It is imperative to remember that depression and anxiety are not ‘normal’ emotions that come with aging and these emotions can lead to greater difficulties if left untreated. We can help you or your loved one to resolve these issues in a supportive, positive manner. We provide the following services;
We meet with our clients for 60-minute sessions at a frequency dictated by the clinical need (usually once a week) for an average of 6-15 months. We meet our clients where ever home may be; assisted living facilities, personal care homes, skilled nursing facilities, memory care units, private homes, etc. We utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Grief Therapy, Validation Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and more.
Group Psychotherapy and Classes
We provide ongoing psychosocial support to groups in whatever setting necessary such as personal care homes, independent living, assisted living communities, community centers, and churches. This service is usually paid for by the sponsoring community or organization with no cost to the attendees.
We provide support through the transitional process for individuals that have just moved from their home to an independent living community or assisted living facility. This service may be initiated by facility or family.
Family-Based Therapy for Dementia Caregiving
Understanding that the diagnosis of Dementia affects the entire family and the journey is difficult for all involved, we provide family therapy to both caregivers and care-receivers as a unit to address the unique needs created by this disease, process the emotions that accompany, and also teach skills to lower frustration and improve relationship as disease progresses.
Our team of expert clinicians utilize a number of evidenced- based therapeutic approaches such as (but not limited) to the following;
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Explores patients’ beliefs and thoughts to change behavior and manage emotions.
Explores past conflicts in relation to current problems. It includes the theory that unconscious issues surface in troubling emotions and behavior in the present.
Redefines and solves problems in a short-term, goal-oriented approach. Focuses on the present and future rather than the past.
Throughout life, personal experiences become personal stories. People give these stories meaning, and the stories help shape a person’s identity.
Narrative therapy uses the power of these stories to help people discover their life purpose. This is often done by assigning that person the role of “narrator” in their own story.
This a way to approach older adults with empathy and understanding. It is often used to comfort and reassure people who are living with Alzheimer's disease or another kind of dementia.
Transition Counseling– Providing support through the transitional process for individuals that have just moved from their home to an independent living community or assisted living facility