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Geriatric Mental Health

Geriatric Mental Health

Geriatric Mental Health services offered in Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Bowie, MD

Older adults are often at risk of geriatric mental health challenges, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, loneliness, and grief. At The Modalities Group in Bowie, Maryland, the skilled mental health team offers comprehensive mental health evaluations and treatments for seniors to help them live their best lives. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or book one online today.

Geriatric Mental Health Q & A

What is geriatric mental health?

Geriatric mental health refers to the thoughts, behavior patterns, moods, and emotions of the geriatric population (older adults). Mental health treatments available at The Modalities Group improve the mental health of seniors at risk of worrisome symptoms, helping them achieve the best quality of life possible in a welcoming, nurturing environment. 

Which geriatric mental health services are available?

Some of the highly effective geriatric mental health services available at The Modalities Group include:

  • Therapy for depression and anxiety
  • Therapy for LQBTQ+ issues
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Family counseling
  • Couples therapy 
  • Marriage counseling
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Drama therapy
  • Addiction recovery
  • Conflict resolution
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT)

The Modalities Group team uses therapy to treat an array of behavioral and emotional issues many older adults struggle with throughout their lifetime.

They understand the unique challenges that seniors face due to trauma, grief, family conflicts, or chronic medical conditions. 

Is geriatric mental health counseling right for me?

If you’re an older adult with symptoms of a mental health challenge, such as grief, loneliness, anxiety, or depression, geriatric mental health counseling at The Modalities Group is for you. 

Your mental health specialist gets to know you by asking questions about your emotions, thought patterns, behaviors, and lifestyle habits before personalizing an effective therapy treatment plan.

What should I expect during my treatment?

The Modalities Group provides individual, family, couples, and small group therapy sessions tailored to each older adult’s needs, lifestyle, and desired outcome. Your provider offers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other effective, research-backed therapies that help alter negative thoughts, moods, and behaviors.

You meet with your counselor regularly and take psychiatric medicines if needed to optimize your mental health and overall well-being. 

You might meet with your specialist several times a week, weekly, or as needed for as long as it takes to achieve exceptional mental wellness and the quality of life you deserve.

To take advantage of the outstanding geriatric mental health services at The Modalities Group, call the office or book an appointment online today.

If you are interested in scheduling a therapy session for your teen, we’re here to help. Call TMG in Bowie, MD, at 240-599-3500 to schedule their first appointment. Helping teens navigate these tumultuous years is what we do best.