Individual Psychotherapy

As a person ages, it is important to have support.  Significant changes can have a major impact on a senior's attitude, energy level and mental health.

These changes and adjustments often include:

  • Retirement
  • A move to a new senior community or other setting
  • Changes in one’s own health
  • End of life issues  
  • Death of a loved one

Counseling with a skilled therapist who specializes in issues relevant to older adults can help individuals identify, understand, and work through their emotional responses to major life transitions.

Psychotherapy Checklist

If an older adult is experiencing any of the following symptoms, counseling could  be helpful.

  • Inability to relax
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Avoiding social situations and friends
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in life and activities
  • Feeling irritable or angry
  • Loneliness
  • Difficulty with relationships
  • Feeling that life isn’t worth living

CJE Counseling Services also offers PEARLS, another option among our full complement of individual and group treatment for the mental health concerns of older adults.  PEARLSProgram to Encourage Active Rewarding LiveS—is a national evidence-based program for late-life depression.   PEARLS Counselors meet individually with older adults for eight sessions to help them identify and solve problems that they are confronting in their lives. PEARLS also helps individuals to become more socially and physically active (within their level of ability), so they become less isolated, begin moving forward again, and create a positive spiral of renewed energy and growth, even in the face of life’s challenges.

Medicare, Insurance and Private Pay

Individual Counseling is covered by Medicare and private insurance.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, all services are being provided via telehealth (with video or audio only).  

Home Visits

Though presently on hold, home visits are available on the Northside of Chicago and in the surrounding suburbs.  These services will resume when it is safe to do so.

Services are also available in Russian and Spanish. 

To schedule a first appointment or to make a referral, please call 773.508.1000.