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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Aging gay men face unique challenges that often go unacknowledged by the wider LGBTQ community. For many aging gay men, there is a sense of invisibility, as younger community members can be dismissive of their experiences. In addition, aging gay men may find it difficult to access support networks and health care resources. This can be due to a lack of understanding from service providers, or a lack of available resources specifically designed for aging gay men.

— Bob Basque, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Palm Springs, CA

I have a special interest in concerns around aging and life transitions when clients are or near retirement.

— Jamie King, Clinical Social Worker in Andover, MA
 

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, Psychotherapist in Eugene, OR

The most prevalent concerns of adults 65 years and older are the major changes that occur as we age. This includes changes in job status and finances, changes in physical and mental conditions, grief/loss, soclatiial isoon

— Julia Tillie, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
 

Aging often brings up a lot of stuff for folks. A lot a lot. Fear of the unknown, concerns about family history of diseases, caregiving roles, depending on others for help (accepting help, let alone asking for it!), making tough decisions about end-of-life care and interventions, making moves into care settings where you never wanted to go, diagnoses that are devastating, and so much more. It can also be a time of tremendous growth and purpose. I am here for you for all of it.

— Tamara Statz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Saint Paul, MN

Experience supporting elders in feeling seen, heard and respected as they encounter life changes related to aging.

— Emily West, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kirkland, WA
 

I would imagine almost everyone experiences challenges at some point in their life related to transitions. From teenagers figuring out who they are and what they believe to those in mid-life wondering if they are on the best path to retirees asking, "What now?" as they face an empty nest, I work with people as they navigate life stages and reimagine their personal identities.

— Kristi Cash White, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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
 

When you find yourself or someone that you love at this stage in the journey, it can feel overwhelming. We spend so much of our lives thinking about how we want to live, but we don’t spend time preparing for death and dying. Even though it is a natural life change that we will all experience, it can be frightening to think about death or what life will be like after the loss of a loved one – there can be strong emotions, fears, and maybe even some regrets.

— Crystal Bettenhausen-Bubulka, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Coronado, CA

The most prevalent concerns of adults 65 years and older are the major changes that occur as we age. This includes changes in job status and finances, changes in physical and mental conditions, grief/loss, and social isolation. The goals of the therapeutic intervention is to work wholistically with all discplines involved in the individual's life, educate on aging issues and identify how to positively cope with stressful life situations.

— Julia Tillie, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
 

I have experience supporting elders in feeling seen, heard and respected as they encounter life changes related to aging. Through compassionate and collaborative dialogue, we can explore your concerns and challenges related to aging, honor your experiences as an elder and, if of interest to you, practice coping skills to bring stress relief, humor, and greater opportunities for connection with others.

— Emily West, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kirkland, WA

I assist people as they negotiate the 2nd half of life. I drawing on experience including +Multiple practica, internships and post-docs serving elders +Retirement plan administrator, retirement counselor, career counselor +Geropsychology provider in outpatient and inpatient settings

— Seth Williams, Psychologist in Corvallis, OR
 

Part of my work includes being a Care Manager at a Wellness Center in Los Angeles that is comprised primarily of folks in their late 50's, 60's & 70's, where I provide both individual and group counseling.

— David Watson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Burbank, CA

Professionally, I have been working in the mental health field since 2010. This experience has ranged across the span of mental health crisis work in community mental health, work with older adults in long term care, and currently in inpatient psychiatric work as the Manager of Psychiatric Programming. Collectively, these experiences have given me a deep understanding of the impact of mental health across all systems and remind me of the great resiliency of individuals.

— Kayla Tiller, Licensed Master of Social Work in Houston, TX 77058, TX
 

My graduate degree is specialized in Aging. I have experience working on a Geriatric rehab team and Alzheimer's and Dementia clinic. I have years of experience working with clients and families to place older adults in long term care, assisted living and senior housing. I understand the strong emotions for the client and family members during this transition. Feelings of stress, family disagreements, loneliness, depression are all common during this stage of life.

— Lindsey Blades, Clinical Social Worker in Annapolis, MD

Aging gay men face unique challenges that often go unacknowledged by the wider LGBTQ community. For many aging gay men, there is a sense of invisibility, as younger community members can be dismissive of their experiences. In addition, aging gay men may find it difficult to access support networks and health care resources. This can be due to a lack of understanding from service providers, or a lack of available resources specifically designed for aging gay men.

— Bob Basque, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Palm Springs, CA
 

When you find yourself or someone that you love at this stage in the journey, it can feel overwhelming. We spend so much of our lives thinking about how we want to live, but we don’t spend time preparing for death and dying. Even though it is a natural life change that we will all experience, it can be frightening to think about death or what life will be like after the loss of a loved one – there can be strong emotions, fears, and maybe even some regrets.

— Crystal Bettenhausen-Bubulka, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Coronado, CA

I recognize the role that aging can have on mental health. The changes that come not only with the body, but also with the social circles and the emotional wellbeing, can weigh you down and lead to increased difficulties. If you find yourself struggling with these, I do offer a space to process those emotions and also offer tools to navigate "growing wiser" with as much ease and dignity as possible.

— Dr. Miglany Gomila, Psychologist in , WA