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About Carolyn Sandel

Before founding Older Stronger Wiser Counseling, Carolyn spent over 20 years growing her expertise as a leader in the aging services field. Working with older adults and their families as the Executive Director of nationally recognized not-for-profit organizations in the Boston area has given Carolyn a unique perspective on the needs of older adults. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Carolyn now hopes to bring her seasoned and compassionate approach to families and individuals.

As the Executive Director of Goddard House Assisted Living, Carolyn spearheaded many initiatives including becoming the first Assisted Living in Massachusetts to gain national accreditation with SAGEcare as an LGBTQ friendly community.

Carolyn also developed a Parkinson’s Program to help individuals living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers to provide resources and support. The program has helped many individuals with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders to reduce their symptoms and increase their quality of life.

Carolyn holds a Certification in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and can integrate holistic techniques into her practice.

Mission Statement

To provide mental health counseling to older adults and their caregivers in the comfort of their homes through home visits or telehealth. Using a person-centered and individualized approach to empower independence, and improve quality of life and provide support and resources for older adults and their caregivers.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Certified Dementia Practitioner

Allied Team Training for Parkinson Professional


Our core style is centered on compassion and understanding for the challenges we all face as we age. Our focus on “the whole” person, mind, body, and spirit, is designed to weave together a personal, individualized approach to care for each of our clients


We have a deep understanding and compassion for the challenges faced by older adults and their caregivers including, isolation, life transitions and chronic illness.


We provide support to strengthen independence by focusing on building on individual strength, interest, and abilities to help older adults and individuals with chronic illness achieve their best lives


We believe that well being and a higher quality of life can be achieved through support and resources to help individuals learn the techniques and skills to grow from the past and make the best designs for their future.


Carolyn always took a personal interest in our mother in all cases she responded with compassion, going “beyond the call of duty in support of us and our mom. Carolyn is by all standards an individual of sustained superior character, professionalism and carriage.

  • Wendy (Daughter of client)

Carolyn Sandel, LICSW, a thoughtful, caring mental health practitioner, is an ardent advocate for older adults. The helping relationships she forms with clients empower them to exercise their autonomy and achieve optimum well-being in potentially overwhelming, depressing and challenging life, health and/or family situations. A consummate professional, she is skilled, responsive and always supportive.

—Marie Curcio, MSW

I have witnessed firsthand Carolyn’s caring qualities, and patience with the elderly population and families that we served, I witnessed her knowledge, charm, and the need to be helpful, and to be of service to this population, her passion is evident to all who come in contact with her, Carolyn is someone you can count on when you are faced with challenges both clinically and professionally. Carolyn is someone that I would seek out for empathy, sympathy and diplomacy, and count on heavily for her objective point of views.

-News Marcellus,LPN

In my many experiences with Carolyn, she has exhibited a deep sense of compassion for others, as well as a commitment to help others live their best lives. Counselors like Carolyn have the ability to demonstrate both a strong intellect and problem-solving ability while using a warm gentle approach in her communication style.

– Lance,  Longtime fellow caregiver

Carolyn is kind, compassionate, and easy to talk to. She thinks outside the box, especially when it comes to problem-solving and navigating challenges. She is trustworthy and a true advocate for whomever she is serving, providing consistent and reliable support, always!

  • Rebecca M. Enchriched Life Director

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