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 Therapy for Aging-Related Issues

 

Adjustment and Healthy Aging

Like many, you might be interested in aging well. Now is the time to focus on your well-being and quality of life. One of my areas of clinical focus has been helping older adults and their families manage big life transitions. I am also an expert in brain health and healthy cognitive aging. If you want to be at the top of your game for years to come, I'm here to help.

 

Areas of focus:

  • Healthy aging, healthy cognitive aging

  • Role changes

  • Occupational transition in late life

  • Transition to "empty nest" living

  • Becoming a grandparent

  • Retirement

  • Menopause

  • Optimization of activities of daily living

  • Transition to assisted living

  • Chronic illness and navigating the medical system

  • Palliative care mental health

Caregiver Support

A caregiver is any person who helps another with a range of activities like paying bills, attending medical appointments, taking medication properly, buying groceries, getting dressed, and bathing among others. It can be rewarding to provide care, but it can also be stressful, isolating, traumatic, and overall difficult. If you are a care provider, it is likely that your own needs have gone by the wayside. Receiving support can help you get on track.

Issues that impact care providers can include:

  • Stress or burnout

  • Compassion fatigue

  • Anger

  • Difficulty managing challenging behaviors in the care recipient

  • Difficulty managing complex interpersonal dynamics 

  • Balancing caregiving with other life responsibilities 

  • Isolation and loneliness

  • Grief

In addition to providing support, I can help you troubleshoot challenges and create a plan to help you succeed in your important role. I also have experience helping families manage their joint caregiving responsibilities and dynamics. 

Grief and Bereavement

Losing a loved one or friend is one of the most stressful experiences of our lives. You might be experiencing a wide array of complex emotions. In addition to sadness, many experience feelings of anger, including towards the deceased, as well as guilt and loneliness. Professional grief counseling can help manage these emotions. 

Professional grief counseling includes:

  • Empathic support

  • Safe place to process complex thoughts and emotions

  • Help navigating the stages of grief 

  • Attention to your self-care

  • Additional coping tools

  • Strategies for managing other important relationships

  • Exploring new interpersonal and family dynamics in the absence of the deceased

Questions? Schedule a complimentary telephone consultation by clicking the "Schedule Your Consultation" button below. 

 
 
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