Divorce Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Lucy Millan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
Are you considering divorce? Has your spouse told you they want to end your marriage? If you're in the fog of divorce, Lucy will provide the safe space you need. Divorce is trauma, even if you are the leaving spouse, because it changes your whole life. What you thought you could trust is no longer there.
Are you considering divorce? Has your spouse told you they want to end your marriage? If you're in the fog of divorce, Lucy will provide the safe space you need. Divorce is trauma, even if you are the leaving spouse, because it changes your whole life. What you thought you could trust is no longer there.
(619) 340-1033 View (619) 340-1033
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Eunice A Palacios Ramírez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
I specialize in working with couples who are in conflict, who are in emotional pain and need help. I work with couples who are considering divorce but are not sure about separating. I help couples who keep having the same argument over and over and who get angry with each other often. I also have experience with couples where there has been infidelity and are in crisis. I also work with couples who want to prepare themselves for big transitions such as having kids, moving together, etc. I work with heterosexual couples and also have worked with many queer couples and interracial couples.
I specialize in working with couples who are in conflict, who are in emotional pain and need help. I work with couples who are considering divorce but are not sure about separating. I help couples who keep having the same argument over and over and who get angry with each other often. I also have experience with couples where there has been infidelity and are in crisis. I also work with couples who want to prepare themselves for big transitions such as having kids, moving together, etc. I work with heterosexual couples and also have worked with many queer couples and interracial couples.
(361) 209-7344 View (361) 209-7344
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Melisa Alonzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
You are feeling overwhelmed with all the changes in your life. Maybe it’s adjusting to marriage, parenthood or dealing with postpartum. Maybe the spark has left your marriage and you've started having an affair, or you're feeling upside down having just discovered your partner is having an affair. Maybe you just got divorced and feel like you lost your identity. Or you're worried about the impact the divorce will have on your children. Whatever it is, you feel like you have no one to turn to, no one to confide in, and your mind is filled with racing thoughts.
You are feeling overwhelmed with all the changes in your life. Maybe it’s adjusting to marriage, parenthood or dealing with postpartum. Maybe the spark has left your marriage and you've started having an affair, or you're feeling upside down having just discovered your partner is having an affair. Maybe you just got divorced and feel like you lost your identity. Or you're worried about the impact the divorce will have on your children. Whatever it is, you feel like you have no one to turn to, no one to confide in, and your mind is filled with racing thoughts.
(619) 304-8392 View (619) 304-8392
Sonia Carbonell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorders; and domestic violence, child abuse, divorce, co-parenting and adoption).
I love the work I do, although it involves dealing with people's painful life events and dynamics. I strongly believe in change. I am privileged because daily I witness our human capacity for healing and growth. My ideal client is the one ready to face truth, find hope and strength to change his or her life circumstances. My style, training, and professional experience emphasize understanding culture, working in the context of family and community, completing treatment goals, developing prevention plans and understanding our individual and family histories (short and long term treatment according to family or individual's needs).
, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorders; and domestic violence, child abuse, divorce, co-parenting and adoption).
I love the work I do, although it involves dealing with people's painful life events and dynamics. I strongly believe in change. I am privileged because daily I witness our human capacity for healing and growth. My ideal client is the one ready to face truth, find hope and strength to change his or her life circumstances. My style, training, and professional experience emphasize understanding culture, working in the context of family and community, completing treatment goals, developing prevention plans and understanding our individual and family histories (short and long term treatment according to family or individual's needs).
(619) 320-6296 View (619) 320-6296
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San Diego Divorce Counseling Center Lynn Waldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
You've decided to divorce and the feelings of fear, resentment and anger are overwhelming.
You're disappointed in your marriage and in your partner. Your vows meant something to you. For many years, you sucked it up and hoped things would get better. Now you wonder, why did I stay for so long? If you question how you've been living your life, and how things could have gone so wrong, then you've come to the right place.
You've decided to divorce and the feelings of fear, resentment and anger are overwhelming.
You're disappointed in your marriage and in your partner. Your vows meant something to you. For many years, you sucked it up and hoped things would get better. Now you wonder, why did I stay for so long? If you question how you've been living your life, and how things could have gone so wrong, then you've come to the right place.
(619) 796-5927 View (619) 796-5927
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Cathy Himlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92128
Do you need support during your Divorce? Are your children having a hard time with their new living arrangements? I'm here to help you and your children adjust and learn to cope with the roller coaster called Divorce.
How can Family Therapy help you? Is there someone in your family that seems to be the center of all the conflict? Do you feel helpless or that your situation is out of control? If you and your family are struggling, let me help you. I help families resolve behavioral issues through guiding parents with positive parenting strategies. I also support children so they learn different coping skills to express their emotions without acting out in undesirable ways. Family therapy can strengthen the parent-child bond and decrease unwanted behaviors. Parents can learn new ways to help their children and gain the confidence they need.
Do you need support during your Divorce? Are your children having a hard time with their new living arrangements? I'm here to help you and your children adjust and learn to cope with the roller coaster called Divorce.
How can Family Therapy help you? Is there someone in your family that seems to be the center of all the conflict? Do you feel helpless or that your situation is out of control? If you and your family are struggling, let me help you. I help families resolve behavioral issues through guiding parents with positive parenting strategies. I also support children so they learn different coping skills to express their emotions without acting out in undesirable ways. Family therapy can strengthen the parent-child bond and decrease unwanted behaviors. Parents can learn new ways to help their children and gain the confidence they need.
(858) 333-8570 View (858) 333-8570
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Lisa Wasnock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Hi, and welcome! I'm Lisa and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with Neurodivergent individuals and families dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma/abuse, high conflict divorce, and emotional/behavioral concerns. I have experience providing therapy to children, teens, young adults, families, and adults. I support through a client centered and collaborative approach and create a safe therapeutic environment for clients to make progress on their goals. My practice is neurodivergent and LGBTQ affirming.
Hi, and welcome! I'm Lisa and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with Neurodivergent individuals and families dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma/abuse, high conflict divorce, and emotional/behavioral concerns. I have experience providing therapy to children, teens, young adults, families, and adults. I support through a client centered and collaborative approach and create a safe therapeutic environment for clients to make progress on their goals. My practice is neurodivergent and LGBTQ affirming.
(442) 275-8799 View (442) 275-8799
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Seth M Gans
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92128
It’s okay to not be okay. We all need help sometimes. If you're experiencing family conflict, I can help you connect with your child in ways that will foster healthy attachment and improve your communication. If your family is going through a divorce, I can help your child navigate that difficult life transition. If your child is acting out at school or at home, I can help them learn to express themself in healthier ways, as well as provide you with parenting strategies to decrease unwanted behaviors. If your child is struggling socially, I can help them improve their social skills so that they no longer feel isolated.
It’s okay to not be okay. We all need help sometimes. If you're experiencing family conflict, I can help you connect with your child in ways that will foster healthy attachment and improve your communication. If your family is going through a divorce, I can help your child navigate that difficult life transition. If your child is acting out at school or at home, I can help them learn to express themself in healthier ways, as well as provide you with parenting strategies to decrease unwanted behaviors. If your child is struggling socially, I can help them improve their social skills so that they no longer feel isolated.
(858) 422-3925 View (858) 422-3925
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The Center for Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I also support couples through structured separation, positive co-parenting, and collaborative divorce.
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
I also support couples through structured separation, positive co-parenting, and collaborative divorce.
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
(858) 496-7681 View (858) 496-7681
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Jillian Lydell
CPC, ACC
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people who are navigating the painful, confusing path of divorce but want it to culminate with strength, peace, & ultimately JOY.
Whether you are deciding whether to stay or go in your marriage, navigating the painful road of divorce, or struggling to put the pieces together after trauma or grief, I can help you heal your wounds, rediscover your worth, and find hope in your future so you can turn the page and write a beautiful new chapter. Coaching is about cultivating the life you want to live. It’s about breaking through the obstacles holding you back and achieving your goals. Coaching is a solution-focused, forward moving, momentum building experience. It is a place for you to heal, grow, and succeed.
I specialize in working with people who are navigating the painful, confusing path of divorce but want it to culminate with strength, peace, & ultimately JOY.
Whether you are deciding whether to stay or go in your marriage, navigating the painful road of divorce, or struggling to put the pieces together after trauma or grief, I can help you heal your wounds, rediscover your worth, and find hope in your future so you can turn the page and write a beautiful new chapter. Coaching is about cultivating the life you want to live. It’s about breaking through the obstacles holding you back and achieving your goals. Coaching is a solution-focused, forward moving, momentum building experience. It is a place for you to heal, grow, and succeed.
(612) 662-5280 View (612) 662-5280
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Olga Olivia Grant
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I am a trauma-informed couple counselor, who provides couple therapy for the residents of California. Whether you are going through your happiest time and need pre-marital counseling, or through the most stressful time in your life thinking about divorce, I am here for you to provide a safe-space with evidence-based techniques to support you and your family. For couples, my practice is built with the belief that the authentic relationship in your life nurture and inspire purpose in our lives. I am trained in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and enjoy working with various types of relationships matters.
I am a trauma-informed couple counselor, who provides couple therapy for the residents of California. Whether you are going through your happiest time and need pre-marital counseling, or through the most stressful time in your life thinking about divorce, I am here for you to provide a safe-space with evidence-based techniques to support you and your family. For couples, my practice is built with the belief that the authentic relationship in your life nurture and inspire purpose in our lives. I am trained in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and enjoy working with various types of relationships matters.
(949) 799-1244 View (949) 799-1244
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Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Our wide variety of specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and clinicians who are trained in EMDR, CBT, IFS, ERP, ACT, and Brain Spotting.
Pacific MFT Network is a group of highly skilled, diverse, and well-trained therapists. Our mission is to empower you to live the life you want. We do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to participation. Additional benefits to working with us include a unique concierge billing service and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekdays, weekends, day and evening appointments are available). We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages.
Our wide variety of specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and clinicians who are trained in EMDR, CBT, IFS, ERP, ACT, and Brain Spotting.
Pacific MFT Network is a group of highly skilled, diverse, and well-trained therapists. Our mission is to empower you to live the life you want. We do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to participation. Additional benefits to working with us include a unique concierge billing service and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekdays, weekends, day and evening appointments are available). We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages.
(619) 815-3180 View (619) 815-3180
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Theresa Gagos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
I have a particular interest in the areas of mood disorders, women's issues, reproductive trauma, relationship issues, divorce, and psychological development throughout the life span.
I offer a flexible and collaborative working relationship with each client in therapy, including meeting an individual where they're at to facilitate awareness, relief, and support the process of change. The relationship between a therapist and a client is an important one and can often be one of the richest, transformative parts of the therapeutic work.
I have a particular interest in the areas of mood disorders, women's issues, reproductive trauma, relationship issues, divorce, and psychological development throughout the life span.
I offer a flexible and collaborative working relationship with each client in therapy, including meeting an individual where they're at to facilitate awareness, relief, and support the process of change. The relationship between a therapist and a client is an important one and can often be one of the richest, transformative parts of the therapeutic work.
(858) 925-8940 View (858) 925-8940
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Merav Segall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Do you and your child struggle to get through the day? Are you frustrated with your child's behavior and just do not know how to get him to listen? Are you and your teenager on different pages and just cannot connect? Has your child experienced a trauma, death or divorce? My approach to helping you and your child is warm and collaborative. I focus on developing a relationship; seeing your child, understanding him and providing space for her to explore and express. My goal in working with families is to bring joy into parenting.
Do you and your child struggle to get through the day? Are you frustrated with your child's behavior and just do not know how to get him to listen? Are you and your teenager on different pages and just cannot connect? Has your child experienced a trauma, death or divorce? My approach to helping you and your child is warm and collaborative. I focus on developing a relationship; seeing your child, understanding him and providing space for her to explore and express. My goal in working with families is to bring joy into parenting.
(619) 340-1019 View (619) 340-1019
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Azmaira H Maker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
We specialize in depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, substance use, eating disorders, academic, behavioral, spectrum and developmental difficulties, ADHD, divorce, and health issues.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. My team of expert clinicians provide evidence-based and compassionate therapies from a range of approaches, state-of-the art testing, in-school/in-home services, medical services, and neurofeedback. We offer multiple treatment options to reduce symptoms, cope with stressors, resolve conflicts, and restore your daily life to health and wellness. We strive to provide exceptional and holistic collaborative care to educate, support, and empower individuals and families.
We specialize in depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, substance use, eating disorders, academic, behavioral, spectrum and developmental difficulties, ADHD, divorce, and health issues.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. My team of expert clinicians provide evidence-based and compassionate therapies from a range of approaches, state-of-the art testing, in-school/in-home services, medical services, and neurofeedback. We offer multiple treatment options to reduce symptoms, cope with stressors, resolve conflicts, and restore your daily life to health and wellness. We strive to provide exceptional and holistic collaborative care to educate, support, and empower individuals and families.
(858) 367-0931 View (858) 367-0931
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Kimiko Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Kimiko Miller, LMFT 90382. I am interested in helping individuals, couples, and families to communicate more effectively. I utilize somatic release, breathwork, as well as the creative process in my therapy technique, such as dreams, art, writing, and various creative expressions you choose to explore. I specialize in relationship issues such as dating, divorce, substance abuse, mental health, and marital challenges. I am here to help clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and how to work through various issues that may be affecting one's life negatively.
Kimiko Miller, LMFT 90382. I am interested in helping individuals, couples, and families to communicate more effectively. I utilize somatic release, breathwork, as well as the creative process in my therapy technique, such as dreams, art, writing, and various creative expressions you choose to explore. I specialize in relationship issues such as dating, divorce, substance abuse, mental health, and marital challenges. I am here to help clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and how to work through various issues that may be affecting one's life negatively.
(619) 374-8776 View (619) 374-8776
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Barbara Varga
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
My expertise include working with adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems; divorce and blended family issues, as well as, couple's counseling (marital/pre- marital).
My goal as a therapist is to help individuals and couples realize their full potential in a safe, caring, nurturing and challenging environment.
My expertise include working with adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems; divorce and blended family issues, as well as, couple's counseling (marital/pre- marital).
My goal as a therapist is to help individuals and couples realize their full potential in a safe, caring, nurturing and challenging environment.
(619) 346-4388 View (619) 346-4388
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Stacy Kim Johnston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
I work well with people who are seeking improvement on the following issues: relationship issues whether it be husband-wife, cohabitants, mother-daughter/son, father-son/daughter, co-parenting, or divorce mediation. I also have experience with substance abuse issues and dual diagnosis as well as co-dependency. Self-esteem is often a struggle with many teens and young women and this is another area of expertise. Anger issues are commonly found in men and this too is an area in which I can offer professional help. I welcome you to contact me to see if we are a good fit.
I work well with people who are seeking improvement on the following issues: relationship issues whether it be husband-wife, cohabitants, mother-daughter/son, father-son/daughter, co-parenting, or divorce mediation. I also have experience with substance abuse issues and dual diagnosis as well as co-dependency. Self-esteem is often a struggle with many teens and young women and this is another area of expertise. Anger issues are commonly found in men and this too is an area in which I can offer professional help. I welcome you to contact me to see if we are a good fit.
(619) 778-7215 View (619) 778-7215
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Sex Therapy San Diego, Dr Silbert RN,CNS,PH.D.
Psychologist, RN, CNS, PhD, FAACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
"RISE ABOVE THE NOISE AND CHAOS FOR CHANGE AND SUCCESS!" Sex Therapy, Sex Addiction, Sex Compulsion, Pornography Addiction, Betrayal, Infidelity, Escort Addiction, Happy Endings Addiction, Extramarital Affairs, Secrets, Cheating are Problems that can be corrected. The therapeutic alliance with Dr Silbert promotes the desirable change the individual is seeking in treatment. Arousal, Erectile Dysfunction, Impotence, Premature Ejaculation, Delayed Orgasm, Anorgasmia, Sex Aversion, Performance Anxiety are Sex problems treated by Dr Silbert. Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Loss, Divorce, Lack of Control, Emotional Overload treated.
"RISE ABOVE THE NOISE AND CHAOS FOR CHANGE AND SUCCESS!" Sex Therapy, Sex Addiction, Sex Compulsion, Pornography Addiction, Betrayal, Infidelity, Escort Addiction, Happy Endings Addiction, Extramarital Affairs, Secrets, Cheating are Problems that can be corrected. The therapeutic alliance with Dr Silbert promotes the desirable change the individual is seeking in treatment. Arousal, Erectile Dysfunction, Impotence, Premature Ejaculation, Delayed Orgasm, Anorgasmia, Sex Aversion, Performance Anxiety are Sex problems treated by Dr Silbert. Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Loss, Divorce, Lack of Control, Emotional Overload treated.
(858) 863-6986 View (858) 863-6986
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Paul James Kramer
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92106
I help people find creative ways to reinvent themselves after divorce, loss of a spouse, and other major life transitions.
At some point we all struggle to adjustment to life's changes; it's normal to feel stuck and I believe people have what it takes to adjust. For the past 20 years, I have been working with children and teens who are struggling to balance the demands of school and their social life. I integrate parents in my work as much as possible. I also work with adults and Couples often come to me for help in distress and are confused about how or why their relationship has derailed. I am dedicated to helping people build stronger; more intimate relationships and I use several modalities when attempting to help couples in distress.
I help people find creative ways to reinvent themselves after divorce, loss of a spouse, and other major life transitions.
At some point we all struggle to adjustment to life's changes; it's normal to feel stuck and I believe people have what it takes to adjust. For the past 20 years, I have been working with children and teens who are struggling to balance the demands of school and their social life. I integrate parents in my work as much as possible. I also work with adults and Couples often come to me for help in distress and are confused about how or why their relationship has derailed. I am dedicated to helping people build stronger; more intimate relationships and I use several modalities when attempting to help couples in distress.
(858) 544-3898 View (858) 544-3898

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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.