Caring for a loved one, from the lifelong commitment of raising a child with autism or other disabilities, to caring for an aging parent or relative, involves an emotional toll not always recognized or addressed by many caregivers. Guilt, shame, jealousy and anger are some commonly identified emotions associated with being responsible for the care of a family member. Those feelings, as with all feelings experienced by caregivers, are appropriate and valid. Counseling is a safe environment in which you can process those feelings and prioritize your needs in order to properly care for yourself while caring for others. It can also provide a platform for problem solving some of the specific challenges you are facing.