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

  • You will discover your personal power, so you will feel confident and comfortable making big decisions.
  • You will get in touch with the things you value in life, so you can start to feel like you are on the right path
  • You will do the necessary soul-searching to find meaning in your life and pursue the things that are important to you
  • You will process any painful memories from your childhood and move forward from a happy and healthy place
  • You will develop the skills to cultivate a fulfilling social life and incorporate meaningful relationships into your adult life, so you can find where you belong.

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:

  • You are experiencing a major life transition and feel lost about which options are best for you
  • You’re looking for meaning in this new stage of life and can’t seem to identify what is important to you going forward
  • You want help establishing significant connections with friends and romantic partners
  • You are invested in improving your quality of life and establishing a foundation for years to come
  • You want to set goals for the future and reach them with ease

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:

  • 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 Therapy Process Looks Like

Therapy for young adults is meant to help you identify the things that are important, so you can begin to live a satisfied and fulfilled life. 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 overcome your loneliness and connect with others in a positive way. 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: Counseling for Emerging Adults

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.

Therapists at Urban Wellness focus on providing a safe space for you to process and discuss any issues that can come up in the tumultuous time of young adulthood. During your work together, you will learn skills to help you understand and communicate your needs, strengthen your decision making, and overcome the obstacles getting in the way of your self-discovery & personal growth.

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.

We have several therapists who offer counseling to emerging adults which is perfect for those aged 18 to 25. Whether you’re moving out of your parents’ house and into a college dorm, starting a career, moving back into your parents’ house after graduation or a breakup, continuing on with advanced schooling, or moving in with a partner, it’s a time of constant change and transition. It can leave you feeling lonely, lost, and overwhelmed. Making meaningful connections, cultivating a fulfilling social life, moving somewhere new can all lead to questions of belonging, questioning choice, and leave you feeling unbalanced and unsure of what your next move should be.

At Urban Wellness we believe young adulthood is a time of self-discovery and soul-searching in which you need a special kind of support or guidance.

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 $170 and each follow-up session costs $145. You and your therapist will discuss the recommended number of sessions during your initial contact based on your unique situation.

Urban Wellness accepts insurance and offers 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 completely within your reach to cultivate an adulthood that makes you happy. You can find purpose and meaning in this new phase and design a life around the things that are important to you. Ultimately, taking responsibility for the outcome of your life is the surest sign you are becoming an adult. Urban Wellness can help. Call +1 (773) 774-4444×0, email intake@urbanwellnesscounseling.com, or fill the form out below to schedule your counseling session today.