Divorce Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Tracy Lynn Fleming
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
I specialize in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, relational issues, trauma, adjustment disorders, domestic violence, divorce and child custody/visitation issues, and issues related to sexual orientation.
Many people come to therapy to resolve problems in relationships, manage stress related to work and family, to learn how to adapt to minor and major changes in life, or simply to enhance one’s sense of self. I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives, and that my job as a therapist is to guide clients in resolving their issues by providing a wide variety of cognitive behavioral and mindfulness tools and techniques that can easily be applied to daily life and that will alleviate suffering in a relatively short period of time.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, relational issues, trauma, adjustment disorders, domestic violence, divorce and child custody/visitation issues, and issues related to sexual orientation.
Many people come to therapy to resolve problems in relationships, manage stress related to work and family, to learn how to adapt to minor and major changes in life, or simply to enhance one’s sense of self. I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives, and that my job as a therapist is to guide clients in resolving their issues by providing a wide variety of cognitive behavioral and mindfulness tools and techniques that can easily be applied to daily life and that will alleviate suffering in a relatively short period of time.
(408) 628-1061 View (408) 628-1061
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Terrance Mclarnan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Whether your child is struggling with divorce or other troubles, together we can help your child feel happier more of the time.
In a way, life is a puzzle. With many pieces to choose from, we try to find those pieces that fit smoothly together. However, life becomes troubling when what we have chosen doesn't fit and the same problems seem to occur in one situation after another, making life seem even more frustrating and confusing. I am trained as both an artist and a psychotherapist and work in a collaborative style. After 20 years of experience, I bring a little humor and grace while learning to think creatively to move through the maze of life, it is an exciting possibility.
Whether your child is struggling with divorce or other troubles, together we can help your child feel happier more of the time.
In a way, life is a puzzle. With many pieces to choose from, we try to find those pieces that fit smoothly together. However, life becomes troubling when what we have chosen doesn't fit and the same problems seem to occur in one situation after another, making life seem even more frustrating and confusing. I am trained as both an artist and a psychotherapist and work in a collaborative style. After 20 years of experience, I bring a little humor and grace while learning to think creatively to move through the maze of life, it is an exciting possibility.
(408) 659-8144 View (408) 659-8144
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Keith Britany
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Are you seeking counseling for you, your teen, or your family? Considering divorce or developing your will or trust & need support? My name is Keith Britany, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Private practice offices in Los Gatos & Santa Cruz, CA. My goal is assisting you in identifying your strengths, needs & concerns and find ways to use those strengths to build a better outcome for you and those in your life. Keith Britany LMFT, Helping Individuals and Families Live Healthier Lives. Services include: Therapy, Mediation, Collaborative Trusts and Estates, Collaborative Divorce & Communication Coaching. 831-566-3728, www.therapy-and-coaching.com
Are you seeking counseling for you, your teen, or your family? Considering divorce or developing your will or trust & need support? My name is Keith Britany, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Private practice offices in Los Gatos & Santa Cruz, CA. My goal is assisting you in identifying your strengths, needs & concerns and find ways to use those strengths to build a better outcome for you and those in your life. Keith Britany LMFT, Helping Individuals and Families Live Healthier Lives. Services include: Therapy, Mediation, Collaborative Trusts and Estates, Collaborative Divorce & Communication Coaching. 831-566-3728, www.therapy-and-coaching.com
(831) 216-5067 View (831) 216-5067
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Nata Bolsheva
PhD, FNCCCE, FNCPC, FABFEI, CFC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95117
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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Katrese Epps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95131
Hi there, I'm Katrese! I may be the therapist for you if you are a high-achieving woman dealing with symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, going through a breakup/divorce, relationship conflict, or having difficulty coping with stress. I want to support you if you are ready to take action and commit to taking care of your mental and emotional health.
Hi there, I'm Katrese! I may be the therapist for you if you are a high-achieving woman dealing with symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, going through a breakup/divorce, relationship conflict, or having difficulty coping with stress. I want to support you if you are ready to take action and commit to taking care of your mental and emotional health.
(323) 529-0833 View (323) 529-0833
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Monica Borschel
PhD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106
I am a coach, not a licensed therapist. Divorce and attachment traumas can leave a lasting impact on one’s life, making it difficult to move forward and create a bright future. However, with the proper support and guidance, overcoming these obstacles and emerging stronger than ever is possible. That’s where I come in as an Attachment and Divorce Recovery Coach. With almost 15 years of experience studying the effects of abuse, loss, and unhealthy relationships, I bring knowledge and expertise to every coaching session.
I am a coach, not a licensed therapist. Divorce and attachment traumas can leave a lasting impact on one’s life, making it difficult to move forward and create a bright future. However, with the proper support and guidance, overcoming these obstacles and emerging stronger than ever is possible. That’s where I come in as an Attachment and Divorce Recovery Coach. With almost 15 years of experience studying the effects of abuse, loss, and unhealthy relationships, I bring knowledge and expertise to every coaching session.
(909) 655-5802 View (909) 655-5802
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R Brian Salinas
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
As an adult in today’s society the pressures and stress take their toll on our mental health. I work with adults, helping them develop the skills necessary to successfully navigate life’s stressors. My work addresses a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, divorce and other family issues, substance abuse and dependence, trauma, stage of life issues, professional stresses and transitions, and deeper exploration of emotional, psychological and spiritual issues. I use a mix of approaches designed to help my patients gain insight and deal with the core issues they wish to address.
As an adult in today’s society the pressures and stress take their toll on our mental health. I work with adults, helping them develop the skills necessary to successfully navigate life’s stressors. My work addresses a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, divorce and other family issues, substance abuse and dependence, trauma, stage of life issues, professional stresses and transitions, and deeper exploration of emotional, psychological and spiritual issues. I use a mix of approaches designed to help my patients gain insight and deal with the core issues they wish to address.
(408) 461-3118 View (408) 461-3118
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Liliya George
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN PERSON. I specialize in couples therapy/marriage counseling. When working with you as a couple (or individually) I help you build closeness and connection; recover from an affair; give you practical tools to improve your communication and understand what guides your emotions and reactions; work through anxiety, depression, and ADHD within the relationship; resolve blended family issues; provide support during and after a divorce and while you are going through major life transitions. If your goal is to reconnect, repair and strengthen your relationship - you have come to the right place - I can help.
AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN PERSON. I specialize in couples therapy/marriage counseling. When working with you as a couple (or individually) I help you build closeness and connection; recover from an affair; give you practical tools to improve your communication and understand what guides your emotions and reactions; work through anxiety, depression, and ADHD within the relationship; resolve blended family issues; provide support during and after a divorce and while you are going through major life transitions. If your goal is to reconnect, repair and strengthen your relationship - you have come to the right place - I can help.
(408) 617-9770 View (408) 617-9770
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Taisia McMahon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
I have clinical expertise with teens, depression, anxiety, grief, mental illness, divorce, sexual trauma, abuse, survivors of sexual assault, mindfulness and life transition.
I provide a space where you are free to explore and share yourself. I strive to create an environment that allows you to safely discuss, reflect, uncover, and change. You may come as you are to address the things that are affecting you today.
I have clinical expertise with teens, depression, anxiety, grief, mental illness, divorce, sexual trauma, abuse, survivors of sexual assault, mindfulness and life transition.
I provide a space where you are free to explore and share yourself. I strive to create an environment that allows you to safely discuss, reflect, uncover, and change. You may come as you are to address the things that are affecting you today.
(408) 533-8604 View (408) 533-8604
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Meredith Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95130
I offer adolescents, young adults and parents a safe, judgement free space to explore/express: feelings of depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, peer or partner relationship issues, school/academic issues, substance use, issues specific to gender and sexual identity, grief/loss, trauma, divorce, remarriage, familial relationship challenges and more.
I am an Associate Marriage Family Therapist and am passionate about helping teens, young adults, and parents learn how to work through the inevitable difficulties that come with this unique stage of life. The majority of my practice focuses on individual work related to identification of key issues/concerns, development of trust and safety, increasing levels of self-awareness, and growth and healing through positive communication. My approach is warm, non-judgemental and client centered, with an emphasis on connection.
I offer adolescents, young adults and parents a safe, judgement free space to explore/express: feelings of depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, peer or partner relationship issues, school/academic issues, substance use, issues specific to gender and sexual identity, grief/loss, trauma, divorce, remarriage, familial relationship challenges and more.
I am an Associate Marriage Family Therapist and am passionate about helping teens, young adults, and parents learn how to work through the inevitable difficulties that come with this unique stage of life. The majority of my practice focuses on individual work related to identification of key issues/concerns, development of trust and safety, increasing levels of self-awareness, and growth and healing through positive communication. My approach is warm, non-judgemental and client centered, with an emphasis on connection.
(408) 583-6536 View (408) 583-6536
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Ken Mallon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95135
I enjoy working with couples, families and individuals. Couples and families often struggle to see eye-to-eye on critical issues. I can help reduce conflict and blow-ups by restoring affection and admiration and teaching tools to help turn adversaries into allies. I have experience helping individuals going through significant life changes that may force them to think hard about who they are and what they want. These changes could involve leaving home, divorce, marriage, having a baby, starting a new job, quitting a job, finding a life partner, exploring sexuality or gender identity, etc.
I enjoy working with couples, families and individuals. Couples and families often struggle to see eye-to-eye on critical issues. I can help reduce conflict and blow-ups by restoring affection and admiration and teaching tools to help turn adversaries into allies. I have experience helping individuals going through significant life changes that may force them to think hard about who they are and what they want. These changes could involve leaving home, divorce, marriage, having a baby, starting a new job, quitting a job, finding a life partner, exploring sexuality or gender identity, etc.
(408) 351-0262 View (408) 351-0262
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Cynthia Ryan Francis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with relationship challenges, a transition, such as a death or divorce that is impacting you or your children? Or, have a child who is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, difficulties at school, or is defiant? If so, I can provide help and support for you. I have enjoyed working in Psychiatry for Kaiser Permanente 21 years seeing children and teens ages 2 - 18 and their parents, performing individual, group and family therapy. Additionally I have maintained a private practice working primarily with Adults.
Are you dealing with relationship challenges, a transition, such as a death or divorce that is impacting you or your children? Or, have a child who is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, difficulties at school, or is defiant? If so, I can provide help and support for you. I have enjoyed working in Psychiatry for Kaiser Permanente 21 years seeing children and teens ages 2 - 18 and their parents, performing individual, group and family therapy. Additionally I have maintained a private practice working primarily with Adults.
(408) 404-5409 View (408) 404-5409
Silicon Valley Psychotherapy & Consulting Svcs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
For over 10 years, I have offered individual and couples therapy to people who are challenged by depression and anxiety, particularly due to relationship issues and struggles in making major life decisions (e.g. divorce, career change, becoming a parent). I have special expertise in sexual acting out and, in addition to other treatment modalities, lead groups to treat this.
For over 10 years, I have offered individual and couples therapy to people who are challenged by depression and anxiety, particularly due to relationship issues and struggles in making major life decisions (e.g. divorce, career change, becoming a parent). I have special expertise in sexual acting out and, in addition to other treatment modalities, lead groups to treat this.
(408) 622-1070 View (408) 622-1070
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Lisa Ruth Warner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
These can be stressful and isolating times. I am here to listen and help you to experience more joy, less anxiety and depression. I specialize in grief counseling. Grief is inherent in many life transitions; such as divorce, retirement, empty nest, job loss and the loss of a loved one (human or pet). If you are experiencing conflict in your relationship, I can help you as well. Please reach out.
These can be stressful and isolating times. I am here to listen and help you to experience more joy, less anxiety and depression. I specialize in grief counseling. Grief is inherent in many life transitions; such as divorce, retirement, empty nest, job loss and the loss of a loved one (human or pet). If you are experiencing conflict in your relationship, I can help you as well. Please reach out.
(650) 257-9197 View (650) 257-9197
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Kenji Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95120
I am willing to see individuals and specialize in many areas including anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, child abuse or neglect, coping skills, cultural stress, depression, divorce, family conflict, gender identity, grief, impulsivity, job stress, learning disabilities, life coaching, life transitions, mood disorders, parenting,.
Hey, you all, Dr. Kay Jay here! My clients describe me as a good listener who is warm, empathetic, patient, and encouraging. I've also been told that I have a comforting voice and am easy to talk to. The therapeutic process is unique to each person, so my goal is to meet clients and provide them with what they need to support growth and healing through empathy and active listening in a no-judgment zone. Together, we will work to explore healthy ways of healing and acceptance through self-awareness.
I am willing to see individuals and specialize in many areas including anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, child abuse or neglect, coping skills, cultural stress, depression, divorce, family conflict, gender identity, grief, impulsivity, job stress, learning disabilities, life coaching, life transitions, mood disorders, parenting,.
Hey, you all, Dr. Kay Jay here! My clients describe me as a good listener who is warm, empathetic, patient, and encouraging. I've also been told that I have a comforting voice and am easy to talk to. The therapeutic process is unique to each person, so my goal is to meet clients and provide them with what they need to support growth and healing through empathy and active listening in a no-judgment zone. Together, we will work to explore healthy ways of healing and acceptance through self-awareness.
(669) 282-6636 View (669) 282-6636
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Krista L Hawkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, GriefSp
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95121  (Online Only)
I provide a safe space working with women in all phases of life, such as grief and loss, divorce, career transitions, empty nesters, prenatal and postpartum, post abortion support, perimenopause and menopause challenges.
Are you feeling feeling stressed out, overwhlemed, and burned out! Are you burning the candle at both ends! Do you find yourself saying, I will do A, when B happens! Something has to give! I help women in all phases of life manage their stress, find life balance, and gain clarity during life transitions to increase their overall well-being. If you are reading this, then you are probably craving more intimate connections, a fulfilling career, more meaning, and joy. The fact that you are searching for a therapist shows you are ready to act and transform your life! Contact me to set up a free 15-minute consultation.
I provide a safe space working with women in all phases of life, such as grief and loss, divorce, career transitions, empty nesters, prenatal and postpartum, post abortion support, perimenopause and menopause challenges.
Are you feeling feeling stressed out, overwhlemed, and burned out! Are you burning the candle at both ends! Do you find yourself saying, I will do A, when B happens! Something has to give! I help women in all phases of life manage their stress, find life balance, and gain clarity during life transitions to increase their overall well-being. If you are reading this, then you are probably craving more intimate connections, a fulfilling career, more meaning, and joy. The fact that you are searching for a therapist shows you are ready to act and transform your life! Contact me to set up a free 15-minute consultation.
(424) 390-7626 View (424) 390-7626
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Mitra Taheri
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
I worked with the clients that they had a problem with depression, anxiety, phobia, conduct disorder, divorce, family conflicts, parenting problems, relational problems, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, learning disabilities, low self-esteem, issues associated with job and educational decisions, ADHD, ODD, anger management, and multi - cultural Issues.
My goal as a mental health clinician, specialized in marriage and family therapy is to create a supportive enviroment in which my clients can explore their emotional needs and overcome barriers that limit their full potential. I have a significant amount of experience in providing individual, couple and family therapy. My work experience as the mental health clinician taught me how to understand the special needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
I worked with the clients that they had a problem with depression, anxiety, phobia, conduct disorder, divorce, family conflicts, parenting problems, relational problems, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, learning disabilities, low self-esteem, issues associated with job and educational decisions, ADHD, ODD, anger management, and multi - cultural Issues.
My goal as a mental health clinician, specialized in marriage and family therapy is to create a supportive enviroment in which my clients can explore their emotional needs and overcome barriers that limit their full potential. I have a significant amount of experience in providing individual, couple and family therapy. My work experience as the mental health clinician taught me how to understand the special needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
(408) 514-5146 View (408) 514-5146
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Christine Cain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ABD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Waitlist for new clients
I have complete acceptance and compassion for all our human struggles and suffering-- PTSD, anxiety, parenting, adolescence, divorce, loss, grief, and the many varieties of identity.
Ease, change and joy are accessible. I know you can emerge from distress. I have seen radical growth-- again and again. My therapeutic approach is designed for each person's individual internal world. I design each session using a variety of active and engaged interventions, like EMDR, IFS, and expressive arts. We work to uncover the hurt parts that have taken over your life. The “stuck-ness” seems to dissipate. In an atmosphere of love and total acceptance, I use proven interventions to bring awareness and internal movement.
I have complete acceptance and compassion for all our human struggles and suffering-- PTSD, anxiety, parenting, adolescence, divorce, loss, grief, and the many varieties of identity.
Ease, change and joy are accessible. I know you can emerge from distress. I have seen radical growth-- again and again. My therapeutic approach is designed for each person's individual internal world. I design each session using a variety of active and engaged interventions, like EMDR, IFS, and expressive arts. We work to uncover the hurt parts that have taken over your life. The “stuck-ness” seems to dissipate. In an atmosphere of love and total acceptance, I use proven interventions to bring awareness and internal movement.
(408) 351-0786 View (408) 351-0786
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Elisabeth Subega
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Is your child struggling with anxiety (separation anxiety, selective mutism, school avoidance, OCD, etc.), adjustment to separation/divorce, or experiencing grief/loss? Is your child angry and acting out? Has your child experienced abuse? If your child is suffering, I am here to help support you and your child through these difficult times. There is hope and healing!
Is your child struggling with anxiety (separation anxiety, selective mutism, school avoidance, OCD, etc.), adjustment to separation/divorce, or experiencing grief/loss? Is your child angry and acting out? Has your child experienced abuse? If your child is suffering, I am here to help support you and your child through these difficult times. There is hope and healing!
(669) 338-5631 View (669) 338-5631
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Emily Ying-Jung Chu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
Do you often feel helpless, anxious, depressed, or lost in life? Are you considering divorce or separation due to infidelity in your marriage or relationship? Do you have longstanding misunderstandings and frequent arguments with your adult children? When you read this message, you might be experiencing unprecedented pain or confusion in your life, or grappling with some unresolved issues in your heart. In this journey of self-growth, I will be your companion. Together, we will explore your inner world, understand and discover yourself, develop your limitless potential, and truly get to know and better yourself.
Do you often feel helpless, anxious, depressed, or lost in life? Are you considering divorce or separation due to infidelity in your marriage or relationship? Do you have longstanding misunderstandings and frequent arguments with your adult children? When you read this message, you might be experiencing unprecedented pain or confusion in your life, or grappling with some unresolved issues in your heart. In this journey of self-growth, I will be your companion. Together, we will explore your inner world, understand and discover yourself, develop your limitless potential, and truly get to know and better yourself.
(707) 229-1507 View (707) 229-1507
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.