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Counseling for Seniors

Affordable & Compassionate Counseling for Seniors

Aging is a complex process that most of us aren’t prepared for. Certain challenges may arrive that simply never were issues before. This can affect a person emotionally and mentally in ways they may not be able to express. That’s why Maria Droste Counseling Center in Denver, CO, offers in-person and online senior counseling, regardless of your ability to pay.

Our professional counselors can guide you, or a senior you love, through the confusion, transitions, changes, losses, to help a person thrive well into their golden years.

Understanding aging

20 percent of adults age 55 and older have a mental health disorder (such as anxiety, cognitive impairment, or a mood disorder), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s in these situations that counseling for seniors can be deeply beneficial.

We offer affordable online and in-person senior counseling.

If you’re looking for counseling support around aging issues, or want to learn more about counseling for seniors, contact us. Our Access Center specializes in matching each client with a therapist that is a perfect fit. Our team will help you get matched with a therapist right for you.

Depression during retirement

There are many reasons why retirements make people feel empty and lost. First of all, staying at home can make you miss the social and intellectual stimulus of work. Secondly, lacking the schedule and structure of work can induce a sense of purposelessness. 

Study shows that those who were retired were about twice as likely to feel symptoms of depression than those who were still working. The likelihood of someone suffering from clinical depression can go up by as much as 40% after retiring.

If you are experiencing retirement depression, there are resources to help you. Senior counseling can help you identify what is important to you, find your value, and develop a schedule that involves meeting new people, learning new things, and staying physically active.

Counseling seniors for loss and grief

For an older adult, the death of a spouse or partner may trigger a multitude of negative emotions. Grieving is experienced both emotionally and physically. Emotionally, grieving people often have trouble sleeping, express little interest in food, have difficulty concentrating, and may not be able to make sound decisions. Physically, surviving spouses often experience health consequences as a result of grief.

If you’ve lost your loved one after years of being together, it’s inevitable that your life will change. These changes can be both dramatic and subtle. And it’s understandable that many people may choose to avoid the difficult process of changing. However, facing your fears will ultimately better equip you to navigate your grief. Grief is a process where the pain is never absent. With the help of counseling for seniors, we learn to tolerate the sadness that accompanies the memory. Eventually, time will bring understanding and healing.

Getting the help you need

We understand that many people are resistant to therapy services for a variety of reasons. But we’ve found that no matter the initial objection, once individuals start talking with a counselor, they feel better for having received the support. Our therapists are trained in counseling seniors and bring a compassionate presence that offers relief.

If you or a senior you know could benefit from counseling, please consider speaking to a therapist here at Maria Droste. We offer in-person or online counseling services to help seniors live happier and fulfilling lives, regardless of their age.

Integrated care at Kavod Senior Life

Maria Droste is proud to partner with Kavod Senior Life to have therapists on-site supporting residents where they live. Kavod Senior Life “provides life-enriching experiences to older adults through a broad range of housing and support services that reflect the spiritual, social and cultural values of Jewish tradition.”

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We offer affordable online and in-person senior counseling.

If you’re looking for counseling support around aging issues, or want to learn more about counseling for seniors, contact us. Our Access Center specializes in matching each client with a therapist that is a perfect fit. Our team will help you get matched with a therapist right for you.

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