Geriatric and Seniors Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Sandra Naylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSIMC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050
As a Gerontologist, I specialize in issues regarding the aging process. I help older individuals and families adjust to life changes including: adapting to retirement communities, assisted living or long-term care facilities, chronic illnesses, Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and terminal illnesses. Working collaboratively, I problem-solve with individuals and families who may be struggling with difficult life transitions.Together, we work on addressing the emotional distress, anxiety and complicated family relationships surrounding helping aging loved ones, and facing challenges encountered in the decision-making process.
As a Gerontologist, I specialize in issues regarding the aging process. I help older individuals and families adjust to life changes including: adapting to retirement communities, assisted living or long-term care facilities, chronic illnesses, Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and terminal illnesses. Working collaboratively, I problem-solve with individuals and families who may be struggling with difficult life transitions.Together, we work on addressing the emotional distress, anxiety and complicated family relationships surrounding helping aging loved ones, and facing challenges encountered in the decision-making process.
(480) 360-4942 View (480) 360-4942
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Maureen Keaveny
Psychologist, PhD, SEP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85044  (Online Only)
By approaching therapy as a collaborative process, together we can begin to help you start a new path on your journey of life. I work with clients who want to make a healthy change in your life or seek help coping with new diagnoses. Often long-standing wounds of trauma, depression, or anxiety can get in the way. Together we can build your resources and resilience so that you fully realize your potential. I specialize working with older adults (50+) and their unique constellation of challenges, including health problems, managing chronic disease, and late life anxiety and depression.
By approaching therapy as a collaborative process, together we can begin to help you start a new path on your journey of life. I work with clients who want to make a healthy change in your life or seek help coping with new diagnoses. Often long-standing wounds of trauma, depression, or anxiety can get in the way. Together we can build your resources and resilience so that you fully realize your potential. I specialize working with older adults (50+) and their unique constellation of challenges, including health problems, managing chronic disease, and late life anxiety and depression.
(480) 405-5049 View (480) 405-5049
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Barbara Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
I am an expert listener, and enjoy working with adults 18-older ages who are experiencing difficult symptoms associated with past or present life challenges that require intervention and processing in ways that may restore a greater life balance and well being.
I am a seasoned, supportive, and well experienced licensed mental health therapist, having worked in private practice for many years in AZ.
I am an expert listener, and enjoy working with adults 18-older ages who are experiencing difficult symptoms associated with past or present life challenges that require intervention and processing in ways that may restore a greater life balance and well being.
I am a seasoned, supportive, and well experienced licensed mental health therapist, having worked in private practice for many years in AZ.
(480) 418-5808 View (480) 418-5808
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Joanne Babich
Psychologist, MA, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85015
As a Fellow in Clinical Psychology, I offer individual psychotherapy to adults & seniors for stress, matters of the heart & trauma.
I hold National Board Certification as a Clinical Psychologist in AZ. Psychotherapy with me helps you discover your preconscious tools. These tools improve your life's journey toward self-actualization. You may be struggling with stress or matters of the heart. You may have a psychological diagnosis for moods, anxiety, trauma or depression. I consult with high functioning clients, such as the very successful or aspiring professionals who want to improve personal strengths and coping skills. Forensic consults are seen through lawyers or Courts. Telepsychology is for counseling now. EMDR is on hold, as no in person help occurs .
As a Fellow in Clinical Psychology, I offer individual psychotherapy to adults & seniors for stress, matters of the heart & trauma.
I hold National Board Certification as a Clinical Psychologist in AZ. Psychotherapy with me helps you discover your preconscious tools. These tools improve your life's journey toward self-actualization. You may be struggling with stress or matters of the heart. You may have a psychological diagnosis for moods, anxiety, trauma or depression. I consult with high functioning clients, such as the very successful or aspiring professionals who want to improve personal strengths and coping skills. Forensic consults are seen through lawyers or Courts. Telepsychology is for counseling now. EMDR is on hold, as no in person help occurs .
(602) 786-8853 View (602) 786-8853
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Nina Fox (Bridging Vitality)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85024  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for working with complex and generational trauma, relationship dynamics, cultural identity, Alzheimer’s/Dementia-client/caregiver, and life transitions.
You can’t go wrong when you are doing what is right, for yourself! Life happens to everyone, and our past shapes us. Investing in and learning oneself, can help identify and uncover unhealthy patterns that have been preventing you from feeling confident and in control. I can help you overcome barriers, end generational trauma, stop unhealthy patterns, and help you regain your confidence, and find balance in your life. Judgment is not welcome here, I provide a safe and honest space to help you heal and grow.
I have a passion for working with complex and generational trauma, relationship dynamics, cultural identity, Alzheimer’s/Dementia-client/caregiver, and life transitions.
You can’t go wrong when you are doing what is right, for yourself! Life happens to everyone, and our past shapes us. Investing in and learning oneself, can help identify and uncover unhealthy patterns that have been preventing you from feeling confident and in control. I can help you overcome barriers, end generational trauma, stop unhealthy patterns, and help you regain your confidence, and find balance in your life. Judgment is not welcome here, I provide a safe and honest space to help you heal and grow.
(480) 613-8660 View (480) 613-8660
ElderVention Clinical Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85014
We treat depression, anxiety, grief and loss in older adults. We also have a therapist that specializes in working with victims of crime and trauma. We specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy. Sorry, no EMDR.
We treat depression, anxiety, grief and loss in older adults. We also have a therapist that specializes in working with victims of crime and trauma. We specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy. Sorry, no EMDR.
(480) 906-4857 View (480) 906-4857
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Ashleigh Lange
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85012  (Online Only)
Ashleigh Lange, MSW, LCSW, devoted clinician with over 15 years of wide-ranging experience in the field of Social Work. Skilled in working with Geriatric, Adult and Adolescent populations. My background includes Crisis Intervention; Trauma informed care; Individual, Family and Group Therapies in Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, and in Educational settings.
Ashleigh Lange, MSW, LCSW, devoted clinician with over 15 years of wide-ranging experience in the field of Social Work. Skilled in working with Geriatric, Adult and Adolescent populations. My background includes Crisis Intervention; Trauma informed care; Individual, Family and Group Therapies in Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, and in Educational settings.
(623) 304-3845 View (623) 304-3845
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Amra Stafford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
Crises and life transitions tend to spotlight where we need to grow. I have two typical clients. One is interested in ongoing psychotherapy and has often (though not necessarily) been in therapy before. The other is looking for shorter-term work to sort through a decision or transition. Depression, anxiety, "stuckness" or "emptiness" often inspire people to call. I work with adults of all backgrounds, but have niche experience with many chronic illnesses, including long COVID, MCAS, EDS and cancer; neurodiversity-affirming work with autism & ADHD; older adults & aging; and healthcare & mental health professionals.
Crises and life transitions tend to spotlight where we need to grow. I have two typical clients. One is interested in ongoing psychotherapy and has often (though not necessarily) been in therapy before. The other is looking for shorter-term work to sort through a decision or transition. Depression, anxiety, "stuckness" or "emptiness" often inspire people to call. I work with adults of all backgrounds, but have niche experience with many chronic illnesses, including long COVID, MCAS, EDS and cancer; neurodiversity-affirming work with autism & ADHD; older adults & aging; and healthcare & mental health professionals.
(520) 210-5421 View (520) 210-5421
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Jack Gift
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85003
You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, a personality disorder, another mental health challenge, chronic pain, trouble with relationships, or difficulties at your place of employment. You may feel stuck in your life or need to clarify personal values and goals. I am skilled and experienced at working with people facing a variety of mental health and related challenges. I specialize in working with people 18 years old and older. My approach to therapy starts with the idea that people are usually the best experts on their own lives.
You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, a personality disorder, another mental health challenge, chronic pain, trouble with relationships, or difficulties at your place of employment. You may feel stuck in your life or need to clarify personal values and goals. I am skilled and experienced at working with people facing a variety of mental health and related challenges. I specialize in working with people 18 years old and older. My approach to therapy starts with the idea that people are usually the best experts on their own lives.
(520) 335-3987 View (520) 335-3987
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RONIC Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85012
In addition to therapy services, we specialize in providing Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations (Adult, Child, and Geriatric), Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluations (Adult, Child, and Geriatric), Mitigation Evaluations, Psychiatric Addendums Based on Records Review, Psychiatric Addendums Based on Face-to-Face Interviews, Expert Psychological Testimony, medication management services, and much more.
In an effort to bridge the gaps which exist within the current mental health treatment and evaluation process, my psychiatrist partner and I have developed a comprehensive model which utilizes an interdisciplinary approach that combines the specialized work of psychology and psychiatry all in one agency. Prior to the development of our agency, my partner and I individually provided evaluation and treatment services in a variety of diverse settings throughout Maricopa County and abroad for over 10 years. Our interdisciplinary approach yields a useful product which benefits our colleagues and members of our community.
In addition to therapy services, we specialize in providing Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations (Adult, Child, and Geriatric), Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluations (Adult, Child, and Geriatric), Mitigation Evaluations, Psychiatric Addendums Based on Records Review, Psychiatric Addendums Based on Face-to-Face Interviews, Expert Psychological Testimony, medication management services, and much more.
In an effort to bridge the gaps which exist within the current mental health treatment and evaluation process, my psychiatrist partner and I have developed a comprehensive model which utilizes an interdisciplinary approach that combines the specialized work of psychology and psychiatry all in one agency. Prior to the development of our agency, my partner and I individually provided evaluation and treatment services in a variety of diverse settings throughout Maricopa County and abroad for over 10 years. Our interdisciplinary approach yields a useful product which benefits our colleagues and members of our community.
(623) 455-5697 View (623) 455-5697
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Beth Sikora
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85032  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with adults, and the elderly.
Do you feel alone? Or shame more than serenity and self-esteem? This can be due to being depressed, loss of someone dear to you, experiencing trauma, an accident, or recovering from cancer. Perhaps your hope and purpose in life is gone or in question. Or your sense of meaning in life uncertain. I will walk along with you as you walk a path to healing and hope as you process this and grow to feel more confident, less depressed or anxious, and life makes sense again. Life can present many difficulties. Together we can find the answer for you.
I enjoy working with adults, and the elderly.
Do you feel alone? Or shame more than serenity and self-esteem? This can be due to being depressed, loss of someone dear to you, experiencing trauma, an accident, or recovering from cancer. Perhaps your hope and purpose in life is gone or in question. Or your sense of meaning in life uncertain. I will walk along with you as you walk a path to healing and hope as you process this and grow to feel more confident, less depressed or anxious, and life makes sense again. Life can present many difficulties. Together we can find the answer for you.
(480) 568-6567 View (480) 568-6567
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Karen Glaza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85002  (Online Only)
I am an empathetic and reliable therapist who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Currently Accepting New Clients via Telehealth only. In addition to Illinois, I am also licensed in Arizona, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas. It takes courage to understand the circumstances of our personal journeys. I provide a safe and collaborative environment to help client's identify concerns, establish achievable goals, and provide support and encouragement towards higher functioning. I empower my clients to identify their own strengths, experiences, and interpersonal relationships to help guide them to positive change.
I am an empathetic and reliable therapist who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Currently Accepting New Clients via Telehealth only. In addition to Illinois, I am also licensed in Arizona, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas. It takes courage to understand the circumstances of our personal journeys. I provide a safe and collaborative environment to help client's identify concerns, establish achievable goals, and provide support and encouragement towards higher functioning. I empower my clients to identify their own strengths, experiences, and interpersonal relationships to help guide them to positive change.
(312) 217-2259 View (312) 217-2259
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Michelle Zipser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, APHSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
I want to support those who are caring for loved, and not so loved ones, through their process of dementia. I know it's helpful to have a therapist who is familiar and experienced in this area of care. Don't be alone and frustrated, if you can help it. Therapy is a great way to provide support for yourself. Being open to healing old hurts if and when they come up is also very helpful. There are some things I cannot help with and will provide referrals as needed and available. Unfortunately, I do not take insurance at this time.
I want to support those who are caring for loved, and not so loved ones, through their process of dementia. I know it's helpful to have a therapist who is familiar and experienced in this area of care. Don't be alone and frustrated, if you can help it. Therapy is a great way to provide support for yourself. Being open to healing old hurts if and when they come up is also very helpful. There are some things I cannot help with and will provide referrals as needed and available. Unfortunately, I do not take insurance at this time.
(602) 755-6807 View (602) 755-6807
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Dr. Aimee Poleski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85002  (Online Only)
Dr. Poleski has experience with children, adults, and older adults in a number of settings. She utilizes an individualized approach that honors each person’s unique self and situation. Clients appreciate her authentic approach that creates a space free of judgment, where they can develop a strong, genuine working relationship to address whatever challenge they may be facing.
Dr. Poleski has experience with children, adults, and older adults in a number of settings. She utilizes an individualized approach that honors each person’s unique self and situation. Clients appreciate her authentic approach that creates a space free of judgment, where they can develop a strong, genuine working relationship to address whatever challenge they may be facing.
(520) 415-2298 View (520) 415-2298
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John P Kelty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Many of the clients I have worked with have struggled with general mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and various other psychiatric problems, as well as addiction issues. A great deal of these problems stem from family or other relationship issues, or transitional issues such as loss of loved ones, loss of job, homelessness, and financial issues. Most recently in my career, I have worked with many elderly clients who have major medical issues, are dealing with end-of-life issues, or who find themselves alone, and needing a positive sounding board to listen to them and help improve their coping mechanisms.
Many of the clients I have worked with have struggled with general mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and various other psychiatric problems, as well as addiction issues. A great deal of these problems stem from family or other relationship issues, or transitional issues such as loss of loved ones, loss of job, homelessness, and financial issues. Most recently in my career, I have worked with many elderly clients who have major medical issues, are dealing with end-of-life issues, or who find themselves alone, and needing a positive sounding board to listen to them and help improve their coping mechanisms.
(623) 304-4784 View (623) 304-4784
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Daniel Nightingale
PhD, ADHP, CHT, CBT(P), NPT - C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
In addition, I am a clinical hypnotherapist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, hold the European Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, Certified Neuropsychotherapist and am a world leading Clinical Dementia Specialist.
With over 30 years of experience, I am a clinician specializing in treating trauma caused by combat, physical, sexual and verbal abuse and other related causes. My model - The Nightingale Model for the Treatment of Trauma - is an eclectic approach which combines Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with Hypnotherapy. This process puts you at the center with the ultimate goal of empowering you to take back control of your life. All approaches are unique based on something I call a Shared Action Plan (SAP). Together, we will build your individual strategy.
In addition, I am a clinical hypnotherapist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, hold the European Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, Certified Neuropsychotherapist and am a world leading Clinical Dementia Specialist.
With over 30 years of experience, I am a clinician specializing in treating trauma caused by combat, physical, sexual and verbal abuse and other related causes. My model - The Nightingale Model for the Treatment of Trauma - is an eclectic approach which combines Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with Hypnotherapy. This process puts you at the center with the ultimate goal of empowering you to take back control of your life. All approaches are unique based on something I call a Shared Action Plan (SAP). Together, we will build your individual strategy.
(480) 646-4409 View (480) 646-4409
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Angela Boswell
MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Not accepting new clients
Are you grieving your past, present and future? Do you feel like you are trying to find peace or resolution? Have you stopped caring for yourself because you are caring for others? I help those grieving their loss of physical capacity due to unexpected health conditions, caregivers who find their roles rapidly changing, and military members and their family members facing transition due to deployment, role changes and service related injuries. I work with individuals who need support finding meaning, safety and acceptance with their present moment while honoring their journey- helping you find meaning and purpose in the now.
Are you grieving your past, present and future? Do you feel like you are trying to find peace or resolution? Have you stopped caring for yourself because you are caring for others? I help those grieving their loss of physical capacity due to unexpected health conditions, caregivers who find their roles rapidly changing, and military members and their family members facing transition due to deployment, role changes and service related injuries. I work with individuals who need support finding meaning, safety and acceptance with their present moment while honoring their journey- helping you find meaning and purpose in the now.
(480) 690-9557 View (480) 690-9557
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Felix Salomon
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
My approach in therapy is to respect each individual as a whole person. I believe each person knows himself or herself best. Rather than just treating the symptom(s), I attempt to get to know the person well enough to guide them into insights of the CAUSES of their problems. My ultimate goal is to help each individual achieve the healthiest level of well-being and highest developmental level of functioning. Whenever appropriate, I work with multiple members of the same family in order to strengthen the family and/or marriage.
My approach in therapy is to respect each individual as a whole person. I believe each person knows himself or herself best. Rather than just treating the symptom(s), I attempt to get to know the person well enough to guide them into insights of the CAUSES of their problems. My ultimate goal is to help each individual achieve the healthiest level of well-being and highest developmental level of functioning. Whenever appropriate, I work with multiple members of the same family in order to strengthen the family and/or marriage.
(480) 409-2351 View (480) 409-2351
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Curtis Wilmer
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85027
My view of counseling is seen through a holistic lens of all components that make up our lives, which incorporates mental, physical, social, cultural, and spiritual wellbeing. Our time together will allow us to explore your hopes for change, which may include anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship issues, life & career transitions, self-limiting beliefs, and many more. I am currently scheduling new clients for individual and couples counseling.
My view of counseling is seen through a holistic lens of all components that make up our lives, which incorporates mental, physical, social, cultural, and spiritual wellbeing. Our time together will allow us to explore your hopes for change, which may include anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship issues, life & career transitions, self-limiting beliefs, and many more. I am currently scheduling new clients for individual and couples counseling.
(623) 294-0493 View (623) 294-0493
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Shirley Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional utilizing different modalities to help in the healing process. My practice is in Arizona and I accept clients throughout the state. I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my fur babies, hiking, yoga, reading and trying new recipes. I am a certified Yoga Teacher and understand the importance of Mind Body Connection.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional utilizing different modalities to help in the healing process. My practice is in Arizona and I accept clients throughout the state. I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my fur babies, hiking, yoga, reading and trying new recipes. I am a certified Yoga Teacher and understand the importance of Mind Body Connection.
(480) 470-2496 View (480) 470-2496
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Geriatric and Seniors Therapists

Is one ever too old for mental health therapy?

Individuals of all ages can benefit from mental health therapy. Indeed, older adults in particular may benefit from the social and psychological support a therapist can provide; the topics that older adults address in therapy may simply differ from those of younger clients. Seniors should seek out a therapist who has experience working with older individuals and who is well-versed in addressing common concerns among elderly individuals, such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, dementia, and physical mobility challenges.

How can geriatric therapy improve the quality of life of aging individuals?

Therapy for aging adults can greatly improve quality of life by providing an opportunity for them to process difficult emotions related to end-of-life, navigate relational or caregiver challenges, and develop coping skills for common mental health conditions, like anxiety or depression. Subsequent reductions in negative emotions and mental health disorder symptoms can make day-to-day living much more manageable for aging adults and those that care for them. The ongoing relationship with a trusted therapist can also help seniors combat loneliness and provide a sense of structure for their routine.

How is counseling for elderly different from counseling for other age groups?

Many aspects of geriatric counseling are similar to counseling in younger age groups; in general, counseling offers an opportunity for clients to process difficult life events and develop coping skills they can use outside of the therapy session. However, therapists who specialize in working with elderly clients may place a special emphasis on specific topics, such as caregiver relationships and reducing loneliness. They may be specially equipped to deal with certain physical conditions or facilitate discussion surrounding end-of-life topics. Counseling for the elderly may also place a greater emphasis on social work-type topics to ensure that geriatric clients have access to necessary resources, such as food, a safe home environment, and healthcare.

Can geriatric counseling help people who suffer from dementia?

Counseling can be highly effective for aging adults with dementia. While some therapists specializing in dementia may work with clients solely on topics surrounding memory loss, they can also assist clients with conditions that may co-occur at old age, such as anxiety or depression. Counselors specializing in working with older adults can also offer an objective assessment of a client’s functioning or disease progression to caregivers, and they may be particularly knowledgeable about community resources that may benefit dementia clients and their families. Therapists specializing in dementia may also be trained in specialized forms of therapy for memory-loss|memory loss, such as Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)—which can help mentally stimulate dementia clients to preserve cognitive functioning.