counseling for brain injury caregivers

Sue Shepard MFT - Counseling for Brain Injury Caregivers

If you are caring for a loved one with a brain injury, then you know too well how stressful it is to deal with the physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that the survivor faces. As their caregiver, you may be experiencing some of these common reactions to this stressful situation:

  • Anxiety / Excessive Worrying
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Distress
  • Easily frustrated
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling out of control
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Increase in alcohol use
  • Irritability
  • Lack of sleep
  • Physical pain/illiness
  • Social isolation

If you have found your way to this page, then it is my hope that you recognize the value of seeking support for yourself so that you can continue to provide the level of care you desire for your loved one. Please let me be there for you during this demanding journey. I have over 14 years experience working with adults with brain injuries and their family members. I truly understand your unique needs as a caregiver. Since brain injury affects the entire family, I can help family members better understand the changes their loved one is going through and guide you as you develop a new and different relationship with them.

I realize it is hard to make time for yourself when you are overwhelmed with the needs of another, but it is crucial to your well being for you to have support too. You have made countless appointments for your loved one. Take this moment to call 714-751-0888 and schedule an appointment for yourself. It is not being selfish to focus on your needs. More accurately, it is called self-care.

I hope to hear from you soon. In the meantime, here are some resources you may find helpful:

Resources for Brain Injury Caregivers

Resources for Brain Injury Survivors

My counseling office is centrally located in Orange County near the 55, 73, and 405 freeways. I provide therapy in my Costa Mesa location which is just minutes away from Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Huntington Beach, and Tustin. For address, map and directions , please visit the Contact Me page.


2900 Bristol St., G-201, Costa Mesa, CA


Call daily from 9AM to 9PM for appointment

Appointments during hours listed below:


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Call me now at (714) 751-0888