Depression and anxiety can affect any of us as we age, regardless of our background or achievements. Symptoms of elderly depression and anxiety can affect every aspect of one’s life, impacting energy levels, appetite, sleep, and interest in work, hobbies, and relationships. This class will help identify signs, educate regarding symptoms, and explore effective ways to treat anxiety and depression.
Kathy E. Phoenix DSW, LCSW
Kathy is a Doctor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has had the privilege of journeying with individuals as a social worker since 1989. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings to include mental health, chronic illness, geriatrics, palliative & hospice care, and complicated grief & bereavement. Kathy also served in the US Army Reserve from 1989 – 1996 as a medical laboratory specialist and has continued to incorporate a specialty of working with veterans and their families into her social work practice. Along with maintaining a small clinical practice, Kathy is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. She obtained her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from Capella University in 2019, Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Kansas in 1996 and her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Colorado State University in 1989.
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