Am I Too Old for Therapy?

Self-discovery is possible at every age, you are not too old for therapy.

Things change over time. For example, even if you thought you would never retire, you may find yourself stepping away from work or changing the type of work you do as you age. A personal counselor can help you adjust to life changes, you are never too old for therapy. 

Talking through personal issues is a path to creating new connections and grieving losses. Health issues and family shifts may need to be processed. And some physical changes are simply a part of aging, such as hormone fluctuations. Change isn’t always easy, but there are ways to adapt and thrive. 

Transitions and Adjusting to New Identities

Major transitions are common as people get older. When kids grow up and leave the house, stable jobs turn into early retirement, or when decade-long marriages are no longer satisfying, you may find yourself questioning who you are and what you want from life. These life shifts can be lonely and disorientating. 

This is one of the reasons why you are not too old for therapy. At any age, talking through shifts, both those that are planned and surprising, can help you define what you want out of life. When you understand how many options you have, it can be liberating and lead to opportunities you had never imagined. 

You Are Not Too Old for Therapy and Personal Support

Human relationships are an important part of staying engaged. Accessing compassion and support is integral to a healthy life. Connections can come from friends, family members, and counselors. 

Online appointments can help you manage loneliness and fear. This is possible without leaving your home and at the times and days that fit your schedule. Then, your counselor will listen to what is troubling you and, when appropriate, create a plan to help you feel connected to the larger world.

Working with an counselor who is also older means you will be discussing concerns with someone who understands. They have both personal and professional experience navigating ways to move forward. This is true when a person feels they are too old for therapy. Or when they are unsure what to do when facing aging issues.

Whether you are in midlife or older, therapy and personal counseling can provide you with a reassessment of your life, a path to adapting to an empty nest, upsetting loss, retirement, and other transitions. Connecting with a professional with a patient ear can help you clarify what is important to you, allowing you to tune in on what you need to blossom.

Self-discovery is possible at any age, and it can help you to understand yourself better and reduce stress in your life. When you boost your self-confidence and self-care, it can improve your mental health. Connect with a professional who is experienced in midlife and older adult issues today.

Kendall Van Blarcom is a senior helping seniors. Contact Van Blarcom Consulting today for help with your personal problems. Or, reach out to provide support for an older adult in your life.

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