How to Find a Therapist
Being the parent or caregiver of a child with a medical condition can be very stressful. Some medical experiences you have with your child may be traumatic. As many as 1 in 5 adults has a mental health concern like depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress disorder. The chance that you will experience a mental health concern increases when you have a child with a medical condition. It can be hard to find the time or resources to take care of your mental health, but taking care of yourself is important for both your well-being and your child’s.
A therapist can help you manage stress, worries, sadness, anger, grief, and more. Therapists are licensed mental health professionals who can listen to your concerns and help you solve problems. Therapists can teach you strategies that help you manage difficult emotions, thoughts, and memories. Therapists can also help you to improve communication with your loved ones or work through problems in your relationships. The steps below can help you find a therapist.