Divorce Therapists in Calgary, AB

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Dr. Susan Clark
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2P
Dr. Clark is a Registered Psychologist and co-founder of the Calgary-based private practice: Taylor Clark Psychological Services. Dr. Clark has over ten years of clinical experience, first in California and more recently in Alberta, specializing in divorce and separation. She is dedicated to providing evidence-based practices and she is committed to staying current in her field with peer-reviewed research and regularly attending internationally and nationally renowned conferences and workshops.
Dr. Clark is a Registered Psychologist and co-founder of the Calgary-based private practice: Taylor Clark Psychological Services. Dr. Clark has over ten years of clinical experience, first in California and more recently in Alberta, specializing in divorce and separation. She is dedicated to providing evidence-based practices and she is committed to staying current in her field with peer-reviewed research and regularly attending internationally and nationally renowned conferences and workshops.
(877) 959-5931 x821 View (877) 959-5931 x821
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Norm Wellington
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, RFM, RPCA
Verified
Calgary, AB T2R
When parents say "good-bye" to each other in divorce mediation, the conflict has been well-managed only if children have been helped.
My practice, over the years, has become more and more attuned to problems of conflict and issues of violence. As a trained child psychologist, I have seen first hand the raw damage an emotional injury continues to create. As a clinician, it has not been unusual for me to see the same sorts of trauma: yet locked away in one's memory, living on in current behaviour. This is what conflict can do. The issues just seem to keep on repeating themselves, inevitably with the same unfortunate outcomes. (My role sometimes is the Life Coach who becomes a personal guide.)
When parents say "good-bye" to each other in divorce mediation, the conflict has been well-managed only if children have been helped.
My practice, over the years, has become more and more attuned to problems of conflict and issues of violence. As a trained child psychologist, I have seen first hand the raw damage an emotional injury continues to create. As a clinician, it has not been unusual for me to see the same sorts of trauma: yet locked away in one's memory, living on in current behaviour. This is what conflict can do. The issues just seem to keep on repeating themselves, inevitably with the same unfortunate outcomes. (My role sometimes is the Life Coach who becomes a personal guide.)
(403) 800-1150 View (403) 800-1150
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Crystal Hamill
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
Calgary, AB T2T  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling pain and anxiety due to a relationship issues, break up/divorce and or past relationships? Are you feeling exhaused from the same fights and your needs not being met? You might feel frustrated that you keep finding yourself in the same relationship patterns and not sure how to break them. What would it look to receive and get what you desire in relationships? Imagine what it would feel like to get your needs met and feel happy again. It’s possible – even if you don’t believe it yet! I bring a genuine, warm, and compassionate presence to counselling.
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling pain and anxiety due to a relationship issues, break up/divorce and or past relationships? Are you feeling exhaused from the same fights and your needs not being met? You might feel frustrated that you keep finding yourself in the same relationship patterns and not sure how to break them. What would it look to receive and get what you desire in relationships? Imagine what it would feel like to get your needs met and feel happy again. It’s possible – even if you don’t believe it yet! I bring a genuine, warm, and compassionate presence to counselling.
(587) 809-2627 View (587) 809-2627
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Jeannine Crofton
Psychologist, MA, FMC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3G
I am a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and Ontario. I offer online and in-person sessions. I am also a Divorce Mediator and provide Marital Mediation services. I teach in the Psychology department at Mount Royal University (MRU). I work with people who need guidance to redesign their relationship, work through a crisis or are transitioning into a co-parenting relationship with their spouse.
I am a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and Ontario. I offer online and in-person sessions. I am also a Divorce Mediator and provide Marital Mediation services. I teach in the Psychology department at Mount Royal University (MRU). I work with people who need guidance to redesign their relationship, work through a crisis or are transitioning into a co-parenting relationship with their spouse.
(587) 328-5545 View (587) 328-5545
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Carol A Daw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Are you looking for a helping hand through divorce, or other trauma, or are you struggling with feelings of uncertainty, general unhappiness, depression, or lower than ideal self-esteem? Together, we can look at strengths, look at what is not going the way you would like it to go, and strategize a plan for making things better. If you have experienced trauma - whether from a car accident, an assault, or abuse as a child, then I definitely have skills in helping to reduce ongoing negative effects of these experiences, primarily using a technique called EMDR, as well as other strategies.
Are you looking for a helping hand through divorce, or other trauma, or are you struggling with feelings of uncertainty, general unhappiness, depression, or lower than ideal self-esteem? Together, we can look at strengths, look at what is not going the way you would like it to go, and strategize a plan for making things better. If you have experienced trauma - whether from a car accident, an assault, or abuse as a child, then I definitely have skills in helping to reduce ongoing negative effects of these experiences, primarily using a technique called EMDR, as well as other strategies.
(866) 231-5630 View (866) 231-5630
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Gabrielle Hone Counselling
Psychologist, MC, BEd, BA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
I collaborate with clients to help them pursue healing, growth, and change in their lives. I support clients as they work through trauma due to present and past events, and to form meaning and purpose moving forward. I combine EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and play therapy, depending on clients' needs. I offer family mediation for those experiencing separation or divorce, to improve communication and build a path forward. I work with individuals, couples, and children. My hope is that clients achieve personal goals, connectedness, resolution, and the ability to face life head on.
I collaborate with clients to help them pursue healing, growth, and change in their lives. I support clients as they work through trauma due to present and past events, and to form meaning and purpose moving forward. I combine EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and play therapy, depending on clients' needs. I offer family mediation for those experiencing separation or divorce, to improve communication and build a path forward. I work with individuals, couples, and children. My hope is that clients achieve personal goals, connectedness, resolution, and the ability to face life head on.
(587) 417-2764 View (587) 417-2764
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Cathy McCurdy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MA, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3B
I specialize in all forms of couples work including pre-marital counselling, couples counselling, affair recovery and divorce counselling.
I am a professional therapist with over 20 years experience counselling couples, individuals, and families with relationship and personal issues, as well as supervising therapists and facilitating retreats. I truly enjoy helping couples reconnect and bring back the passion in their marriage. I also love helping clients meet their own individual goals such as increased self esteem, stress management and overcoming depression, along with many others. I seek to offer a compassionate approach and sensitivity to your issues, so that you can feel understood without judgement, and also use the latest training to help therapy be as effective as possible.
I specialize in all forms of couples work including pre-marital counselling, couples counselling, affair recovery and divorce counselling.
I am a professional therapist with over 20 years experience counselling couples, individuals, and families with relationship and personal issues, as well as supervising therapists and facilitating retreats. I truly enjoy helping couples reconnect and bring back the passion in their marriage. I also love helping clients meet their own individual goals such as increased self esteem, stress management and overcoming depression, along with many others. I seek to offer a compassionate approach and sensitivity to your issues, so that you can feel understood without judgement, and also use the latest training to help therapy be as effective as possible.
(587) 905-7047 View (587) 905-7047
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Nancy Rohatinsky
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified
Calgary, AB T3C
Listening to clients and providing a respectful environment where it is safe to explore life's challenges is the first step. Each of us has strengths. I respect the expertise you have in your own life, encourage you to look at things differently and guide you to discover your own inner wisdom to help you create solutions that work for you. My clients include individuals, couples and families struggling with relationship breakdown, separation/divorce, parent-child problems, employment issues, anxiety, depression or trauma. I have specialized training in mediation, parenting coordination, parenting assessments and EMDR for working with trauma.
Listening to clients and providing a respectful environment where it is safe to explore life's challenges is the first step. Each of us has strengths. I respect the expertise you have in your own life, encourage you to look at things differently and guide you to discover your own inner wisdom to help you create solutions that work for you. My clients include individuals, couples and families struggling with relationship breakdown, separation/divorce, parent-child problems, employment issues, anxiety, depression or trauma. I have specialized training in mediation, parenting coordination, parenting assessments and EMDR for working with trauma.
(587) 210-2442 View (587) 210-2442
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Shelley D Hanna
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Calgary, AB T2X
I specialize in trauma related symptoms and concerns. As an EMDR certified therapist I can help with complex trauma, relational trauma, phobias, mood and relationship concerns. I offer treatment intensives and day retreats. Depression, anxiety relationship concerns are often symptoms of trauma and we can explore healing further with EMDR and somatic therapies. I also support individuals and their family members struggling with stress, behaviour problems, communication difficulties, marital concerns, and co-parenting issues after separation and divorce. often a little help can change the direction to a more positive one.
I specialize in trauma related symptoms and concerns. As an EMDR certified therapist I can help with complex trauma, relational trauma, phobias, mood and relationship concerns. I offer treatment intensives and day retreats. Depression, anxiety relationship concerns are often symptoms of trauma and we can explore healing further with EMDR and somatic therapies. I also support individuals and their family members struggling with stress, behaviour problems, communication difficulties, marital concerns, and co-parenting issues after separation and divorce. often a little help can change the direction to a more positive one.
(587) 333-0283 View (587) 333-0283
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Divine Freedom Counselors and Narcotic Therapy
MA, PSYCH
Calgary, AB T3K
Improving relationships; conflict within families/marriages, divorce settlements (mediation), domestic abuse, etc.
My approach to counselling is for families and individuals to have successful relationships, creating the life they want to live that is full of love, joy and peace. I believe that each person has the ability to create changes within themselves, focusing on the ''NOW'' with strategies that include healing from the ''THEN.'' This will help build towards planning a desired future. For every question there is an answer, and to every problem a solution. I maintain confidentiality, hope and trust. I am here to help you move forward.
Improving relationships; conflict within families/marriages, divorce settlements (mediation), domestic abuse, etc.
My approach to counselling is for families and individuals to have successful relationships, creating the life they want to live that is full of love, joy and peace. I believe that each person has the ability to create changes within themselves, focusing on the ''NOW'' with strategies that include healing from the ''THEN.'' This will help build towards planning a desired future. For every question there is an answer, and to every problem a solution. I maintain confidentiality, hope and trust. I am here to help you move forward.
(403) 703-6342 View (403) 703-6342
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Holly Fox Bergeron
Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate, RPC-C
Verified
Calgary, AB T1X  (Online Only)
Hello! Thank you for landing here with me. I have been providing therapeutic support for women for the past two decades. My specialties are grief and transitions. You may be navigating adulthood, motherhood, or healing from the things we don't talk about: The grief you hold, or the divorce, surviving the narcissist, or perhaps you are midlife, peri/menopausal, standing in your empty nest wondering what happened and what is next?
Hello! Thank you for landing here with me. I have been providing therapeutic support for women for the past two decades. My specialties are grief and transitions. You may be navigating adulthood, motherhood, or healing from the things we don't talk about: The grief you hold, or the divorce, surviving the narcissist, or perhaps you are midlife, peri/menopausal, standing in your empty nest wondering what happened and what is next?
(587) 906-3935 View (587) 906-3935
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Cece Warren - Calgary Couples Therapy Associates
Counsellor, MHSc, CCC, RMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2H
If you are looking for a transparent therapist with over 13 years experience providing support to individuals and couples in their relationships, If you are struggling with an affair or betrayal, divorce consideration, relationship issues.
A Healthy Relationship That Includes Empathy, Compassion and Loving Boundaries. If you struggle with communication, empathy, validation or moments of conflict or your partner say hurtful things in arguments that you don't mean this can be changed. Perhaps you want to have better boundaries with each other or better boundaries with extended family? If you are recovering from an affair, not sure if you want to end your relationship or stay or simply want to learn better communication skills, I understand. Book a free consultation https://calgarycouplestherapy.janeapp.com/
If you are looking for a transparent therapist with over 13 years experience providing support to individuals and couples in their relationships, If you are struggling with an affair or betrayal, divorce consideration, relationship issues.
A Healthy Relationship That Includes Empathy, Compassion and Loving Boundaries. If you struggle with communication, empathy, validation or moments of conflict or your partner say hurtful things in arguments that you don't mean this can be changed. Perhaps you want to have better boundaries with each other or better boundaries with extended family? If you are recovering from an affair, not sure if you want to end your relationship or stay or simply want to learn better communication skills, I understand. Book a free consultation https://calgarycouplestherapy.janeapp.com/
(587) 400-3523 View (587) 400-3523
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Zuraida Dada
Psychologist, MA, RPsych, CPsych, CHRP
Verified
Calgary, AB T2E
My specializations include: Anxiety, depression, grief, trauma (including domestic violence), life transition (separation/divorce), workplace issues (including workplace harassment, racism, discrimination), return to work, immigration/integration.
Accepting new clients. Seasoned psychologist with over 20 years experience. CAP John C Service 2021 award recipient. Registered WCB/WSIB provider. I offer in person & virtual counselling to adult individuals. I treat anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, return to work/fitness for work, career counselling, psychological assessments, executive coaching & life, transition & relationship coaching. I am committed to guiding you to understand yourself better, identify your strengths, improve your resiliency & your coping strategies- resulting in your self- growth, overcoming your life challenges & living a meaningful & fulfilling life.
My specializations include: Anxiety, depression, grief, trauma (including domestic violence), life transition (separation/divorce), workplace issues (including workplace harassment, racism, discrimination), return to work, immigration/integration.
Accepting new clients. Seasoned psychologist with over 20 years experience. CAP John C Service 2021 award recipient. Registered WCB/WSIB provider. I offer in person & virtual counselling to adult individuals. I treat anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, return to work/fitness for work, career counselling, psychological assessments, executive coaching & life, transition & relationship coaching. I am committed to guiding you to understand yourself better, identify your strengths, improve your resiliency & your coping strategies- resulting in your self- growth, overcoming your life challenges & living a meaningful & fulfilling life.
(825) 809-5420 View (825) 809-5420
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Jacqueline Van Starkenburg
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, BCHST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
I support children, youth, families, and adults for a variety of issues such as self-regulation, bullying, divorce, abuse, self-esteem issues, family violence, grief/loss, anxiety, self-harm, behavioural issues, identity issues, etc.
Starting therapy can feel scary and difficult, and I am here to support you as you begin this journey toward healing and growth. I use a variety of modalities that best suit the needs of my clients and work from a trauma informed and attachment-based lens. I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Therapeutic Play, Solution Focused strategies, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and use a Strength Based approach.
I support children, youth, families, and adults for a variety of issues such as self-regulation, bullying, divorce, abuse, self-esteem issues, family violence, grief/loss, anxiety, self-harm, behavioural issues, identity issues, etc.
Starting therapy can feel scary and difficult, and I am here to support you as you begin this journey toward healing and growth. I use a variety of modalities that best suit the needs of my clients and work from a trauma informed and attachment-based lens. I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Therapeutic Play, Solution Focused strategies, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and use a Strength Based approach.
(825) 254-7901 View (825) 254-7901
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Agnieszka Witkowska
Psychologist, RPsych, MC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2Y
I help clients who face anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, separation, divorce, weight and health issues, important life decisions, addictions, grief and loss.
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in counselling. I specialize in clinical psychology. I work with individuals: adults and adolescents, and with couples. I can help you to feel better, to increase your self-esteem and to heal from past experiences. If you experienced trauma, abuse, if you have been struggling with depression, anxiety for a long time call me to schedule an appointment. I will help you to experience well-being, to learn and implement new skills and to see your life differently. I offer different approaches to therapy such as: ACT, CBT-Mindfilness, Psychodynamic, Gottman, Emotion-Focused.
I help clients who face anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, separation, divorce, weight and health issues, important life decisions, addictions, grief and loss.
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in counselling. I specialize in clinical psychology. I work with individuals: adults and adolescents, and with couples. I can help you to feel better, to increase your self-esteem and to heal from past experiences. If you experienced trauma, abuse, if you have been struggling with depression, anxiety for a long time call me to schedule an appointment. I will help you to experience well-being, to learn and implement new skills and to see your life differently. I offer different approaches to therapy such as: ACT, CBT-Mindfilness, Psychodynamic, Gottman, Emotion-Focused.
(866) 316-6703 View (866) 316-6703
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Rhonda Kent
Psychologist, MA, R Psych, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2T
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years experience. I work effectively with children, adolescents and adults. I have worked extensively in the areas of trauma, grief and loss, separation/divorce, anxiety/depression, suicide intervention, suicide bereavement, parenting issues and domestic violence. I utilize art and play therapy interventions while working with children and teens. I focus on hope and teaching positive coping skills. I am trained in EMDR and ART and am skilled in working with complex trauma and PTSD. I believe we all have the capacity to overcome any challenge.
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years experience. I work effectively with children, adolescents and adults. I have worked extensively in the areas of trauma, grief and loss, separation/divorce, anxiety/depression, suicide intervention, suicide bereavement, parenting issues and domestic violence. I utilize art and play therapy interventions while working with children and teens. I focus on hope and teaching positive coping skills. I am trained in EMDR and ART and am skilled in working with complex trauma and PTSD. I believe we all have the capacity to overcome any challenge.
(403) 778-0535 View (403) 778-0535
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Complete Psychological Services
Psychologist, RPsych, CPT, MSc
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2C
Complete Psychology offers effective assessment, counselling, and treatment solutions serving Calgary's southeast communities for all ages. Complete Psychology's therapists are specialized in areas such as; Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Gender Spectrum, Couples/Marriage, Stress, Learning Disabilities, Separation and Divorce, Motor Vehicle Impact Assessments and more. With expertise in Mental Health for individuals, couples, and families. Need a bilingual therapist? We have English, Mandarin, and Cantonese-speaking therapists. Visit our website for details about all areas of treatment offered and our team.
Complete Psychology offers effective assessment, counselling, and treatment solutions serving Calgary's southeast communities for all ages. Complete Psychology's therapists are specialized in areas such as; Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Gender Spectrum, Couples/Marriage, Stress, Learning Disabilities, Separation and Divorce, Motor Vehicle Impact Assessments and more. With expertise in Mental Health for individuals, couples, and families. Need a bilingual therapist? We have English, Mandarin, and Cantonese-speaking therapists. Visit our website for details about all areas of treatment offered and our team.
(587) 207-5960 View (587) 207-5960
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Mani Brar
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Exploring mental health can be scary and challenging. I am passionate about helping others and offer a safe space to explore various issues. As a Registered Psychologist, I have experience helping individuals with anxiety, depression, stress, grief/ loss, life transitions, sexuality, women’s health issues, as well as divorce/separation. I believe in working with my clients to create tailored treatment goals. I offer a free, 15-minute consultation to help you decide whether we would be a good fit and to answer any of your questions.
Exploring mental health can be scary and challenging. I am passionate about helping others and offer a safe space to explore various issues. As a Registered Psychologist, I have experience helping individuals with anxiety, depression, stress, grief/ loss, life transitions, sexuality, women’s health issues, as well as divorce/separation. I believe in working with my clients to create tailored treatment goals. I offer a free, 15-minute consultation to help you decide whether we would be a good fit and to answer any of your questions.
(587) 600-2920 View (587) 600-2920
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Natalia Bergman
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
11 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
I apply Play Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to help children with anxiety, attention difficulties, stress, behavioural concerns, bullying, grief and loss, parent-child conflict, and support children's feelings after their parents' divorce.
Children experience the world differently. Adults can talk; children prefer to play. Play therapy allows freedom and growth. The play experience takes children's focus off negative self-talk and promotes positive self-awareness. Play therapy helps to explore emotions, work through challenges, and nurtures mastery and resilience. As a Registered Play Therapist with advanced training in play therapy, I can help you find a way to connect with your child. A fully equipped playroom with special toys allows children to fully express their feelings, and supports their growth and changes.
I apply Play Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to help children with anxiety, attention difficulties, stress, behavioural concerns, bullying, grief and loss, parent-child conflict, and support children's feelings after their parents' divorce.
Children experience the world differently. Adults can talk; children prefer to play. Play therapy allows freedom and growth. The play experience takes children's focus off negative self-talk and promotes positive self-awareness. Play therapy helps to explore emotions, work through challenges, and nurtures mastery and resilience. As a Registered Play Therapist with advanced training in play therapy, I can help you find a way to connect with your child. A fully equipped playroom with special toys allows children to fully express their feelings, and supports their growth and changes.
(587) 803-3312 View (587) 803-3312
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Angeline Murwisi
Counsellor, MSW, BA, RSW
Verified
Calgary, AB T2M
I have experience working with individual teenagers, adults, and couples around the area of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, couples counselling, parenting, separation and divorce.
Life is a gift and it's beautiful but sometimes it brings us challenges, that maybe difficult to navigate and resolve. Every life challenge has its underlying root causes. Whether they are past or present experiences. I firmly believe that nothing just happens. However, for every life challenge there is HOPE. Hope sustains us.
I have experience working with individual teenagers, adults, and couples around the area of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, couples counselling, parenting, separation and divorce.
Life is a gift and it's beautiful but sometimes it brings us challenges, that maybe difficult to navigate and resolve. Every life challenge has its underlying root causes. Whether they are past or present experiences. I firmly believe that nothing just happens. However, for every life challenge there is HOPE. Hope sustains us.
(587) 412-5162 View (587) 412-5162

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Divorce Counsellors

How does therapy for people affected by a divorce work?

Individuals may feel a number of emotions following a divorce, such as shock, guilt, grief, anger, and fear. Therapists offer a non-judgmental space for individuals to talk about what they’ve experienced and process their emotions. Therapists will help clients develop coping strategies. They can also help a client rebuild their sense of self and self-worth and talk about what a happier future might look like.

What’s the most common type of therapy following a divorce?

There are several types of therapy that may be useful for divorce, including cognitive behavioural, acceptance and commitment, solution-focused brief, and mindfulness-based therapies. Many therapy types are talk-therapy based, which is typically the most popular option for individuals dealing with divorce. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a widely-used talk therapy, however, there’s no specific therapy type that’s designed to help people with divorce, and different types will work depending on the person.

When should an individual seek help due to a divorce?

When the feelings of a divorced individual, or an individual going through the process of divorce, begin to disrupt healthy daily functioning, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If a person finds that they are not performing at work due to problems with anxiety or motivation, if they’re no longer seeing friends due to feelings of shame, or if they’re not properly taking care of themselves as a result of depression, speaking to a professional could help.

How do you encourage someone to go to therapy due to a divorce?

It’s helpful to express concern and love for the individual while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Sharing how the individual appears to be suffering, and what effects it has on them or on their children, should be done with compassion and empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.