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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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, Psychotherapist in Eugene, OR

In addressing aging concerns, I provide a supportive and empowering space for individuals to navigate changes in sexuality, intimacy, and body image as they age. Through personalized strategies, psychoeducation, and compassionate exploration, I help clients embrace their evolving sexual selves with confidence, resilience, and a renewed sense of vitality and fulfillment.

— Dr. Denise Renye, Sex Therapist in san francisco, CA
 

My graduate degree is specialized in Aging. I have experience working on a Geriatric rehab team and Alzheimer's and Dementia clinic. I have years of experience working with clients and families to place older adults in long term care, assisted living and senior housing. I understand the strong emotions for the client and family members during this transition. Feelings of stress, family disagreements, loneliness, depression are all common during this stage of life.

— Lindsey Blades, Clinical Social Worker in Annapolis, MD

As people age they experience physical and mental health issues that need to be managed to live fully. The body does keep the score and you can't have a physical problem that doesn't also impact your mental health and vice versa. We are able to help you cope with aging issues , and to feel empowered to live your life to the fullest. Call us today as start your journey to a better future.

— Joy Johnson,
 

Aging gay men face unique challenges that often go unacknowledged by the wider LGBTQ community. For many aging gay men, there is a sense of invisibility, as younger community members can be dismissive of their experiences. In addition, aging gay men may find it difficult to access support networks and health care resources. This can be due to a lack of understanding from service providers, or a lack of available resources specifically designed for aging gay men.

— Bob Basque, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Palm Springs, CA

The most prevalent concerns of adults 65 years and older are the major changes that occur as we age. This includes changes in job status and finances, changes in physical and mental conditions, grief/loss, and social isolation. The goals of the therapeutic intervention is to work wholistically with all discplines involved in the individual's life, educate on aging issues and identify how to positively cope with stressful life situations.

— Julia Tillie, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
 

Aging is a natural process that may present challenges for some individuals and their families. Although many older adults look forward to moving from middle age into their later years, it may be difficult for others to adjust. The support of a therapist or other mental health professional may help ease the transition.

— Kimberly Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Clermont, FL

Aging, grieving, and caregiving come with a unique set of challenges and stress. It is common to feel alone and guilty during these stages.

— Jennifer Batra, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , NY
 

I created and facilitated a support and therapy group Ageism and the Creative Professional to help those who are experiencing ageism, burnout and loss of identity. I also trained at a organization that helps people with Alzheimer, dementia and their caregivers. I co-facilitated a group for adult children who are caregivers there, as well as worked with clients experiencing Alzheimer's and dementia.

— Tracy Sondern, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

When you find yourself or someone that you love at this stage in the journey, it can feel overwhelming. We spend so much of our lives thinking about how we want to live, but we don’t spend time preparing for death and dying. Even though it is a natural life change that we will all experience, it can be frightening to think about death or what life will be like after the loss of a loved one – there can be strong emotions, fears, and maybe even some regrets.

— Crystal Bettenhausen-Bubulka, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Coronado, CA
 

I assist people as they negotiate the 2nd half of life. I drawing on experience including +Multiple practica, internships and post-docs serving elders +Retirement plan administrator, retirement counselor, career counselor +Geropsychology provider in outpatient and inpatient settings

— Seth Williams, Psychologist in Corvallis, OR

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 Clinical Counselor in Kansas City, MO
 

I recognize the role that aging can have on mental health. The changes that come not only with the body, but also with the social circles and the emotional wellbeing, can weigh you down and lead to increased difficulties. If you find yourself struggling with these, I do offer a space to process those emotions and also offer tools to navigate "growing wiser" with as much ease and dignity as possible.

— Dr. Miglany Gomila, Psychologist in , WA

Aging gay men face unique challenges that often go unacknowledged by the wider LGBTQ community. For many aging gay men, there is a sense of invisibility, as younger community members can be dismissive of their experiences. In addition, aging gay men may find it difficult to access support networks and health care resources. This can be due to a lack of understanding from service providers, or a lack of available resources specifically designed for aging gay men.

— Bob Basque, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Palm Springs, CA
 

Professionally, I have been working in the mental health field since 2010. This experience has ranged across the span of mental health crisis work in community mental health, work with older adults in long term care, and currently in inpatient psychiatric work as the Manager of Psychiatric Programming. Collectively, these experiences have given me a deep understanding of the impact of mental health across all systems and remind me of the great resiliency of individuals.

— Kayla Tiller, Licensed Master of Social Work in Houston, TX 77058, TX

Part of my work includes being a Care Manager at a Wellness Center in Los Angeles that is comprised primarily of folks in their late 50's, 60's & 70's, where I provide both individual and group counseling.

— David Watson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Burbank, CA