Lifecare Counseling for Seniors
We’re here to help counsel and navigate the life changes that come along with aging.
Focused on helping those dealing with...
Feelings of depression and grief from loss of a spouse, parent, child, or friend.
Experiencing anxiety and stress from limitations due to getting older.
Battling chronic Illness, pain and sleep disorders.
Dealing with milestone transitions.
Trouble coping with an empty nest or finding purpose after retirement.
Understanding Medicare plans and insurance options.
“My practice is based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy to help foster awareness and change.”
Ann Geismar, LCSW, CSA
Certified Senior Care Advisor
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life.
CBT places an emphasis on helping individuals learn to be their own therapists.
Through exercises in the session as well as “homework” exercises outside of sessions, patients/clients are helped to develop coping skills, whereby they can learn to change their own thinking, problematic emotions, and behavior. CBT therapists emphasize what is going on in the person’s current life, rather than what has led up to their difficulties. A certain amount of information about one’s history is needed, but the focus is primarily on moving forward in time to develop more effective ways of coping with life.