Parents and caregivers often go to heroic lengths to assure that the significant needs of their children are met, while their own needs go by the wayside.
Parenting a child with disabilities or special needs can be a stressful experience. Parents and caregivers face stigma, judgement of their parenting from others, 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 often unable to grasp the impact of these experiences, creating loneliness and isolation.
As the mother of a child with disabilities, Michelle offers a unique perspective and insight into the experiences of families who also have a child or children with disabilities. Individual and group therapy are available to support parents and caregivers to increase resilience and promote healthy coping.
If you are interested in individual or group therapy, please contact Michelle by clicking this link, or the contact tab above.