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

 

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

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
 

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

— Mehwish Issa, in New Orleans, LA
 

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

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 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 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

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

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
 

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
 

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

The world likes the picture of happy and carefree retirees. But in fact, aging is very stressful. Every part of your life is changing. Things that used to be easy are now a challenge. People you loved and relied on are no longer there. Many of the things that gave your life joy and meaning are no longer available. As your life changes, you must adapt and find new sources of happiness and a new sense of purpose. But, that’s not easy to do. Counseling can help you adjust to these changes and fi

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

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

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

— Vicki Quarles, in Louisville, CO
 

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 Houston, TX