Specialist in Issues of Midlife & Older Adults

Helping You Find Your Path of Balance, Peace and Happiness

“Old age ain’t for sissies.”  – Bette Davis 

Nancy-Rhine-Gerontologist-CounselorMass media in this country tries to gloss over the challenges of older life by calling it the “golden years”. This Pollyanna approach isn’t realistic or helpful – it can actually be destructive. On the other hand we see the ubiquitous messages of doom and gloom – that an idealized version of youth is all that counts in our society and that depression and a feeling of non-importance is inevitable as you age.

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photo by Marianne York

Neither view of the aging process is accurate. Both ends of the spectrum can leave you feeling confused, overwhelmed and longing for guidance. The actual truth is, there’s happiness to be experienced and, indeed, a deep and profound richness of perspective and peace that only comes with older age. Are there challenges along the way? Yes, of course there are. But, it is possible to enter and navigate your older years both consciously and gracefully.

Experienced Guide and Coach

It can help to have an experienced guide, coach and confidential sounding board along the way. Someone who is an expert in the study of aging. A counselor who can help you navigate both the unique challenges and opportunities these years can present. 

As a gerontology counselor and therapist (a specialist in aging), I have helped numerous clients find their way. I’ve worked with the adult children of aging parents who needed more balance and support in their lives as they juggled careers, marriage, raised their children and sometimes even grandchildren. I have helped newly widowed elders work their way through their grief and then find strength within to move on. I have talked with dozens of baby boomers pondering the question of what it means for them to enter their older years.

I offer my clients gentle support, wisdom and guidance as we search together for answers. We hone in on lifelong coping strengths, find unhelpful habits to let go of, and explore new tools for developing inner peace. I help my clients work through their fears, hopes, disappointments, dreams and plans.

If you are navigating the territory of mid-to-older life, you have to “white-knuckle” it alone. Gerontology counseling can help you work through your questions, fears or sadness. Call me and let me help guide you towards a path of more balance, peace and happiness.

I have a private counseling practice with offices in San Anselmo and Mill Valley. I also serve clients throughout the United States through phone consultations. 

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Reach out to schedule a free telephone or in-person 20 minute consultation. 

Phone: 415-378-6577.  Email:   nrhine@gmail.com . Or, click on Contact Me.