Divorce Therapists in Brantford, ON

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Lynn Albrecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brantford, ON N3T  (Online Only)
We all assume so many important roles in our lives, we often lose sight of who we are as people. This can be especially true in times of change like marriage, the birth of a child, illness, children moving out of the home or back in, divorce, difficulties at work or at home, and a death of a love one. Often we end up feeling lost, anxious, and unsure of what we want or even who we are. I believe we all have the strength to find our answers and sometimes just need a guide to find the way more easily. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and workplace stress using science-based strategies that get results.
We all assume so many important roles in our lives, we often lose sight of who we are as people. This can be especially true in times of change like marriage, the birth of a child, illness, children moving out of the home or back in, divorce, difficulties at work or at home, and a death of a love one. Often we end up feeling lost, anxious, and unsure of what we want or even who we are. I believe we all have the strength to find our answers and sometimes just need a guide to find the way more easily. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and workplace stress using science-based strategies that get results.
(226) 894-0429 View (226) 894-0429
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Tony DiGiacomo
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3R  (Online Only)
Hey! My name is Tony and I’m a Psychotherapist. I work with people who experience various mental health and substance use concerns, and the families and loved ones who support them. In addition, I work with young adults, those going through separation/divorce, and those transitioning into different life stages. I’m also really interested in men’s mental health across the lifespan, and specifically how these issues show themselves in actions and behaviours. I’ve been working in the field for 20+ years and I strive to relate to clients with patience and respect.
Hey! My name is Tony and I’m a Psychotherapist. I work with people who experience various mental health and substance use concerns, and the families and loved ones who support them. In addition, I work with young adults, those going through separation/divorce, and those transitioning into different life stages. I’m also really interested in men’s mental health across the lifespan, and specifically how these issues show themselves in actions and behaviours. I’ve been working in the field for 20+ years and I strive to relate to clients with patience and respect.
(226) 270-7353 View (226) 270-7353
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Charlene Mercer (Individuals-Couples-Parenting Support)
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MALT, RP, CCC, RRT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3P
grief/loss, divorce, postpartum, phobias, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress).
Let's face it, finding the right therapist can feel a lot like online dating. Sifting through a sea of bios, trying to get a sense of who will be the right fit for your therapeutic journey. There are plenty of great therapists out there, and we all have something different to offer. You're right to invest this much time and energy in finding the perfect match because the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors for your progress. In fact, studies show that a good therapist-client relationship can improve therapy outcomes by up to 30%. So, keep reading to decide if we might be the a "therapeutic match"...
grief/loss, divorce, postpartum, phobias, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress).
Let's face it, finding the right therapist can feel a lot like online dating. Sifting through a sea of bios, trying to get a sense of who will be the right fit for your therapeutic journey. There are plenty of great therapists out there, and we all have something different to offer. You're right to invest this much time and energy in finding the perfect match because the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors for your progress. In fact, studies show that a good therapist-client relationship can improve therapy outcomes by up to 30%. So, keep reading to decide if we might be the a "therapeutic match"...
(226) 455-8925 View (226) 455-8925
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Maggie Pettit
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3R
I'm also someone who has experienced a volatile divorce and a difficult co-parenting relationship.
I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life, from teenagers struggling with ADHD to older populations interested in processing childhood trauma. I have experience working with perfectionism, burnout, ADHD, OCD, anger, toxic relationships, and narcissistic abuse recovery. I am a former Special Constable with policing experience. Many of my clients are First Responders seeking support for issues related to PTSD, stress, depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. They appreciate my ability to meet them where they are due to my understanding of their complex work environment and the pressures of maintaining a work-life balance.
I'm also someone who has experienced a volatile divorce and a difficult co-parenting relationship.
I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life, from teenagers struggling with ADHD to older populations interested in processing childhood trauma. I have experience working with perfectionism, burnout, ADHD, OCD, anger, toxic relationships, and narcissistic abuse recovery. I am a former Special Constable with policing experience. Many of my clients are First Responders seeking support for issues related to PTSD, stress, depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. They appreciate my ability to meet them where they are due to my understanding of their complex work environment and the pressures of maintaining a work-life balance.
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3P
My specializations include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, men's issues, grief, career guidance, anger management, behavioural issues, sexual addiction, ADHD, chronic pain, divorce, and alcohol use.
Disconnected. Broken. Hopeless. Powerless. Stuck. Many men tell me this is how they feel in our first session. Taking the first step to make change in your life and accept support can sometimes feel the most challenging and overwhelming. As a male therapist, I have learned that working with men requires a focus on practical solutions, a safe and comfortable environment, a therapist who understands the unique personal and societal challenges men face, an emphasis on self-compassion and self-acceptance, and a willingness to address underlying issues. Book a free 20-minute consultation. Click the "website" button to start your journey.
My specializations include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, men's issues, grief, career guidance, anger management, behavioural issues, sexual addiction, ADHD, chronic pain, divorce, and alcohol use.
Disconnected. Broken. Hopeless. Powerless. Stuck. Many men tell me this is how they feel in our first session. Taking the first step to make change in your life and accept support can sometimes feel the most challenging and overwhelming. As a male therapist, I have learned that working with men requires a focus on practical solutions, a safe and comfortable environment, a therapist who understands the unique personal and societal challenges men face, an emphasis on self-compassion and self-acceptance, and a willingness to address underlying issues. Book a free 20-minute consultation. Click the "website" button to start your journey.
(343) 633-2652 View (343) 633-2652
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Melissa White
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, OCT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3T
I specialize in Attachment Trauma and C-PTSD, Relational Issues, Big Life Transitions, and Self Discovery. While I have worked with many diverse populations, my typical clients experience intergenerational trauma, childhood trauma, attachment issues, PTSD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), relationship problems (marriage, intimacy issues, polyamory, divorce, infidelity, co-dependency etc…), burn out, and who otherwise are seeking more fulfilling authentic lives. My role is to journey with you as a fellow traveler to uncover meaning and purpose, acceptance and change.
I specialize in Attachment Trauma and C-PTSD, Relational Issues, Big Life Transitions, and Self Discovery. While I have worked with many diverse populations, my typical clients experience intergenerational trauma, childhood trauma, attachment issues, PTSD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), relationship problems (marriage, intimacy issues, polyamory, divorce, infidelity, co-dependency etc…), burn out, and who otherwise are seeking more fulfilling authentic lives. My role is to journey with you as a fellow traveler to uncover meaning and purpose, acceptance and change.
(289) 312-4946 View (289) 312-4946
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Valley Connections Child Life Therapists
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSc, MSc, CCLS
Verified Verified
Brantford, ON N3T
Hi! We are Elena, Meghan, and Heather, and we are Certified Child Life Specialists. We are trained to provide therapeutic support for children from birth to 18 years old. We each have Master's Degrees in Pediatric Psychosocial Care and we have several years of experience supporting children and their families through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Whether your child is experiencing a loss, divorce, a traumatic event, grief, or psychosocial issues such as anxiety or depression, we are trained to meet your child where they are, and build their resilience as they heal.
Hi! We are Elena, Meghan, and Heather, and we are Certified Child Life Specialists. We are trained to provide therapeutic support for children from birth to 18 years old. We each have Master's Degrees in Pediatric Psychosocial Care and we have several years of experience supporting children and their families through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Whether your child is experiencing a loss, divorce, a traumatic event, grief, or psychosocial issues such as anxiety or depression, we are trained to meet your child where they are, and build their resilience as they heal.
(289) 278-6346 View (289) 278-6346
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D. Michelle Miller
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3S
Anxiety and depression are often our body's check engine light! Every person is a puzzle and very often, the variables of our life and our own negative patterns contribute to the puzzle pieces not fitting together. If you have never tried counselling, it can be a scary idea... trying something new always is! But what if counselling can help you build a life that you don't want to run away from? It is possible to learn new skills, create new tools and strengthen your relationships! If you feel like you are planted in the darkness and you want to grow from where you are right now, this is the place for you!
Anxiety and depression are often our body's check engine light! Every person is a puzzle and very often, the variables of our life and our own negative patterns contribute to the puzzle pieces not fitting together. If you have never tried counselling, it can be a scary idea... trying something new always is! But what if counselling can help you build a life that you don't want to run away from? It is possible to learn new skills, create new tools and strengthen your relationships! If you feel like you are planted in the darkness and you want to grow from where you are right now, this is the place for you!
(226) 839-0464 View (226) 839-0464
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Stacey Leger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AccFM, (OAFM)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3T
My belief is that therapy can create an opportunity for you to become an active participant in your life. Each session offers you the time to reflect on your values, focus on your goals and gain new perspective on challenging issues. Dedicating time to yourself, for yourself is the cornerstone to emotional well-being. In order to effectively support you in achieving your goals, I use an evidence-based and integrated approach to the therapeutic process. I utilize theory and skills from the following modalities; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy and Emotion Focused FamilyTherapy
My belief is that therapy can create an opportunity for you to become an active participant in your life. Each session offers you the time to reflect on your values, focus on your goals and gain new perspective on challenging issues. Dedicating time to yourself, for yourself is the cornerstone to emotional well-being. In order to effectively support you in achieving your goals, I use an evidence-based and integrated approach to the therapeutic process. I utilize theory and skills from the following modalities; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy and Emotion Focused FamilyTherapy
(365) 601-9597 View (365) 601-9597
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Dr. Jodie Lockey-Duesling
Registered Social Worker, BA, MACP, RSW, DCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3T  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a wide array of clients. I have worked in severe and persistent mental illness, specializing in a number of areas such as autism/adhd, inner child wounds, attachment injury, hoarding, grief, and trauma. I enjoy all things creative healing; art, music, walking, mindfulness, and many more! I have a passion for working with women, including busy moms who want their own identity and holistic connection to their world. I can help utilize integrative, somatic, cognitive, behavioural, emotional and psychological models! I love providing a collaborative supervision program for mental health therapists :)
I have experience working with a wide array of clients. I have worked in severe and persistent mental illness, specializing in a number of areas such as autism/adhd, inner child wounds, attachment injury, hoarding, grief, and trauma. I enjoy all things creative healing; art, music, walking, mindfulness, and many more! I have a passion for working with women, including busy moms who want their own identity and holistic connection to their world. I can help utilize integrative, somatic, cognitive, behavioural, emotional and psychological models! I love providing a collaborative supervision program for mental health therapists :)
(226) 242-9655 View (226) 242-9655
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Lynn Albrecht
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
Brantford, ON N3T
You are looking at this profile and that means you have taken the first step. You want help. The next step is to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with. Let me tell you a little bit about myself so you can decide if I would be a good fit. I have been a social worker for 23 years. I have worked in hospitals, private practice, long-term care homes, and rehab facilities across Ontario. I work from a place of non-judgement. I like to say if they had a meeting for functional families, no one would be there including me. Anxiety, depression, couples counselling, and work place stress are my specialties.
You are looking at this profile and that means you have taken the first step. You want help. The next step is to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with. Let me tell you a little bit about myself so you can decide if I would be a good fit. I have been a social worker for 23 years. I have worked in hospitals, private practice, long-term care homes, and rehab facilities across Ontario. I work from a place of non-judgement. I like to say if they had a meeting for functional families, no one would be there including me. Anxiety, depression, couples counselling, and work place stress are my specialties.
(226) 286-4462 View (226) 286-4462
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Melissa Malcolm
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3R
If you want to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships so you can authentically express your needs and feel connected to your loved ones, you have found the right therapist! Feeling disconnected causes uncertainty and doubt, however you do not have to sit in these distressing feelings alone. In our work together, you will discover what is most valuable and important to you at your core, so you can move forward with confidence, clarity and certainty. This is truly transformational work, and you will continue to reap the benefits throughout your life and in all of your relationships.
If you want to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships so you can authentically express your needs and feel connected to your loved ones, you have found the right therapist! Feeling disconnected causes uncertainty and doubt, however you do not have to sit in these distressing feelings alone. In our work together, you will discover what is most valuable and important to you at your core, so you can move forward with confidence, clarity and certainty. This is truly transformational work, and you will continue to reap the benefits throughout your life and in all of your relationships.
(548) 901-0852 View (548) 901-0852
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Rachel Daca
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3T  (Online Only)
The beauty of being human is that we are always evolving. Sometimes we can navigate through the challenges that life can pose on our own, and other times we may need a little extra support. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and down about how to manage these challenges. That’s where I can assist, my name is Rachel, I am a Registered Social Worker with over 13 years of experience working with families, adolescents, couples, adults and seniors. I have a passion in helping others find the strength and wisdom within themselves, to make positive changes in order to live their best possible life.
The beauty of being human is that we are always evolving. Sometimes we can navigate through the challenges that life can pose on our own, and other times we may need a little extra support. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and down about how to manage these challenges. That’s where I can assist, my name is Rachel, I am a Registered Social Worker with over 13 years of experience working with families, adolescents, couples, adults and seniors. I have a passion in helping others find the strength and wisdom within themselves, to make positive changes in order to live their best possible life.
(226) 208-2722 View (226) 208-2722
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Bee Kind Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3T  (Online Only)
Struggling with managing your ADHD? Feeling anxious and overwhelmed? You've come to the right place! I am a cis-gendered female, Indigenous, queer and ADHD identified therapist who specializes in supporting your specific needs with a personalized plan of care. My personal lived experience has helped shape the work I do with my clients in the 2SLGBTQ+ community and people with ADHD. I strive to create a safe, inclusive and inviting space for my clients by ensuring they feel heard, seen, and validated. We are all so unique and therefore, the work we do together is completely personalized and custom to YOU.
Struggling with managing your ADHD? Feeling anxious and overwhelmed? You've come to the right place! I am a cis-gendered female, Indigenous, queer and ADHD identified therapist who specializes in supporting your specific needs with a personalized plan of care. My personal lived experience has helped shape the work I do with my clients in the 2SLGBTQ+ community and people with ADHD. I strive to create a safe, inclusive and inviting space for my clients by ensuring they feel heard, seen, and validated. We are all so unique and therefore, the work we do together is completely personalized and custom to YOU.
(548) 800-1397 View (548) 800-1397
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The Bee Human Space - Gabriella Iannetti
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3T
Welcome! It takes courage & strength to reach out and we understand that it can be scary. You have already taken the most difficult step which is reaching out! We are here for you! We provide services to all ages specializing in anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, & trauma. We want to support you on your journey and help you create connections so you can heal and thrive. We also host community events, workshops, & yoga that are designed to empower & inform.
Welcome! It takes courage & strength to reach out and we understand that it can be scary. You have already taken the most difficult step which is reaching out! We are here for you! We provide services to all ages specializing in anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, & trauma. We want to support you on your journey and help you create connections so you can heal and thrive. We also host community events, workshops, & yoga that are designed to empower & inform.
(289) 210-4797 View (289) 210-4797
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Deanna Boyes- Turning Point Counselling Centre
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3T
Have you ever wished you could be fully present with your loved ones? Maybe even were curious about what life would be like if you were able to reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed. Perhaps you have experienced trauma that has shaped your core beliefs which has led to difficulties and challenges in your interpersonal relationships. I am a client-focused therapist that will meet you where you are at and walk with you, your children, your relationship or your family to help you better understand your thoughts, emotions and how surviving adversity can impact your well-being.
Have you ever wished you could be fully present with your loved ones? Maybe even were curious about what life would be like if you were able to reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed. Perhaps you have experienced trauma that has shaped your core beliefs which has led to difficulties and challenges in your interpersonal relationships. I am a client-focused therapist that will meet you where you are at and walk with you, your children, your relationship or your family to help you better understand your thoughts, emotions and how surviving adversity can impact your well-being.
(226) 286-0363 View (226) 286-0363
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Maggie (Malgorzata) Lulkiewicz-Brooker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, CYW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3R
Maggie (Malgorzata) Lulkiewicz-Brooker MSW, RSW, offering counselling, psychotherapy and workshops. I bring 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and young adults - specializing in improving mental health and well-being. I have extensive experience supporting clients through obstacles in life, including addiction, trauma, grief, family abuse, anxiety and childhood experiences. I am motivated to continue educating myself in treatments to help my clients to meet their full potential. My services are covered by most insurance and benefit plans.
Maggie (Malgorzata) Lulkiewicz-Brooker MSW, RSW, offering counselling, psychotherapy and workshops. I bring 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and young adults - specializing in improving mental health and well-being. I have extensive experience supporting clients through obstacles in life, including addiction, trauma, grief, family abuse, anxiety and childhood experiences. I am motivated to continue educating myself in treatments to help my clients to meet their full potential. My services are covered by most insurance and benefit plans.
(226) 400-6962 View (226) 400-6962
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Devi Jayachandran
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brantford, ON N3T
I firmly believe that every individual deserves to lead a life filled with fulfillment. I champion the idea that true happiness is not an elusive goal but an inherent aspect of your being waiting to be unlocked. I believe that the purpose of life is not just existing but living it mindfully, cherishing each moment with gratitude and awareness.
I firmly believe that every individual deserves to lead a life filled with fulfillment. I champion the idea that true happiness is not an elusive goal but an inherent aspect of your being waiting to be unlocked. I believe that the purpose of life is not just existing but living it mindfully, cherishing each moment with gratitude and awareness.
(548) 490-4273 View (548) 490-4273
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Brant Mental Health Solutions
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Brantford, ON N3R
Brant Mental Health Solutions is a private counselling and psychology centre in Paris, Ontario. Our team of 18 mental health professionals are able to work with; children, teens, adults, couples and families. We offer virtual and in person counselling options and equine therapy at two beautiful farms in Brantford. Our team is made up of Registered Social Workers, Registered Psychotherapists, Psychologists and other mental health professionals.
Brant Mental Health Solutions is a private counselling and psychology centre in Paris, Ontario. Our team of 18 mental health professionals are able to work with; children, teens, adults, couples and families. We offer virtual and in person counselling options and equine therapy at two beautiful farms in Brantford. Our team is made up of Registered Social Workers, Registered Psychotherapists, Psychologists and other mental health professionals.
(548) 481-5148 View (548) 481-5148
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The Couch Counselling and Support Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Brantford, ON N3S
Registered Psychotherapist who specialises in Sanitary Therapy for both young and old, CBT, and SFT. Lori has been working with the First Nations community for the past seven years and has been supervising clinical workers for the last four years. The Couch Counselling also offers many psychotherapist to help suit the needs and availability of all clients. Please call to find the perfect fit or look online at thecouchcounselling.com and see the many professionals. Here to help you make the changes in your life so you can live a healthier and productive life.
Registered Psychotherapist who specialises in Sanitary Therapy for both young and old, CBT, and SFT. Lori has been working with the First Nations community for the past seven years and has been supervising clinical workers for the last four years. The Couch Counselling also offers many psychotherapist to help suit the needs and availability of all clients. Please call to find the perfect fit or look online at thecouchcounselling.com and see the many professionals. Here to help you make the changes in your life so you can live a healthier and productive life.
(226) 778-4615 View (226) 778-4615

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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.