Blue Moon Senior Counseling offers therapy services for older adults in Oregon who want to improve their mental and emotional health.
As the aging population grows throughout the United States, senior counseling is a vital service. Oregon’s senior population is increasing faster than average, and it will continue to grow over the next couple decades. Many older adults move to Oregon for retirement because of the state’s excellent mix of outdoor recreation and city amenities.
Unfortunately, Oregon also has some of the highest rates of mental illness in the country. People of all ages can struggle with mental health, and seniors often face challenges like grief, isolation, and anxiety. The therapists at Blue Moon Senior Counseling recognize the need for high-quality counseling services in Oregon, and they’re proud to serve clients in the Beaver State.
Blue Moon Senior Counseling employs a team of Licensed Clinical Social Workers who serve older adults from coast to coast. Our counselors have a Master’s degree, at least two years of clinical experience, and a license provided by the state board. We specialize in working with seniors, so we understand the unique challenges older adults face.
Our therapists provide in-home senior counseling and telehealth since the Covid-19 outbreak.. Whether you live alone, with family, or in a senior living community, we can provide counseling services.
Blue Moon’s counselors support their clients as they work toward better emotional and mental health. Some of our clients are in counseling to address a specific mental health disorder. Others find that talking with their therapist about a variety of topics improves their overall quality of life.
The following are some common mental health concerns affecting seniors in Oregon:
Oregon has the highest rates of depression in the country, possibly because of the rainy weather. Older adults may be especially vulnerable to depression if they feel lonely or isolated. Common symptoms include sadness, guilt, low self-esteem, and loss of interest in hobbies. Depression is often successfully treated with counseling, though.
Common anxiety disorders in seniors include generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and agoraphobia. Anxiety can be detrimental for your quality of life, but our counselors can help you address and overcome your anxious thoughts.
Loss tends to become more common with age, but that doesn’t mean it gets easier. Senior counseling can be a meaningful source of support while you go through the grieving process.
With age comes a number of major life changes. Whether you’re going through retirement, moving, a medical diagnosis, or any other transition, counseling can help you develop coping skills that will empower you to take these changes in stride.
Stress is a normal part of life to a certain extent, but if your stress levels start to interfere with your health and happiness, counseling may be a good option. During senior counseling, you and your therapist can figure out the cause of your stress and find healthy ways to manage it.
Whatever your mental health goals are, Blue Moon Senior Counseling is here to help. We understand that everyone has different needs, and we’re ready to offer support for any challenge you’re facing.
For many seniors, the barrier that stands in the way of receiving counseling is transportation. Getting to a therapist’s office can be difficult, especially if you don’t drive. With in-home senior counseling and/or telehealth, you don’t have to worry about arranging transportation to the appointment.
In-home counseling may also feel less intimidating than visiting your therapist’s office. People are often more comfortable in their own home, which can make it easier to speak openly about difficult topics.
Blue Moon Senior Counseling gives your therapist the opportunity to connect with your family and other healthcare providers, too. If you choose, we can communicate with your family, home health staff or case managers so that your care is consistent.
Blue Moon provides telehealth counseling to clients in Oregon who are unable to meet with a therapist in person. Telehealth counseling involves the use of a video chatting platform to meet virtually with your therapist.
Our telehealth counseling services allow us to work with a much broader service area throughout Oregon and beyond. Telehealth is private, flexible, and convenient.
Mental health struggles don’t have to get in the way of your retirement. You should be able to enjoy all Oregon has to offer. Counseling can help you handle grief, deal with stress, adjust to life changes, and manage mental health disorders. If you’re looking for a therapist in Oregon, Blue Moon Senior Counseling is happy to help.