Caring for a loved one can be extremely rewarding – especially when the caretaker feels appreciated and loved. However, the pleasure isn’t always worth the effect it can have emotionally. Often, those caring for a loved one or family member can feel isolated, stressed, angry, traumatized, guilty, fearful and anxious. These repetitive feelings can lead to serious mental health issues, which can ultimately cause the caretaker to become emotionally unfit to care for their loved one.
Speaking to a mental health professional can help the caretaker process their feelings in a positive way and learn proven coping techniques to continue caring for their loved one in a productive and healthy way. Dr. Ronit Horwitz has been working with caretakers for over 20 years and has had great success using many different types of therapy, depending on the needs of the individual.