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Phase of Life Concerns
Phase of life concerns include discontent with the aging process, retirement, relocation, social concerns, and bereavement.
General feelings of worry, fear, or uneasiness. Types of anxiety include generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress, panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, and social phobias.
Psychotherapy for people ages 65 and older. Clinicians are mindful of the biopsychosocial aspects of the seniors served.
Grief and Loss Counseling
Grief and loss counseling benefits those mourning the death of a loved one as well as addresses significant life changes which may trigger grief such as divorce.
Dementia with Behavioral Disturbances
Memory loss which interferes with the tasks of daily living with characteristics of agitation, mood disorders, sleep disorders and psychosis.
Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and lack of enjoyment in things once found pleasurable. Symptoms are present across most situations.
A range of conditions which affect the mind with a loss of contact with what is real. Psychosis markedly interferes with one’s capacity to meet life’s demands.
Difficulties becoming acclimated to a stressor.
A combination of high and low moods which do not follow a set pattern. Episodes happen over a period of weeks, months, and possibly years.
Symptoms of hallucinations or delusions as well as the presence of mood disturbances.
A screening designed to detect cognitive impairments. The screening will test multiple domains to include concentration, executive functioning, short-term memory, language, visuoconstructional skills, and orientation.
Services which are conducted in assisted living and independent living communities.
Services conducted in privately own/rented homes.
In-Services and Workshops
Premier Counseling’s Founder/CEO Janay Price is passionate about educating others on mental health and the effects of mental illness in the senior population. In-services and workshops vary in duration between 1-3 hours based on the needs of the organization and participants.
Areas addressed in in-services and workshops include:
Understanding mental health and mental illness
Recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness in the senior community
Techniques for senior providers/caregivers/and loved ones to assist seniors with symptoms related to mental illness
Debunking myths of mental illness in the senior community
Suicide in the senior community