My Anxiety Disorder Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills.
Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.
As a geriatric counselor, I help individuals and families with issues related to the aging process. Areas of concern include everything from the retirement transition clear through to the end of life. One of the central issues that the elderly must cope with is loss.
With my many years working in an 868-bed nursing home and 7 years for Hospice, I assist many individuals and families in dealing with the aging process. This comes from many different sides. Children may feel guilty about placing parents into nursing homes, especially after promising them you would never do that, adjusting to being a caregiver of loved ones that can’t care for themselves anymore, your own personal fears about aging from retirement to the end of life, and loss!
The psychological process of coping with a significant loss is called “grief work.” Just as the body heals if certain conditions are met, so will the mind heal. … This is analogous to a wound becoming infected, allowed to gape open, or the body lacking nutrients necessary to heal.
Bereavement is the period of sadness and loneliness we experience from a loss. This could be from a death, divorce, or even friends moving away, affecting any age. Grief Counseling helps work through the psychological process of coping with a significant loss, enabling the grieving person to cope and accept the loss.