First Responder

You spend your time helping others. In times of crisis, you can be counted on to run towards the emergency instead of running away from it.

But when the working day is done and you’ve helped all you can, how do you take care of yourself?

You’re proud of what you do, but the nature of the vital work you do for our community takes a toll. It comes with it’s own unique set of mental, physical and emotional health challenges. 

As a First Responder in our community, you face dangerous situations, and deal with traumatic and life altering events on the job regularly. Our job is to help you bring balance and peace of mind back to yourself, to process those events, and allow you to live your life fully and unencumbered. 

And if you’re a family member of a first responder, we understand the unique family dynamics and concerns that affect first responder families. Not only do we support first responders, but we also help their family members connect with their first responder family member.

At Urban Wellness we’re ure about one thing:

Counseling offers a safe space to explore things in life that may not be working well. It is a healthy and self-caring way to work on yourself and learn better ways to handle your thoughts, feelings,and the trauma present in your work. Together we can explore your experiences, look at barriers you’re facing and find the best ways to help you move forward. We can help you manage the symptoms that are creating distress in your life, whether it be depression, anxiety, or trauma.

Sometimes life just gets the better of you. When your days are spent helping and protecting members of our community,  it probably seems like there’s just not enough time or energy to take care of yourself on top of everything else. When this happens, you find yourself going through the motions of your day rather than actively living and enjoying it.

This doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to be present in your day-to-day or to slow down and enjoy the little things. It simply means you need a little guidance to learn the skills necessary to improve your quality of life. As a result, you start to feel anxious, depressed, and lonely. And while everyone faces stress at work, your friends outside of the First Responder community might not be able to truly understand what you go through.  Instead of being stuck in this place, you can learn to care for yourself and concentrate on the things in life you truly value. We can help you as you process stressful or traumatic events and help you find coping mechanisms to move forward and live your life fully. 

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 all who live in our neighborhood. Each therapist tailors their approach to you and makes a point to meet you where you are in the healing process. We can find the counselor who is the best fit for you and your current concerns, and if not, we can refer you to another therapist in the community who can. 

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.

When You Seek Therapy at Urban Wellness:

Our mission is to help people feel more connected to themselves. We believe everyone can have the life and the relationships they desire. It’s simply a matter of getting in touch with those desires and building the skills to make them become a reality. Our passion is helping community members build the connections they can count on in order to thrive.

Urban Wellness is the place for people to find deeper self-understand and self-compassion.

Sometimes, the traumatic experiences you think you’ve gotten over can have a lasting effect on the way you live your life. The nature of your work means you are constantly facing these types of situations, and you may find you’re having  trouble relating to your friends and loved ones, sleeping well at night, or feeling comfortable in public places. You know you’re a different person because of what you go through, but everything you’ve tried to get back to the person you used to be hasn’t worked. Here at Urban Wellness, we have therapists specifically trained to treat clients with trauma. When you schedule a session, you will start to feel like yourself again. Click here to learn more.

In the end, you can feel so much better about yourself and the path your life is taking when you confide in a professional who knows how to help.\


Your Next Steps

You’re ready to find the pieces of yourself that have been lost to the demands of your busy life.

Call +1 (773) 774-4444×0, email [email protected], or fill the form out below to schedule your child’s counseling session today.


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.