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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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
 

As one moves into older adulthood perspectives and abilities change. I have experience working with people managing multiple medical issues, grief, concerns over loss of function, and medical recovery. It has been a true honor to work with a variety of older adults at VA Medical Hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation and now through outpatient private practice.

— Kristen Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA

As one moves into older adulthood perspectives and abilities change. I have experience working with people managing multiple medical issues, grief, concerns over loss of function, and medical recovery. It has been a true honor to work with a variety of older adults at VA Medical Hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation and now through outpatient private practice. Commonly people meet with me to work through concerns related to aging, past trauma, and current medical limitations.

— Kristen Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA
 

MidLife phase often consists of reflective thinking, worrying, reminiscing and re-living choices you wish you “had” made while being resentful of certain choices you “did” make. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking blocks you from being able to look and move forward toward some better years ahead. If you're tired of holding onto old issues and conditionings of the past and continuously struggle with negative thoughts, let's talk.

— Jacqueline Connors, Marriage & Family Therapist in Napa, CA

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
 

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 know - we are faced with so many unanticipated "life lessons" when we are fortunate enough to live into our "golden years." Some of these lessons challenge our faith, our coping skills, and our self-confidence. Whether you are concerned about your relationships with children/grandchildren, losses and grief, regrets and frustration, or simply how to get more enjoyment out of where you are - I am fully in your fightin' corner! Together, we can get you through this to a better place.

— Sandra Geary, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gallup, NM
 

With over 40 years' experience in relationship issues, the anxiety and depression aspects of aging have become more obvious. No matter how powerful and self-sufficient you may have been in the past, challenges to memory and physical limitations (some would say "lamentations") lead to the need to grieve loss of your former "self" and challenge you to redefine your purpose in life. I can help you recognize how and to whom your matter and offer avenues to reacquaint you with your value.

— Laurel Jones, Clinical Social Worker in Grand Junction, CO

My specialty is working with Aging People and their loved ones. I assist in all of the transitions of Aging and the diseases that they may be going through.

— Marcie Dimenstein, Clinical Social Worker in Hamden, CT
 

Getting older does not have to mean losing your sense of self or direction in life. You may be unsure of what lies ahead or are finding that you no longer enjoy the things you once did and are feeling lonely, down, or frustrated as a result. Whatever challenges you may be up against, I believe that this can be one of the richest stages of life: one where you can find meaning in each day and be present with the people and the things you love.

— Christine Chinni, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX

Although I am trained to work with clients across the lifespan, I received advanced training in working with older adults (60+). I sought out specialty training in Geropsychology because I recognize that older adults encounter life transitions and challenges that are often dramatically different from young- and- middle-aged adults.

— Natalie Regier, Clinical Psychologist in Bethesda, MD
 

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

As one moves into older adulthood perspectives and abilities change. I have experience working with people managing multiple medical issues, grief, concerns over loss of function, and medical recovery. It has been a true honor to work with a variety of older adults at VA Medical Hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation and now through outpatient private practice. Commonly people meet with me to work through concerns related to aging, past trauma, and current medical limitations.

— Kristen Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, 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 New York, New Jersey, and Virginia,

Since I’m older I understand the process

— Richard Kepple, Counselor in Fiuntain Valley, CA
 

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

With again what must happen is we get older. Nothing else is required. Yet, in different cultures, communities and homes there can be many expectations about aging that bring grieving, dread, giving into poor habits, or even giving up. In session we explore your thoughts and identify which allow you to be the happiest and most purposeful.

— Antonia Allison, Marriage & Family Therapist in Diamond Bar, CA