Aging Concerns

Getting older can be scary. Your body begins to deteriorate and you may have to rely on others to complete your daily tasks. You may feel marginzalized by society or lonely as your peers die. Whether you are facing a specific problem or you just need a sounding board and some general guidance, a qualified mental health professional can help with these challenges.

Local experts in Aging Concerns

Kelly Rees (she/her)

Clinical Sexologist

Certified, ACS, QMHA

As we advance in years our sexual relationships may change. Bodies change, interests change. Our culture is at a loss for what healthy, vibrant sexuality looks like in older people. There is no age at which sex becomes inappropriate! It is possible to manage aging in a realistic way around sex. Sexuality may awaken and flourish after you've given up on it, and it may take on different dimensions.

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Mollie Knapp

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW, MPH

I have substantial experience in working with individuals and, or their family around concerns of aging. This can look like navigation changing exceptions of one's self, self worth, depression, anxiety, even anger or quick to temper.

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Katherine Chiba, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sexuality, parenting adult children, estrangements from family members, living with chronic illness and chronic pain, retirement, choices about where and how to live, and end of life issues are just some of the topics I have enjoyed addressing with my clients of mature years. Being a not-so-young person myself, I have a particular interest in helping my peers live full and interesting lives.

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Arrival Counseling annie dolle LCSW (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

As a mid-life woman and therapist I am passionate about providing support for others during all phases of life. It is a rich and challenging time! Grief, loss, physical challenges, pain, changing roles, relationships, personal meaning, and certain realization of time; I would like to support you wherever you find yourself. Let us connect and assure that presence and choice are at the forefront of your life.

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Julie Sliga (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

I have 13 years of experience in the field of vocational rehabilitation counseling and have experience working with individuals experiencing major life transitions sometimes attributed to the natural aging process. I have assisted individuals in their desire to improve their quality of life, move forward with retirement plans, and find purpose and fulfillment in their older years.

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Joan Laguzza, LCSW Joie PDX Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I specialize in helping older adults, their families, and caregivers with the myriad issues associated with aging. These may include memory loss, medical challenges, changes in family dynamics, depression, anxiety, loss of relationships, and the complexities of long term care and end of life planning.

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Diana Oxley, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor

I bring extensive training and experience in helping clients to negotiate difficult life transitions and find meaning and purpose in their life.

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Christina Wall

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC, CRC

Mid Life Crisis! Feeling stuck, disillusioned and purposeless when you are supposed to feel only gratitude sucks. You have no energy, you're crabby all the time, and nothing really matters. It's not just anxiety or depression, it's your life/soul calling you to grow. Midlife gives you the challenge of realigning to a new purpose. The problem is we can't see the new purpose and meaning while the old is still hanging around. I help support and guide this process.

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Sarah Hart

Professional Counselor Associate

I run a menopause support Group. Please inquire!

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Majken Elek, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

We will work together to embrace the natural cycle of being human, demystify the myths, and acknowledge the facts as we create a personal pathway of wisdom that feels safe, inspiring and unique to your journey.

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