Your family is a unit made up of individuals.
And, though you share common values and common goals, each of you brings a different personality, outlook and life experience to the table.
Whenever you pictured having a family you imagined the feeling of belonging. Belonging in that place, in that time, with those people. You believed you’d create a sense of home that you could rely on no matter what life threw your way. Of course, you knew getting married, having children, and growing a family unit would present its challenges. But you thought love and togetherness could get you through anything.
When you look at your family today, it hardly seems like you’re related let alone a strong, loving clan. Everyone is pulled in different directions and each of these interests brings about its own triumphs and its own challenges. Mostly, you’re greeting each other in passing as you go about in life, and on some days you feel like you live in a house full of strangers.
Well, we’re here to tell you, you’re not the only family going through this. The hustle and bustle within your household is similar to families all over our community. And, while it’s painful to feel so disconnected from your loved ones, your family does not have to stay this detached.
At Urban Wellness there’s one thing we’re sure of:
Family counseling allows you and your loved ones to voice your concerns in a safe and healthy way.
Each member of your family has a valuable opinion and a different take on how to improve the family dynamic. We offer a safe space to explore things in life that may not be working well. Together, we can explore how each person in your home is relating to each other and develop ways for you to move forward together toward a united goal. We can also help you manage the behaviors and transitions that tend to stress families the most such as blended family issues, addiction issues, and boundaries, or communication.
It can be so easy to take your loved ones for granted. The love you’ve built feels so familiar but it’s easy to start believing it will always be there, even if you don’t tend to it. When this happens, everyone in the family is taking from each other, but no one is giving.
This doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to honor each other individually and as a family. It simply means you need to learn the skills to balance your individual needs with those of the family to ensure everyone feels cared for and loved.
That’s where Urban Wellness comes in
Urban Wellness is a multi-disciplinary counseling center. Every therapist who works here practices a different specialty and is trained to meet the unique needs of the people in our community. We strive to provide well-rounded care to everyone who lives in our neighborhoods. Each therapist tailors their approach to the family seeking counseling and makes a point to meet the clients where they are in their healing process. We will find the counselor who is the best fit for your family’s current concerns. Our passion is helping the families within our community build the connections they can count on in order to thrive.
When You Seek Family Therapy at Urban Wellness:
Urban Wellness is the place for your family to focus on providing a safe space to process and discuss family dynamics that are getting in the way of having a fun, nurturing home environment.
Perhaps you and your partner are bringing children together from other relationships. You realize blending a family is a lot harder than you first thought it would be and coming together is proving to be a challenge. You can’t help but feel like everyone is being neglected for the sake of the bigger picture and that there has to be a better way to unite as a family unit. You know you have to find a way for each individual to shine while still forging the bonds of a family, but you just don’t know the first place to start. That’s ok. We have counselors on staff who specialize in working with blended families.
Or maybe you’ve recently gone through a divorce or other life transition that has changed your family dynamic. You’re looking for the best ways to move forward with this new reality and to keep connected as a unit. You know your family needs someone to talk to, but your friends and family are just as frazzled as you are and don’t really know how to help. When you seek therapy at Urban Wellness, you will be connected with a counselor who is an expert on helping families acknowledge and respect each other. You will work together to develop your resilience, so your family can build itself up from within and find the strength to move forward.
Sometimes, the growing pains of a family can turn more serious and one or more members can start to rely on substances to cope. This is especially true if there is a history of addiction in your family history. You know there is an inappropriate use of drugs or alcohol going on in your family, but every way you’ve tried to get through to the person has only driven you further apart. Here at Urban Wellness, we have therapists specifically trained in substance abuse counseling. When you schedule a session, you will start to see that change in your family is possible.
Ultimately, it is entirely possible for your family to come together and build strong, lasting bonds. You will feel so much better about your family dynamic and the path everyone’s life is taking when you can confide in a professional who knows how to help.
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.
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.