The role of a caregiver is often a challenging one. It might lead to burn-out and feelings of depression, anxiety, and guilt. The caregiver’s stress is often overlooked as the focus is on the welfare of the care-receiver. Caregivers often lack the space to share their frustrations and vulnerabilities.
Therapy provides the following and much more:
- The much-needed space for caregivers to share their stress and fears
- Exploration of self-care while taking care of others
- Ways to manage difficult emotions such as guilt and sadness
- Interventions that deal with underlying concerns such as depression that might arise due to various reasons. One such reason is reduced interaction with one’s own life
- A non-judgmental and compassionate space for anxiety and grief that appear out of the anticipation of the care-receiver’s loss
- Grief-counseling for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one