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Welcome to
Cognitive Care and Counseling

We are a resource for care partners and people living with dementia as well as older adults going through a life transition.

What we do

What We Do

At Cognitive Care and Counseling, we offer various therapy services to help you with your emotional healing journey. We're committed to meeting you exactly where you are, providing a safe and compassionate space to express your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, sadness, or feeling overwhelmed we are equipped to assess and address any underlying mental health concerns.

About Michelle Zipser

I'm here to extend my support to those who are providing care for loved ones living with dementia. I understand the unique challenges you may be facing, and I want to assure you that you're not alone in this journey. It's incredibly beneficial to have a therapist who is well-versed and experienced in navigating the complexities of dementia care.

Caring for someone can stir up unexpected emotions, and it's completely natural to feel overwhelmed at times. Remember to be patient with yourself and prioritize your own well-being. Talking to someone who understands can make a world of difference. I'm here to offer my support and expertise every step of the way. You don't have to face this alone.

How it Works

Who We Help

Care Partner ​of Loved Ones with Dementia 

 

Being a care partner for someone living with dementia is difficult. Cognitive Care and Counseling is here to help you through the challenges many care partners face like feeling lonely, exhausted, and overwhelmed. Our practice is designed to help you feel supported seen, and valued. ​

 

Therapy helps care partners understand the progression of dementia, set realistic expectations, and develop practical caregiving skills. We work on stress management techniques to prevent caregiver burnout. We also guide you through maintaining a healthy balance between caregiving and personal needs. By addressing these aspects, care partners can enhance their well-being and provide more effective support to their loved ones. 

Coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

 

Dealing with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is challenging and is bound to evoke a range of emotions, from confusion and frustration to anxiety and sadness. Cognitive Care and Counseling helps individuals navigate these feelings by providing a supportive and empathetic environment.

 

Therapy can be immensely beneficial in managing MCI. We offer strategies to enhance cognitive function, improve memory, and adapt to changes. Together, we build routines and employ cognitive exercises that stimulate the brain. Emotional support is equally crucial; acknowledging and validating feelings of loss and fear is therapeutic. We aim to enhance overall well-being, ensuring no one feels alone on this journey.

Navigating Life Transitions as an Older Adult ​

 

Being an older adult going through life transitions, such as retirement, loss of a spouse, or relocating is life-changing. These experiences can make you feel uncertainty, grief, and anxiety. At Cognitive Care and Counseling, we provide a compassionate and supportive space to help older adults process these changes.

 

We work together to explore these emotions, build resilience, and discover new sources of meaning and fulfillment. Practical strategies, such as setting new goals, engaging in social activities, and fostering hobbies,  can enhance your well-being. We hope to help older adults reframe their experiences and adapt to new circumstances, so they lead satisfying and enriched lives despite the changes.

Our Services 

EMDR

A psychotherapy technique that helps you process and heal from trauma and distressing life experiences through guided eye movement and other forms of bilateral stimulation.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

A form of psychotherapy that aims to change patterns of thinking or behavior that cause problems in your life in order to alter the way you feel  and help you with self-awareness.

Humanistic Therapy 

A client-centered approach to therapy that emphasizes personal growth, self-actualization, and self-healing through empathy.

Mindfulness Therapy

A therapeutic approach incorporating mindfulness practices to help you focus on the present moment, reduce stress, and enhance emotional regulations and self-awareness.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy 

Combines cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices to help you prevent the reoccurrence of depression and manage negative thought patterns. 

Narrative Therapy 

A form of psychotherapy that helps you reshape your identity and experiences by exploring, understanding, and re-authoring the stories you tell about your life.

Person-Centered Therapy

A humanistic approach that creates a non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive therapeutic environment to foster self-exploration and personal growth.

Internal Family Systems Therapy 

A form of therapy designed to help you identify and harmonize your internal “parts” or sub-personalities fostering self-awareness and self-compassion.

Motivational Interviewing

Counseling that enhances motivation and commitment to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence through empathetic and collaborative dialogue.

Cognitive Care and Counseling offers a variety of services to help our clients achieve their mental health goals. 

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Testimonials

“A retired Primary Care Provider who helped manage Alzheimer's patients and caregivers. Now a caregiver myself, Michelle has provided coping, management and survival skills, I could not have accomplished on my own. Her advice surpasses the books and pamphlets.”

Past Client

Testimonials

“Michelle is compassionate, intelligent, knowledgeable, patient and most

of all knows how to listen and allow a client to process grief in confidence,

with dignity and safety. Working with Michelle has given me new insight and

improved the quality of my life.”

Existing Client
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