Episode 62: Caregiver Conversation with Kayla Estenson Williams
2:30 How to know if therapy is right for you.
3:11 Benefits of Therapy.
4:00 Reasons therapy is beneficial for caregivers
4:25 Expectations for your first therapy session.
7:30 Vulnerability and feeling uncomfortable is ok.
8:41 Worries about being judged by family and friends
10:00 The Therapist has a plan. No need to worry about having things to talk about.
11:30 Finding a therapist you’re comfortable with.
14:40 Making the decision to finally go to therapy.
15:15 The difference between therapy and Facebook groups and phone apps.
23:00 Your own personal cheerleader.
24:00 Knowing you need therapy but living around people who stigmatize therapy.
25:00 Honoring your needs and processing boundaries with your therapist.
28:00 Therapy is more that talk. The tools and skills you can learn with your therapist.
30:00 How therapy can help you become a more effective caregiver.
33:00 Problem solving and processing emotions.
36:00 Therapy is what you need for it to be.
38:03 You don’t need to know what you need help with when you go to therapy. Your therapist will help you figure that out.
40:00 Therapy is there for YOU.
42:19 Things to think of if you are still hesitating.
44:00 How to find a therapist. Links mentioned.
Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us
Therapy Den: https://www.therapyden.com/
Open Path Collective: https://openpathcollective.org/
46:00 Charlotte relates her experiences with therapy.
48:00 Realizing, once you go to therapy, that you should have started a long time ago.
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