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Senior Peer Counselors have an interest in helping others work through age-related issues. They are Placer County residents who are 55 years old and better. They bring their life experience, have been screened by Placer County, and have completed the intensive 24-hour training.
Once Senior Peer Counselors complete the initial training, they attend weekly group meetings supervised by mental health professional, and monthly in-services and training. Senior Peer Counselors will listen, support, and gently coach each client to reach his/her own solution.
Please note - Senior Peer Counselors are not licensed Mental Health Practitioners, but trained listeners with lived experience.
Senior Peer Counselors may be able to assist with the following topics:
Participation in the Senior Peer Counseling program is voluntary. If you want to make a referral on behalf of someone else, please note that they need to want to participate in the program. You can connect with the Senior Peer Counseling Coordinator by calling: 916-787-8859. All referrals are confidential and subject to approval by the Senior Peer Counseling Coordinator and availability of a Senior Peer Counselor.