Overnight it seems like you’re expected to know exactly what to do with your life.
But young adulthood isn’t the same as it was when your parents were your age. There are so many different challenges and navigating this new reality can feel pretty tough.
Getting a job, making your own schedule, and calling your own shots sounded glorious. It meant that all the time and energy you’d spent as a kid growing up would finally start to pay off. Or that all of that rebellious time you had in your teen years would put you ahead of the game as an adult.
But as you got closer to this milestone it became obvious that adulthood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You feel confused by all the responsibilities and forgot about all the benefits of finally being the person in charge. Suddenly, life turned into paying bills, finding the right relationships, and making a name for yourself.
Now you find yourself stressed out and frustrated.
There is so much pressure that comes with being an adult that it is hard to remember who you are underneath everything that is expected of you. You try to do your best, but it feels like whenever you try, you butt up against another thing to master.
You’re not wanting to blame the world for your struggles. You knew making it on your own would be a transition and that there would be ups and downs. But you didn’t expect to have a hard time making friends and keeping them. You never thought dating and being romantic would be so difficult, and you certainly didn’t expect to have such a challenge succeeding.
When you’re honest with yourself, you’re getting by right now, but you know adulthood could be so much better.
When You Come to Urban Wellness for Help Transitioning into Adulthood
Who Benefits Most from Emerging Adult Therapy?
Counseling for young adults is best for those who are 18-25 and looking to make meaning of this new phase of life. Counseling for young adults helps you make clearer decisions about your course so you can feel like you know exactly what it is you are meant to do.
You will benefit from Emerging Adult therapy sessions if:
There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Counseling for Young Adults 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 Anxiety Counseling Process Looks Like
Counseling is meant to help you reclaim their daily functioning and stop being scared of the things that trigger their anxiety. Together, you and your therapist will strive to reduce your ruminating thoughts, dread, and physical responses to anxiety. You will figure out how to better manage your thoughts and compulsions so that you can face each moment without fear.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 $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.