Senior Peer Counseling

Senior Peer Counseling

Volunteer Senior Peer Counselors are caring individuals who offer empathetic listening and support to help other seniors share concerns, and gain a healthier perspective and better emotional balance. Senior Peer Counselors are all seniors themselves who volunteer their time to visit other seniors in their homes, providing 12 sessions of supportive counseling free of cost. All Senior Peer Counselors have completed training and receive ongoing supervision by a licensed professional. Support groups for Senior Men and Senior Women are also offered at various locations in Sonoma County.

For more information or to request services call the Senior Peer Counseling intake line at 823-1640 ext. 380.

Contact
Melissa Fike, MFT
Senior Adult Counseling Division Director
707-823-1640 ext 301
melissa.fike@westcountyservices.org

Dorothy Vyenielo

Our dear friend and colleague, Dorothy Vyenielo, passed away peacefully on 6/22/18. She lived 90+ years on this planet and her gifts to the world were many. We were blessed to have her volunteering with our Senior Peer Counseling program for over 20 years. Her feisty...

Congrats to Peer Counseling Grads

Congratulations to our 9 new Senior Peer Counselors who graduated on May 1st, 2018! We recruit and train seniors as peer counselors to work with other seniors who are struggling with issues of aging and need support in navigating the many challenges and transitions they face.