Think Differently, Feel Differently
Living with Parkinson’s can be overwhelming and by its very nature unpredictable. For the person living with a diagnosis it means facing an uncertain future that may include changes in physical capacity, possibly limiting the ability to complete everyday tasks, and changes in thinking that may include depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and possibly dementia. Caring for a person with Parkinson’s can also bring about feelings of depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, grief and loss, and may include the use of substances as a way to cope.
PASD is pleased to offer a clinical counseling program designed to help persons with Parkinson’s and their care-partners learn strategies for navigating the personal challenges that can accompany the condition. Our counseling team is dedicated to helping the Parkinson’s Community achieve their highest possible state of physical and mental wellbeing. Through the use of research proven, evidence-based techniques, the clinical counseling team, consisting of Master’s Level Trainees and Interns, Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellows, and under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, will offer individual counseling, group therapy, and family counseling sessions to the community.
For more information on any of these programs, or to sign up for a session, please call (877) 737-7576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling services available include:
These sessions provide a private and confidential environment for discussion of issues that may be difficult to discuss with doctors, loved ones, or even in support groups. Counselors will help clients to express, understand and explore non-motor symptoms, as well as learn effective, research based strategies for managing these symptoms in order to live a happier, healthier life, both mentally and physically.
Group counseling sessions will encompass a variety of topics. Examples of topics include avoiding caregiver burnout, managing conflict, dealing with grief and loss in everyday life, managing anxiety and overcoming depression. Counseling groups are separate from support groups and will focus not only on educating participants about topics, but on doing exercises and learning skills to help participants deal with the challenges they are facing.
Sessions meeting now include:
· Care-partner Support
Topics covered include stress, relationships, intimacy and adjusting to loss
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
8555 Aero Drive, Ste. 308, San Diego, 92123
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM or
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
· Parkinson’s Terapia de Grupo en Español
Grupo para personas con Parkinson’s y sus familiares/cuidadores
Sábados de 10am-11am
Norman Park Senior Center
720 Calle “F” – Chula Vista
Flora Nájera 619-420-0076 or 877-737-7576
In a situation in which a family either has a member who is living with Parkinson’s, or has a member who they have lost with Parkinson’s, the clinical counseling team can provide family counseling sessions for the benefit of all involved. Through these sessions, families will learn how to cope with the struggles of everyday life with Parkinson’s as well as grief and loss. These sessions focus on the family as the client and can teach members coping skills for difficult times. The overall goal of this type of counseling is to teach families to function as a supportive, united front in their fight against Parkinson’s and beyond.