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Adult Development & Aging

 

Adjustment and Healthy Aging

We are living longer than ever and now is the time to begin planning to live well for years to come. One of Dr. Yam's passions has been the promotion of quality life into advanced age. 

 

Topics addressed in therapy:

  • Healthy aging, healthy cognitive aging, and aging gracefully

  • Role changes

  • Occupational transition in late life

  • Transition to "empty nest" living

  • Becoming a grandparent

  • Retirement

  • Menopause

  • Optimization of instrumental activities of daily living

  • Transition to assisted living

  • Chronic illness and navigating the medical system

  • Terminal illness and palliative care.

Caregiver Support

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

  • Balancing caregiving with other responsibilities 

  • Isolation & loneliness

  • Grief.

In addition to providing support, Dr. Yam can help you troubleshoot challenges and create a plan to help you move forward in your important role. She also has 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 & family dynamics in the absence of the deceased.

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