Divorce Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Photo of Dr. Lisa Ferrari, Psychologist in Vancouver, BC
Dr. Lisa Ferrari
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y
She offers expertise in child and adolescent mental health, family therapy, individual counselling, art/play therapy, separation and divorce, collaborative divorce, and psychological/diagnostic assessment.
Dr. Lisa Ferrari is a registered clinical psychologist who has been providing psychological services and counselling for over 18 years. In addition to her private practice, she has worked in clinical settings such as child and youth mental health, and child and family counselling centres. Dr. Ferrari has also held positions as an Adjunct Faculty member position at the Adler School for Professional Psychology and Clinical Supervisor for community child and family trauma counselling programs. She has also consulted with school personnel, on supporting children and youth with various behavioural, and emotional difficulties.
She offers expertise in child and adolescent mental health, family therapy, individual counselling, art/play therapy, separation and divorce, collaborative divorce, and psychological/diagnostic assessment.
Dr. Lisa Ferrari is a registered clinical psychologist who has been providing psychological services and counselling for over 18 years. In addition to her private practice, she has worked in clinical settings such as child and youth mental health, and child and family counselling centres. Dr. Ferrari has also held positions as an Adjunct Faculty member position at the Adler School for Professional Psychology and Clinical Supervisor for community child and family trauma counselling programs. She has also consulted with school personnel, on supporting children and youth with various behavioural, and emotional difficulties.
(866) 535-0261 View (866) 535-0261
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Yaletown Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Jessica is a skilled and experienced counsellor committed to helping individuals, couples, and families create effective and lasting change. She is experienced with a variety of presenting issues. These issues include relationship struggles, separation and divorce, stress, anxiety and depression, life transitions, parenting, grief/loss, and personal growth.
Jessica is a skilled and experienced counsellor committed to helping individuals, couples, and families create effective and lasting change. She is experienced with a variety of presenting issues. These issues include relationship struggles, separation and divorce, stress, anxiety and depression, life transitions, parenting, grief/loss, and personal growth.
(249) 503-8533 View (249) 503-8533
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Lesley Holm
Art Therapist, BCATR
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Some challenges Lesley provides support for include: anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, parenting, child-parent relationships, gifted children and youth, anger and frustration, life transitions, communication skills, self-harm, adolescent and family discord, childhood emotional and behavioural problems and sleep issues.
Lesley Holm is a Registered Art Therapist at the Vancouver Psychology Centre. Over the past twenty years she has provided counselling and art therapy in schools, counselling centres and private practice for individuals, groups, children, youth and adults. Her clinical focus is in working with children and youth with anxiety and their families and providing therapy for children and families impacted by divorce and separation.
Some challenges Lesley provides support for include: anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, parenting, child-parent relationships, gifted children and youth, anger and frustration, life transitions, communication skills, self-harm, adolescent and family discord, childhood emotional and behavioural problems and sleep issues.
Lesley Holm is a Registered Art Therapist at the Vancouver Psychology Centre. Over the past twenty years she has provided counselling and art therapy in schools, counselling centres and private practice for individuals, groups, children, youth and adults. Her clinical focus is in working with children and youth with anxiety and their families and providing therapy for children and families impacted by divorce and separation.
(587) 850-2735 View (587) 850-2735
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Michael Elterman
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, RPsych, (BC), (AB)
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6S
After a separation and divorce it brings out the best and worst in people.
I have been practicing as a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in B.C. for 40 years. I was previously the Senior Psychologist at the Vancouver Health Dept. and the Director of Psychology at VGH (Shaughnessy). I was a consultant to the Family Justice Counselling Service (BC Attorney General) for 10 years and the National Parole Board of Canada. My clients these days see me primarily for parenting and post-separation problems. This can take the form of parenting assessments for the Court, consulting, and Parent Coordination. I am registered to practice in BC and Alberta. Equally importantly I am a husband, father and grandfather.
After a separation and divorce it brings out the best and worst in people.
I have been practicing as a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in B.C. for 40 years. I was previously the Senior Psychologist at the Vancouver Health Dept. and the Director of Psychology at VGH (Shaughnessy). I was a consultant to the Family Justice Counselling Service (BC Attorney General) for 10 years and the National Parole Board of Canada. My clients these days see me primarily for parenting and post-separation problems. This can take the form of parenting assessments for the Court, consulting, and Parent Coordination. I am registered to practice in BC and Alberta. Equally importantly I am a husband, father and grandfather.
(778) 655-8634 View (778) 655-8634
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Marcelle Sophia Blancato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, RSW, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
Divorce is a challenging time for all family members. For children it can be especially difficult. My philosophical approach when addressing the challenges children face as well as their parents is Two Hearts One Home. If the divorce is high conflict overcoming challenges often require a team approach. The Family Co- Parenting Centre is an association of Independent professionals serving Vancouver, Richmond, Delta and Surrey.
Divorce is a challenging time for all family members. For children it can be especially difficult. My philosophical approach when addressing the challenges children face as well as their parents is Two Hearts One Home. If the divorce is high conflict overcoming challenges often require a team approach. The Family Co- Parenting Centre is an association of Independent professionals serving Vancouver, Richmond, Delta and Surrey.
(778) 200-3584 View (778) 200-3584
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Zinat Sajadi
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
Going through separation and divorce is a rough process. The yelling, the tears or the fights that happen in the house is keeping you up at night and/or make you worry about your future. It is already difficult to discuss what belongs to who at this point, not to mention there are children involved. You want your children to be ok, but not sure how. Things that your partner said or did in the past seem to be stuck in your head and make you angry or sad. You want peace, you want no conflict and a way out of this emotional disaster. Talk to me, I am here to listen.
Going through separation and divorce is a rough process. The yelling, the tears or the fights that happen in the house is keeping you up at night and/or make you worry about your future. It is already difficult to discuss what belongs to who at this point, not to mention there are children involved. You want your children to be ok, but not sure how. Things that your partner said or did in the past seem to be stuck in your head and make you angry or sad. You want peace, you want no conflict and a way out of this emotional disaster. Talk to me, I am here to listen.
(604) 638-3113 View (604) 638-3113
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Mark Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J
Do you sometimes feel stuck in your personal life? Do you get anxious or depressed? Are you concerned or struggling in your marriage or relationship? Do you find communication isn't what it could be or should be? Perhaps your intimacy, emotionally or sexually has waned a bit? How one thinks about these situations plays an important part in how you get change happening. Having a place to think it through and create new ways of approaching these life situations is a valuable thing. I create a safe place to explore these issues in a non-judgmental atmosphere, whether personal issues, relationship issues or divorce issues.
Do you sometimes feel stuck in your personal life? Do you get anxious or depressed? Are you concerned or struggling in your marriage or relationship? Do you find communication isn't what it could be or should be? Perhaps your intimacy, emotionally or sexually has waned a bit? How one thinks about these situations plays an important part in how you get change happening. Having a place to think it through and create new ways of approaching these life situations is a valuable thing. I create a safe place to explore these issues in a non-judgmental atmosphere, whether personal issues, relationship issues or divorce issues.
(778) 860-4433 View (778) 860-4433
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Shelley Lisa Behr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
As a divorce coach, I work with families to develop effective plans that put the children first, revise existing plans, improve communication , and help with co-parent decision making.
One of the most difficult things to do in life is to ask for help. I understand that making the first call is stressful, and I am open to hearing your concerns as soon as we connect. I encompass a non judgmental approach, based on strength and resilience. I work collaboratively with my clients to empower them to make important changes in their lives. As a counselor, I support each client's own experience of their story. I take a holistic approach to understand the many layers that surround life challenges, to create connections and promote change.
As a divorce coach, I work with families to develop effective plans that put the children first, revise existing plans, improve communication , and help with co-parent decision making.
One of the most difficult things to do in life is to ask for help. I understand that making the first call is stressful, and I am open to hearing your concerns as soon as we connect. I encompass a non judgmental approach, based on strength and resilience. I work collaboratively with my clients to empower them to make important changes in their lives. As a counselor, I support each client's own experience of their story. I take a holistic approach to understand the many layers that surround life challenges, to create connections and promote change.
(604) 273-3451 View (604) 273-3451
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Stewart Counselling & Associates - Richard Marquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, RSW
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
I am an Associate with Stewart Counseling, a trauma and cognitive behavioral therapist serving healthcare and technology professionals, fire fighters, first responders, military veterans, front line workers, First Nations peoples, visible minorities, LGBTQ2S people. My practice consists of extending progressive psychotherapy and clinical social work services to a diversity of individuals, groups and communities struggling with complex forms of trauma/PTSD, bereavement and grief concerns, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, mental health disorders, divorce and custodial disputes, bullying, discrimination and social alienation,
I am an Associate with Stewart Counseling, a trauma and cognitive behavioral therapist serving healthcare and technology professionals, fire fighters, first responders, military veterans, front line workers, First Nations peoples, visible minorities, LGBTQ2S people. My practice consists of extending progressive psychotherapy and clinical social work services to a diversity of individuals, groups and communities struggling with complex forms of trauma/PTSD, bereavement and grief concerns, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, mental health disorders, divorce and custodial disputes, bullying, discrimination and social alienation,
(604) 687-7171 View (604) 687-7171
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Melinda Freitas
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
Areas of specialization include navigating life changes (divorce, grief/loss, change of career), expertise in chronic anxiety/depression, communication skill development/addressing family conflict, stress mgmt for anxiety, panic disorder and burnout prevention/trmt, assessment of self-limiting behaviours and stabilization/safety planning for DV survivors.
Accepting New Clients / Available for supervision (not practicum students). People today are making their mental health a priority. When someone reaches out for counselling, it's usually because of a problem they want to work through, something they hope to change, or an area of their life they desire to grow and develop. My passion is to support & walk alongside my clients at these times in their lives. Counselling is very much a collaborative process. I see my role as creating a therapeutic environment that feels comfortable & safe so clients can explore their lives more fully and come to a greater understanding of who they are.
Areas of specialization include navigating life changes (divorce, grief/loss, change of career), expertise in chronic anxiety/depression, communication skill development/addressing family conflict, stress mgmt for anxiety, panic disorder and burnout prevention/trmt, assessment of self-limiting behaviours and stabilization/safety planning for DV survivors.
Accepting New Clients / Available for supervision (not practicum students). People today are making their mental health a priority. When someone reaches out for counselling, it's usually because of a problem they want to work through, something they hope to change, or an area of their life they desire to grow and develop. My passion is to support & walk alongside my clients at these times in their lives. Counselling is very much a collaborative process. I see my role as creating a therapeutic environment that feels comfortable & safe so clients can explore their lives more fully and come to a greater understanding of who they are.
(587) 848-3278 View (587) 848-3278
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Hilda Nanning Counselling
Counsellor, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
Hilda Nanning provides specialized therapy for individuals experiencing crisis, trauma, discord or conflict in regards to self or in relation to others. Some of the relationships Hilda's clients bring into the therapeutic sessions may involve intimate or family relations. Some of the problems she is skilled to work with include: relational discord, issues relating to separation/divorce, trauma, grief/loss, health, aging, employment/career, sexuality, identity, fleeing sociopathy/ violence and abuse, substance misuse, eating/not-eating , challenging transitions and emotional pain such as: worries and fears, depression, regret, shame, eroded confidence/self-esteem and anxiety, feeling stuck or isolated.
Hilda Nanning provides specialized therapy for individuals experiencing crisis, trauma, discord or conflict in regards to self or in relation to others. Some of the relationships Hilda's clients bring into the therapeutic sessions may involve intimate or family relations. Some of the problems she is skilled to work with include: relational discord, issues relating to separation/divorce, trauma, grief/loss, health, aging, employment/career, sexuality, identity, fleeing sociopathy/ violence and abuse, substance misuse, eating/not-eating , challenging transitions and emotional pain such as: worries and fears, depression, regret, shame, eroded confidence/self-esteem and anxiety, feeling stuck or isolated.
(866) 418-0979 View (866) 418-0979
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Viktoria Ivanova
Counsellor, MEd, BSc, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Are you going through break up? Separation? Divorce? Or perhaps you are not sure if you should stay or leave the relationship you are in? Relationship break down can bring turmoil and chaos to our whole lives, leaving us feeling disoriented, heartbroken, and shocked. We are quite often unprepared for these painful events and have no idea how to navigate these difficult emotions. It can feel like the whole world is spinning underneath your feet. Relationship Counselling is a place where you can catch your breath and begin to make sense of it all is so you can feel the ground under your feet once again.
Are you going through break up? Separation? Divorce? Or perhaps you are not sure if you should stay or leave the relationship you are in? Relationship break down can bring turmoil and chaos to our whole lives, leaving us feeling disoriented, heartbroken, and shocked. We are quite often unprepared for these painful events and have no idea how to navigate these difficult emotions. It can feel like the whole world is spinning underneath your feet. Relationship Counselling is a place where you can catch your breath and begin to make sense of it all is so you can feel the ground under your feet once again.
(604) 670-3077 View (604) 670-3077
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Sylvana A Yeomans
Counsellor, MA, RPC, MPCC, CCPCP
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J
I have widespread knowledge of family dynamics. I can help you deal with depression, anxiety, anger, and addiction in the family. I can explore traumatic events, attachment, emotion regulation, neglect and family of origin issues, and understand domestic violence and its effect. I can help explore issues of separation, divorce and co-parenting. If you were a victim and have a police incident number or face being charged with assault by the court. I can support you deal with your addiction. I can support increase your self esteem and explore your issues.
I have widespread knowledge of family dynamics. I can help you deal with depression, anxiety, anger, and addiction in the family. I can explore traumatic events, attachment, emotion regulation, neglect and family of origin issues, and understand domestic violence and its effect. I can help explore issues of separation, divorce and co-parenting. If you were a victim and have a police incident number or face being charged with assault by the court. I can support you deal with your addiction. I can support increase your self esteem and explore your issues.
(604) 227-8065 View (604) 227-8065
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Flavia Braunstein Markman
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCPA, CRP
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I provide individual, couple, family and group counselling services to adults, youth and children with personal issues such as anxiety, depression and stress, divorce/separation, family dynamics, eating disorders, relationships and other issues.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor of BCACC-BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC), Member of CRP- Regional Council of Psychology (Brazilian Psychological Association) - Associate member of SPID- Iracy Doyle Psychoanalytic Society, Brazil (IFPS- International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies, USA. In almost 3 decades of being a Psychologist/ Psychoanalyst in Brazil, I have provided a wide range of direct and coordinating services through mental health centers, hospitals, universities, and private practice. I also have a projects experience presenting and leading and I continue to participate in teachings and trainings
I provide individual, couple, family and group counselling services to adults, youth and children with personal issues such as anxiety, depression and stress, divorce/separation, family dynamics, eating disorders, relationships and other issues.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor of BCACC-BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC), Member of CRP- Regional Council of Psychology (Brazilian Psychological Association) - Associate member of SPID- Iracy Doyle Psychoanalytic Society, Brazil (IFPS- International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies, USA. In almost 3 decades of being a Psychologist/ Psychoanalyst in Brazil, I have provided a wide range of direct and coordinating services through mental health centers, hospitals, universities, and private practice. I also have a projects experience presenting and leading and I continue to participate in teachings and trainings
(289) 277-5732 View (289) 277-5732
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Minoo Asadi
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6G
Are you feeling anxious and cannot figure out why ? when working with my clients my goal is to help them and manage their feeling more effectively , i have over 10 years experience working with individual , couples , families , children and adolescents .Some areas of my expertise include Depression , anxiety , anger issue ,stress management,trauma, Grief and loss , marriage issue , divorce recovery , infidelity ,trust issues , self esteem , self confidence and eating disorder
Are you feeling anxious and cannot figure out why ? when working with my clients my goal is to help them and manage their feeling more effectively , i have over 10 years experience working with individual , couples , families , children and adolescents .Some areas of my expertise include Depression , anxiety , anger issue ,stress management,trauma, Grief and loss , marriage issue , divorce recovery , infidelity ,trust issues , self esteem , self confidence and eating disorder
(604) 359-6121 View (604) 359-6121
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Dianne Gilmour
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
I also specialize in supporting individuals as they move through major transitions in their lives; divorce, retirement, aging, empty-nesting.
Struggling in your relationship and at a crossroads? Just out of or going into a new relationship and struggling with that? Experiencing a huge life transition and stuck in fear, confusion and pain? My approach is very clear and pragmatic. I support you in identifying what your challenges are; what's really going on. We collaborate on goals for our work together because 'winging it' simply isn't helpful and a total waste of your money. I give tools and strategies specific to your goals and support you in achieving them as quickly as possible. I offer a free 30 minute no-obligation consultation, virtually or in-person.
I also specialize in supporting individuals as they move through major transitions in their lives; divorce, retirement, aging, empty-nesting.
Struggling in your relationship and at a crossroads? Just out of or going into a new relationship and struggling with that? Experiencing a huge life transition and stuck in fear, confusion and pain? My approach is very clear and pragmatic. I support you in identifying what your challenges are; what's really going on. We collaborate on goals for our work together because 'winging it' simply isn't helpful and a total waste of your money. I give tools and strategies specific to your goals and support you in achieving them as quickly as possible. I offer a free 30 minute no-obligation consultation, virtually or in-person.
(778) 902-0506 View (778) 902-0506
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Kristin Schneck
Psychologist, MC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
As a Registered Psychologist in both British Columbia and Alberta. I provide individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I also provide parent counselling sessions. I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families in both acute care and community mental health settings in various mental health roles. I provide treatment for issues related to early childhood experiences, trauma, anxiety, anger, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, self-esteem, relationships, divorce and separation, parenting, and stress.
As a Registered Psychologist in both British Columbia and Alberta. I provide individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I also provide parent counselling sessions. I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families in both acute care and community mental health settings in various mental health roles. I provide treatment for issues related to early childhood experiences, trauma, anxiety, anger, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, self-esteem, relationships, divorce and separation, parenting, and stress.
(587) 318-2233 View (587) 318-2233
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Vancouver Child Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Dr. Limbos is a registered psychologist who specializes in child psychology, working with children, youth and their families. Our objective is to help children realize their full potential through psychological assessment and treatment. Dr. Limbos has a broad range of experience in clinical and school psychology and will conduct a comprehensive assessment, and formulate a treatment plan for children who present with issues including the following: learning disabilities, giftedness, developmental/intellectual disabilities, autism, ADHD, behavior difficulties, depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, self-esteem, divorce, and substance abuse. Dr. focuses on providing timely and professional services for children, adolescents and their families.
Dr. Limbos is a registered psychologist who specializes in child psychology, working with children, youth and their families. Our objective is to help children realize their full potential through psychological assessment and treatment. Dr. Limbos has a broad range of experience in clinical and school psychology and will conduct a comprehensive assessment, and formulate a treatment plan for children who present with issues including the following: learning disabilities, giftedness, developmental/intellectual disabilities, autism, ADHD, behavior difficulties, depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, self-esteem, divorce, and substance abuse. Dr. focuses on providing timely and professional services for children, adolescents and their families.
(604) 210-1829 View (604) 210-1829
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Diana Ball
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
One of the most rewarding feelings in life is to feel a sense of ease and acceptance with who you are, despite your vulnerabilities. Like many others, it might be difficult for you to lean on others, yet you face challenges in managing your own emotions. You may feel disconnected from others or who you once were. I have been in the education system for 15 years and have extensive experience working with a variety of children, teens and parents struggling with difficult family dynamics, anxiety, depression, separation, divorce, trauma, major life transitions, and abuse.
One of the most rewarding feelings in life is to feel a sense of ease and acceptance with who you are, despite your vulnerabilities. Like many others, it might be difficult for you to lean on others, yet you face challenges in managing your own emotions. You may feel disconnected from others or who you once were. I have been in the education system for 15 years and have extensive experience working with a variety of children, teens and parents struggling with difficult family dynamics, anxiety, depression, separation, divorce, trauma, major life transitions, and abuse.
(672) 202-3772 View (672) 202-3772
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Innerverse Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
We work with individuals, couples, and families to address a wide variety of concerns. Areas of focus may include: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Marital issues, Separation, Divorce, Parenting, Relationship problems, Addictions, Low self-esteem, Assertiveness, Anger, Communication, Career issues, Grief, Aging, Health issues.
We work with individuals, couples, and families to address a wide variety of concerns. Areas of focus may include: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Marital issues, Separation, Divorce, Parenting, Relationship problems, Addictions, Low self-esteem, Assertiveness, Anger, Communication, Career issues, Grief, Aging, Health issues.
(506) 497-6457 View (506) 497-6457

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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.