Counseling for Caregivers
Being a caregiver is a courageous, generous, and loving thing to do for someone, but it’s also enormously difficult. It’s important to have support for yourself, especially if caregiving is starting to cause continuous stress and beginning to affect your mental health.
Even caregivers need support.
If you’re providing caregiving to a loved one in Tacoma, whether it’s through a health crisis or helping them to age in place, we encourage you to read further and learn about the counseling services available to support a caregiver.
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Our Caregiver Support Services Philosophy
Seeking help and having support is having strength, not weakness
Every caregiver is on their own path and it can be difficult to find yourself in unexpected circumstances. Long-term care services and providing caregiving can be lonely and scary at times, and we understand those feelings of hopelessness and fear can come up unexpectedly when dealing with present situations or the future unknown.
If you’re beginning to feel physically and emotionally drained by caring for a loved one, starting to feel lost and afraid of what the future will bring, or overwhelmed by the life decisions and obligations to the family, there is no shame in seeking help from a therapist or caregiver support group.
Your mental and physical health matters too.
Providing Caregiver Support and Counseling Resources
By providing counseling and psychotherapy to caregivers, we help them gain a renewed sense of hope, freedom from what is driving them down, and a greater sense of control back over their life and job again.
Our mental health team specializes in issues related to aging and caregivers. Whether you’re providing care to a family member, to someone struggling through a new diagnosis, or finding yourself in an unexpected life situation, we at Villageplan have the resources to support you in navigating this difficult time.
Our Caregiving Support Specialties
As caregivers ourselves, we understand the challenges that come with aging and providing care to a loved one in the family. We are here to support you where you are and move forward together.
We have extensive experience in helping Tacoma caregivers through the challenges they face, such as:
In-Home Options Available
Caregiving is a time-consuming job and with the other areas of life that need attention, it can be difficult to visit a mental health counselor’s office. This is especially true if providing care and support for a loved one unable to travel to appointments. We are happy and able to provide support to your Tacoma home and make sure you get the help needed.
Our counselors are available to give help around Tacoma, whether in homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, adult family homes, or other types of care facilities. Whichever way is easiest to get the support required.
We also serve the following communities:
Virtual Counseling for WA Care Professionals
Being a caregiver can make it difficult to access care and support, whether you’re providing care for a loved one or unable to leave for an appointment, or if there are no local services in Tacoma for you. We at Villageplan believe everyone who needs support should have access to quality resources.
Virtual Counseling is a convenient and confidential way to meet with a licensed counselor without leaving your loved one at home or neglecting care responsibilities. All you would need for your appointment is a smartphone or computer with both internet access and video capabilities. While some may prefer in-person visits, many clients have reported how intimate counseling in their own homes can be.
Your Privacy Matters
We recognize the need for privacy and security. Our counselors use a HIPAA-compliant system to ensure your account information is protected.
Learn more about Villageplan licensed counseling – in the office, at home, or through videoconference.