As we age, there are many changes that occur within our lives, and one of the most common changes is that people experience mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. When people who are older begin to enter the later years of their lives, they often face more life transitions. A change in jobs, a variety of personal challenges and health-related issues can all play a role in older life transitions, and the advent of effective counseling can help these transitions be smoother. Tampa, Florida is a good place to look for experienced, compassionate, licensed mental health therapists who can provide individual therapy or group therapy with clients who are aging.
As our economy and our country become more urbanized, we are seeing an increase in the number of individuals who are working in the service sector – lawyers, nurses, accountants and therapists, to name a few. Because of the increased need for services, the demand for good therapists who can provide effective, quality counseling has also increased. The good news is that good therapists are easier to find than ever before.
Because of the increasing need for individual counseling, Tampa Florida offers a variety of professional options for those who are experiencing a wide range of emotions. The range of emotions most commonly experienced by those entering the later years of life include: happiness, sadness, anger, grief, frustration, anxiety and stress. Many times, the causes of these emotions are complex and may be related to heredity and/or biological influences, but other times it may be a matter of changes in the life-style of an individual. In these cases, individual counseling may be needed by individuals who are struggling with a range of emotional problems and need personalized help to deal with these problems.
Those who are entering the later years of their lives often have a variety of personal and work-related issues that can make them feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. Fortunately, there are a variety of professionals who are trained in the unique needs of older adults and are available to provide the support they need. There are many different types of agencies and programs providing counseling for individuals with various types of emotional problems including: depression, mood disorders, anger management concerns and even individuals suffering from schizophrenia or delusional disorders.
When it comes to anger management, there are many professionals who can provide valuable advice and guidance. These professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists and even social workers who specialize in mental health issues. Some of these types of mental health professionals provide in-home therapy either in a group setting or with the use of telephone psychotherapy or group counseling. In some cases, individuals will be referred to a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist who will administer therapy sessions using specific techniques and cognitive restructuring techniques designed specifically for those who are experiencing problems relating to anger management. In other instances, individuals who are experiencing problems with mood disorders can receive individual counseling sessions or may be referred to a psychiatrist or psychologist who can prescribe medication and/or psychological therapy to assist with their mental health issues.
When it comes to grief and anxiety related issues, there are also a number of professionals who can provide therapeutic counseling. If a loved one has experienced a traumatic event that may have been responsible for their depression or anxiety, licensed professionals such as licensed psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed counselors, and social workers can all work with these individuals to help them gain control over their emotions and begin working through the problem. In some instances, these individuals will also be referred to a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist who is licensed to provide both psychotherapy and counseling services in order to treat these individuals who are experiencing problems that relate to one or more of the above mentioned emotional issues. In other instances, a licensed social worker may be employed to provide direct patient care within an assisted living facility, or an assisted living facility may utilize this type of psychotherapy and counseling service by having an intake specialist assist in the screening and evaluation process so that appropriate candidates for such services are identified quickly and efficiently. In any case, if a professional needs to be involved in the screening and evaluation process for any reason, a licensed mental health professional can often make the process much easier for all parties involved.