Divorce Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Don Mack, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCT-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I also offer Divorce Mediation.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. My aim is to help you identify and understand past experiences and to assist you in making decisions to cultivate a life of satisfaction, meaning and peace.
I also offer Divorce Mediation.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. My aim is to help you identify and understand past experiences and to assist you in making decisions to cultivate a life of satisfaction, meaning and peace.
(415) 630-6557 View (415) 630-6557
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Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108  (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.
Find your best therapist match with us! We are highly skilled, diverse, well-trained and inclusive therapists. We empower you to live the life you want and 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 care. Additional benefits include a concierge billing service for PPO insurance and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekday and weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages as individuals, couples, and families.
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.
Find your best therapist match with us! We are highly skilled, diverse, well-trained and inclusive therapists. We empower you to live the life you want and 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 care. Additional benefits include a concierge billing service for PPO insurance and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekday and weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages as individuals, couples, and families.
(628) 299-7866 View (628) 299-7866
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Daniel Yu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
In addition to individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults, I also provide couples therapy , as well as mediation and divorce related coaching when couples are legally or informally separating.
It's likely that you are here because you are in some kind of distress. I draw on over 20 years of training and deep listening to help you understand your difficulties and find relief. I also teach psychotherapy to students and new therapists. I am compassionate, direct, and practical. I will tell you what I think the problem is, and how we can proceed together to assist you in feeling better. Individual therapy can help you feel stronger, more resilient, and become more of who you are as a person.
In addition to individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults, I also provide couples therapy , as well as mediation and divorce related coaching when couples are legally or informally separating.
It's likely that you are here because you are in some kind of distress. I draw on over 20 years of training and deep listening to help you understand your difficulties and find relief. I also teach psychotherapy to students and new therapists. I am compassionate, direct, and practical. I will tell you what I think the problem is, and how we can proceed together to assist you in feeling better. Individual therapy can help you feel stronger, more resilient, and become more of who you are as a person.
(415) 367-3171 View (415) 367-3171
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Jodie Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
I have faced my own struggles, which allows me to be with you in a human way—a divorce in my mid-30's, starting a business that nearly failed, living close to someone with an addiction, an autoimmune diagnosis at midlife.
I help purpose-driven people navigate loss—relationships, identity, health, career, the life you imagined for yourself—and find the riches on the other side. My style combines a sharpness of mind, depth of heart, and intuitive wisdom. I’m warm, direct, and real with you. I have a gift for seeing the truth. When a problem or pattern gets named, then it can heal. I trust in your innate healing intelligence and also honor that you want my help and direction in our work.
I have faced my own struggles, which allows me to be with you in a human way—a divorce in my mid-30's, starting a business that nearly failed, living close to someone with an addiction, an autoimmune diagnosis at midlife.
I help purpose-driven people navigate loss—relationships, identity, health, career, the life you imagined for yourself—and find the riches on the other side. My style combines a sharpness of mind, depth of heart, and intuitive wisdom. I’m warm, direct, and real with you. I have a gift for seeing the truth. When a problem or pattern gets named, then it can heal. I trust in your innate healing intelligence and also honor that you want my help and direction in our work.
(415) 692-6701 View (415) 692-6701
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Nata Bolsheva
PhD, FNCCCE, FNCPC, FABFEI, CFC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Couples, families, and individuals can be helped with divorce mediation, harassment in workplace, immigration counseling, or can see a parenting coordinator.
Travel throughout US and Canada. In Home Visit. Telecommunication though SKYPE, ZOOM, DOXY. Artemis-Forensic Expert Services Center, based in San Francisco, and serving Bay Area, has helped many people who need assistance with issues concerning their well being for many years. We could help to coordinate parenting - a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process to assists high conflict parents to implement their parenting plan by facilitating the resolution of their disputes in a timely manner, educating parents about children’s needs, and with prior approval of the parties and/or the court.
Couples, families, and individuals can be helped with divorce mediation, harassment in workplace, immigration counseling, or can see a parenting coordinator.
Travel throughout US and Canada. In Home Visit. Telecommunication though SKYPE, ZOOM, DOXY. Artemis-Forensic Expert Services Center, based in San Francisco, and serving Bay Area, has helped many people who need assistance with issues concerning their well being for many years. We could help to coordinate parenting - a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process to assists high conflict parents to implement their parenting plan by facilitating the resolution of their disputes in a timely manner, educating parents about children’s needs, and with prior approval of the parties and/or the court.
(628) 600-1694 View (628) 600-1694
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Robin Fragner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94146  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the transformational power of play and creativity for children, especially in the context of a warm, confidential relationship with a caring therapist. I understand that behavioral change is both skill based and relational. I have over thirty years of experience working only with children and adolescents in individual therapy. Thus I bring to my work a lifetime of professional experience understanding the developmental and attachment needs of children, a background of work in childhood trauma, anxiety symptoms and the special considerations required in helping children and parents navigate divorce.
I believe in the transformational power of play and creativity for children, especially in the context of a warm, confidential relationship with a caring therapist. I understand that behavioral change is both skill based and relational. I have over thirty years of experience working only with children and adolescents in individual therapy. Thus I bring to my work a lifetime of professional experience understanding the developmental and attachment needs of children, a background of work in childhood trauma, anxiety symptoms and the special considerations required in helping children and parents navigate divorce.
(415) 980-3213 View (415) 980-3213
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Nina F Raff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
If you are considering divorce, or are dealing with other challenges, like parenting, estate planning, or workplace tensions, I can help you in the role of mediator or coach.
Addiction causes everyone to swirl around it, like circling a drain. How would you like to keep loving your partner or family member, but not be sucked into shaping your life around them? If you are the person with addiction, how would you like to feel free? I can help you learn to float and not be dragged down. Breathe fresh air. Become a master swimmer. I understand that suffocating feeling, and work with you to help you find yourself again, whether you are the family member or the person with addiction.
If you are considering divorce, or are dealing with other challenges, like parenting, estate planning, or workplace tensions, I can help you in the role of mediator or coach.
Addiction causes everyone to swirl around it, like circling a drain. How would you like to keep loving your partner or family member, but not be sucked into shaping your life around them? If you are the person with addiction, how would you like to feel free? I can help you learn to float and not be dragged down. Breathe fresh air. Become a master swimmer. I understand that suffocating feeling, and work with you to help you find yourself again, whether you are the family member or the person with addiction.
(415) 446-1323 View (415) 446-1323
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Susan Regan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108  (Online Only)
Online Courses -Divorce groups -Building -Healing depression -Overcoming trauma -Mending relationship problems -Premarital counseling: aligning values and future goals -Co-Parenting challenges: effective discipline, uncoding behavior -Divorce counseling -Co-parenting and mediation -Child therapy: adjusting to divorce.
Susan, a seasoned divorce and family therapist, co-parenting and family mediator, invites individuals facing challenges in co-parenting, divorce or building healthy dating relationships to join her online support groups. In these confidential and empathetic spaces, participants can share experiences, gain insights from Susan, and connect with their peers. Susan's groups cater to specific needs, offering expert-led sessions, personal coaching, strategies, and ongoing support to empower clients on their unique journeys.
Online Courses -Divorce groups -Building -Healing depression -Overcoming trauma -Mending relationship problems -Premarital counseling: aligning values and future goals -Co-Parenting challenges: effective discipline, uncoding behavior -Divorce counseling -Co-parenting and mediation -Child therapy: adjusting to divorce.
Susan, a seasoned divorce and family therapist, co-parenting and family mediator, invites individuals facing challenges in co-parenting, divorce or building healthy dating relationships to join her online support groups. In these confidential and empathetic spaces, participants can share experiences, gain insights from Susan, and connect with their peers. Susan's groups cater to specific needs, offering expert-led sessions, personal coaching, strategies, and ongoing support to empower clients on their unique journeys.
(415) 800-1185 View (415) 800-1185
Melinda Ann Marmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
My practice is currently focused on children & adult psychotherapy, parent coaching, and families experiencing a high conflict divorce.
I see adults, children and families in SF and Marin. I offer clients compassion and kindness while working through personal or family issues. In general, my approach is insight oriented, psychodynamic and solution based. My clients say I am excellent at understanding both psychological and interpersonal issues in a non-judgmental environment. I have excellent rapport with parents/children. Working together, we can be successful in making changes. I am trained in Parent Coordination,, Co-Parent Counseling, with have expertise in high conflict divorce, court orders, and children who refuse/resist a parent.
My practice is currently focused on children & adult psychotherapy, parent coaching, and families experiencing a high conflict divorce.
I see adults, children and families in SF and Marin. I offer clients compassion and kindness while working through personal or family issues. In general, my approach is insight oriented, psychodynamic and solution based. My clients say I am excellent at understanding both psychological and interpersonal issues in a non-judgmental environment. I have excellent rapport with parents/children. Working together, we can be successful in making changes. I am trained in Parent Coordination,, Co-Parent Counseling, with have expertise in high conflict divorce, court orders, and children who refuse/resist a parent.
(415) 697-3134 View (415) 697-3134
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Astarte Lippman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Are you in the process of a big life transition? Perhaps contemplating or going through a separation/divorce, career change, or feel you have lost touch with a part of yourself that once held the spark of joy and passion. You may feel anxious, depressed, lonely, and unsure. You don't have to move through these times alone. Together we will work to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. My work with you is collaborative and non-judgemental. In our sessions I work transpersonally and somatically, incorporating EMDR, guided imagery, expressive arts, spirituality, tarot, and dreams.
Are you in the process of a big life transition? Perhaps contemplating or going through a separation/divorce, career change, or feel you have lost touch with a part of yourself that once held the spark of joy and passion. You may feel anxious, depressed, lonely, and unsure. You don't have to move through these times alone. Together we will work to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. My work with you is collaborative and non-judgemental. In our sessions I work transpersonally and somatically, incorporating EMDR, guided imagery, expressive arts, spirituality, tarot, and dreams.
(510) 344-6577 View (510) 344-6577
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Alisa Genovese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94158
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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Monica Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
If you are experiencing stress responses related to trauma, grief, relationship (interpersonal and intimate) breakdown, divorce, family conflict, or existential crisis, then my training and lived experience makes me your ideal therapist. In my practice I provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic space for self-care, emotional healing, and mental wellness to be actualized. With cultural humility as my underpinning, I will follow your lead and utilize your strengths to assist you in achieving your therapeutic objectives.
If you are experiencing stress responses related to trauma, grief, relationship (interpersonal and intimate) breakdown, divorce, family conflict, or existential crisis, then my training and lived experience makes me your ideal therapist. In my practice I provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic space for self-care, emotional healing, and mental wellness to be actualized. With cultural humility as my underpinning, I will follow your lead and utilize your strengths to assist you in achieving your therapeutic objectives.
(510) 833-7233 View (510) 833-7233
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Cynthia Rolf
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Cynthia Rolf is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She transitioned from a career in commercial banking to pursue her passion to promote emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Cynthia assists clients who have problems related to anger management, codependency, coping skills, divorce, emotional disturbance, family conflict, grief, infidelity, peer relationships, racial identity, relationship issues, self-esteem, spirituality, stress, trauma, and women's issues.
Cynthia Rolf is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She transitioned from a career in commercial banking to pursue her passion to promote emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Cynthia assists clients who have problems related to anger management, codependency, coping skills, divorce, emotional disturbance, family conflict, grief, infidelity, peer relationships, racial identity, relationship issues, self-esteem, spirituality, stress, trauma, and women's issues.
(661) 760-7388 View (661) 760-7388
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Jill Fishman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109
Are you struggling in a relationship? Are you struggling to understand why you feel depressed or angry most of the time? Meaningful relationships are central to happiness. This can pertain to any relationship you find difficult and/or challenging. Dating, marriage, children, divorce, work, extended family, college, career choices are all areas that can be overwhelming and create stress in individuals, couples and families. Counseling provides help in areas where you are feeling stuck and presents healthy alternatives to stay connected to your goals and the important people in your life.
Are you struggling in a relationship? Are you struggling to understand why you feel depressed or angry most of the time? Meaningful relationships are central to happiness. This can pertain to any relationship you find difficult and/or challenging. Dating, marriage, children, divorce, work, extended family, college, career choices are all areas that can be overwhelming and create stress in individuals, couples and families. Counseling provides help in areas where you are feeling stuck and presents healthy alternatives to stay connected to your goals and the important people in your life.
(415) 689-4797 View (415) 689-4797
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Livia Ondi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you tired of the power struggles with your toddler or preschooler? Are you navigating life changing events with your child, such as loss, divorce, adoption, moving, traumatic accidents or events? Does your little one have challenges in life with special needs and developmental delays? One of the hardest part of parenting is seeing your child being in pain and feeling like there is nothing you can do to help. I support families with young children to transform what seems like daily survival struggles into thriving in life and in relationships.
Are you tired of the power struggles with your toddler or preschooler? Are you navigating life changing events with your child, such as loss, divorce, adoption, moving, traumatic accidents or events? Does your little one have challenges in life with special needs and developmental delays? One of the hardest part of parenting is seeing your child being in pain and feeling like there is nothing you can do to help. I support families with young children to transform what seems like daily survival struggles into thriving in life and in relationships.
(415) 855-7682 View (415) 855-7682
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LaTosha Akana
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist committed to treating individuals, couples, and families. My clinical interests include treating couples’ issues in transition periods (preparing for marriage, parenthood, or divorce), spiritual or religious issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life transition issues. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in working with clients and the relationships they have in their lives. Using an integrative change model, I highlight the strengths of different theories to fit the client’s identified needs.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist committed to treating individuals, couples, and families. My clinical interests include treating couples’ issues in transition periods (preparing for marriage, parenthood, or divorce), spiritual or religious issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life transition issues. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in working with clients and the relationships they have in their lives. Using an integrative change model, I highlight the strengths of different theories to fit the client’s identified needs.
(415) 888-9744 View (415) 888-9744
Mark Sexton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst. I specialize in helping patients to resolve conflictual or unsatisfying relationship patterns, problems with a sense of identify or low self-worth, and difficulties arising from navigating life challenges such as loss, divorce, or illness. I put an emphasis on establishing a trusting working relationship and typically see patients multiple times per week. This more intensive treatment approach is useful for resolving long-standing issues that may not have been addressed by past therapies.
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst. I specialize in helping patients to resolve conflictual or unsatisfying relationship patterns, problems with a sense of identify or low self-worth, and difficulties arising from navigating life challenges such as loss, divorce, or illness. I put an emphasis on establishing a trusting working relationship and typically see patients multiple times per week. This more intensive treatment approach is useful for resolving long-standing issues that may not have been addressed by past therapies.
(650) 741-3521 View (650) 741-3521
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Jen Joseph
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
As a specialist in sex and relationship, people seek my help for a variety of sexual and relational issues including: recovery from infidelity, out of control sexual behavior aka 'sex addiction,' desire discrepancies, low-sex or no-sex marriages, sex pain, 'sexual performance' issues, challenges with ethical non-monogamy or a desire to open up a relationship, conflicts around porn or fetishes, religious sexual shame, arguing + communication issues, lack of intimacy, major life transitions and couples on the brink of divorce who want clarity and confidence about how to move forward.
As a specialist in sex and relationship, people seek my help for a variety of sexual and relational issues including: recovery from infidelity, out of control sexual behavior aka 'sex addiction,' desire discrepancies, low-sex or no-sex marriages, sex pain, 'sexual performance' issues, challenges with ethical non-monogamy or a desire to open up a relationship, conflicts around porn or fetishes, religious sexual shame, arguing + communication issues, lack of intimacy, major life transitions and couples on the brink of divorce who want clarity and confidence about how to move forward.
(415) 212-5329 View (415) 212-5329
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Meryl Leavitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
(415) 868-5901 View (415) 868-5901
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Carol Winetsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over thirty years of experience. I have helped people navigate a variety of different life transitions such as divorce and separation, job loss, leaving home, starting a family or new career or both, as well as end-of-life issues. I have helped children deal with school and peer issues as well as parental loss and separation. My therapy style is interactive and psychodynamic and may entail short or long-term therapy, individual psychotherapy or couples work.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over thirty years of experience. I have helped people navigate a variety of different life transitions such as divorce and separation, job loss, leaving home, starting a family or new career or both, as well as end-of-life issues. I have helped children deal with school and peer issues as well as parental loss and separation. My therapy style is interactive and psychodynamic and may entail short or long-term therapy, individual psychotherapy or couples work.
(415) 236-2948 View (415) 236-2948

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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.