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Ms. Julia Penn
Julia M Penn LCSW- Individual and Couple Counseling
(512) 454-0992
3113 Grandview Street Ste 100
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Immigrants/Refugees, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Pamela Schott
(512) 731-6379
603 West 18th Street
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jan Quirl
(512) 326-5569
2300 Barton Skyway #1
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships
Populations Served
College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Paula Shea
Paula Shea, LCSW
(512) 340-0980
9501 North Capital of Tx Hwy
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACP
Licensed in Texas
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Deep Eddy Psychotherapy
(512) 469-6008
508 Deep Eddy Ave Suite 1A
Austin, TX
 
Mrs. Dawn Lakamsani
Seniority Counseling
(512) 218-9555
3710 Cedar Street Box 19
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Mana
Populations Served
Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Laura Acuna Zavalney
(512) 916-0152
2400 Homedale Circle
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging
Populations Served
Alzheimer's
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Leah Cohen
arrangeCARE pc
(512) 814-3228
8127 Mesa Drive Ste B206.PMB 317
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,ACSW,CCM, RM,Txg,NG
Licensed in Texas
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Janet Kautz
(512) 250-1015
12871 Research Blvd. #201
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Alzheimer's, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Setne Verlis PhD
(512) 480-0212
1823 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX
 
Data Provided By:

Stray Thoughts On Gerontology

by VT Joshi

Teach Your Wife How To Be A Widow!

This startling advice was given to me some 40 years ago by a highly respected elderly acquaintance of mine who had then crossed his 60th birthday. The occasion was a chance meeting at a bank counter in Bombay. He asked me if I had a joint account. Having just stepped into my career I had not the ghost of an idea of all that he was asking me. I told him I had a single-name account in my name. He admonished me affectionately, and asked me to have a joint account with my wife. I readily agreed and appreciated his suggestion. He elaborated it, saying every single important document should be within the knowledge of the wife. Teach and train her to understand the intricacies of banking, insurance, gratuity, pension and all other related matters, he beseeched. For a long time I reflected upon his sage advice as we parted after I thanked him profusely. One might wonder what has this bizarre, even macabre, episode to do with gerontology. I was rudely reminded of it while reading an equally bizarre but candid report on gerontology. Its relevance bursts upon the mind's eye if one considers the sad plight of aged widows in our tradition-bound country. Hence wisdom lies in explaining to ones wife "how to be a widow", as the elderly gentleman argued, although the very thought must obviously cause a disturbing feeling and some, if not acute, discomfort.

From the scientific studies made so far, it is found that women are physiologically better equipped and therefore live longer than men. This is evident from the fact that among the centenarians in the world 71 per cent are women. Therefore as the population of the aged persons (above 75) grows there will be a preponderance of females among them. In western countries, there are only 65 men over 100 women among the elderly persons.

In India also the situation will in the long veer to more or less the same. This will result in a sex imbalance and the inevitable consequence of it will be that we will have an increasing number of widows. India already has the dubious distinction of largest number of widows in the world, and widowhood in India is a curse, very much so in the vast rural areas, where they virtually lead a life of social outcastes, as pointed out by Mr. B. B. S. Chauhan, a retired police officer who has specialized in the study of gerontology.

Statistics apart, the old age problem, both among the male and female population, is a burning issue not only in India but also in most other countries. It is even more acute in the western countries where the family ties have completely broken down unlike in India where they are gradually breaking up, not yet fully though.

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