Here are some of the most common issues faced by those in the twilight years:
Depression. Unfortunately, depression commonly occurs when you reach the age of 60. If you’re among those who are currently battling depression, it’s best to find a confidante, someone with whom you can comfortably share your personal struggles. The counselors at Santa Monica Christian Counseling have a positive history of treating depression over the years. By God’s grace and the Holy Spirit’s work, we are able to witness recoveries unfold right before our eyes. If you think that you or your loved one may be suffering from depression,contact a depression counselor right away.
Anxiety. As you grow older, you will experience some changes that can be overwhelming and hard to accept. This may trigger anxiety. At Santa Monica Christian Counseling, we offer Christian anxiety counseling that will help you discover the main cause of the anxiety, and provide you with tools to help you manage and overcome it so that you can live a peaceful life of faith in the Christ.
Loneliness. Regardless of your age, you will feel lonely at times. However, it’s a different case for seniors because loneliness offers unique challenges for them. They have to deal with physical limitations, changed living conditions, and the death of peers, etc. When you have someone who listens to you with sympathy combined with proven methods and a Christian approach to counseling, you will be able to develop a new perspective that restores your joy in the Lord.
Loss of Independence. When you’re used to being independent but are slowly losing that independence as you get older, it can be hard for you to handle that change. You may find that you can no longer drive yourself to places, cook for yourself, or even be able to live alone. Instead of forcing yourself to just “get over it”, look for help. The trained counselors of Santa Monica Christian Counseling can help you to make the transition more gentle.
Grief. All of us will experience grief at various times and places in life. You may have experienced a loved one’s passing, the loss of a job, a position, a privilege, or an ability. There are many forms of grief and even though there is no sure way to it all, having a listener that offers compassion and understanding can help start the healing process. Find out what a grief counselor can do for you today.
Age Discrimination. It’s unfortunate that young people these days no longer respect their elders. Consider the results of a survey of adults over 60 conducted by Health Journal: