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“Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.”

Tia Walker, from The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

A Caregiver is someone who provides direct care to someone who is sick or disabled. A Care Partner is someone who cares about someone who is sick or disabled.

Caring for or about someone with an illness can be a rewarding experience, but it’s also difficult. It can take a toll on your body and your mind. You may go through periods of sadness and frustration. You pour your heart and soul into your loved ones’ care, and the stress of this commitment can have unintended emotional consequences. Counseling can help you achieve emotional stability through this difficult time.

 
 
 

Here are some of the things we may address in therapy:

  • Dealing with feelings of isolation, powerlessness, guilt, sadness, and anxiety

  • Preventing burnout and empathy fatigue

  • Handling difficult decisions

  • Navigating the health care system 

  • Knowing what to say and do when your friend or loved one is struggling

  • Self-care and your personal health needs

  • Balancing your needs with those of your care recipient

  • Strengthening your problem solving abilities

  • Learning to set boundaries

  • Improving communication with your care recipient

  • Managing all the roles a care person juggles

  • Helping your care recipient through the ups and downs of illness

  • Gaining additional resources to support yourself and your care recipient

 
 

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