We help older adults navigate life's transitions so they can enjoy their daily life and find meaning and purpose.
Find your Grit
Find your Joy
While moving into your Golden Years can be an exciting transition for some adults, others find the new challenges that aging brings to be overwhelming that take away from their enjoyment and satisfaction in life. At Grit Therapy, we understand that there are unique challenges facing older adults. Through informed counseling and therapy approaches, we can help you work through tough transitions so you can continue living a full, meaningful life. We help older adults navigate transitions like:
retirement - divorce - shifts in identity and/or community - living in a new community - finding meaning and purpose in retirement - empty nest - depression - changing relationships - chronic pain - loss of a spouse or child - health issues - sexual dysfunction - isolation and loneliness
Call today for a free consultation and decide if Grit Therapy can help you get unstuck and move towards your goals.
Get Help From a Compassionate Counselor
Our therapists can help you with an array of issues related to aging and retirement including:
Decreased feelings of anxiety and more feelings of peace and contentment
Decreased feelings of paranoia and fear
Decreased feelings of depression and sadness
Improved communication with your loved ones
Redefining your identity after retirement or empty nesting
Finding meaningful, purposeful activities and interests
Grief support after the loss of a loved one
Improved sleep and eating patterns
Decreased self harm and suicidal ideation
Redefining Yourself After Retirement
For many people, much of their identity and self-esteem comes from their work life, as well as many of their social connections and friendships. There can be significant feelings of loss and disorientation as adults shift out of careers and regular work and into retirement. At Grit Therapy, we understand how difficult this transition can be. We also believe that retirement can be a time for reinvention providing older adults with a chance to build a meaningful, connected life. We help our clients find ways to redefine their identity and self-esteem during this new chapter.
When much of your time is consumed by work and family duties, you may not have had the opportunity to focus on your own needs and interests. We help older adults rediscover and develop the parts of themselves that they finally have time to nurture.
The Challenges of Aging
While you may be enjoying retirement, grandchildren, or simply a different pace of life, you may also be feeling the mental and physical affects of aging. It can be difficult to redefine your identity after retirement. It can be overwhelming to deal with medical conditions and find meaningful activities as your access and mobility changes. Our clients often struggle with the loss of loved ones; grieving and adjusting to a new world without their partners and friends.
Depression in Older Adults
Depression is a serious concern for older adults, with early detection and treatment being key to recovery
According to the CDC "It is estimated that 20% of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern. The most common conditions include anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder)."
"Depression, a type of mood disorder, is the most prevalent mental health problem among older adults. It is associated with distress and suffering. It also can lead to impairments in physical, mental, and social functioning . The presence of
depressive disorders often adversely affects the course and complicates the treatment of other chronic diseases"
Don't wait. Call today to see if working with us is a good fit for you or your loved one.