Caregiver Support

At Ironwood Counseling, I understand the unique challenges and demands that come with being a caregiver for our parents, from personal experience as well as professionally. Caring for aging parents can be a fulfilling and meaningful experience, but it can also be emotionally and physically draining. I am here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate this complex journey.

My Approach:

  1. Compassionate and Empathetic Listening: I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can openly express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Shauna has been trained in normative development throughout the lifespan which helps her understand how this role change can affect both your and your parent(s) emotional wellbeing.
  2. Tailored Support: I know that every caregiver’s situation is unique. Shauna will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs, challenges, and goals. We take into account your parent’s health condition, your relationship dynamics, and any other factors that may be influencing your caregiving experience.
  3. Stress Management and Self-Care: Caregiving can often leave you feeling overwhelmed and neglecting your own needs. We prioritize teaching you effective stress management techniques and self-care strategies to help you maintain your physical and mental well-being. By taking care of yourself, you will be better equipped to provide the best possible care for your parents.
  4. Emotional Support: The emotional toll of caregiving can be significant. Shauna is here to provide you with emotional support, validation, and guidance throughout your journey. I will help you process difficult emotions such as guilt, grief, frustration, and anxiety while equipping you with coping mechanisms to navigate these challenges.
  5. Education and Resources: I believe that knowledge is power. From practical tips to navigating healthcare systems to understanding legal and financial aspects, we aim to empower you with the necessary tools and knowledge to make informed decisions.

Take the First Step: If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or in need of support as a caregiver for your parents, we encourage you to take the first step toward seeking therapy. Shauna is a compassionate therapist who is ready to help you on your caregiving journey, empowering you with the tools and support you need to navigate the challenges and find balance in your life.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your path toward emotional well-being and support as a caregiver. Remember, you don’t have to face this journey alone.

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