Counseling and Therapy
“One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is to listen to each other’s stories.” — Rebecca Falls
Aging is accompanied by many changes, and these changes can lead to stress, confusion, and frustration. Navigating the challenges associated with aging is more manageable with support and a kind listening ear. Wilshire Community Services offers counseling specifically designed for older adults and delivered by older adults. This peer-to-peer approach to counseling offers a level of comfort that can be missed from traditional counseling services. The experience of peer counseling proves positive outcomes for both counselors and clients.
Our volunteer counselors have learned through their own aging experiences and have been trained to skillfully listen. This type of support helps clients know they are not alone, and can increase the emotional strength necessary to age well and maintain a high quality of life.