Family Therapy for Chronic Illness and Caregivers 

Family Therapy for Chronic Illness and Caregivers 

When a partner, child, parent, or other loved one is diagnosed with an illness, the family is often impacted dramatically. Some may take on the duties of caregiving, while others are processing a new diagnosis.

Families with chronic illness come in many forms. Whether it’s a grandparent, child, parent, or other individual, the family may be deeply changed and impacted. These circumstances can lead to issues with intimacy, communication, distribution of household labor, and finances. I helps families facing a wide variety of chronic illness find their new normal as a unit.

Family therapy for chronic illness and caregivers is often focused on:
  • creating new communication patterns
  • processing emotional reactions to the illness
  • developing both togetherness and independence in the family
  • learning how to utilize your own internal strengths and resources to address interpersonal problems or medical complications.

You and your family will learn how to manage an illness and caregiver duties, while having a fulfilling and positive relationship.

The family unit is defined by the client and often consists of the most integral people in the family. Families come in a shapes and sizes and all benefit from family therapy for chronic illness and caregivers.

Could you benefit from family therapy for chronic illness and caregivers? Set up a free, 15 minute phone consult with Whitney.