Dr. Frank Ogle, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Frank Ogle, Ph.D., LMFT, a native San Diegan, is a licensed Marriage Family therapist who currently works at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital in the Senior Intensive Outpatient Program (SIOP), a nationally recognized program designed to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of older adults who are experiencing depression or anxiety. Prior to coming to Mesa Vista Hospital, he worked at a psychiatric crisis center for Community Research Foundation (CRF) in the south region for over 17 years. Dr. Ogle’s work with seniors include running group sessions, assessing for suicide risk, individual sessions and coordinating treatment with family and other providers.
Dr. Ogle addresses a number of issues our seniors face as they make many transitions in life that include: finding renewed purpose in retirement, changes in mobility ranging from not driving to requiring assistance walking, grieving the loss of a spouse, partner, child, or friend, and loneliness to name just a few. In the last few years, Dr. Ogle has brought a focus and interest in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a therapeutic approach. ACT focuses on what a person values and how to pursue those values / priorities even in the midst of depression, anxiety, and loss. This is especially relevant in the current COVID-19 pandemic where many options for patients have become limited and yet this approach is helping many to engage in their wellness journey.