Sometimes, you just want to talk to someone who’s been through it.
Someone who has grieved the loss of a friend, sibling or spouse. Someone who knows how difficult it is after retirement. Someone who understands both the bittersweet benefits of aging.
The Peer Counseling Program at North Range Behavioral Health may be an answer.
The peers – both males and females – provide encouragement and support to help older adults learn to cope with emotional difficulties. A licensed professional counselor with experience in gerontology supervises them. Spanish-speaking counselors are available.
Peer counselors have a wide variety of education, knowledge, experience, talent, and skills. As older adults themselves, they may have similar experiences to the clients and understand the challenges of aging. Best of all, they are friendly, compassionate, and non-judgmental.