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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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 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

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
 

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

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

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 Brooklyn, NY
 

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

My career has always been focused to a high degree on geriatric patients, and I have and continue to do much work in nursing facilities and other types of facilities that focus on older adults as well as medically compromised and other people dealing with end of life and similar issues.

— Alan Winder, Clinical Psychologist in hewlett, NY
 

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 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

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
 

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

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 work with several individuals (both male and female) ranging from the ages of 60 to 74 years of age. Together we are building healthy and trusting relationships that allow them to be seen, heard, understood, and validated for who and where they are, where they have been, and what they have experienced in their life.

— Jon Soileau, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kansas City, MO

We change as we grow older- our needs, our wants, our fears, our relationships all transition from what worked when we were younger to something very different. Whether it's personal, career, health, financial, sex-related, or transitioning to newly single, together we will explore your options and find a future that brings you peace and contentment.

— Dr. Judi Bloom, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

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

— Vicki Quarles, in Louisville, CO
 

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

My passion is with older adults. The aging process is filled with challenges, from retirement, empty-nesting, health concerns, to grief & loss. I want to support the aging population and offer a helping hand and a listening ear.

— Dawn Gross, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kirkwood, MO
 

I help individuals age with greater courage, flexibility and strength in the light of their heroic challenges, including making transitions and embracing 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
 

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