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 listening and support to help other seniors share concerns, and gain a healthier perspective and better emotional balance. 12 sessions of supportive counseling is offered free of cost (services currently offered remotely via telephone/Zoom or FaceTime). 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 x 380

Senior Adult Counseling

Short-term in-home therapy provided to high-risk seniors throughout Sonoma County. Referral from a member agency of The Older Adult Collaborative is required. Services are being offered remotely during the pandemic (telephone/Zoom/FaceTime.

Contacts

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