Colleen Schloemann, LCSW, conducts private, confidential counseling sessions with older adults in the comfort of their own home or assisted living apartment. She offers a free consultation with clients and family members interested in improving their responses to transitional life events.
Colleen has vast interest in and knowledge of the challenges of growing older. While an undergraduate student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), she was a caregiver for several elderly Carbondale residents experiencing both cognitive and physical limitations, and also volunteered in local nursing homes and senior centers. She began her professional career by providing caring and compassionate counseling services to older adults in 1981, working in adult day care centers, the Community Care Program, home health care agencies, and area hospitals. In 1999, several years after earning her Masters in Social Work, Colleen began providing in-home counseling to elderly clients as a Medicare approved provider.
Colleen and her husband have two children and six grandchildren. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, golfing, gardening and cooking.
Specializing in geriatric mental health, Colleen holds a Certificate of Gerontology. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is credentialed as a qualified provider by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). She has been a member in good standing of the National Association of Social Workers since 1994 and subscribes to the NASW Code of Ethics.