Portland Therapy Blog
Local experts share the latest information and resources on all things mental health.
Caring for a family member who is unable to care for him or herself is one of the most stressful, challenging, and loving gifts you can offer another person. Caregiving can provide spiritual and relational rewards, but it can also tax your body, spirit, and emotions like few other efforts. Family caregivers require support from others and time for self-care, but all too often they become overwhelmed, isolated, and unable to get the help they need. A counselor can help family caregivers avoid these pitfalls.
Starting therapy for your child can be a difficult, emotional decision for parents. Many parents worry that the therapist will judge their parenting style or that their children may not want to attend sessions. If you are wondering whether or not therapy would be beneficial for your child or teen, here are some indicators to keep an eye out for as you make your decision:
People are complex and relationships are bound to be doubly so. In an individual there are layers of thoughts, emotions, memories, experiences, physical urges, and beliefs that combine to create a single personality. In a relationship, both partners go through this same process individually, and together create something new.