Therapy for Special Needs Caregivers

Caring for individuals with special needs can be very demanding. These demands on you can be physical, mental and emotional. The issues that you face are not short term and can generate stress, anxiety and depression. These feelings center around your loved one’s education, health, emotional and social well being.

Doing things like going to the movies, having dinner out or going to the park are never simple. You’re concerned about a melt down, possible stares from strangers or negative comments about your loved one’s behavior or appearance. Sometimes it can be exhausting and isolating because you may feel no one understands what you’re going through or can relate to your struggles.

Caregivers may feel sadness or guilt because the future you envision for your loved one may no longer be possible. Managing the day to day activities for someone with special needs can be overwhelming. From doctors appointments, school, to therapy sessions you wonder are you doing enough. You take care of your family and prioritize everyone else but the person you often forget about taking care of is yourself.

I am a mother of 3 children, one of whom has special needs. I understand first hand the challenges in caring for someone who has needs that require constant attention. I also understand that the best way to take care of your loved ones is to take care of yourself.

Here you will find a place where you can express yourself freely while also learning techniques to help you better manage stress, anxiety and depression.

If you are ready to take care of yourself, to give yourself the same care and compassion you give to others, then please, call us to make an appointment.



100 Broadhollow Road, Suite 108
Farmingdale, NY 11735

cceballos@livewellpsychotherapyli.com
(631) 769-7763

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