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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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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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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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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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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Sarah Hart

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I run a menopause support Group. Please inquire!

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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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Julie Sliga (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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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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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Naomi Jackson (She/Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Are you challenged in thinking you are not where you want to be at this point in your life. Did you imagine yourself married? With children? Different career? Living on own? Do these thoughts cause you anxiety and/or depression. If so, I specialize in helping individuals who feel stuck with the transition they are facing.

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Zachary Newman, LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

M.A., LPC, LMFT

I've specialized in geriatric psychology rom the start of my career. I especially enjoy working with mid-life and older adult issues. I was Clinical Supervisor of Geriatric Services program in San Francisco prior to moving to Portland and have continued to work with older adults in private practice. I also provided psychiatric assessments of older adults in nursing homes and am knowledgeable about medical issues affecting mental health.

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