Divorce Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Photo of Esther Jacob, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
Esther Jacob
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I am an experienced Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker and Coach practicing in Beverly Hills, Westwood and Encino. I treat individuals with Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, OCD, Relationship conflicts, Adjustment to life stressors, Depression, Divorce, Parenting, and Co-parenting issues.
I am an experienced Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker and Coach practicing in Beverly Hills, Westwood and Encino. I treat individuals with Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, OCD, Relationship conflicts, Adjustment to life stressors, Depression, Divorce, Parenting, and Co-parenting issues.
(310) 651-5066 View (310) 651-5066
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Emma Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I particularly focus on navigating transition be it a new job or career, separation/divorce, parenting.
We all have the capacity and right to have a fulfilling life however, many barriers interfere with our current sense of satisfaction and our ability to achieve our dreams. I hope to be able to help you explore what barriers are getting in the way by focusing on, recognizing and reinforcing your innate strengths, and exploring where blockages within your life manifested, and how they may be shifted so that you are able to transform.
I particularly focus on navigating transition be it a new job or career, separation/divorce, parenting.
We all have the capacity and right to have a fulfilling life however, many barriers interfere with our current sense of satisfaction and our ability to achieve our dreams. I hope to be able to help you explore what barriers are getting in the way by focusing on, recognizing and reinforcing your innate strengths, and exploring where blockages within your life manifested, and how they may be shifted so that you are able to transform.
(424) 391-3296 View (424) 391-3296
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Stephanie Kaufman
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I am an Associate Social Worker specializing in working with individuals and couples who are looking for more balance as they undergo some of life's largest transitions, such as parenting and divorce. I believe there is a tremendous amount of beauty and strength that comes with committing the time and space for ourselves to experience emotional growth. Choosing the right therapist is an important decision, and I am here to answer any questions you may have to help you make the choice that feels best for you on your path.
I am an Associate Social Worker specializing in working with individuals and couples who are looking for more balance as they undergo some of life's largest transitions, such as parenting and divorce. I believe there is a tremendous amount of beauty and strength that comes with committing the time and space for ourselves to experience emotional growth. Choosing the right therapist is an important decision, and I am here to answer any questions you may have to help you make the choice that feels best for you on your path.
(310) 861-3024 View (310) 861-3024
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Kristen Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I provide therapy for adolescents and adults seeking help with issues including parenting, divorce, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, communication, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, grief, life-changing events, and others. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can identify and explore the underlying beliefs driving your behaviors, shaping your habits, and impacting your relationships. Working together using therapeutic approaches such as mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, DBT, etc., you will learn to better manage emotions and behaviors, allowing you to meet your own personal goals.
I provide therapy for adolescents and adults seeking help with issues including parenting, divorce, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, communication, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, grief, life-changing events, and others. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can identify and explore the underlying beliefs driving your behaviors, shaping your habits, and impacting your relationships. Working together using therapeutic approaches such as mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, DBT, etc., you will learn to better manage emotions and behaviors, allowing you to meet your own personal goals.
(747) 236-6609 View (747) 236-6609
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Aurisha Smolarski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
I guide and support people facing relationship issues, trauma (sexual/emotional),infidelity, divorce, co-parenting, anxiety (panic/social), shame & low self esteem.
You can and will thrive in your relationships, creativity and career. I help individuals, couples and co-parents navigate and heal from the complexities and messiness life brings. Couples Therapy: Develop more effective communication and conflict resolution; increase intimacy, trust, and care; learn to navigate transitions and life stressors as a team. Co-Parenting: I will help you get from conflict to cooperation and become a successful co-parenting team so your kids can thrive. Individual Therapy: Release negative patterns and fears; resolve trauma, anxiety, and old issues that are holding you back. You are not alone.
I guide and support people facing relationship issues, trauma (sexual/emotional),infidelity, divorce, co-parenting, anxiety (panic/social), shame & low self esteem.
You can and will thrive in your relationships, creativity and career. I help individuals, couples and co-parents navigate and heal from the complexities and messiness life brings. Couples Therapy: Develop more effective communication and conflict resolution; increase intimacy, trust, and care; learn to navigate transitions and life stressors as a team. Co-Parenting: I will help you get from conflict to cooperation and become a successful co-parenting team so your kids can thrive. Individual Therapy: Release negative patterns and fears; resolve trauma, anxiety, and old issues that are holding you back. You are not alone.
(323) 378-3052 View (323) 378-3052
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Virginia Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Online Only)
My book, Transcending High-Conflict Divorce, is available on Amazon.
Do you and your partner have a hard time resolving conflict? Is the struggle to connect making you feel alone and misunderstood? Or, if you're divorced, is the level of acrimony between you and your ex so intense that it feels impossible to co-parent? I help both partnered and divorced couples learn how to regulate their emotions and communicate skillfully. I also help people who struggle with sexual compulsivity and love addiction learn to manage their feelings without resorting to destructive behaviors or staying attached to unhealthy people.
My book, Transcending High-Conflict Divorce, is available on Amazon.
Do you and your partner have a hard time resolving conflict? Is the struggle to connect making you feel alone and misunderstood? Or, if you're divorced, is the level of acrimony between you and your ex so intense that it feels impossible to co-parent? I help both partnered and divorced couples learn how to regulate their emotions and communicate skillfully. I also help people who struggle with sexual compulsivity and love addiction learn to manage their feelings without resorting to destructive behaviors or staying attached to unhealthy people.
(323) 988-0580 View (323) 988-0580
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Gitu Bhatia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Besides psychotherapy, I provide parent training, child custody mediation, and work in a multidisciplinary team as a divorce coach and child expert in the collaborative divorce process to prevent emotional damage to all parties going through divorce, especially children.
As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I believe that people's emotions and behaviors are influenced by their perceptions and interpretation of events. I work collaboratively with my clients in a proactive manner in order for them to learn effective strategies that they can use for the rest of their lives. I also believe that we are influenced by the cultural context in which we grow up. All relationships are, to some extent, are contextual and intercultural. People often face new challenges as they go through transitions in their lives. I bring my life experiences and professional knowledge to therapy.
Besides psychotherapy, I provide parent training, child custody mediation, and work in a multidisciplinary team as a divorce coach and child expert in the collaborative divorce process to prevent emotional damage to all parties going through divorce, especially children.
As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I believe that people's emotions and behaviors are influenced by their perceptions and interpretation of events. I work collaboratively with my clients in a proactive manner in order for them to learn effective strategies that they can use for the rest of their lives. I also believe that we are influenced by the cultural context in which we grow up. All relationships are, to some extent, are contextual and intercultural. People often face new challenges as they go through transitions in their lives. I bring my life experiences and professional knowledge to therapy.
(424) 256-1535 View (424) 256-1535
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Elysa Waldholz
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
I also work with individuals, couples and families, and group work specializing in parenting, separation, divorce and "empty nesters.
Are your concerns keeping you from leading the life you want and being the person you want to be? You may be surprised that with modest effort and professional support many problems can be overcome. If you are willing to make that effort and want a professional who will have a sincere interest in your well being, I provide a caring, warm, collaborative environment where you can go at your own pace. If finances are an issue I can offer affordable sliding scale fees.
I also work with individuals, couples and families, and group work specializing in parenting, separation, divorce and "empty nesters.
Are your concerns keeping you from leading the life you want and being the person you want to be? You may be surprised that with modest effort and professional support many problems can be overcome. If you are willing to make that effort and want a professional who will have a sincere interest in your well being, I provide a caring, warm, collaborative environment where you can go at your own pace. If finances are an issue I can offer affordable sliding scale fees.
(310) 933-5608 View (310) 933-5608
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Yossi Benperlas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
I have experience in marital and pre-marital therapy, dating and relationships, depression, anxiety, bereavement, divorce and parental alienation.
As a therapist who has worked with individuals and families within the community for the last 20 years, it is my goal to provide you with an opportunity to create change in areas of your life where you feel stuck. Whether your struggle is in a relationship or stress related to some other circumstance, we will discuss the issues so that you can feel empowered to take action that will lead to positive changes.
I have experience in marital and pre-marital therapy, dating and relationships, depression, anxiety, bereavement, divorce and parental alienation.
As a therapist who has worked with individuals and families within the community for the last 20 years, it is my goal to provide you with an opportunity to create change in areas of your life where you feel stuck. Whether your struggle is in a relationship or stress related to some other circumstance, we will discuss the issues so that you can feel empowered to take action that will lead to positive changes.
(310) 361-4275 View (310) 361-4275
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Lee Miller. Individuals. Couples. Divorce.
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Happiness in life is dependent upon relationships - the relationship with yourself, your partner, your children - and the other significant, albeit difficult, people in your life. The bulk of my practice has focused on this very specialized area of interacting with other people. Whether doing discernment counseling with a couple contemplating divorce, working with couples to discuss and workout seemingly intractable issues----as well as mediation services for divorcing couples, relationships are the foundation of contentment and I have experienced a great deal of success with clients in this area.
Happiness in life is dependent upon relationships - the relationship with yourself, your partner, your children - and the other significant, albeit difficult, people in your life. The bulk of my practice has focused on this very specialized area of interacting with other people. Whether doing discernment counseling with a couple contemplating divorce, working with couples to discuss and workout seemingly intractable issues----as well as mediation services for divorcing couples, relationships are the foundation of contentment and I have experienced a great deal of success with clients in this area.
(310) 439-5091 View (310) 439-5091
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Karin Manger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064
I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for 30 years. My main area of focus is working with families and children. Initially in my career, I worked with children in residential treatment settings, who were struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. During the past 20 years I have worked primarily in the field of high conflict divorce. I deal with all aspects of divorce, including mediating custody agreements, comprehensive child custody evaluations, resolving co-parenting conflicts and helping children cope with the stress of parental conflict. I also work with families dealing with blended family issues.
I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for 30 years. My main area of focus is working with families and children. Initially in my career, I worked with children in residential treatment settings, who were struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. During the past 20 years I have worked primarily in the field of high conflict divorce. I deal with all aspects of divorce, including mediating custody agreements, comprehensive child custody evaluations, resolving co-parenting conflicts and helping children cope with the stress of parental conflict. I also work with families dealing with blended family issues.
(424) 543-8112 x2 View (424) 543-8112 x2
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Carol Hirshfield
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Postgraduate training includes hypnosis; family systems therapy; advanced training in mediation, collaborative divorce, Gottman communication model and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
I have had over 25 years experience working with children, adults and their families on both the East and West Coasts. I was born and raised in New York City, and have had professional experience in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and Seattle. My special expertise includes child development, populations with special needs (learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, developmental disabilities, and autism), and services for families who are engaged in high conflict divorce. I am here to help you, and if your family needs help, work with the issues life brings us.
Postgraduate training includes hypnosis; family systems therapy; advanced training in mediation, collaborative divorce, Gottman communication model and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
I have had over 25 years experience working with children, adults and their families on both the East and West Coasts. I was born and raised in New York City, and have had professional experience in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and Seattle. My special expertise includes child development, populations with special needs (learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, developmental disabilities, and autism), and services for families who are engaged in high conflict divorce. I am here to help you, and if your family needs help, work with the issues life brings us.
(310) 321-4280 View (310) 321-4280
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Nazzi (Nazanein) Vazira Bhullar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
It can be overwhelming to deal with the difficulties in daily life especially when we often discount some of our own struggles. My clients experience many of the same issues you feel: anxiety, depression, breakups, divorce, parenting, lack of motivation, and setting boundaries in important life relationships. Whether this is your first time in therapy or not, you deserve a therapist who is going to validate your feelings but also offer you solutions. I have over a decade of experience as a therapist and yet I still treat every client as a unique individual who deserves a unique approach.
It can be overwhelming to deal with the difficulties in daily life especially when we often discount some of our own struggles. My clients experience many of the same issues you feel: anxiety, depression, breakups, divorce, parenting, lack of motivation, and setting boundaries in important life relationships. Whether this is your first time in therapy or not, you deserve a therapist who is going to validate your feelings but also offer you solutions. I have over a decade of experience as a therapist and yet I still treat every client as a unique individual who deserves a unique approach.
(310) 878-0893 View (310) 878-0893
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Jenni Silberstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFA, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Clients seek treatment not only to make a connection with a psychotherapist but to see concrete changes in their lives. I have been practicing for 26 years and have helped hundreds of clients change their lives and thrive in their careers and relationships. I develop genuine connections with clients, co-creating treatment plans that work. It is truly an honor to have this kind of impact in someone's life and the results my clients receive speak volumes. Specialties include relationships, self-esteem, women, college students, adolescents, divorce, parenting, anxiety, OCD and depression.
Clients seek treatment not only to make a connection with a psychotherapist but to see concrete changes in their lives. I have been practicing for 26 years and have helped hundreds of clients change their lives and thrive in their careers and relationships. I develop genuine connections with clients, co-creating treatment plans that work. It is truly an honor to have this kind of impact in someone's life and the results my clients receive speak volumes. Specialties include relationships, self-esteem, women, college students, adolescents, divorce, parenting, anxiety, OCD and depression.
(310) 421-2831 View (310) 421-2831
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Cynthia Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90094  (Online Only)
The individuals, families, and couples I treat should expect to produce true fundamental change.I practice a brief systemic solution focused treatment. Be ready to work with me to construct a clear understanding of the problem/symptom in order to co-create an action plan. Clients should expect to practice new patterns of behavior both in and out of sessions. I prescribe strategic interventions such as tasks, rituals, enactments, and assignments. I have integrated my expertise as a psychotherapist with my life coaching skills.I see my role as a change agent. I specialize in high conflict relational challenges and divorce.
The individuals, families, and couples I treat should expect to produce true fundamental change.I practice a brief systemic solution focused treatment. Be ready to work with me to construct a clear understanding of the problem/symptom in order to co-create an action plan. Clients should expect to practice new patterns of behavior both in and out of sessions. I prescribe strategic interventions such as tasks, rituals, enactments, and assignments. I have integrated my expertise as a psychotherapist with my life coaching skills.I see my role as a change agent. I specialize in high conflict relational challenges and divorce.
(310) 494-7260 View (310) 494-7260
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Susan Zinn
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049
I am a certified trauma specialist and have extensive experience working with people struggling with eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, divorce, and sports performance.
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual, group, and family psychotherapy.
I am a certified trauma specialist and have extensive experience working with people struggling with eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, divorce, and sports performance.
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual, group, and family psychotherapy.
(424) 543-6324 View (424) 543-6324
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Suzanne Grace
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
As a couple's therapist, I also am a collaborative divorce therapist, divorce mediator, divorce coach, and parenting coordinator, incl parenting plans.
My desire is to help you live a full life, to listen openly and without bias and to understand you outside of your problems; to help you see that you have strengths and resources that will help you get through this difficult time. My goal is to help you feel hopeful again. When dealing with trauma from divorce, childbirth, loss or when trying to manage motherhood including post-partum issues, your career, or if you are feeling stuck, sad, confused, or anxious, I will aid you in identifying those obstacles that stand in your way of reaching your goals. Together, we will work collaboratively and holistically to work through it.
As a couple's therapist, I also am a collaborative divorce therapist, divorce mediator, divorce coach, and parenting coordinator, incl parenting plans.
My desire is to help you live a full life, to listen openly and without bias and to understand you outside of your problems; to help you see that you have strengths and resources that will help you get through this difficult time. My goal is to help you feel hopeful again. When dealing with trauma from divorce, childbirth, loss or when trying to manage motherhood including post-partum issues, your career, or if you are feeling stuck, sad, confused, or anxious, I will aid you in identifying those obstacles that stand in your way of reaching your goals. Together, we will work collaboratively and holistically to work through it.
(805) 500-0463 View (805) 500-0463
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Beatriz Aguilar
MA, BA
Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
I am specialized in break-ups, self-esteem, codependency, emotional management, communication in relationships, self talk strategies and decision making skills training. Life is too short to constantly be at war with yourself. I have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Psychology and I have worked in Mental Health for 10 years. Through my career, I have helped more than 300 clients to change the direction of their lives in problems such as: -Break up/Divorce - Low Self-esteem -Communication in their Relationships - Codependency - Self Talk Strategies. I work only online, in English or Spanish.
I am specialized in break-ups, self-esteem, codependency, emotional management, communication in relationships, self talk strategies and decision making skills training. Life is too short to constantly be at war with yourself. I have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Psychology and I have worked in Mental Health for 10 years. Through my career, I have helped more than 300 clients to change the direction of their lives in problems such as: -Break up/Divorce - Low Self-esteem -Communication in their Relationships - Codependency - Self Talk Strategies. I work only online, in English or Spanish.
(754) 203-5134 View (754) 203-5134
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Jeff Zhorne
MA
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Death and divorce catch most of us totally unprepared because we are not taught how to handle loss. We can feel so ill-equipped. Whether your loss is from death of a loved one, divorce or breakup, loss of trust, loss of safety or other meaningful emotional losses, healing is finding new reasons for living. Learn skills and tools to end the pain, isolation and emptiness. Discover healing and joy again.
Death and divorce catch most of us totally unprepared because we are not taught how to handle loss. We can feel so ill-equipped. Whether your loss is from death of a loved one, divorce or breakup, loss of trust, loss of safety or other meaningful emotional losses, healing is finding new reasons for living. Learn skills and tools to end the pain, isolation and emptiness. Discover healing and joy again.
(661) 733-0692 View (661) 733-0692
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Alisa Genovese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90006
These include marriage, birth, parenting, divorce, aging, career transitions, and loss and grieving.
My work is largely as an innate wisdom coach, I believe you'll learn to listen and trust your own innate wisdom, as we work collaboratively to move you past what's blocking wholeness. If given the right support and nurturance, our psyches, much like our bodies, will naturally move towards healing and higher consciousness. ​ My work combines insight and intuition with a warm, open, and interactive style.
These include marriage, birth, parenting, divorce, aging, career transitions, and loss and grieving.
My work is largely as an innate wisdom coach, I believe you'll learn to listen and trust your own innate wisdom, as we work collaboratively to move you past what's blocking wholeness. If given the right support and nurturance, our psyches, much like our bodies, will naturally move towards healing and higher consciousness. ​ My work combines insight and intuition with a warm, open, and interactive style.
(828) 382-8719 View (828) 382-8719

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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.