Divorce Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Port Credit Divorce and Grief Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MD, MA, RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
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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Andrea Best
Registered Social Worker, NN, RSSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Accepting new clients, in-person and virtual. 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, in-person and virtual. 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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Amrit Kaur Malhotra
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AccFM
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M  (Online Only)
Amrit specializes in three areas,Collaborative Divorce as a Family Professional, Fertility and Organizational Trauma offering onsite debriefings.
Amrit is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has been practicing social work for 29 years primarily in health care and employee/ family assistance programs. She understands Punjabi and is an LGBTQ+ ally. Amrit looks forward to supporting you to develop coping skills and tools to move through the difficulties, uncertainties and crises in your life, especially during Covid-19.
Amrit specializes in three areas,Collaborative Divorce as a Family Professional, Fertility and Organizational Trauma offering onsite debriefings.
Amrit is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has been practicing social work for 29 years primarily in health care and employee/ family assistance programs. She understands Punjabi and is an LGBTQ+ ally. Amrit looks forward to supporting you to develop coping skills and tools to move through the difficulties, uncertainties and crises in your life, especially during Covid-19.
(647) 952-6379 View (647) 952-6379
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Janice Clarke - Your Road Forward
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
21 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L6H
Are you facing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one, a divorce, separation, empty nest, or another life-altering transition? Often, grievers worry they are handling it incorrectly or wonder if their experience is normal. Many of us are unprepared for the pain that grief brings and lack the knowledge needed to navigate its wild nature. Perhaps your transition is causing a ruptured sense of self, loneliness, and uncertainty. As Carl Jung said, 'Embrace your grief, for there your soul will grow.'
Are you facing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one, a divorce, separation, empty nest, or another life-altering transition? Often, grievers worry they are handling it incorrectly or wonder if their experience is normal. Many of us are unprepared for the pain that grief brings and lack the knowledge needed to navigate its wild nature. Perhaps your transition is causing a ruptured sense of self, loneliness, and uncertainty. As Carl Jung said, 'Embrace your grief, for there your soul will grow.'
(289) 812-1825 View (289) 812-1825
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Craig Oolup
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5L  (Online Only)
My areas of strength include: working with (and through) the experience of trauma, attachment issues, anger/aggression, ADHD, anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, and separation/divorce.
Navigating some of life’s more difficult challenges can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. You might be feeling worried, stressed, angry and questioning your place in the world. It is my hope and honor to act as an empathic guide, by creating a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore any confusing or unsettling thoughts, emotions, behaviors and relationships you may be experiencing. I offer a collaborative and creative approach to help you cultivate a deeper understanding of any potentially negative patterns, and seek to enhance your strengths and resiliency to challenge and change them as they arise.
My areas of strength include: working with (and through) the experience of trauma, attachment issues, anger/aggression, ADHD, anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, and separation/divorce.
Navigating some of life’s more difficult challenges can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. You might be feeling worried, stressed, angry and questioning your place in the world. It is my hope and honor to act as an empathic guide, by creating a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore any confusing or unsettling thoughts, emotions, behaviors and relationships you may be experiencing. I offer a collaborative and creative approach to help you cultivate a deeper understanding of any potentially negative patterns, and seek to enhance your strengths and resiliency to challenge and change them as they arise.
(289) 512-2539 View (289) 512-2539
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Jassi Mundi
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
My area of specialty is working with adults and children experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, victims of domestic violence and divorce.
Need someone to talk to? Navigating today’s world can be challenging. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you reduce your daily struggles and optimize your quality of life. I specialize in using diverse evidence-based therapies that are best suited for your situation, personality type, and specific needs. I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression.
My area of specialty is working with adults and children experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, victims of domestic violence and divorce.
Need someone to talk to? Navigating today’s world can be challenging. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you reduce your daily struggles and optimize your quality of life. I specialize in using diverse evidence-based therapies that are best suited for your situation, personality type, and specific needs. I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression.
(289) 302-5994 x700 View (289) 302-5994 x700
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Rocheny Alexandre, MSW,RSW Social Worker, Psychoth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G  (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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Ali Philips
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Ali Philips is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario offering direct, active and solutions-focused therapy to adults suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, interrelationship (divorce) and lifestyle issues. Ali’s passion for the inner workings and relational motivations of people began during her decade-long career in the communications and marketing industry where she assessed and built connections between peoples’ behaviours and underlying motivations in the consumer, corporate and healthcare markets.
Ali Philips is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario offering direct, active and solutions-focused therapy to adults suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, interrelationship (divorce) and lifestyle issues. Ali’s passion for the inner workings and relational motivations of people began during her decade-long career in the communications and marketing industry where she assessed and built connections between peoples’ behaviours and underlying motivations in the consumer, corporate and healthcare markets.
(289) 273-4072 View (289) 273-4072
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Annmarie Armstrong-Garvey
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
Challenges can range from depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, divorce, grief, parent-child conflict among other issues.
The journey of a thousand steps begins with just one step! Today you have taken that first step. Steps that will lead to your empowerment. A step on the right path towards growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we will work together to better understand and resolve changes in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behaviour patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Challenges can range from depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, divorce, grief, parent-child conflict among other issues.
The journey of a thousand steps begins with just one step! Today you have taken that first step. Steps that will lead to your empowerment. A step on the right path towards growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we will work together to better understand and resolve changes in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behaviour patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(844) 580-0362 View (844) 580-0362
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Kiran Maqsood
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc, Psych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5M
I work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/workplace issue, low self esteem, life transitions, crises, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, divorce/separation.
I enjoy my work and I am passionate to help my clients. My clients often tells me that my good listening skills and nonjudgmental approach helps them to feel safe and open up in the therapy. I am member with good standing with College of registered Psychotherapist of Ontario who has achieved Postgraduate certifications and intensive training on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), DBT, IFS, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, SBFT, EMDR, and Sand Play. I am also member with Ontario Association of Mental Health Consultants, Counselors, Psychotherapists and Psychometrician OACCPP; Canadian Association of Play Therapist CAPT.
I work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/workplace issue, low self esteem, life transitions, crises, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, divorce/separation.
I enjoy my work and I am passionate to help my clients. My clients often tells me that my good listening skills and nonjudgmental approach helps them to feel safe and open up in the therapy. I am member with good standing with College of registered Psychotherapist of Ontario who has achieved Postgraduate certifications and intensive training on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), DBT, IFS, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, SBFT, EMDR, and Sand Play. I am also member with Ontario Association of Mental Health Consultants, Counselors, Psychotherapists and Psychometrician OACCPP; Canadian Association of Play Therapist CAPT.
(289) 277-5396 View (289) 277-5396
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Corine Mollins
Psychologist, MSc, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
I support clients around a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, self-esteem/self-worth, anger, addiction, workplace conflict, returning to work, relationship issues, separation/divorce, and grief/loss.
To make positive changes in your life, I believe it is essential you find the right therapist to assist you on your journey. As a Certified Psychologist, I can provide you with the tools and strategies you need to make lasting change, and to lead a life in which you continue to thrive. My focus is on establishing a healthy therapeutic rapport with my clients and taking a collaborative approach to therapy so that we can work together to affect change in your daily functioning.
I support clients around a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, self-esteem/self-worth, anger, addiction, workplace conflict, returning to work, relationship issues, separation/divorce, and grief/loss.
To make positive changes in your life, I believe it is essential you find the right therapist to assist you on your journey. As a Certified Psychologist, I can provide you with the tools and strategies you need to make lasting change, and to lead a life in which you continue to thrive. My focus is on establishing a healthy therapeutic rapport with my clients and taking a collaborative approach to therapy so that we can work together to affect change in your daily functioning.
(289) 768-9073 View (289) 768-9073
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Journey Restorative Mediation
Pre-Licensed Professional, CYC, FMed
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5L
As a Family Mediator I specialize in helping families navigate the separation and divorce process. I support parents who are struggling to resolve Custody and Access matters and help them create positive Custody and Access Schedules and Parenting Plans. My goal is to provide a positive transition from a two parent home to a single parent home, always keeping in mind the best interest of the child. I discuss with both parents the importance of healthy parent / child boundaries, thereby avoiding potential Parental Alienation. For cases of Parental Alienation I provided Restorative Mediation sessions to support families.
As a Family Mediator I specialize in helping families navigate the separation and divorce process. I support parents who are struggling to resolve Custody and Access matters and help them create positive Custody and Access Schedules and Parenting Plans. My goal is to provide a positive transition from a two parent home to a single parent home, always keeping in mind the best interest of the child. I discuss with both parents the importance of healthy parent / child boundaries, thereby avoiding potential Parental Alienation. For cases of Parental Alienation I provided Restorative Mediation sessions to support families.
(289) 302-7661 View (289) 302-7661
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Nokha Dakroub
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
I am currently accepting new clients and offering individual and couples therapy as well as family mediation services for families experiencing separation and divorce.
I am a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Family Mediator with over 10 years of combined experience in hospitals, primary care and community settings. I practice from a trauma informed eclectic approach employing tools from multiple modalities including CBT, DBT and EFT.
I am currently accepting new clients and offering individual and couples therapy as well as family mediation services for families experiencing separation and divorce.
I am a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Family Mediator with over 10 years of combined experience in hospitals, primary care and community settings. I practice from a trauma informed eclectic approach employing tools from multiple modalities including CBT, DBT and EFT.
(289) 272-7144 View (289) 272-7144
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Ayman Al Taher
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
I provide specialized support with Pre-marital counselling, healing from a troubled divorce or relationship, family problems, trauma or loss, intimate partner violence, inner conflicts, low self-esteem, youth problems and gerontology.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Certified Clinical Chaplain and Spiritual Counsellor from the College of Pastoral Education and Psychotherapy (CPSP) Canada - USA and Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). ​ I have more than 25 years of experience providing individual, couples and family counselling through a holistic approach of mind, body soul and spirit. I have been working as a Spiritual Counsellor and Caregiver at the Sick Kids Hospital Toronto since 1997. I am also an imam, a public speaker and an activist in several social advocacy groups.
I provide specialized support with Pre-marital counselling, healing from a troubled divorce or relationship, family problems, trauma or loss, intimate partner violence, inner conflicts, low self-esteem, youth problems and gerontology.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Certified Clinical Chaplain and Spiritual Counsellor from the College of Pastoral Education and Psychotherapy (CPSP) Canada - USA and Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). ​ I have more than 25 years of experience providing individual, couples and family counselling through a holistic approach of mind, body soul and spirit. I have been working as a Spiritual Counsellor and Caregiver at the Sick Kids Hospital Toronto since 1997. I am also an imam, a public speaker and an activist in several social advocacy groups.
(289) 312-1828 View (289) 312-1828
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Natasha Huff - Social Worker - Clinical Supervisor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
I offer individual, couple and family therapy for a wide range of issues including; Divorce/Separation, Trauma, Grief, OCD, ADHD, BPD, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Self-Image, Family Conflict, and Eating Disorders 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. Success in a relationship does not mean there is no conflict, it means that conflict is handled in a respectful manner and individuals feel heard.
I offer individual, couple and family therapy for a wide range of issues including; Divorce/Separation, Trauma, Grief, OCD, ADHD, BPD, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Self-Image, Family Conflict, and Eating Disorders 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. Success in a relationship does not mean there is no conflict, it means that conflict is handled in a respectful manner and individuals feel heard.
(416) 985-0925 View (416) 985-0925
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Fernando Perez
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
-Relationships, Separation and/or divorce and its possible effect on the children.
Throughout the years I have accumulated a vast experience in the field of psychotherapy and have the ability to work in Spanish, French and English. As a therapist I work with individuals, couples and families. I treat each individual case as unique and according to how it affects the individual(s). I strongly believe that each individual possesses the strength to work and change his/her life. I have experience in the following areas:-Addiction, -Depression, -Anger management -Anxiety -Children and adolescents -Marital issues, -Depression, -Family, -Grief, -Life transitions, -Self-esteem
-Relationships, Separation and/or divorce and its possible effect on the children.
Throughout the years I have accumulated a vast experience in the field of psychotherapy and have the ability to work in Spanish, French and English. As a therapist I work with individuals, couples and families. I treat each individual case as unique and according to how it affects the individual(s). I strongly believe that each individual possesses the strength to work and change his/her life. I have experience in the following areas:-Addiction, -Depression, -Anger management -Anxiety -Children and adolescents -Marital issues, -Depression, -Family, -Grief, -Life transitions, -Self-esteem
(905) 824-8013 View (905) 824-8013
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Sohail Abbas
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Dr. Sohail Abbas is a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario. Dr. Abbas specializes in treating Anxiety Disorders:panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and all kinds of depression and mood disorders. Besides working with individuals, Dr. Abbas also helps couples and families to deal with a variety of issues including stress, dealing with the loss of a loved one, adjusting to life changes, communication, separation and divorce.
Dr. Sohail Abbas is a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario. Dr. Abbas specializes in treating Anxiety Disorders:panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and all kinds of depression and mood disorders. Besides working with individuals, Dr. Abbas also helps couples and families to deal with a variety of issues including stress, dealing with the loss of a loved one, adjusting to life changes, communication, separation and divorce.
(855) 980-7343 View (855) 980-7343
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Lorena Patrucco
Registered Psychotherapist, ECE, BA, (Ed), MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
We also specialize in guiding and supporting families through separation/divorce, and behavior problems.
Is your child or teen often feeling angry, depressed, or anxious? Is there tension in your home holding unresolved issues? Are you at your last wit’s end? Children problems can easily create turmoil in your home or school impacting their relationship with you and/or peers. We will be happy to help you and your child to re-gain your family harmony and create concrete solutions to address your concerns!
We also specialize in guiding and supporting families through separation/divorce, and behavior problems.
Is your child or teen often feeling angry, depressed, or anxious? Is there tension in your home holding unresolved issues? Are you at your last wit’s end? Children problems can easily create turmoil in your home or school impacting their relationship with you and/or peers. We will be happy to help you and your child to re-gain your family harmony and create concrete solutions to address your concerns!
(647) 694-0379 View (647) 694-0379
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The Family Enhancement Centre
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Y
The Family Enhancement Centre is a full service counselling centre. We work with children, youth, adults, couples and families dealing with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, marital issues, school issues, grief / loss, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, suicidality, self harm, relationship issues, anger management, separation / divorce, blended families, victims of crime, etc.. With multiple registered therapists we personally match your needs with our therapist's skill set, approach and style and we guarantee a good therapeutic match or we will transfer you to another one of our therapists until it is.
The Family Enhancement Centre is a full service counselling centre. We work with children, youth, adults, couples and families dealing with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, marital issues, school issues, grief / loss, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, suicidality, self harm, relationship issues, anger management, separation / divorce, blended families, victims of crime, etc.. With multiple registered therapists we personally match your needs with our therapist's skill set, approach and style and we guarantee a good therapeutic match or we will transfer you to another one of our therapists until it is.
(905) 488-5461 View (905) 488-5461
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Corene Jonat
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA, ExAT
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
I am a registered Psychotherapist and Arts therapist, specializing in ANXIETY & DEPRESSION, offering CBT, mindfulness, Solution focused therapy for adults, kids, and teens challenged with anxiousness, fears, emotion regulation, parenting concerns, divorce, self esteem, illness, grief and loss. Creative therapies are facilitated in tandem with talk based psychotherapy utilizing CBT and mindfulness, incorporating visualization, art, music, play, writing and movement. I encourage a deeper connection and balance between mind and body promoting self-awareness and well being.
I am a registered Psychotherapist and Arts therapist, specializing in ANXIETY & DEPRESSION, offering CBT, mindfulness, Solution focused therapy for adults, kids, and teens challenged with anxiousness, fears, emotion regulation, parenting concerns, divorce, self esteem, illness, grief and loss. Creative therapies are facilitated in tandem with talk based psychotherapy utilizing CBT and mindfulness, incorporating visualization, art, music, play, writing and movement. I encourage a deeper connection and balance between mind and body promoting self-awareness and well being.
(647) 931-1576 View (647) 931-1576

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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.