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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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Depression and Alcohol Use are both rapidly increasing in visibility among older adults. As we age we experience changes both emotionally and physically which can be very challenging. Learning to live with these changes as we are transitioning from the work force and into a new phase of life can be difficult. Therapy is a place where you can learn how to cope with such challenges in a supportive space.

— Diana Hope, Counselor in Mcdonough, GA

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