Therapists Specializing in Aging Related Concerns in Boston Area

Although older adults can experience many of the same challenges as younger adults, the process of aging brings with it a set of unique issues that can affect our mental and physical health. It’s relatively normal to experience some changes in cognition as we age – memory loss is one example of a cognitive change that can affect an individual’s day-to-day life and impair one’s ability to regulate emotions. Relatively few older adults will experience more significant changes to their memory, thinking, and behavior that may warrant a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to cognitive changes later in life, our risk of developing health and physical problems increases as we age, and we more often must cope with the loss of friends or family. Adjusting to such losses and changes can be understandably distressing and can lead to mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, or sleep disturbance.

If you or a loved one is having difficulty adapting to the changes that come with aging, therapy can help. Seeking support from a trained therapist can help you better understand the unique challenges of aging and help with the development of coping skills and alternative perspectives. Many therapy modalities can be helpful for those dealing with aging concerns; art therapy, for instance, is an example of a modality that can be particularly helpful to those with cognitive impairments, as it does not rely on verbal communication. If you have been diagnosed with a neurological condition, such as dementia, you may benefit from seeking more specialized care from a clinician specifically trained in this area.

Find therapists in Boston Area who specialize in working with older adults and aging related concerns below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Karen  Seif

Karen Seif

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $125 per session

"I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow/I learn by going where I have to go." These words from Theodore Roethke's beautiful poem "The Waking" describe my approach to life and to therapy. Each day is a new beginning, part of a longer journey, and an opportunity to grow into the person you're meant to be. I view therapy as a collaboration, and I genuinely appreciate the uniqueness and individuality of each of my clients. I will help you embrace health and wellness, develop self-knowledge, value your inherent worth, build advocacy and leadership skills, and constructively cope with the complex challenges of life.


Wai-Por (Richard) Cheng

Wai-Por (Richard) Cheng

Online Sessions, MA

185 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA, 02110

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $150 per session

Seeking help used to be challenging. It is now however the easiest time to seek therapy I have ever seen. It only takes your focus and willingness to take care of yourself by connecting with the right match of your needs today. Thanks.


Page  Kohlhepp

Page Kohlhepp

76 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA, 02420

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Optum
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Welcome! It does take courage to reach out for help; you don’t have to be alone.

Many find that talking with a therapist helps them to identify their feelings, improve communication and connection to others, find the strength to make necessary changes, and to live a more meaningful life.

I strive to create an atmosphere of respect, safety and acceptance, in order to build a trusting relationship with clients. My goal as a therapist is to help clients to understand themselves better, treat themselves better, and live more satisfying and meaningful lives. Many find that talking with a therapist helps them to identify their feelings, improve communication and connection to others, find the strength to make necessary changes, and to live a more authentic life.

If you are experiencing distress from excessive anxiety or other painful emotions, or going through a period of transition, together we can discuss how I may be able to help.


Kelly  Dobbs

Kelly Dobbs

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

As your therapist, I supply unique, creative, and culturally sensitive services to individuals, couples, and families. My approach is empathically pragmatic, honest, direct, and supportive to illuminate the power of your choices that will unlock the healing process. That is why as a team, you and I will develop a solid foundation from which to explore healing and recovery strategies particular to your issues. We will dissect your internal struggles and apply evidenced based solutions, without judgement, for your healthy growth and development. I love helping people create their life goals and supporting them while they work towards them, remember You are your best thing.


Tara L Moyle

Tara L Moyle

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

We all need to be seen, and heard, at any age. Being scared, anxious, or even depressed are sometimes part of being a person. Our fast-paced digital world can present unique challenges for our bodies and minds. I am happy to meet you wherever you are, and will approach each visit with a sense of compassionate curiosity. Just as we hunger for stories of other people to help guide us, you may wonder about your own story. Why are you here? What must you do with your life?

I work with adolescents (12+) through older, retired adults and specialize in issues of transition, anxiety, adjustment, depression, and vocation. I am not the expert in your life; you are. But sometimes we need help with perspective. Together, we will create a plan that will help you reduce the most difficult aspects of your life and help you determine how to move through them. What cannot be changed can be reviewed, understood, and ultimately, accepted.


Karen  Stufflebeam

Karen Stufflebeam

10 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

My approach is collaborative and proactive so we can work together to help you accomplish your goals, experience symptom reduction, and become the person you want to be in a warm welcoming space where there is no judgment.


Lauren  Pincus

Lauren Pincus

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Relationships can be very challenging and complicated both with others and ourselves. If you find yourself in a place questioning repetitive thoughts or feeling emotions that may be roadblocks for personal growth, therapy is an opportunity for you to explore and grow both personally and interpersonally. We are all made up of many parts and often times we have a couple parts of us, such as an angry part or anxious part, that we feel defined by. Often times these parts prevent us from living our truest and fullest selves. I promise to be fully present and committed in helping you understand these difficult parts and how they may be preventing you from feeling like yourself. I have a very interactive style and will work with you at a pace you are comfortable with to help you find peace and harmony with yourself and in your life.


Ruben  Hopwood

Ruben Hopwood

Online Sessions, MA

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 per session

Everyone can benefit from having someone to support them as they create a pathway to well-being, knowledge, and understanding in their life and work. You can create a life that is more satisfying through working along side someone who listens to you, encourages, challenges, and guides you as you locate your own authentic voice. You can move toward being who you want to be in the world with integrity and with a greater understanding of your own values and needs. You can do this through your commitment to personal growth, self-reflection, and active participation in changing the ineffective patterns in your life. I offer the space to identify, understand, and accept one's individual values and desires without judgement. I support people to move toward radical acceptance of and responsibility for their own actions and outcomes in life without excuses or self-condemnation. If you are ready to create the life you want by changing just one person (yourself) to make your vision happen, let's talk!


Colleen Murphy Lucia

Colleen Murphy Lucia

Online Sessions, MA

500 East Washington Street, North Attleborough, MA, 02760

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

My specialty is working with couples and individuals who want more satisfying lives and relationships.Everyone experiences challenges from time to time. When these events change the course of your journey and throw you off your path, with the tough times outweighing the good times, you may feel anxious, stuck or depressed. I am committed to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you want and deserve.

In my practice, I work with people in transition that may include beginning or ending a relationship, becoming a parent or empty nester or coming out to family and friends. All of these events can be meaningful moments for reflection and understanding. I also offer online therapy via a secure, HIPAA compliant platform.

Call me about your situation and let's see whether we may be a good fit to work together. If you don't reach me, just leave me a voice message with a little detail. I'll do my very best to get back to you within 24 hours.


Mike  Swinchoski

Mike Swinchoski

339 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02139

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

Congratulations on taking the first step to helping yourself feel better! Therapy, at times be intellectually and emotionally challenging. It is also enlightening, life changing and fulfilling. I can help you learn how to take back your power, and gain key skills to achieve your goals. I strive to create a client centered, relaxed, warm, nonjudgemental, and supportive environment in our work together. My clients have told me I have an engaging style in which they feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings. Thank you for taking the time to consider me for your therapist, and be well.


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