Senior Citizen Counseling
Our senior citizen counseling services help you manage life transitions, age-related cognitive decline, chronic pain and illness, changing family dynamics, and/or social isolation. We utilize a holistic approach, helping clients gain awareness of the connection between emotions, thoughts, and the physical body.
What our clients say
I was referred to Dr. Barbara Green many years ago, and to this very day, I am still connected with her and so proud of it! When I was referred, my anxiety, depression and lack of joy threshold was a “10” (with “10” being the worst on “my” scale)! My thinking was distorted and my life seemed bleak due to childhood and adolescent trauma and PTSD. My brain in my words “felt scarred”. I wondered, “will I ever be good enough” and “will I ever feel comfortable in my own skin”? I did not like what I saw in the mirror, nor did I feel deserving of anything better. With all that being said, (and much more), Barbara got her therapeutic “tool box” out (one of many), and took on the challenge of teaching me to believe in myself and create my own destiny and never, ever, give up! Her “tool box” approach is amazing and used on a daily basis and her expertise of mind, body and soul connection is a “must” for all who suffer as I did. Barbara taught me a grateful perspective is important to help sustain my positive attitude, to energize, to heal, and to bring hope. I cannot say enough about this remarkable, intelligent, resilient woman who literally “saved my life” in so many ways. Thank you Barbara for showing me the way, and being on this journey with me. You are an amazing human being and therapist.
The Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness in Hingham has been a God-send to me and my family. I started working with (or “seeing”) Dr Green three years ago and was immediately struck by her expertise in the field and her compassion for my particular case. Dr Green suggested that my family take advantage of the many resources that the Center offers. These resources included neuro-psych testing, genetic testing, and nutritional guidance. In the past three years, my family has made great strides towards acceptance, and a real sense of serenity. I highly recommend the Center for anyone who is struggling in these uncertain times.
Barbara has served as a resource of mine for 30+ years. While in my 30s she worked with me and members of my family as we navigated as a family business.
Years later she supported me in my quest to develop a richer and more meaningful personal life.
She is bright and spirited. She is candid and kind. She is a terrific listener and has helped me immensely.
I feel blessed to have her attention as I forge forward in this world!
Barbara Green has quickly become a very special person in my life. I started to see her during a very difficult time. She not only helped me through that, but we are working together on other very important aspects of my daily life and my life going forward. She made appropriate referrals which have also helped me a great deal. There are many incredibly helpful entities at the Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness, that can help as well. I truly feel a renewed enthusiasm for life – and will always be so grateful. I continue to learn how to best care for myself.
Nature & Nurture is one of the best experiences to oneself…the views of nature, mountains climbed, friendships made and moments of reflection continue to inspire me to live each day gracefully with purpose and joy.
I began working with Barbara as I transitioned out of a 15 year marriage. My regular appointments with Barbara were a beacon for me during this sad and painful time. I have been in therapeutic relationships in the past where I felt that the details of my story became lost between appointments.
Barbara not only remembers the details of every conversation but has the capacity to draw on the journey she and I have been on together in order to create a consistent emotional framework for our work. I cannot imagine the past few years without her warmth and wisdom.
Dr. Rein is a very special couples therapist. He is highly skilled and patient-guided. He helped us to finally communicate effectively, which was very much like learning a new and better language. We highly recommend Dr. Rein. He offers couples insightful observations and suggestions in a very positive and productive environment.
When my husband and I started seeing Dr. Rein, we thought our relationship might not work because our personalities were too different. We had been seeing another marriage counselor for over 6 months and that just wasn’t working. Looking back, our first marriage counselor felt more like a referee. My husband and I would discuss our fights and she’d let us know which one of us was being reasonable and which one was being unreasonable; then we’d discuss our different upbringings to determine why each of us felt the way we felt. Those methods never moved us forward. Dr. Rein never felt like a referee; he felt like a coach. If my husband felt unappreciated, it was taken as a fact; it wasn’t debated. The goal was to understand how I could express my appreciation because what I was saying or doing wasn’t working. If I felt hurt by something my husband said, it was taken as a fact; it wasn’t debated or determined to be an unreasonable feeling. The goal was to help my husband understand why I felt hurt and to help him communicate his feelings in a way that wasn’t hurtful to me. After working with Dr. Rein our personalities haven’t changed but our communication has and that has made all the difference. My husband and I still have disagreements, but we know how to keep them from escalating to relationship-harming blowouts. We are much more capable of expressing our wants and needs while still expressing how much we truly care for each other. I feel like we have “us” back. We have found our friendship again; we have fun all the time and enjoy each other again. I am so incredibly grateful for Dr. Rein’s help in saving our relationship.
I often think about how you helped us through our troubled time and just want to thank you again. Our relationship has grown better and better by the years because of our meetings with you, learning to communicate, and of course staying out of trouble on my end. Last year I took our whole family on safari and I surprised her with renewing our vows in the Kalahari Desert at sunset. She’s the best thing that ever happened to me and you helped open my eyes to what I really had, because at the end of the day, she really wasn’t the cause. I sincerely want you to know that I doubt we would still be together without your help. Just so you know, anyone I talk to who has relationship issues, you’re the number I give them. Not sure if you see any of them, but for their sake, I hope so.
We are so lucky to have found Dr. Rein at the beginning of our marriage to set us on a course for happiness and success. My wife and I got married, had our daughter, and bought a house all in the same year after only dating for a year. When my wife first suggested counseling, I was skeptical and saw it as a sign of weakness and failure on my part, but Dr. Rein’s methods have taught us how to effectively communicate and work through difficult issues that we would not have otherwise been able to handle productively. We have learned to value and appreciate each other’s differences and how to avoid escalating disagreements that would lead into full blown arguments. I truly feel that these sessions have been invaluable for our marriage and well-being.
I just wanted to say that I enjoy the blogs that you’ve been sending and let you know that we are so grateful for your help. The “marathon sessions” were the best! That may have been more than a year ago, maybe two, but our relationship is still benefiting from the things you taught us. Now, when one of us gets upset about something, it’s not a world-ending downward-spiraling catastrophe (and that’s a relief in itself!), but instead, we can get ourselves out of it and even laugh together! It’s been great and we say all the time that we’re so thankful for you.
A million thank yous to Trish Hart for coming into my classes today to talk about tools for dealing with stress management with my students. You made more of a difference than I think either of us realizes. Seriously. You could see the positive visible changes in my students when they walked out of class. They all walked out feeling better about themselves and their stress levels thanks to you, Trish! Just what we needed to prepare us for the end of the semester! @ Emerson College This also shows what a need there is for the college student population to be able to have this information. I really want to do better at incorporating your messages into my classroom! Can’t wait to see you again!
Ive been working with Angela over the last few months. I am still learning but its been quite freeing learning the principles of Intuitive Eating with her. She has helped me work through my thoughts about my past dieting issues. I am all in and having her support has been so helpful!
Angela is a friendly, knowledgeable and down to earth health and wellness professional. She brings a great deal of pride and a wealth of knowledge into her role as a nutrition therapist, wellness advocate and yin yoga teacher. When you engage with Angela, you know she’s truly present and listening. Through her caring and approachable manner, she is able to draw true connections to whoever is lucky enough to be in her presence. While Angela is warm and approachable, she also has a sense of exactness and precision when it comes to problem solving. In this way, she is able to help people both recognize and break through whatever habits may be limiting their own health optimization. I feel so lucky to call on Angela to help inspire growth in my own pursuit of balance and health.
Angela provides a non-judgmental and safe environment to talk and examine what is not working in my life. I deeply admire her dedication and commitment to helping those of us who need this one on one support to make changes. I appreciate her knowledge of nutrition and she has helped me slowly change old mindsets and how my relationship with food has affected my body. I didn’t realize how strong my “diet mentality” was, and all the rules I had in my head about food. But mostly, Angela has taught me to find balance in other areas of my life. She has a well-rounded approach to health. If you are lucky, she may share with you her personal journey and you will see for yourself the struggles she has overcome and the beautiful way she lives the principals she recommends.
Angela helped guide me through dietary issues to help in my recovery. She was helpful in a way that wasn’t overwhelming as well as sensible considering I had the additional burden of a physical condition. Angela’s approach to analyzing issues is done thoughtfully and without judgement. She is someone who has explored wellness in all forms for most of her life and is open to sharing stories of her struggles along her path. I know she is truly a wise, gentle and nurturing woman who lives her life around her passion. I would recommend her to any and all who are looking for guidance on their path towards healing.
Gary & I just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and souls for giving us the precious respite of your weekly community meditation. When we were recovering from Covid19 in March we were feeling very low and depleted. The weekly meditation was like a beam of light on a dark night, like the oasis in the desert, like a key to a sacred door. Even if we were having a bad day, we knew that meditation would lift us up and make us well again. Your calm demeanor and soothing voice were the best medicine we could have asked for. It definitely aided our recovery.It was so comforting to see you on Zoom and to see how many others were coming to the spiritual well to get filled up. We’d close our eyes and listen to your voice as you’d take us to the most wonderful places and we could forget our worries and fears for a bit. The internal chatter would be silenced as you lifted us up and out of our “thinking” minds and led us to the calm, quiet of a still mind. Thank you, thank you, thank you
Angela created a very comfortable and welcoming environment for both myself and 8 year old little girl. She offered great advice in regards to nutrition and helped us get creative in our approach. She explained no food is bad and to be mindful about labeling it as such. She also reassured us that every body is different and that is something we should embrace because we are all unique and beautiful in our own way.
Words can say so little has done do much, but I thank you with all my heart. You have no idea how much you helped me stay grounded during the pandemic. You were always there no matter what and I truly thank you for that! I have never met anyone who connects with people the way you do. Your presence makes this world a better place. Thank you again for being in my life.
I was referred to Angela a year ago. I felt I could not control my strong obsession with food and especially sugar and was totally out of control with my negative thought process thinking “what’s wrong with me”, “why am I doing this”, “why am I eating everything in sight”? After many years of thinking this way, I found Angela, who dug really deep to help me explore these disturbing feelings and show me the way. Due to a lifetime of trauma, I was treating food as my comfort, my life, my emotional friend! Angela took me on with such gentle, kind and compassionate wisdom. I hear her voice daily as I “take that pause” before I react. Learning about nutrition and it’s connection with mind, body and soul has a profound and positive impact on my mental health and coping abilities as well. Thank you Angela for introducing me to a whole new world of accepting myself just as I am. You’re the best!
About Just Breathe…
Thank you so much for this class! It was empowering!
I encounter stress and anxiety regularly during my journey through cancer. My spiritual practice helps enormously and being able to Reiki self-treatment is wonderful. Still, I experience “scanxiety” and anxiety during my actual PET scans, due to my claustrophobia. I’ll most definitely will follow your breathing instructions at my next PET scan! So, you have my deep, heart-felt gratitude
About Managing Anxiety with Yoga
Thank-you Trish! I found the presentation, practice and power point information very helpful. My anxiety has always been triggered from a phobia (claustrophobic) so I have managed that by either avoiding crowds, or checking out a venue ahead of time, or controlling where I sit if a large event sort of thing. I had mentioned last night that COVID has added a different kind of anxiety — worry about our loved ones. I have to think most everyone is experiencing some form of anxiety these days? My mindset has been to just focus on the day or the week, and not worry about the next month or so. That’s the only way I can cope with all of this. I’m thankful for all of the zoom yin, nidra and meditation sessions that you offered from Sedona, and now!! That really helps all of us!