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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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

What do you do when you face hospitalization or an illness that prevents you from returning home. Facing long term placement. My expertise spans over 25 years in healthcare: oncology, long term facilities, hospitals, home health, hospice and palliative care. Whether this is your own aging process or you are the caregiver. I can assist with depression, guilt, uncertainty of next steps, End of life planning, Advanced directives, Dementia care.

— Cynthia von der Lehr, Clinical Social Worker in Summerfield, NC
 

As we age, we tend to feel like no one can understand what we're going through because struggling as you age just isn't discussed enough. I am here to normalize your experience and help you discover meaning as you age.

— Janay Bailey, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

As a previous hospice social worker, I have experience working with older adults that are navigating chronic or terminal diseases, family members that have taken on the role of caretaker, dementia, loss of independence, etc.

— Susannah Couch, Therapist in Athens, GA
 

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 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
 

Aging, grieving, and caregiving come with a unique set of challenges and stress. It is common to feel alone and guilty during these stages.

— Jennifer Batra, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , NY

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
 

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

As people age they experience physical and mental health issues that need to be managed to live fully. The body does keep the score and you can't have a physical problem that doesn't also impact your mental health and vice versa. We are able to help you cope with aging issues , and to feel empowered to live your life to the fullest. Call us today as start your journey to a better future.

— Joy Johnson,
 

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

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
 

In addressing aging concerns, I provide a supportive and empowering space for individuals to navigate changes in sexuality, intimacy, and body image as they age. Through personalized strategies, psychoeducation, and compassionate exploration, I help clients embrace their evolving sexual selves with confidence, resilience, and a renewed sense of vitality and fulfillment.

— Dr. Denise Renye, Sex Therapist in san francisco, 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
 

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

Aging is a natural process that may present challenges for some individuals and their families. Although many older adults look forward to moving from middle age into their later years, it may be difficult for others to adjust. The support of a therapist or other mental health professional may help ease the transition.

— Kimberly Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Clermont, FL
 

For the past 18 years, my education, experience and focus of practice is working with concerns related to aging and planning for the last phase of your life. Particular to aging is loss of independence, physical abilities, cognitive impairment, coping with pain, chronic health conditions, feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed by so many life changing, urgent decisions, dealing with the challenges of caregiving and facing the fears, uncertainty and stress from any life transition and the unknown.

— Tanya Carreon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO

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