Help for Caregivers


If you’re caring for a loved one with a chronic illness -- be it a spouse, parent, or child -- you know firsthand how emotionally and physically draining this role can be.


The Center for Creative Arts Therapy can help you find a balance between caring for your loved one and caring for yourself.


Caregiving can present enormous and unanticipated psychological challenges: 


  • Burnout from the constant demands on your time

  • Guilt from inattention to the needs of others in your life

  • Surprising anger (and sometimes consequent guilt) at the person who is ill: How can I be mad at a sick person?

  • Sadness and grief over changes in your life, loss of hope about the future

  • Questioning of faith, declining spiritual attunement

  • Disappointment in others’ ability to help

  • Difficulty managing anger

  • Self-doubt and questioning of identity

  • Wanting to escape, divorce

  • Concerns about parenting issues

  • Financial stress and fear

  • Changes in your romantic and sexual life

  • Difficulty with complex medical and ethical decisions


Let us help you find ways to: 


  • Nuture yourself despite the overwhelming demands on your time

  • Prevent burnout

  • Forgive yourself for having feelings you find unacceptable or confusing

  • Reconnect with your faith and spirituality

  • Cope with changes in your relationship with your ill loved one

  • Effectively manage your other relationships

  • Make decisions effectively

  • Find self-acceptance

  • Parent your children effectively


We look forward to working with you on the path to reclaiming your life and appreciating yourself. Contact us today!

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst,

Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.


Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.