Parents and caregivers of children with disabilities often go to heroic lengths to assure that the significant needs of their children are met while their own needs go to the wayside.
Parenting a child with special needs is a stressful and at times unrewarding experience. Parents and caregivers face stigma, judgement of their parenting from others who lack an understanding of the child’s disability, discrimination against the child (ableism), and feelings of loss and grief. Despite good intentions and the desire to be supportive, friends and family members are unable to grasp the impact of these experiences, creating loneliness and isolation.
As the mother of a child who has been diagnosed with multiple invisible disabilities, I offer a unique perspective and insight into the experiences of families who also have a child or children with disabilities. I offer individual and group therapy to support parents and caregivers to increase resilience and promote healthy coping.
If you are interested in individual or group therapy, please contact me by clicking this link, or the contact tab above.