Pioneer Psychological Associates, LLC

 
Pioneer Psychological Associates, LLC
                                                                                                                                                                               
Daniel J. Wachtel, Psy.D.

        

Caregivers:

            

Are You Caring For Your Spouse, Aging Parents, or Loved One?

  • Feeling overwhelmed?
  • Drained emotionally by feelings of guilt?
  • Frustrated by mounting tension among your family about caring for your ailing loved one?
  • Are you exhausted by long distance care giving?
  • Frustrated by a parent/loved one who needs help but rejects it?

Your Life Doesn't Have to be This Way

You can learn how to deal with the feelings and challenges that arise from caring for your elderly loved ones. You can create a balanced life caring for your immediate family while dealing with caregiving. You can manage the negative emotions that may be associated with providing care and find the resources to help you manage their difficulties.

How Therapy Can Help

The therapy process can help you move from an unmanageable situation to one where you manage the situation; it no longer manages you. I will assist you in setting goals and establishing the necessary steps to implement these goals. By approaching the challenges of being a caregiver through counseling, you will learn

  • How to avoid power struggles.
  • How to balance caring for aging parents/loved one and caring for your children without feeling overwhelmed.
  • How to deal with feelings of guilt, anger, and resentment.
  • How to deal with disagreement among family about how to provide "best" care. 

Dealing with aging is an ongoing process. It’s important that you know your limits and ask for help before you reach those limits. You don't have to do it all.  You strive to reach a comfortable balance. This will change as circumstances change, so that being flexible is an important part of being involved in the care of your loved one.

Please call to make an appointment for help with the challenge of caring for your aging parent/loved one.