Individual Therapy 2017-06-20T15:24:38+00:00

Individual Therapy

Individuals who are struggling to resolve a wide variety of issues can be seen alone or with family members or partners who can support and participate in accomplishing the goals of therapy. Though the individual is experiencing the symptoms, they are part of a network of relationships that are both affected by and can affect the individual’s efforts to change.

Common concerns addressed include:

Depression is a mood disorder that typically is experienced as a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Clinical depression will affect how one feels, thinks and behaves and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Depression can lead to difficulty with normal day-to-day routines, and a feeling that life isn’t worth living. Symptoms of depression can include:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies or activities
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, or being “slowed down”
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide or suicide attempts
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

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Aging may be a particularly difficult time for adults and their families. They may be facing the transition to retirement, dealing with new frailty and medical conditions, confronting grief and loss of partners, family and friends and struggling to find enjoyable, meaningful activities and a purpose in their later years. Therapy focuses on a comprehensive assessment of the individual and family issues. The goal is to facilitate communication and decision-making and create plans to address these difficult life stage transitions with elders and their families.

Aging may require dramatic changes in the family dynamics including the loss of independence for the elder and caretaking responsibilities for family members. The loss of independence in aging not only affects the elder. The family is equivalently challenged. Caregiving can take an enormous emotional and physical toll, particularly when added to the distress and profound sadness of watching a loved one deteriorate. Caregiving can result in strained family relationships and difficult challenges with decision-making. Due to these stressors, the family of the elder is often the hidden and unacknowledged casualty of this life stage.

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