Who knew being an adult would be so lonely? That you’d have more friends when you were nine than you do in your thirties and the few relationships you do have would be so hard to maintain.

It’s true, you’re busy and life is way more complicated than it was when you were in school, but you’re starting to feel like being an adult means being isolated and alone or in superficial relationships.

You’re a friendly person. Whenever there’s a chance to get together and have some fun you’re usually up for the occasion. You usually enjoy spending quality time with friends, family, and partners, but it seems more difficult than it should be for you.

Hanging out and having someone to call used to be a lot easier. But now it seems like everyone has something else they’ve got to do. Or even worse, they make plans and don’t follow through.

You’re starting to see patterns in your life where you’re always the one reaching out and never the one who gets what they need. And it’s not just your friendships, you can also see times in your romantic life where your needs came last in the relationship. Lately, you’re starting to wonder if the reason you’re missing out on meaningful connection is you.

So here you are, frustrated that the only time you feel in touch with anyone else is when they want something from you.

You totally understand having obligations you have to fulfill. But you didn’t expect to have such a hard time making new friends or keeping the ones you already had. You never thought dating and being romantic would be so difficult.

Life is OK right now and you’re happy, but you’d love to have a few close relationships to share it with.

When You Come to Urban Wellness for Help with Your Relationships

  • You will discover ways to advocate for yourself, so you will have an equal and present role within your relationships.
  • You will learn and implement healthy boundaries to ensure the relationships in your life remain positive and uplifting
  • You will establish mutual respect within your relationships, so your interactions can stem from a place of balance
  • You will become better at communicating and actively ensuring your needs are met within your relationships
  • You will develop the skills to cultivate and increase meaningful relationships in your life.

Who Benefits Most from Relationship Counseling?

Relationship Counseling is intended for anyone who may be feeling unheard within their relationships, those who feel as if they’re just going through the motions, or people who find themselves getting hung up on past relationship pains.

You will benefit from Relationship Counseling sessions if:

  • You feel like you have to sacrifice what is important to you in order to keep your friends or partner happy
  • You’re looking for meaningful relationships that don’t require you to swallow your thoughts and feelings
  • You want help establishing significant connections with friends and romantic partners
  • You are invested in improving your role in the interactions you have with others
  • You want to communicate with friends and loved ones with ease

There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Relationship Counseling sessions with Urban Wellness. These situations include, but are not limited to:

  • Instances of severe mental illness
  • Ongoing substance abuse

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 Relationship Counseling Process Looks Like

Relationship Counseling is meant to help you identify the things that are important, so you can begin to live a satisfied and fulfilled life. Whether it’s with partners (both past and present), colleagues, family or friends, our counselors can help you start to grow healthy relationships and improve your ability to communicate your needs effectively within your relationships.

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.

Here’s what to expect:

WEEK ONE: Intake

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.

WEEK TWO and Beyond: Relationship Counseling

Together, in each subsequent session, you and your counselor will use evidenced-based psychotherapy models to treat the struggles you are experiencing. In therapy will give a voice to your story and explore the dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are keeping you from functioning the way you want to.

During your work together, you will learn skills to help you figure out what you need from your relationships, determine how to advocate those needs, and establish and maintain healthy boundaries.

TERMINATION: 1-2 Final Sessions

In your final sessions, you will review your goals to ensure you are satisfied with your counseling experience and that the work with your therapist has met your expectations. You will also outline a plan going forward so that you are able to retain what you and your counselor have worked on together and implement all you have learned outside of session.

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.

Therapists at Urban Wellness focus on providing a safe space for you to process and discuss any issues that can come up in your relationships. With their help, you can learn skills to help you understand and communicate your needs, strengthen your connections, and overcome the obstacles getting in the way of making & growing meaningful relationships with others.

What Will You Pay for Help with Your Relationships?

Relationship Counseling is a fee for service program and Urban Wellness accepts all major forms of payment.

Initial sessions cost $170 and each follow-up session costs $145 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

It is entirely possible to have a well-connected, meaningful life. To know that you have friends and loved ones you can count on and to stop feeling so lonely. Adulthood doesn’t have to be a stage of life you go through on your own. Instead, you can build relationships that matter and go through life with people by your side.

It might seem hard to see past the disconnection now, but that doesn’t mean your entire adult life has to suck. Ultimately, taking the time to build relationships on a strong foundation will help you find fulfilling partnerships for the long-term. Call +1 (773) 774-4444×0, email intake@urbanwellnesscounseling.com, or fill the form out below to schedule your Relationship Counseling session today.