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 can face stigma, judgement of their parenting from others, discrimination against their child*, 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 therapy and parent groups are available to support parents and caregivers.
If you are interested in individual therapy or a parent group, please contact Michelle by clicking this link, or the contact tab above.
* discrimination or prejudice against people with disabilities is known as ableism