Your health condition has thrown a wrench in your life and now managing it (and your thoughts and feelings about it) has become a full-time job.
Dealing with a chronic health concern or health-related anxiety brings up a whole set of challenges you never expected to face. There’s so much to learn and so much to cope with and it’s nearly impossible to do when you don’t feel well.
You always believed you’d be able to count on your health. But, for some reason, you’re worried that the quality of your life is going to go down. For some, it’s related to a recently diagnosed health condition. For others, it’s this incessant anxiety that they have a health-related issue, despite doctors saying they don’t. For some time, you felt that you had it under control.
But here you are now, either with a life-altering diagnosis or a constant fear of a health-related issue coming up.
You didn’t expect to worry about paying medical bills. You never thought you’d miss out on the important events in your family’s lives. You try not to think about what these issues might mean for you, your family, and your community, but it’s hard not to wallow sometimes. And you certainly never imagined needing so much help just to do the basic things.
Most days, you manage everything well. But the daily struggles of chronic pain or health anxiety are an ever-present issue you are always aware of.
When You Come to Urban Wellness for Health Counseling
Who Benefits Most from Health Counseling?
Who Benefits Most from Health Counseling?
Health Counseling is intended for those who are looking to make meaning of this new aspect of their life. Health Counseling helps you learn to cope with your illness, its symptoms, and give you the tools you need to live a full life no matter how you feel.
You will benefit from Health Counseling sessions if you are dealing with any of the following concerns:
There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Health 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 Health Counseling Process Looks Like
Health Counseling is meant to help you cope with your health-related anxiety or health concern, so you can continue to live a fulfilled life regardless of your health condition. Together, you and your therapist will strive to find meaning and establish a sense of normalcy in your new reality. You will discover ways to thrive despite any changes you need to make.
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.
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 $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.
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.