Divorce Therapists in Winnipeg, MB

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Elaine Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2K
Waitlist for new clients
Parenting issues/family conflict and divorce are my speciality.
There are times in life, when we may need some extra support in navigating overwhelming experiences, thoughts and feelings. You could be experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness or feelings of sadness; whatever the issue, you need not struggle alone. Finding a therapist who can provide you with empathy, support and compassion is the first step in your healing journey. I would welcome the opportunity to support you on the journey of self-care and compassion, as you discover your true authentic self
Parenting issues/family conflict and divorce are my speciality.
There are times in life, when we may need some extra support in navigating overwhelming experiences, thoughts and feelings. You could be experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness or feelings of sadness; whatever the issue, you need not struggle alone. Finding a therapist who can provide you with empathy, support and compassion is the first step in your healing journey. I would welcome the opportunity to support you on the journey of self-care and compassion, as you discover your true authentic self
(204) 400-3263 View (204) 400-3263
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Mariana Sussi - Winnipeg Narrative Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MFT, CCC, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
We can help you deal and overcome a variety of issues such as abuse, domestic violence, suicide ideation, mental health, depression, grief, self-esteem, body image, divorce, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, addictions, parenting skills among others.
***IN PERSON AND ONLINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. Our work has been informed by a number of different therapeutic models. In the last sixteen years we have been dedicated to integrate Narrative Ideas and Social Justice models into our practice. In those conversations that happen in our offices, people can reclaim their own preferred stories and re-define themselves by centering on stories that don't restrict their lives to the definition that the problem imposes on them. It's in the core of our work to believe that people that seeks for counselling come to it with a number of skills, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities.
We can help you deal and overcome a variety of issues such as abuse, domestic violence, suicide ideation, mental health, depression, grief, self-esteem, body image, divorce, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, addictions, parenting skills among others.
***IN PERSON AND ONLINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. Our work has been informed by a number of different therapeutic models. In the last sixteen years we have been dedicated to integrate Narrative Ideas and Social Justice models into our practice. In those conversations that happen in our offices, people can reclaim their own preferred stories and re-define themselves by centering on stories that don't restrict their lives to the definition that the problem imposes on them. It's in the core of our work to believe that people that seeks for counselling come to it with a number of skills, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities.
(204) 229-7720 View (204) 229-7720
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Megan Duczminski
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2H
I have varied experience, which includes: childhood trauma, chronic stress, grief & loss, sex and sexuality, gender identity, divorce and separation, and work/income stress.
Are you struggling with challenges in your intimate relationship(s)? Are you and your partner(s) experiencing conflict, communication breakdown, infidelity, difficult family dynamics, and/or long-standing issues that you have been unable to resolve on your own? Are there life stressors or past experiences that have been keeping you from living a life of more fulfillment and ease? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I would like to help! I offer a holistic, person-centred approach in a down-to-earth style to help individuals and couples overcome obstacles. Counselling is tailored to your personal needs and goals.
I have varied experience, which includes: childhood trauma, chronic stress, grief & loss, sex and sexuality, gender identity, divorce and separation, and work/income stress.
Are you struggling with challenges in your intimate relationship(s)? Are you and your partner(s) experiencing conflict, communication breakdown, infidelity, difficult family dynamics, and/or long-standing issues that you have been unable to resolve on your own? Are there life stressors or past experiences that have been keeping you from living a life of more fulfillment and ease? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I would like to help! I offer a holistic, person-centred approach in a down-to-earth style to help individuals and couples overcome obstacles. Counselling is tailored to your personal needs and goals.
(431) 531-5290 View (431) 531-5290
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Sharon Young
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, BA(hon)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3G
Over the years, I have developed advanced knowledge in the areas of reproductive health, loss and grief, crisis and conflict, relationships, pregnancy and post partum depression, decision making, workplace stress, parenting, anger management, emotional regulation, solution focused therapy, divorce, anxiety and change.
I offer the opportunity to experience “Aha!” moments, explore patterns of behaviour and examine the how and why. My hope is that you will gain clarity and insight into yourself, your strengths and build the skills you need to consider different ways of coping with life’s challenges. With over 20 years of experience in community health, my approach to therapy is eclectic and relies heavily on relationship. I use a range of therapy models, which allows me to tailor our sessions to meet your needs.
Over the years, I have developed advanced knowledge in the areas of reproductive health, loss and grief, crisis and conflict, relationships, pregnancy and post partum depression, decision making, workplace stress, parenting, anger management, emotional regulation, solution focused therapy, divorce, anxiety and change.
I offer the opportunity to experience “Aha!” moments, explore patterns of behaviour and examine the how and why. My hope is that you will gain clarity and insight into yourself, your strengths and build the skills you need to consider different ways of coping with life’s challenges. With over 20 years of experience in community health, my approach to therapy is eclectic and relies heavily on relationship. I use a range of therapy models, which allows me to tailor our sessions to meet your needs.
(204) 400-4012 View (204) 400-4012
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Murielle Jennings
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, CCC, RMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Help with creating healthy relationships with self and others such as: new, pre-marriage/union prep, remarriage, separation, divorce; parenting co-, single-, parent-child conflicts; life adjustments/transitions - career changes, bereavement/loss; anxiety, depression, bullying, chronic illness, trauma, gender, sex and sexuality, and spirituality.
As a client-centered Family Therapist/Counsellor, I have the privilege of working with families, relationships and individuals. I help find the strength to create life changes, by identifying current patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, while working toward increasing an overall sense of well-being. I believe that a strong, trusting, and comfortable therapeutic relationship coupled with a compassionate and respectful approach fosters a safe environment. It is here that difficult topics and the sense of being "stuck" can be discussed and explored, until new/different ways for sustainable change can be found and implemented.
Help with creating healthy relationships with self and others such as: new, pre-marriage/union prep, remarriage, separation, divorce; parenting co-, single-, parent-child conflicts; life adjustments/transitions - career changes, bereavement/loss; anxiety, depression, bullying, chronic illness, trauma, gender, sex and sexuality, and spirituality.
As a client-centered Family Therapist/Counsellor, I have the privilege of working with families, relationships and individuals. I help find the strength to create life changes, by identifying current patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, while working toward increasing an overall sense of well-being. I believe that a strong, trusting, and comfortable therapeutic relationship coupled with a compassionate and respectful approach fosters a safe environment. It is here that difficult topics and the sense of being "stuck" can be discussed and explored, until new/different ways for sustainable change can be found and implemented.
(204) 817-0540 View (204) 817-0540
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Ashley Gaboury
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS, DAYS, EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS -Free mindfulness worksheets in my photo gallery below- Let me pour you a cup of coffee or tea and let’s talk. I want to know more about you. You will achieve your goals, in a non-judgemental, safe environment where you can be yourself and speak freely. I primarily work in areas including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, sleep, stress, parenting , coping skills, women’s issues, relationships, conflict, divorce, behavioral issues, and anger management.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS, DAYS, EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS -Free mindfulness worksheets in my photo gallery below- Let me pour you a cup of coffee or tea and let’s talk. I want to know more about you. You will achieve your goals, in a non-judgemental, safe environment where you can be yourself and speak freely. I primarily work in areas including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, sleep, stress, parenting , coping skills, women’s issues, relationships, conflict, divorce, behavioral issues, and anger management.
(204) 819-0395 View (204) 819-0395
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Colleen N Boomer
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2V
I have been a social worker in a clinical setting for over 20 years. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, parents and individuals. I have extensive experience in working with children/adolescents/adults experiencing mental health concerns (Anxiety, Depression), ADHD, suicidal thoughts, grief and loss, abuse concerns, supporting children/parents in adjusting to parental divorce, and parent-teen conflict.
I have been a social worker in a clinical setting for over 20 years. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, parents and individuals. I have extensive experience in working with children/adolescents/adults experiencing mental health concerns (Anxiety, Depression), ADHD, suicidal thoughts, grief and loss, abuse concerns, supporting children/parents in adjusting to parental divorce, and parent-teen conflict.
(204) 813-6510 View (204) 813-6510
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Karen Bourdon
MA, CPC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2M
Having personally experienced challenges of past low self-esteem, domestic violence, single parenting, poverty, divorce, cancer, grief, house fire, and having an adult child with mental health, addiction and homelessness, I can identify with many of you.
Are you dealing with discouragement, confusion and hopelessness, needing compassion, direction and hope? I have been a therapist for over two decades bringing hope and compassion to hundreds of clients over the years. I strength of mine is to be able to build a quick therapeutic alliance with my clients, and have a unique combination of being both soft and gentle, while being bold and direct where invited.  I enjoy the thrill of watching people blossom into the potential that each one is meant to be, having gained clarity, healing and freedom.
Having personally experienced challenges of past low self-esteem, domestic violence, single parenting, poverty, divorce, cancer, grief, house fire, and having an adult child with mental health, addiction and homelessness, I can identify with many of you.
Are you dealing with discouragement, confusion and hopelessness, needing compassion, direction and hope? I have been a therapist for over two decades bringing hope and compassion to hundreds of clients over the years. I strength of mine is to be able to build a quick therapeutic alliance with my clients, and have a unique combination of being both soft and gentle, while being bold and direct where invited.  I enjoy the thrill of watching people blossom into the potential that each one is meant to be, having gained clarity, healing and freedom.
(431) 441-2609 View (431) 441-2609
Photo of Monique Tellier, Registered Social Worker in Winnipeg, MB
Monique Tellier
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCAAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2H
My practice is guided by therapeutic strategies/models including Child-Centered Animal-Assisted Therapy, Attachment-based, Strengths-Based, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psycho-educational, Theraplay and Mindfulness. My experience includes working with children/teens struggling with anxiety, ADHD, separation/divorce, attachment, social skills, grief/loss, self-regulation and anger management. I have provided individual and group interventions depending on client need.
My practice is guided by therapeutic strategies/models including Child-Centered Animal-Assisted Therapy, Attachment-based, Strengths-Based, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psycho-educational, Theraplay and Mindfulness. My experience includes working with children/teens struggling with anxiety, ADHD, separation/divorce, attachment, social skills, grief/loss, self-regulation and anger management. I have provided individual and group interventions depending on client need.
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Jessica Peart Gonzalez
MSc, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 20 years, helping people overcome struggles with panic attacks, OCD, anxiety and major life stressors such as divorce, loss and relationships. I also help clients struggling with self esteem, social difficulties, jealousy, loneliness, guilt, grief and trauma. I help clients identify areas of stuckness and help them resolve patterns of defeating thinking and behaviour, to find new solutions using evidence-based methods that yield results. I work under the clinical supervision of Dr Darek Dawda.
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 20 years, helping people overcome struggles with panic attacks, OCD, anxiety and major life stressors such as divorce, loss and relationships. I also help clients struggling with self esteem, social difficulties, jealousy, loneliness, guilt, grief and trauma. I help clients identify areas of stuckness and help them resolve patterns of defeating thinking and behaviour, to find new solutions using evidence-based methods that yield results. I work under the clinical supervision of Dr Darek Dawda.
(204) 813-7086 x4 View (204) 813-7086 x4
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Tara L Sheppard
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I provide therapy and counselling to help you and your loved ones cope with complex personal and relational issues such as trauma, abuse, loss, infertility, high level conflict and communication breakdown, infidelity, adoption, social oppression, sexuality issues, immigration loss/trauma, adoption related issues, separation, divorce and blended family issues. Offices located in Winnipeg and Hong Kong and convenient Skype, Facetime and e-therapy options also available.
I provide therapy and counselling to help you and your loved ones cope with complex personal and relational issues such as trauma, abuse, loss, infertility, high level conflict and communication breakdown, infidelity, adoption, social oppression, sexuality issues, immigration loss/trauma, adoption related issues, separation, divorce and blended family issues. Offices located in Winnipeg and Hong Kong and convenient Skype, Facetime and e-therapy options also available.
(204) 977-2261 View (204) 977-2261
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Kim Purcell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3T
I use a systemic approach to working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I use a number of therapeutic strategies and models in my work with clients including, solution focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness approaches. I have experience treating adults, children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, relationships, parenting practices, anger management, grief/loss, and separation and divorce. I also have experience and training in marital/couples counselling.
I use a systemic approach to working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I use a number of therapeutic strategies and models in my work with clients including, solution focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness approaches. I have experience treating adults, children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, relationships, parenting practices, anger management, grief/loss, and separation and divorce. I also have experience and training in marital/couples counselling.
(204) 500-1474 View (204) 500-1474
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Butterfly Project
ACC
Not Verified Not Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I host a variety of social services but mainly conduct private counselling sessions on any topic as I have much experience on a broad range of issues such as abuse, suicide, mental health, depression, self-esteem, body image, youth, marriage, families, women's issues, aboriginal issues, immigrant, employment, divorce, etc.
With a 97% success rate...at Butterfly Project your counsellor provides an empathic, comforting, supportive & non-judgemental environment with a client-centered approach to counselling. Meaning you are the expert of your own life & I, Gorete Rodrigues will help guide & assist you in finding answers and the direction that is best for you while being that unbiased support. I am a well respected professional in the social service & therapist industry and have built a positive reputation within the personal and professional community based on humility, honesty, compassion, dedication and trust. I feel the counselling experience is a valuable one and believe deeply in the process.
I host a variety of social services but mainly conduct private counselling sessions on any topic as I have much experience on a broad range of issues such as abuse, suicide, mental health, depression, self-esteem, body image, youth, marriage, families, women's issues, aboriginal issues, immigrant, employment, divorce, etc.
With a 97% success rate...at Butterfly Project your counsellor provides an empathic, comforting, supportive & non-judgemental environment with a client-centered approach to counselling. Meaning you are the expert of your own life & I, Gorete Rodrigues will help guide & assist you in finding answers and the direction that is best for you while being that unbiased support. I am a well respected professional in the social service & therapist industry and have built a positive reputation within the personal and professional community based on humility, honesty, compassion, dedication and trust. I feel the counselling experience is a valuable one and believe deeply in the process.
(204) 400-2856 View (204) 400-2856
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Eldon Pullman
MA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3G
Some of my specialities are working with clients who are experiencing relationship issues, grief, alcohol and drug, marital conflict, depression and anxiety, financial, separation and divorce issues .
Thirty three years of counselling experience has given me expertise in all areas of counselling. I am concerned for people experiencing individual, relationship, family and anger management concerns. I work with all clients in a safe and confidential environment to help them gain wholeness and a new perspective in their lives. I also offer video counselling via Skype. People can access me from anywhere in the world. I have clients over-seas and across Canada.
Some of my specialities are working with clients who are experiencing relationship issues, grief, alcohol and drug, marital conflict, depression and anxiety, financial, separation and divorce issues .
Thirty three years of counselling experience has given me expertise in all areas of counselling. I am concerned for people experiencing individual, relationship, family and anger management concerns. I work with all clients in a safe and confidential environment to help them gain wholeness and a new perspective in their lives. I also offer video counselling via Skype. People can access me from anywhere in the world. I have clients over-seas and across Canada.
(204) 817-9052 View (204) 817-9052
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Jennifer Heinrichs Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3B
I work with grief and loss, separation and divorce, depression and anxiety, addiction, trauma, and life cycle changes.
We are all worthy of living life as our best selves, in spite of difficulties. I work with individuals, couples and families respectfully and collaboratively. I facilitate a safe space to do the work in the most effective and thorough way, creating movement and change that clients are looking for.
I work with grief and loss, separation and divorce, depression and anxiety, addiction, trauma, and life cycle changes.
We are all worthy of living life as our best selves, in spite of difficulties. I work with individuals, couples and families respectfully and collaboratively. I facilitate a safe space to do the work in the most effective and thorough way, creating movement and change that clients are looking for.
(204) 232-5068 View (204) 232-5068
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Karyn M Walters
Counsellor, MMFT, PT, CCC, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3L  (Online Only)
I have extensive training including play therapy, marriage and family therapy, sand tray, anxiety treatment, depression treatment, autism, treatment of trauma, mindfulness, childhood sexual abuse, disordered eating, glbttqa issues, divorce, infidelity, treatment of PTSD and mental health issues.
I love working with children, teens, adults, couples and families! I am not your typical therapist. Clients have told me I am easy to talk to and they don't feel judged. I have experience working with all issues and would love the chance to work with what ever issues are in the way of living the life you want!
I have extensive training including play therapy, marriage and family therapy, sand tray, anxiety treatment, depression treatment, autism, treatment of trauma, mindfulness, childhood sexual abuse, disordered eating, glbttqa issues, divorce, infidelity, treatment of PTSD and mental health issues.
I love working with children, teens, adults, couples and families! I am not your typical therapist. Clients have told me I am easy to talk to and they don't feel judged. I have experience working with all issues and would love the chance to work with what ever issues are in the way of living the life you want!
(204) 272-4926 View (204) 272-4926
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Edith Kovacs
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3P
Waitlist for new clients
I help clients with relationship issues, separation, divorce, blended families, parenting challenges etc.
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Are your relationships causing you distress and worry? Often events in our past continue to affect us in the present. I offer strength based, practical and client centered counseling. I believe we are affected by our family history, relationships and experiences, past and present. Clients appreciate my down to earth, direct and common sense approach. I believe that developing a comfortable, trusting and safe relationship is an important part of the counseling process. (Covered by FNIHB and other insurance plans)
I help clients with relationship issues, separation, divorce, blended families, parenting challenges etc.
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Are your relationships causing you distress and worry? Often events in our past continue to affect us in the present. I offer strength based, practical and client centered counseling. I believe we are affected by our family history, relationships and experiences, past and present. Clients appreciate my down to earth, direct and common sense approach. I believe that developing a comfortable, trusting and safe relationship is an important part of the counseling process. (Covered by FNIHB and other insurance plans)
(431) 800-6635 View (431) 800-6635
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Nicole Masi
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3N
I am now accepting new clients with daytime availability! We all go through life with different ideas of who we are and how we fit into the world. Sometimes we get away from the person we want to be. I will work with you to create goals that bring you back to the person you want to be. I specialize in working with clients to help them navigate complicated relationships within their world. I am LGBTQ+ friendly, race and culturally inclusive and sensitive.
I am now accepting new clients with daytime availability! We all go through life with different ideas of who we are and how we fit into the world. Sometimes we get away from the person we want to be. I will work with you to create goals that bring you back to the person you want to be. I specialize in working with clients to help them navigate complicated relationships within their world. I am LGBTQ+ friendly, race and culturally inclusive and sensitive.
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Photo of Sarah Cummings, Registered Social Worker in Winnipeg, MB
Sarah Cummings
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3G
I enjoy working with folks and their relationships. This includes individual support to help better relationships, healing after a break-up, and couples looking to develop a deeper connection with each other. Together we will look at what that means for you, what you view as key factors to work on, and what that work will look like. I am client-centered, strength based, and believe you are the expert in your life. I create a safe space for you and your partner to share your thoughts and come to mutually agreed upon solutions.
I enjoy working with folks and their relationships. This includes individual support to help better relationships, healing after a break-up, and couples looking to develop a deeper connection with each other. Together we will look at what that means for you, what you view as key factors to work on, and what that work will look like. I am client-centered, strength based, and believe you are the expert in your life. I create a safe space for you and your partner to share your thoughts and come to mutually agreed upon solutions.
(431) 430-4110 View (431) 430-4110
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Lydia Hamel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, CST
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3B
My intention is to provide individuals and partner(s) a brave space that is validating, respectful and empowering while working to challenge undesirable thoughts and emotions. My aim is to facilitate difficult or uncomfortable conversations to restore self-worth, confidence and peace. I believe that by rejecting and unlearning oppressive ways of thinking about ourselves and our relationships, we can move toward connection and understanding. I honour and value all sexual expressions and identities, and am non-monogamy inclusive, kink-familiar and a sex work advocate.
My intention is to provide individuals and partner(s) a brave space that is validating, respectful and empowering while working to challenge undesirable thoughts and emotions. My aim is to facilitate difficult or uncomfortable conversations to restore self-worth, confidence and peace. I believe that by rejecting and unlearning oppressive ways of thinking about ourselves and our relationships, we can move toward connection and understanding. I honour and value all sexual expressions and identities, and am non-monogamy inclusive, kink-familiar and a sex work advocate.
(204) 817-9034 View (204) 817-9034

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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.