Divorce Therapists in Albany, CA

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Shari Unitan, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
Are you experiencing marital conflict? Do you worry about how conflict with your mate affects your children? I have over 20 years experience working with clients dealing with a wide variety of issues, including family conflict, divorce, child custody, parenting issues, depression, addiction, and anxiety. Research has proven that the parental relationship directly impacts a child's self esteem and social skills. I am a warm, dynamic and solution oriented therapist. I work along side you, to help you identify and overcome the problems which are causing pain in your life.
Are you experiencing marital conflict? Do you worry about how conflict with your mate affects your children? I have over 20 years experience working with clients dealing with a wide variety of issues, including family conflict, divorce, child custody, parenting issues, depression, addiction, and anxiety. Research has proven that the parental relationship directly impacts a child's self esteem and social skills. I am a warm, dynamic and solution oriented therapist. I work along side you, to help you identify and overcome the problems which are causing pain in your life.
(510) 296-4520 View (510) 296-4520
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Christine Mukai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
I have 20+ years of providing psychotherapy with BIPOC working on a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, grief & loss.
Do you feel stuck or misunderstood and often have strong reactions towards others and can't seem to figure out if it's you or others? Often times our cultural identity and values intertwine into our current relationships creating tensions, stress and challenges. Our differences in communication styles, thinking patterns and ways of expressing our feelings maybe the reasons we are experiencing stress in our lives and our relationships. Psychotherapy can provide the opportunity for us to explore the distress and difficulties in your relationships in a safe space and deepen your self reflection of unconscious behaviors and patterns.
I have 20+ years of providing psychotherapy with BIPOC working on a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, grief & loss.
Do you feel stuck or misunderstood and often have strong reactions towards others and can't seem to figure out if it's you or others? Often times our cultural identity and values intertwine into our current relationships creating tensions, stress and challenges. Our differences in communication styles, thinking patterns and ways of expressing our feelings maybe the reasons we are experiencing stress in our lives and our relationships. Psychotherapy can provide the opportunity for us to explore the distress and difficulties in your relationships in a safe space and deepen your self reflection of unconscious behaviors and patterns.
(510) 216-1737 View (510) 216-1737
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Marc Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94707
Not accepting new clients
In addition to dealing with the immediate problem or crisis that brings someone to psychotherapy, I address underlying issues and psychological conflicts, as well as difficulties with career, parenthood, separation and divorce.
Are you having difficulty managing intense emotional states? Are anxiety, depression, hurt or anger barriers to connecting with partners or potential partners? Do you have a harsh inner critic? Using a therapeutic style that is supportive, interactive, and understanding, I have been providing psychological treatment to individuals for 30 years. Important areas of my practice include anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In addition to dealing with the immediate problem or crisis that brings someone to psychotherapy, I address underlying issues and psychological conflicts, as well as difficulties with career, parenthood, separation and divorce.
Are you having difficulty managing intense emotional states? Are anxiety, depression, hurt or anger barriers to connecting with partners or potential partners? Do you have a harsh inner critic? Using a therapeutic style that is supportive, interactive, and understanding, I have been providing psychological treatment to individuals for 30 years. Important areas of my practice include anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(510) 528-4441 View (510) 528-4441
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Ariana Sarris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
Specialties include couples counseling, divorce mediation, spiritual growth, and life transitions.
Therapy is a partnership between you and me. My desire is to help you achieve your goals, to find your life purpose, to resolve your issues, whatever they may be. Change comes from within you—and that’s where we focus—on your body and the traumas it holds—so with can release them through various techniques that can really create true change inside you. Whether you are an individual or a couple, whatever you bring into the therapy office can be transformed.
Specialties include couples counseling, divorce mediation, spiritual growth, and life transitions.
Therapy is a partnership between you and me. My desire is to help you achieve your goals, to find your life purpose, to resolve your issues, whatever they may be. Change comes from within you—and that’s where we focus—on your body and the traumas it holds—so with can release them through various techniques that can really create true change inside you. Whether you are an individual or a couple, whatever you bring into the therapy office can be transformed.
(510) 392-0224 View (510) 392-0224
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Paul Oglesby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
If you are a parent who is feeling overwhelmed by the needs of a struggling child, confused and frustrated by family discord or at a loss as to how to communicate with your loved ones, I can help you restore the balance, calm and cooperation that have gone missing in your home. I have more than 20 years’ experience working with children and families who are grappling with problems such as divorce, adoption, major transitions, defiant behavior, ADHD, gender/sex/identity issues, grief/loss, learning challenges, drug and alcohol use/abuse, and more.
If you are a parent who is feeling overwhelmed by the needs of a struggling child, confused and frustrated by family discord or at a loss as to how to communicate with your loved ones, I can help you restore the balance, calm and cooperation that have gone missing in your home. I have more than 20 years’ experience working with children and families who are grappling with problems such as divorce, adoption, major transitions, defiant behavior, ADHD, gender/sex/identity issues, grief/loss, learning challenges, drug and alcohol use/abuse, and more.
(650) 492-6789 View (650) 492-6789
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Margaret Dodson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
I devote my practice to helping adults, parents, teenagers, and children navigate normal transitions of life (love relationships, educational decisions, career impasses, parent-child relationships), as well as the more painful and uncertain ones (death of a loved one, divorce, serious or chronic illness, infertility).
"Are you worrying that you are stuck in old patterns of thinking and behaving regarding yourself and others that make you unhappy, depressed, anxious, or irritable? Are you trying to connect and communicate with a partner, friends, or co-workers, but find youself misunderstood, angry, or lonely? Are you longing to be happier yet unable to figure out how to change? I have helped hundreds of people with similar concerns to experience more joy and success in their lives. Together we can examine your concerns from new perspectives and overcome the obstacles preventing you from achieving your innermost goals.
I devote my practice to helping adults, parents, teenagers, and children navigate normal transitions of life (love relationships, educational decisions, career impasses, parent-child relationships), as well as the more painful and uncertain ones (death of a loved one, divorce, serious or chronic illness, infertility).
"Are you worrying that you are stuck in old patterns of thinking and behaving regarding yourself and others that make you unhappy, depressed, anxious, or irritable? Are you trying to connect and communicate with a partner, friends, or co-workers, but find youself misunderstood, angry, or lonely? Are you longing to be happier yet unable to figure out how to change? I have helped hundreds of people with similar concerns to experience more joy and success in their lives. Together we can examine your concerns from new perspectives and overcome the obstacles preventing you from achieving your innermost goals.
(510) 470-7318 View (510) 470-7318
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Walters Wellness Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
Help is also available for individuals, couples and families at all stages of attachment, separation/divorce and reorganization.
Your life matters. Your pain matters. You can get better by learning techniques to manage your pain, whether emotional or physical. At my practice, we will work together to achieve your health and life goals whether it be managing stress, coping with illness or repairing a broken relationship. As a client, you will experience a safe and supportive environment where you can explore and work through emotional and interpersonal issues brought on by life transitions including relationships, work, family and/or societal/cultural pressures.
Help is also available for individuals, couples and families at all stages of attachment, separation/divorce and reorganization.
Your life matters. Your pain matters. You can get better by learning techniques to manage your pain, whether emotional or physical. At my practice, we will work together to achieve your health and life goals whether it be managing stress, coping with illness or repairing a broken relationship. As a client, you will experience a safe and supportive environment where you can explore and work through emotional and interpersonal issues brought on by life transitions including relationships, work, family and/or societal/cultural pressures.
(510) 328-4445 View (510) 328-4445
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Susan Sekler
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
Important areas of my practice include anxiety, depression and overwhelming emotional states that interfere with and limit the satisfaction and fulfillment that comes from relationships and work. I also treat symptoms related to phase of life problems such as career changes, parenthood, mid-life, separation and divorce. A strong interest of mine is how to develop and maintain healthy relationships. I am an ex-lawyer, having worked as a litigator, and my style is interactive and collaborative. My office is near the campus of the University of California in Berkeley.
Important areas of my practice include anxiety, depression and overwhelming emotional states that interfere with and limit the satisfaction and fulfillment that comes from relationships and work. I also treat symptoms related to phase of life problems such as career changes, parenthood, mid-life, separation and divorce. A strong interest of mine is how to develop and maintain healthy relationships. I am an ex-lawyer, having worked as a litigator, and my style is interactive and collaborative. My office is near the campus of the University of California in Berkeley.
(510) 470-7416 View (510) 470-7416
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Fran J Segal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
I also work with issues related to relationship or divorce, career, illness, creative blocks, and the special concerns of adolescents and seniors.
My theoretical approach blends mindfulness and depth / psychodynamic orientations. Mindfulness practices are highly effective in helping you find relief from negative thought patterns that lead to depression or anxiety. In depth psychotherapy, I provide guidance and compassionate support to help you understand the roots of current problems and make positive changes with insight and wisdom.
I also work with issues related to relationship or divorce, career, illness, creative blocks, and the special concerns of adolescents and seniors.
My theoretical approach blends mindfulness and depth / psychodynamic orientations. Mindfulness practices are highly effective in helping you find relief from negative thought patterns that lead to depression or anxiety. In depth psychotherapy, I provide guidance and compassionate support to help you understand the roots of current problems and make positive changes with insight and wisdom.
(510) 730-1866 View (510) 730-1866
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Karen Harber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
Not accepting new clients
With over thirty years of seeing individuals and couples in short and long term psychotherapy, I have successfully treated people with anxiety, depression, phobias, relationship difficulties, PTSD, early childhood trauma and those going through life transitions such as pregnancy,divorce,illness,job change and loss.
In my psychotherapy practice I create a space where you can feel comfortable and safe expressing emotions and exploring difficult issues. With compassion and mindfulness I listen to what you say through your words and what you say when there are no words. Together we will decide on the treatment modality that is best for you. I have tended to specialize in two main areas: trauma and relationship issues. My background in psychodynamic therapy offers a strong foundation for understanding behavior and the way we unintentionally get trapped in patterns.
With over thirty years of seeing individuals and couples in short and long term psychotherapy, I have successfully treated people with anxiety, depression, phobias, relationship difficulties, PTSD, early childhood trauma and those going through life transitions such as pregnancy,divorce,illness,job change and loss.
In my psychotherapy practice I create a space where you can feel comfortable and safe expressing emotions and exploring difficult issues. With compassion and mindfulness I listen to what you say through your words and what you say when there are no words. Together we will decide on the treatment modality that is best for you. I have tended to specialize in two main areas: trauma and relationship issues. My background in psychodynamic therapy offers a strong foundation for understanding behavior and the way we unintentionally get trapped in patterns.
(510) 878-4480 View (510) 878-4480
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Cindy Blackett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
I specialize in work with couples and individual adults dealing with relationship problems. Common issues for couples I see include communication difficulties, affairs, arguing or withdrawing, parenting conflict. I have experience working with a diverse range of people, including couples in mixed race/culture relationships, inter-faith relationships and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
I specialize in work with couples and individual adults dealing with relationship problems. Common issues for couples I see include communication difficulties, affairs, arguing or withdrawing, parenting conflict. I have experience working with a diverse range of people, including couples in mixed race/culture relationships, inter-faith relationships and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
(510) 470-6685 View (510) 470-6685
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Yi Zhao Martins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MLI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94710  (Online Only)
You met someone; you fell in love…is it time to build a family together? What about all the fights you have been having recently? Now you are a mother/father, juggling childcare, professional development, housework… what about US? What about ME? How to teach our kids when we don’t even agree? Things are not working out; Shall we give it one last try before separating? My partner wants to open up the relationship/marriage. What does it even mean?
You met someone; you fell in love…is it time to build a family together? What about all the fights you have been having recently? Now you are a mother/father, juggling childcare, professional development, housework… what about US? What about ME? How to teach our kids when we don’t even agree? Things are not working out; Shall we give it one last try before separating? My partner wants to open up the relationship/marriage. What does it even mean?
(510) 650-1171 View (510) 650-1171
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Stacy Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
Therapy Without the Angst! Therapy doesn't have to take years and be intensely painful. I help clients to develop the skills to feel better soon. I'll teach you to calm your anxious mind, feel more confident, and find meaning in life challenges. As a licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years, I've culled the best of many different techniques, for instance: CBT helps change unproductive thinking and behavior; insight therapy offers awareness; and DBT helps to regulate intense emotions and reactions. I offer not just therapeutic techniques but good-old common sense!
Therapy Without the Angst! Therapy doesn't have to take years and be intensely painful. I help clients to develop the skills to feel better soon. I'll teach you to calm your anxious mind, feel more confident, and find meaning in life challenges. As a licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years, I've culled the best of many different techniques, for instance: CBT helps change unproductive thinking and behavior; insight therapy offers awareness; and DBT helps to regulate intense emotions and reactions. I offer not just therapeutic techniques but good-old common sense!
(510) 404-8463 View (510) 404-8463
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James Francis Gallagher Jr.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been.
We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been.
(510) 876-9446 View (510) 876-9446
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Peter P Bernhardt
MFT
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
Are your relationships burdened by loss of trust, constant fighting, or a feeling of disconnection? Are dealing with the fallout of an affair? Are you struggling with anger or communication issues? Do you you want relief from suffering, stress or isolation? My mindfulness approach, based on over 30 years experience, will help you get immediate relief through new perspectives and skills. By learning to see your problematic relationship patterns and negative cycles, you will also discover new pathways and new ways of relating. As you feel better, you will take steps to strengthen your new discoveries and abilities.
Are your relationships burdened by loss of trust, constant fighting, or a feeling of disconnection? Are dealing with the fallout of an affair? Are you struggling with anger or communication issues? Do you you want relief from suffering, stress or isolation? My mindfulness approach, based on over 30 years experience, will help you get immediate relief through new perspectives and skills. By learning to see your problematic relationship patterns and negative cycles, you will also discover new pathways and new ways of relating. As you feel better, you will take steps to strengthen your new discoveries and abilities.
(510) 497-0537 View (510) 497-0537
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Dr. Steven Barrie-Anthony
PhD, PsyD, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
Would you like to know yourself better and more deeply? To be able to move beyond painful or frustrating patterns in your feelings, relationships, and work? Sometimes it's clear why we feel and act how we do: ecstatic about a new romance, upset about a professional disappointment, awash with grief following the loss of a loved one. Other times your feelings and behaviors may surprise you—a nagging anxiety, a lingering sadness, memories of past experiences that you thought you'd left behind, a sense that your relationship with a partner could be deeper, or that work could be more fulfilling even as you have success along the way.
Would you like to know yourself better and more deeply? To be able to move beyond painful or frustrating patterns in your feelings, relationships, and work? Sometimes it's clear why we feel and act how we do: ecstatic about a new romance, upset about a professional disappointment, awash with grief following the loss of a loved one. Other times your feelings and behaviors may surprise you—a nagging anxiety, a lingering sadness, memories of past experiences that you thought you'd left behind, a sense that your relationship with a partner could be deeper, or that work could be more fulfilling even as you have success along the way.
(510) 826-3927 View (510) 826-3927
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Kelsey C Underwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PhD, Anthro
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94707
Waitlist for new clients
Many people are struggling to live purposefully in the tension of our changing world. You may feel overwhelmed with emotions and experiences that are difficult to bear. Painful issues and conflicting feelings inside yourself and in your relationships are good reasons to seek a therapist. I provide a safe and thoughtful place where you can face your obstacles and increase your ability to live your life with more fullness and meaning. My approach is engaged and collaborative. I offer empathy, knowledge, and tools to help you understand yourself and others in new ways.
Many people are struggling to live purposefully in the tension of our changing world. You may feel overwhelmed with emotions and experiences that are difficult to bear. Painful issues and conflicting feelings inside yourself and in your relationships are good reasons to seek a therapist. I provide a safe and thoughtful place where you can face your obstacles and increase your ability to live your life with more fullness and meaning. My approach is engaged and collaborative. I offer empathy, knowledge, and tools to help you understand yourself and others in new ways.
(510) 592-6230 View (510) 592-6230
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Kristian Kemtrup
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
In my work, I see each person as entirely unique, with their own history, strengths, and challenges. I believe that our emotions are the basis for meaningful engagement with the world, but those same feelings can become problematic when they aren’t fully understood and explored. In therapy, I will work with you to better understand yourself and to help you develop new patterns of thought, feeling, and action so that you can change how you relate to others, how you feel about yourself, or how you function in the world.
In my work, I see each person as entirely unique, with their own history, strengths, and challenges. I believe that our emotions are the basis for meaningful engagement with the world, but those same feelings can become problematic when they aren’t fully understood and explored. In therapy, I will work with you to better understand yourself and to help you develop new patterns of thought, feeling, and action so that you can change how you relate to others, how you feel about yourself, or how you function in the world.
(415) 968-4238 View (415) 968-4238
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Blair Kilpatrick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Please Note: I am not available to new clients at this time. I believe the foundation of therapy is a relationship built on trust, openness, and mutual respect. I see myself as a guide and partner in the change process. I have experience treating the full range of adult problems and have always worked with a culturally diverse population. I have particular interest in creativity, women's issues, and adult development throughout the life cycle. I have specialized training in addictions, codependence, and eating disorders. My therapeutic orientation is broadly psychodynamic, along with EMDR and mindfulness-based approaches.
Please Note: I am not available to new clients at this time. I believe the foundation of therapy is a relationship built on trust, openness, and mutual respect. I see myself as a guide and partner in the change process. I have experience treating the full range of adult problems and have always worked with a culturally diverse population. I have particular interest in creativity, women's issues, and adult development throughout the life cycle. I have specialized training in addictions, codependence, and eating disorders. My therapeutic orientation is broadly psychodynamic, along with EMDR and mindfulness-based approaches.
(925) 308-5160 View (925) 308-5160
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Van Metaxas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
You may long to live wholeheartedly - and to feel loved and connected - but struggle with anger, depression, loneliness, or inexplicable sadness and anxiety. You may find the stress of work, life, running a household, or parenting has diminished your capacity to feel joy and be creative. Once a source of comfort and pleasure, your intimate relationship may now be disappointing, frustrating, or even deadening. Therapy can help relieve the symptoms of debilitating feelings by uncovering the underlying (and sometimes unconscious) causes, and empower individuals - and couples - to become the authors of the lives they want to live.
You may long to live wholeheartedly - and to feel loved and connected - but struggle with anger, depression, loneliness, or inexplicable sadness and anxiety. You may find the stress of work, life, running a household, or parenting has diminished your capacity to feel joy and be creative. Once a source of comfort and pleasure, your intimate relationship may now be disappointing, frustrating, or even deadening. Therapy can help relieve the symptoms of debilitating feelings by uncovering the underlying (and sometimes unconscious) causes, and empower individuals - and couples - to become the authors of the lives they want to live.
(415) 763-5931 View (415) 763-5931
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Divorce Therapists

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 behavioral, 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 behavioral 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.