Divorce Therapists in Etobicoke, ON

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Andrea Best
Registered Social Worker, NN, RSSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Accepting new clients. Specializing in ADHD, Stress, Separation and Divorce. You are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and frustrated. You have hopes and dreams of having a lasting relationship, but everything has changed. You’re wondering how you got to this point and where to go from here. You think to yourself, “I can’t continue living this way,” and you want to find your footing. You’re wondering how to navigate the next phase of your life and to make time to prioritize yourself so you can work through your struggles. You deserve time, attention and to be heard.
Accepting new clients. Specializing in ADHD, Stress, Separation and Divorce. You are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and frustrated. You have hopes and dreams of having a lasting relationship, but everything has changed. You’re wondering how you got to this point and where to go from here. You think to yourself, “I can’t continue living this way,” and you want to find your footing. You’re wondering how to navigate the next phase of your life and to make time to prioritize yourself so you can work through your struggles. You deserve time, attention and to be heard.
(647) 496-3290 View (647) 496-3290
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Port Credit Divorce and Grief Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MD, MA, RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Hi! I’m Denise. My approach to counselling comes from a place of compassion and life experience. My specialties are Divorce and Grief therapy for kids (4+), teens and adults (in-person and online). I know how difficult it is to open up to others, but sometimes, we just can’t navigate the challenging and complex parts of life alone. Experiencing a death or loss, separation or divorce can be gut-wrenching; I know because I've been there. No matter your circumstances, together, we will get you through the ups and downs & everything in between. Please check with your private health insurance provider to determine your level of coverage
Hi! I’m Denise. My approach to counselling comes from a place of compassion and life experience. My specialties are Divorce and Grief therapy for kids (4+), teens and adults (in-person and online). I know how difficult it is to open up to others, but sometimes, we just can’t navigate the challenging and complex parts of life alone. Experiencing a death or loss, separation or divorce can be gut-wrenching; I know because I've been there. No matter your circumstances, together, we will get you through the ups and downs & everything in between. Please check with your private health insurance provider to determine your level of coverage
(289) 796-8058 View (289) 796-8058
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Peace-Yvonne Solutions Corp
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9W  (Online Only)
I am a registered Social Worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I hold a Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from York University. My professional experience includes working with families and individuals involved with the child welfare system, families experiencing parent teen conflicts, separation issues, depression, anger, divorce, contact issues, stress, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, relationship challenges.
I am a registered Social Worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I hold a Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from York University. My professional experience includes working with families and individuals involved with the child welfare system, families experiencing parent teen conflicts, separation issues, depression, anger, divorce, contact issues, stress, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, relationship challenges.
(289) 216-6875 View (289) 216-6875
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Alan Choi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X
And offer personal experience with divorce and separation.
NIHB funding approved. Now accepting remote and in-person clients in Toronto at Islington and Bloor! Also offering in-home sessions and canine assisted counselling. I believe in building on the strengths my clients bring to me by improving their lives and removing barriers such as anxiety, depression and emotional conflict. I have family members who have experienced Schizophrenia, Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression and Anxiety. My clients have areas to improve upon and they are seeking better connections with friends, loved ones and family. I believe in personal growth and lifelong learning. Clinical supervision available as well.
And offer personal experience with divorce and separation.
NIHB funding approved. Now accepting remote and in-person clients in Toronto at Islington and Bloor! Also offering in-home sessions and canine assisted counselling. I believe in building on the strengths my clients bring to me by improving their lives and removing barriers such as anxiety, depression and emotional conflict. I have family members who have experienced Schizophrenia, Tardive Dyskinesia, Depression and Anxiety. My clients have areas to improve upon and they are seeking better connections with friends, loved ones and family. I believe in personal growth and lifelong learning. Clinical supervision available as well.
(289) 512-5100 View (289) 512-5100
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NKS Therapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9B
All of our practitioners are licensed, highly trained mental health professionals with expertise in Depression, Anxiety, Relationship/Dating Issues, Career Issues, Marriage/Divorce, Parenting Issues, Anger, Stress, Substance Abuse, and more.
Voted Top 5 in Toronto for Best Psychotherapists in 2021, NKS Therapy is a team of psychotherapists, marriage/family therapists, counsellors and life coaches in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, and Oakville who specialize in mental health support for adults, couples, teenagers, and families. With multiple experts on the NKS Therapy team, we will help you achieve your goals through a deeper understanding of yourself, and help you make conscious choices today. We offer sessions virtually & in-person. Start living a better life today with a FREE 15-minute therapy consultation! A Happier, Healthier, Better Version of Yourself awaits.
All of our practitioners are licensed, highly trained mental health professionals with expertise in Depression, Anxiety, Relationship/Dating Issues, Career Issues, Marriage/Divorce, Parenting Issues, Anger, Stress, Substance Abuse, and more.
Voted Top 5 in Toronto for Best Psychotherapists in 2021, NKS Therapy is a team of psychotherapists, marriage/family therapists, counsellors and life coaches in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, and Oakville who specialize in mental health support for adults, couples, teenagers, and families. With multiple experts on the NKS Therapy team, we will help you achieve your goals through a deeper understanding of yourself, and help you make conscious choices today. We offer sessions virtually & in-person. Start living a better life today with a FREE 15-minute therapy consultation! A Happier, Healthier, Better Version of Yourself awaits.
(289) 206-7074 View (289) 206-7074
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Natasha Sharma
Counsellor, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9B
My team has expertise in Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress, Relationship/Dating Issues, Marriage, Divorce, Parenting Issues, and Career/Life Transitions.
Hi! I'm Natasha Sharma: Therapist, TEDx Speaker, and CEO of NKS Therapy. Do you feel sad, stressed out, irritable or angry? Do you feel unable to let go of things that happened in the past, or worry constantly about the future? Are you experiencing distress, anxiety or depressed mood? As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, life can be challenging. And unpredictable We can't always control it but we can control how we experience & respond to it. At my clinic NKS Therapy we provide you the tools to identify your emotions & get control over them. We offer expert counselling therapy for individuals, couples/marriage, & families.
My team has expertise in Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress, Relationship/Dating Issues, Marriage, Divorce, Parenting Issues, and Career/Life Transitions.
Hi! I'm Natasha Sharma: Therapist, TEDx Speaker, and CEO of NKS Therapy. Do you feel sad, stressed out, irritable or angry? Do you feel unable to let go of things that happened in the past, or worry constantly about the future? Are you experiencing distress, anxiety or depressed mood? As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, life can be challenging. And unpredictable We can't always control it but we can control how we experience & respond to it. At my clinic NKS Therapy we provide you the tools to identify your emotions & get control over them. We offer expert counselling therapy for individuals, couples/marriage, & families.
(289) 207-4800 View (289) 207-4800
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Just 4 Kidz Counselling ( Counsellor)
OACYC, (Cert)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X
Hi my name is Tracey and I am passionate about helping children and teens learn the skills to be resilient and foster a sense of hope. I utilize a solution-focused approach which builds on the child's strengths and positive outcomes. I use a non-judgmental approach and I present in a kind, supportive and fun atmosphere. The areas that I focus most on are: peer issues, anxiety, family difficulties, school pressures, divorce and relationship issues. I also offer Parenting Support. This focuses on supporting parents by teaching positive discipline choices and other tools for a harmonious home. I work with children aged 3-19.
Hi my name is Tracey and I am passionate about helping children and teens learn the skills to be resilient and foster a sense of hope. I utilize a solution-focused approach which builds on the child's strengths and positive outcomes. I use a non-judgmental approach and I present in a kind, supportive and fun atmosphere. The areas that I focus most on are: peer issues, anxiety, family difficulties, school pressures, divorce and relationship issues. I also offer Parenting Support. This focuses on supporting parents by teaching positive discipline choices and other tools for a harmonious home. I work with children aged 3-19.
(647) 424-5187 View (647) 424-5187
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Psychotherapy & Relationships, Anne Marie Shewfelt
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8X
Area of Focus: Relationships, Couples, Family, Emotionally Focused, Communication and Conflict, Attachment Injuries, Separation and Divorce, Parental Alienation, Self Esteem, Perfectionism, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Death, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Bullying, Workplace Stress, Personality Disorders, Chronic Health Issues, etc.
As a Registered Psychotherapist, and Marriage & Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families. I offer an emotionally safe, non-judgmental and relational approach for my clients to share the content of their stories, circumstances, and life experiences. I have worked with a wide range of clients within the realms of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and relational issues, however at the root of nearly all presenting problems is the emotional impact of a relationship. My specialty in relationships enables me to work confidently, and effectively with my clients regardless of their identified issue.
Area of Focus: Relationships, Couples, Family, Emotionally Focused, Communication and Conflict, Attachment Injuries, Separation and Divorce, Parental Alienation, Self Esteem, Perfectionism, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Death, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Bullying, Workplace Stress, Personality Disorders, Chronic Health Issues, etc.
As a Registered Psychotherapist, and Marriage & Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families. I offer an emotionally safe, non-judgmental and relational approach for my clients to share the content of their stories, circumstances, and life experiences. I have worked with a wide range of clients within the realms of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and relational issues, however at the root of nearly all presenting problems is the emotional impact of a relationship. My specialty in relationships enables me to work confidently, and effectively with my clients regardless of their identified issue.
(833) 823-5314 View (833) 823-5314
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Rocheny Alexandre, MSW,RSW Social Worker, Psychoth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
(289) 272-7331 View (289) 272-7331
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Jennifer Pearson
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Y  (Online Only)
I work with challenges in the areas of childhood trauma, attachment wounding, PTSD; and separation/divorce, step-parenting and co-parenting.
Everything can be broken down into small and manageable steps, and even small shifts can produce significant change and offer much needed relief. If you or your loved one (child, adolescent, or partner) seems to be stuck in repeating behaviours, or patterns that are stretching your patience and energy reserves, you've come to the right place. I'm here to help shoulder some of the emotional weight you've been carrying, and to let you know there is hope, tangible tools and strategies, and positive change on the other side of bravely stepping into this process.
I work with challenges in the areas of childhood trauma, attachment wounding, PTSD; and separation/divorce, step-parenting and co-parenting.
Everything can be broken down into small and manageable steps, and even small shifts can produce significant change and offer much needed relief. If you or your loved one (child, adolescent, or partner) seems to be stuck in repeating behaviours, or patterns that are stretching your patience and energy reserves, you've come to the right place. I'm here to help shoulder some of the emotional weight you've been carrying, and to let you know there is hope, tangible tools and strategies, and positive change on the other side of bravely stepping into this process.
(289) 512-2950 View (289) 512-2950
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Natasha Huff
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9C
I offer individual, couple and family therapy for a wide range of issues including; divorce/separation, trauma, grief, co-parenting, substance abuse, school refusal, family conflict, eating disorders and mental health (specifically, anxiety and depression). I have assisted many couples and families in improving their relationships with one another, providing them with the ability to communicate, respect and understand each other better using Collaborative Problem Solving and Emotion-focussed therapy.
I offer individual, couple and family therapy for a wide range of issues including; divorce/separation, trauma, grief, co-parenting, substance abuse, school refusal, family conflict, eating disorders and mental health (specifically, anxiety and depression). I have assisted many couples and families in improving their relationships with one another, providing them with the ability to communicate, respect and understand each other better using Collaborative Problem Solving and Emotion-focussed therapy.
(647) 696-7276 View (647) 696-7276
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While on the Journey with Karen Fox
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, , CSCP, RP
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8V
Specialties include: - Adults, Geriatrics - Grief and Loss - Perinatal issues - Anxiety - Life Transitions -Separation & Divorce -Spirituality - Pet Grief.
Life is a journey: it has a beginning; it has an end. The journey between these two points can take us on many different paths. The path we travel is uniquely our own. No other person encounters the world quite the way we do. The most important aspect of our lives is the journey within, one which is often overlooked until a time of crisis and deep, personal pain, or when one is driven by personal circumstances to become introspective and evaluate their lives.
Specialties include: - Adults, Geriatrics - Grief and Loss - Perinatal issues - Anxiety - Life Transitions -Separation & Divorce -Spirituality - Pet Grief.
Life is a journey: it has a beginning; it has an end. The journey between these two points can take us on many different paths. The path we travel is uniquely our own. No other person encounters the world quite the way we do. The most important aspect of our lives is the journey within, one which is often overlooked until a time of crisis and deep, personal pain, or when one is driven by personal circumstances to become introspective and evaluate their lives.
(289) 210-7298 View (289) 210-7298
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Kevin-Joel Coupland The: Couples Guy
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, OAMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8V
Yes, life and relationships are not always easy. Sometimes it’s downright difficult. But there is hope and I am an optimist who believes in the potential of healing and change. I am energized by the process of encouraging and empowering clients to be the best version of themselves. My desire is to guide couples to the path of healing, change and greater connection. I use a 3 step: Reflect, Repair, Recreate process to get couples back on track and building a healthy and satisfying relationship. I'm experienced and enjoy working with clients from all ethnic backgrounds that face challenges.
Yes, life and relationships are not always easy. Sometimes it’s downright difficult. But there is hope and I am an optimist who believes in the potential of healing and change. I am energized by the process of encouraging and empowering clients to be the best version of themselves. My desire is to guide couples to the path of healing, change and greater connection. I use a 3 step: Reflect, Repair, Recreate process to get couples back on track and building a healthy and satisfying relationship. I'm experienced and enjoy working with clients from all ethnic backgrounds that face challenges.
(289) 210-2869 View (289) 210-2869
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Justin the Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
***STILL OPEN FOR IN-PERSON GUELPH/MISSISSAUGA*** I believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. I have helped hundreds of individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As a relational therapist, I appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. I do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, I see my clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. I see strengths and I see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
***STILL OPEN FOR IN-PERSON GUELPH/MISSISSAUGA*** I believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. I have helped hundreds of individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As a relational therapist, I appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. I do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, I see my clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. I see strengths and I see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
(289) 274-8209 View (289) 274-8209
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Jennifer Hilditch
RP, DipTIRP, CAPT
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8V  (Online Only)
Whatever has brought you to this place at this time in your life it's important to keep in mind that you're taking a courageous step. Sometimes it can feel as though our problems, or needs and wants, are impossible to change or obtain. Having someone really listen and be there to support us in our most vulnerable and honest times can be life changing.
Whatever has brought you to this place at this time in your life it's important to keep in mind that you're taking a courageous step. Sometimes it can feel as though our problems, or needs and wants, are impossible to change or obtain. Having someone really listen and be there to support us in our most vulnerable and honest times can be life changing.
(647) 370-8284 View (647) 370-8284
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Kinzanoor Danish
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X
Psychotherapy can be helpful to you whether you experience challenges with severe mental illness or addiction, or difficulties coping with the challenges of life. You may notice that it is getting more and more difficult to manage the day-to-day responsibilities and meet your goals in life. You may not be meeting the expectations that you have for yourself and feel discouraged to even try anymore. You may experience difficulty accepting certain transitions and events in your life. You may be frustrated and exhausted feeling stuck in a cycle of behavioural, mental and emotional challenges that seem to get worse.
Psychotherapy can be helpful to you whether you experience challenges with severe mental illness or addiction, or difficulties coping with the challenges of life. You may notice that it is getting more and more difficult to manage the day-to-day responsibilities and meet your goals in life. You may not be meeting the expectations that you have for yourself and feel discouraged to even try anymore. You may experience difficulty accepting certain transitions and events in your life. You may be frustrated and exhausted feeling stuck in a cycle of behavioural, mental and emotional challenges that seem to get worse.
(289) 273-8667 View (289) 273-8667
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Laura Di Vilio
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, AOCA, CAPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Waitlist for new clients
By understanding what lies deep within us, what motivates our behaviour, we come to know how to live more wisely and authentically. By giving ourselves the same kindness we give others and in listening to our embodied wisdom we discover fresh new possibilities.Therapy helps to manage anxiety, deal with emotions such as regret and shame, and dispel fear and worry. Without the veil of negativity and self-doubt we can make choices that lead to a more empowered future. If you find yourself feeling stuck, unhappy, confused or overwhelmed, entering into a psychotherapeutic relationship can help.
By understanding what lies deep within us, what motivates our behaviour, we come to know how to live more wisely and authentically. By giving ourselves the same kindness we give others and in listening to our embodied wisdom we discover fresh new possibilities.Therapy helps to manage anxiety, deal with emotions such as regret and shame, and dispel fear and worry. Without the veil of negativity and self-doubt we can make choices that lead to a more empowered future. If you find yourself feeling stuck, unhappy, confused or overwhelmed, entering into a psychotherapeutic relationship can help.
(289) 271-9533 View (289) 271-9533
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Nikki Sedaghat
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My work involves collaborating with you to cultivate deeper awareness, meaning, connection, and fulfillment in your life and relationships. I can support you through issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, perfectionism, self-criticism, sex and sexuality, conflict and communication, and relationship concerns. I bring in a non-judgmental, anti-oppressive, and compassionate stance to therapy, to build a therapeutic relationship with you where you feel safe, connected, and supported in your journey towards positive change.
My work involves collaborating with you to cultivate deeper awareness, meaning, connection, and fulfillment in your life and relationships. I can support you through issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, perfectionism, self-criticism, sex and sexuality, conflict and communication, and relationship concerns. I bring in a non-judgmental, anti-oppressive, and compassionate stance to therapy, to build a therapeutic relationship with you where you feel safe, connected, and supported in your journey towards positive change.
(833) 483-0911 View (833) 483-0911
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Melissa A. Martin,M.S. CCC Mental Health Therapist
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
In-person and virtual sessions available. There isn't anything you can't talk about, feel embarrassed for or be ashamed of in our counselling sessions. I provide a unique non-judgmental safe space to discuss any aspect in your life, concern or struggle you may be having. I provide an eclectic combination of personal, life and professional experience, with a high level of diplomacy, sense of humor and a remarkable ability to establish a rapport and trusting relationships.
In-person and virtual sessions available. There isn't anything you can't talk about, feel embarrassed for or be ashamed of in our counselling sessions. I provide a unique non-judgmental safe space to discuss any aspect in your life, concern or struggle you may be having. I provide an eclectic combination of personal, life and professional experience, with a high level of diplomacy, sense of humor and a remarkable ability to establish a rapport and trusting relationships.
(647) 326-6478 View (647) 326-6478
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Balanced Mind and Wellness Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8X
Do you often find yourself living in the past, dwelling on things that have happened, or living in the future, worrying about what might happen? Having trouble dealing with or identifying depressed or anxious feelings? I can provide clarity, motivation, and help you put into words what you are experiencing. Life's issues define your world - I can bring passion and purpose back into your life, with effective solutions to specific problems. Our practice is practical and interactive. We work together as a team with you to find the best solution for you. Let us help you reach your true potential!
Do you often find yourself living in the past, dwelling on things that have happened, or living in the future, worrying about what might happen? Having trouble dealing with or identifying depressed or anxious feelings? I can provide clarity, motivation, and help you put into words what you are experiencing. Life's issues define your world - I can bring passion and purpose back into your life, with effective solutions to specific problems. Our practice is practical and interactive. We work together as a team with you to find the best solution for you. Let us help you reach your true potential!
(833) 748-9754 View (833) 748-9754

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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.