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Designed by the Center for Healthy Aging, the Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Senior Peer Counseling program provides confidential, personal and supportive counseling to people facing the challenges and concerns of growing older, such as: loss and bereavement, retirement, health concerns, relationships, normal aging issues and loneliness.
Discussing concerns with a trained and caring peer counselor can really make a difference. Counseling offers an outlet to work through feelings, recognize strengths, consider alternatives, learn new coping skills and redirect your life toward greater meaning and purpose.
"Our 'Do you need to talk? We're here to listen.' program offers seniors an objective outlet so they can work through feelings, recognize strengths, consider alternatives, learn new coping skills and redirect their lives toward greater meaning and purpose," says Dr. Judy Nelson, clinical psychologist and program supervisor. "Our St. Rose counselors are caring older adults who have been trained to provide supportive counseling to peers."
Who are peer counselors? St. Rose’s counselors are a team of caring older adults who have been trained to provide supportive counseling to peers facing challenges and changes in life.
Who can benefit from peer counseling? Anyone age 50 or over is eligible for counseling.
Is there a fee? This unique program is a community service. A $10 donation per session or a donation based on what you can afford is requested. There is no set number of sessions. The length of counseling services depends on individual needs.
Where and when are the counseling sessions? All counseling sessions are held in private rooms during the day at a time that works for you.
How can I find out more about peer counseling? Call (702) 616-4902 to speak with a social worker who will help determine if this program is right for you.