Senior Peer Counseling

Senior Peer Counseling is supportive counseling (not therapy) between two people who have something in common. Our Senior Peer Counselors provide goal-oriented counseling on a short-term basis to address problems and life adjustments. Emphasis is on developing coping skills and expanding one’s knowledge and use of resources.

Volunteer Senior Peer Counselors are caring individuals who offer to listen and support other seniors. Through counseling, seniors gain a healthier perspective and find better emotional balance. 12 sessions of supportive counseling are offered free of cost. Services are provided in person if clients are fully vaccinated and prefer in-person services. Counseling is also offered remotely via telephone or Zoom. Each Senior Peer Counselor has completed an in-depth training program focusing on how to help other older adults navigate life’s many transitions and challenges of aging. Senior Peer Counselors receive ongoing supervision by licensed clinical staff.

To request services, leave a message on our intake line at (707) 823-1640 Ext. 380

Senior Adult Counseling

Short-term in-home therapy is provided to high-risk seniors throughout Sonoma County. Referral from a member agency of The Older Adult Collaborative is required. Services are being offered either in person or by telehealth (telephone or Zoom).

Contacts

Melissa Fike
Director of Adult Counseling
(707) 823-1640 Ext. 301
melissa.fike@westcountyservices.org

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