Aging Concerns

It is not uncommon to have complex emotions related to getting older. While many older people are happy and content with their lives, others may feel sad, lonely, or worried about death or illness. Older adults (or adults of any age) with concerns related to aging, like most populations, can benefit from the care of an experienced mental health professional. If you have aging concerns, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today.

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Approach aging with a sense of peace and satisfaction, maintain independence, feel prepared to face inevitable transitions, and find humor and joy in your present and future. Over 7 years of experience supporting older adults through the aging process.

— Anne Rochon, Counselor
 

Aging in place, dementia, transition to retirement community or nursing home.

— Brenda Byrne, Counselor in Rockford, IL

We all begin aging the moment we enter this world. If we are lucky, we get to experience life into our advanced years. That doesn’t mean the aging process is easy even though it is natural. As individuals age and experience changes in their physical, mental, and professional lives sometimes they experience a multitude of emotions. This is true for loved ones of those going through the aging process also. It is a privilege to accompany individuals and families on the aging journey.

— Becky Short, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Gainesville, GA
 

I have enjoyed working with people of all ages. I have worked with seniors and managing chronic health conditions at any age. I have lead support groups, taught classes, and worked with educating and assisting entire families in helpful cooperation without taking over someone's life. Losing independence is a difficult thing to accept and move past. Accepting limits and understanding different health complications can often be a common mental health concern for families and individuals.

— Lynette Imdieke-Struzyk, Mental Health Counselor in Watkins, MN, MN

I'm certified in Gerontology and have an extensive background helping older adults and caregivers navigate the challenges that come with aging. I also actively promote healthy aging, so if you're interested in quality of life (being sharp and spry), let's connect.

— Dr. Anna Yam, Clinical Psychologist in San Diego, CA
 

As the human body changes with age, so does the brain. These normal age-related changes can impact thinking skills, like memory and concentration, and cause some people to feel worried, frustrated, or disheartened about getting older. As a neuropsychologist, brain health is my bread and butter. In therapy, I help people understand and cope with these changes with a combination of education, cognitive strategies, and lifestyle modifications that support healthy brain aging.

— Robyn Migliorini, Psychologist in Bend, OR

Mid & later life are times when patterns that are both life-affirming and others that are less productive or satisfying are evident. It is a time of assessing and evaluating what your life has been; you may also be questioning the meaning of life in general and of your life in particular, and wondering what is next. Psychotherapy is an excellent vehicle in this phase of life to initiate or deepen an inquiry into your life, its meaning, and any changes you would like to make.

— Peggy Handler, Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

I help individuals age with increased courage, stength and flexibility, in light of their heroic challenges making transitions and accepting loss.

— Ariane Eroy, Ph. D., Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

Mid & later life are times when patterns that are both life-affirming and others that are less productive or satisfying are evident. It is a time of assessing and evaluating what your life has been; you may also be questioning the meaning of life in general and of your life in particular, and wondering what is next. Psychotherapy is an excellent vehicle in this phase of life to initiate or deepen an inquiry into your life, its meaning, and any changes you would like to make.

— Peggy Handler, Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

For when my parents were not acting nor doing the right things. My grandmother was the hero in my life, and though she has since gone. I will forever honor her and those who are truly “GREAT and GRAND as PARENTS”. I SAY “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!” I completed my Master Thesis on: What is the experience of the Elderly WHO are alone? My Ph.D. Dissertation: What is the experience of those sixty-five and older?

— Dr. Patricia Bell, Psychologist in orlando, FL
 

Depression and Alcohol Use are both rapidly increasing in visibility among older adults. As we age we experience changes both emotionally and physically which can be very challenging. Learning to live with these changes as we are transitioning from the work force and into a new phase of life can be difficult. Therapy is a place where you can learn how to cope with such challenges in a supportive space.

— Diana Hope, Counselor in Mcdonough, GA

I help with Navigating the waters of aging gracefully with life, purpose and passion. Addressing aging concerns is geared towards helping Seniors, Baby Boomers, Elders, Older Adults, and the Sandwich Generation and their families navigate the waters of Aging Gracefully with Life Purpose and Passion. We address such challenges as: -Disability Challenge —Launching Changes to the New Normal -How to Successfully Cope with the Fear of Aging -The Startling TRUTH About Being Depressed as a Senior

— Dr Stem Sithembile Mahlatini, Counselor in Altamonte Springs, FL
 

I am certified in Gerontology and have helped with aging concerns such as retirement, finances, children, mental and physical health.

— Mehwish Issa, in New Orleans, LA

Working in the field of geriatrics for almost 2 years, late life issues have become one of interest. I am able to help increase awareness of issues with late-life transitions, assisting older adults feel comfortable with aging, and developing a new way of living.

— Cherice Poole, Clinical Social Worker in Roswell, GA

Ayurvedic lifestyle management and graceful ageing program

— Jaya Daptardar, Counselor
 

I also specialize in senior issues. Large issues include falling or fear of fallout by, also not being able to do the same things when younger. Sometimes anxiety or depression increase with an aging body. I can help

— David Wilson, Clinical Social Worker in Staten Island, NY

For the past 18 years, my education, experience and focus of practice is working with concerns related to aging and planning for the last phase of your life. Particular to aging is loss of independence, physical abilities, cognitive impairment, coping with pain, chronic health conditions, feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed by so many life changing, urgent decisions, dealing with the challenges of caregiving and facing the fears, uncertainty and stress from any life transition and the unknown.

— Tanya Witman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO
 

Mid & later life are times when patterns that are both life-affirming and others that are less productive or satisfying are evident. It is a time of assessing and evaluating what your life has been; you may also be questioning the meaning of life in general and of your life in particular, and wondering what is next. Psychotherapy is an excellent vehicle in this phase of life to initiate or deepen an inquiry into your life, its meaning, and any changes you would like to make.

— Peggy Handler, Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Elizabeth truly enjoys working with seniors, and is skilled in aging and caregiving issues. She has been a Medicare provider for many years, and has helped senior clients address issues such as health problems, chronic illness, family conflict, downsizing, retirement, relocation, grief and bereavement.

— Elizabeth Kovacs, Clinical Social Worker in Cornelius, NC
 

Whether it is our parents or ourselves, aging presents a variety of life changes that we desire or have to contend with. As an older therapist, I have experience with later life issues including parent illnesses and decline, relationship and career changes.

— Abby Zimberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Aging is a time of tremendous change, and we are faced with both physical and emotional challenges. These include changes in our physical capabilities, memory, sexuality, economic position, career, role in society, and identity. And, of course, we are also faced with the deaths of friends and loved ones. In my practice, I focus on helping older individuals and older couples explore the emotional impact of these challenges, and work to find new sources of meaning and joy in their lives.

— Jacob Brown, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Corte madera, CA
 

As we get older, it's common to feel isolated or realize there are things we left undone. I help you navigate these uncomfortable feelings and give you tools to practice more acceptance and feel joy in the present.

— Katherine Walter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Woodinville, WA
 

During my career, I have worked for the National Cancer Institute as an educator to help people understand their diagnosis and know what questions to ask their doctors. I have also worked as a home health and hospice social worker. I find working with caregivers to be particularly important, as they adapt to changing responsibilities and family dynamics.

— Katherine Walter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Woodinville, WA
 

Feeling alone, underappreciated for your contributions, invisible? I share a toolbox full of tools and skills with you, so you can embrace your rich and meaningful life!

— Lisa SLOAN STROM, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR