Seniors and the Elderly Issues

Every phase of life brings with it some unique opportunities and challenges. Becoming a senior citizen or even an elderly person can have some special challenges. It used to be that turning 65 meant retirement from work and slowing down and starting a hobby. Now, people hitting 65 are continuing to work or are often embarking on secondary careers and taking up a whole new work adventure. Or perhaps they have retired but are far from sitting on the rocking chair on the front porch. Instead they are travelling the world and trying new and active things! Even people considered elderly are leading active lives well into their 80’s and beyond. This age can also bring some major changes and challenges.

Life challenges that seniors may face

  • Caring for aging parents
  • Caring for parents whose health is failing
  • Losing parents
  • Caring for spouses or other family members whose health is failing
  • Losing a spouse, other family member or friends
  • Coping with retirement
  • Changes in your physical health or cognitive decline
  • Lack of financial stability (outliving your retirement savings)
  • Moving to an assisted living facility or care home
  • Elder abuse from children or other relatives

When is it time to get help?

If you are experiencing any of these challenges, you might be feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, overwhelmed and exhausted, or feeling excessive grief or sadness. When this is affecting your life and your ability to enjoy life, or when your relationships are affected and your ability to cope or function is limited, it might be time to seek help. Some changes are inevitable but still feel like they are out of our control, so it’s not uncommon to need support navigating these changes in your life. Sometimes you might require support for depression, anxiety, or grief, and other times you might just need some coping strategies to deal with these major life transitions.

Treatment methods for dealing with senior’s life challenges

Depending on the challenges you’re facing and how they make you feel, there are different and effective therapeutic approaches. It depends on you and what treatment method best suits your needs and personality. Your therapist will work with you to determine the most effective treatment method for you.

What will I get out of treatment with Insight Psychological?

Our therapists will support you as you navigate this phase of your life, so you can cope with the changes and losses (if there are any) and ideally find happiness and hope in your life.

Brooke Hendricks

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Assessments

Loriann Quinlan

Counselling Edmonton South, Counselling Edmonton West, Online Counselling

Adults, Seniors

Brandi Enns

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling, Maritimes

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Sabrina Brady

Counselling Edmonton Central, Counselling Edmonton North, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Karla Buchholz

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Terri Philips

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), LGBTQ community

Nikesha Deenoo

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, Sexuality

Nicole Donovan

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Kathryn Maier

Counselling Edmonton North, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Assessments

Kelly Jenny

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Tracy Pham

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling, Maritimes

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Aurora Atienza

Counselling Edmonton North, Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Seniors, Families, Couples

Morganne Stubbs

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling, Maritimes

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Suluter Nana Baah

Counselling Edmonton South, Counselling Edmonton West, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Assessments

Dr. Hendriatta Wong

Corporate Services

Bob Stenhouse

Corporate Services

Shirley Leonard

Corporate Services

Shaheel Hooda

Corporate Services

Lisa Standeven

Corporate Services

Dr. Ivan Murray

Corporate Services

Jaci Freeman

Counselling Edmonton South

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors

At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.