Adults & Older Adults

Who are “older adults” and what are their unique needs?
Individuals over the age of 65 are generally referred to as “older adults”.  Despite this convention, individuals of this age can expect to live well past their 70s.  Many older adults are also quite healthy, but the risks of developing chronic medical illness and cognitive impairment do increase with age. 

Depression is the most common mental health condition among older adults.  Depression is even more common among those with chronic medical conditions, pain, disability, and limited social contacts.

Which treatments work?  
The good news is that depression in older adults is treatable.  Evidence-based treatments for depression in older adults include antidepressant medication and several talk therapies including Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. 

Appropriate treatment relieves depressive symptoms for 70% of older adults.   Individuals who receive proper treatment for depression will be better able to engage in daily activities.

Adulthood is not a single static phase in a person's life. Individuals face very different challenges and tasks at different points in adult development. As such we provide a spectrum of services that are tailored to your specific needs based on where you are along the developmental continuum of adulthood. Our Youth Anxiety Center specifically focuses on issues related to anxiety in emerging adulthood and young adulthood. Anxious emerging adults differ substantially from older anxious adults. The most striking differences lie in the potential impact of avoidant behaviors on academic, professional, and social functioning during the critical transition to an independent adulthood. Beyond early adulthood we provide a full range of evidence-based treatments for middle adulthood and have specialized services designed to address the particular challenges faced by older adults. We provide treatment for older adults with mood, anxiety and substance use disorders employing the most current evidence based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).