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.

Meet the specialists

 

Besides being a senior myself, I have a graduate certificate in gerontology to augment my work with elders, their families and their caretakers. I have specialized insight into the concerns, and potential pleasures, of aging, and how to manage what sometimes can be an ever-changing physical and psychological landscape; how it can impact not just the senior, but also those around them. Along with the challenges, aging can be a special and wonderful time for seniors. And for those who are experiencing what is known as "gerotranscendence," or a late life awakening of spirituality and/or a more introverted period of life review, becoming an elder can bring a sense of purpose, fulfillment and peace.

— Susan Rooney, Counselor in Portland, OR

I have had several years experience counseling homebound older adults. These experiences have given me a strong understanding of the incredible challenges that can accompany aging. I have a strong passion for supporting those struggling with loss of independence as a result of aging and health issues.

— Grace Gould, Counselor in Austin, TX
 

Life transitions Retirement Adjustment Parenting Adult Children Parenting Grandchildren

— Shirley Boone-Sanford, Clinical Psychologist in Dacula, GA
 

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

I greatly enjoy working with older adults. Life comes with no instructions and we are often not prepare for the changes that life brings. I would be glad to accompany you in this process.

— Mariana Carabantes, Clinical Psychologist in Coral Gables, FL
 

I am a Baby Boomer and understand all too well about aging.

— Vicki Quarles, in Louisville, CO

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

— Brenda Byrne, Counselor in Rockford, IL
 

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

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
 

Hello, Baby Boomers! I am a geriatric psychologist & I feel so drawn to your generation, to everything you & your loved ones are going through as you navigate all the new issues associated with each stage of life, the changes taking place not just in your body & mind, but in your spirit, in the world around you, and in your relationship to it. I may not have as much life experience & wisdom as you, but I do know a few things! I'm sure you'll find that I have much to share that will help you.

— Dr. Michelle Alvarez, Clinical Psychologist in Asheville, NC

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
 

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 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
 

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

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

Ayurvedic lifestyle management and graceful ageing program

— Jaya Daptardar, Counselor
 

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

I worked in hospice as my first profession out of grad school and am well versed in working with elderly as well as with death and dying, and with grief and loss.

— kaseja wilder, Counselor in Eugene, OR
 

The aging process is a natural part of life that each person will experience in their own unique way. I find that if we find comfort in our Spirit and Mind, by questioning our beliefs, developing spiritual strengths and applying them in our lives, we can embrace and learn its lessons.

— Shay Phillips, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cypress, TX

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

I am certified in Geriatric Mental Health and I enjoy working with older adults. I realize there are many layers to grief during our life transitions and can help support you to help you feel as empowered, peaceful and joyful as possible.

— Katie Jorstad, Clinical Social Worker in San Marcos, CA
 

Middle aged moms face unique and sometimes challenging circumstances. The stress involved in balancing raising adult children and aging parents at the same time can be exhausting. After years of putting yourself second or last, you end up developing unhealthy habits. This leads women to struggle even more with body image and self-esteem. As we get older, women can struggle with empty nest syndrome, menopause, caring for elderly parents, medical issues, and even widowhood.

— Marti Weiler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

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
 

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