I've counseled seniors for decades, starting with an internship at a CCRC (continuing care retirement community) in the late 1980's (yes!) while in graduate school.
I enjoyed an almost 10 year stint in Florida, working both as a traveling therapist offering vital mental health services to nursing home and assisted living residents AND as a program director and lead therapist for an innovative, 55 plus intensive outpatient program in The Villages, Florida.
Today’s older adults - ages 50 and beyond - are diving into life with greater excitement and accomplishment than ever before. As in any life stage, living so fully includes risk as well as reward. I specialize in helping ‘active adults ages 55 and up’ find their sweet spots in living during this exciting chapter of life.
I'm proud to share that many universities in and around the Baltimore area refer college, graduate level and doctoral students to me on a regular basis. In addition, I enjoy helping young adults launch themselves into their adult lives successfully and happily. In today's world, journeying through this stage of life is full of it's own challenges and crises and no young adult needs to do so alone.
Having been through a challenging midlife myself, I can relate to your current challenges and opportunities. Midlife is a real turning point in most individual's lives and maximizing your experience requires a caring, experienced sounding board.
For adults who are ready to not just survive, but as they say, THRIVE! I am proud to say that I've been a happy, well adjusted adult throughout my six plus decades on earth, in spite of the many growth challenges I've faced. I have throughout it all cultivated a balanced, fulfilling life. How am I doing so? My secret sauce is bringing a lot of humor to the process of building and maintaining a healthy relationship with myself, and letting that lead to a healthy relationship with my world.
Copyright © 2021-2022 Barb Elgin. All Rights Reserved. Please note: I do not provide crisis services. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency (feel like harming yourself or others), please call 911 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room. Baltimore County residents can contact mobile crisis at 410-887-7820.