Being a caregiver of a loved one is not easy.
Feel trapped in overdrive – on edge, irritable, ready to snap?
Do you experience poor concentration or confusion, or feel easily overwhelmed?
Are you having difficulty sleeping?
Are you feeling tired and run down?
Care giving for your loved one is a uniquely rewarding experience, it is also a mentally and physically demanding. Talking to friends and other family members only goes so far. How could they really understand what it might be like to care for your parent or partner whose personalities seem to change by the day? Will revealing those changes to those around you change their perceptions of your loved one?
Your reality can feel complex and at times overwhelming- and feeling better is more than possible. In fact, with therapy I expect you will begin feeling better as we implement our compassionate and client-focused evidence-based techniques and strategies together. Counseling can help you cope with the strains that cause your feelings of overwhelm, as well as enhance this wonderful time of life for you.
“I don’t have time for me,” you have heard yourself say more than once when someone asks you how you are today. You are “on-call” 24-7. When someone asks you how you are doing, you answer with “My loved one is doing ok today”. Who cares for the caregiver? You should know you are not alone.
So if these sound like you…
– I want to feel more fully connected to my partner, parent, or child
– I think I need to do everything perfectly, but I’m failing
– I wish to thrive as a caregiver, but I don’t know if I am
– I would like support and understanding
…Then caregiver counseling could be for you.
Therapy can help you feel valued, calm, capable, and connected as you begin or continue your caregiver journey. Therapy can help with a wide variety of new caregiving issues, from smaller issues and feelings, to dealing with the major challenges or transitions that you could be experiencing.
In my non-judgmental, supportive practice we will discuss your wants and needs openly and respectfully. If you’re looking for an understanding and experienced ear to help you through this time, please contact me today for an appointment.