Dr. Kathryn Johnson, PhD, a behavioral health specialist at The Everett Clinic discusses the golden years. The Golden Years are not always so golden. Often as people get older, they aren't where they thought they would be in life and are needing help and support. As we get older, people tend to be lonely as their friends and family move or pass away. Often an unexpected event (such as a health crisis or loss) can cause a need for emotional support. The adult child often helps their parent get connected to professional help with benefits both the parent and the child. Anyone can benefit from therapy - it is never too later to feel better.