a place of second-guessing yourself, scrutinizing your actions, and doubting your worth.
You’ve been putting in the effort and you’re making progress on your own, but you’ve never fully been able to put your past experiences out of your mind. Most of the time you’re able to fake your way through, but you’re starting to wonder if one of these times you’re going to get caught up in the memories.
When You Seek EMDR Counseling with Urban Wellness
Who Benefits Most from EMDR Therapy?
EMDR is intended for those who are ready to work through their traumatic events. EMDR helps individuals work through the fears, feelings, and root issues that are preventing them from accomplishing daily tasks, caring for themselves, and connecting with loved ones.
You will benefit from EMDR sessions if:
There are certain situations where you 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.
What The EMDR Process Looks Like
MDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a therapy technique that helps people heal from emotional distress & trauma that resulted from negative life events.
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.
EMDR is an 8 phase treatment where eye movements (bilateral stimulation) are used while targeting specific memories. Once targeted, the emotional processing of the events helps clients increase their own insights. Clients benefit from an alternative to talk therapy for processing past events or experiences that keep them stuck in current life situations.
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.
What Will You Pay for Counseling?
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.
Your Next Steps
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 AN APPOINTMENT
Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.
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.
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.