Counseling makes major life transitions easier as you age

Retirement. Downsizing. Illness or death of friends or family. Surgeries and other healthcare procedures.

The changes and major life events that accompany growing older can be difficult to navigate. Professional counseling, or talk therapy, can help you address the twists and turns that come later in life, and improve your perspective of these significant events.  With guidance, your time of transition can be a time of transformation.

Maybe asking for support as you navigate major life events isn’t “your thing,” or you’re  embarrassed. Maybe you think counseling is only helpful for people with serious mental illness.

Maybe it’s time to take another look at counseling.

Here are ways that counseling can be an effective tool for coping and adapting to major life changes.

Find a doctor

The team at Providence understands the changes and transitions that are often a part of the aging process. Our multidisciplinary approach provides access to a wide range of specialists and counselors dedicated to helping you take control of your health regardless of what life throws at you. You can find a Providence geriatric specialist using our provider directory.  Or you can search for a primary care doctor in your area.

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

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