Divorce Therapists in Washington, DC

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Jennifer Joyner-Hall
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
Life is challenging and at times we need geniune help to grow to our fullest potential. As a clinical psychologist, it is my passion to help individuals discover what keeps them from obtaining their life goals. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, divorce, and/or basic growing pains can negatively impact one's life. My practice is centered around breaking down the barriers that impede on life success, and learning real strategies to combat future difficulties. In addition to traditional therapy, I also provide parenting coordination for parents looking for alternative ways to address co-parenting difficulties.
Life is challenging and at times we need geniune help to grow to our fullest potential. As a clinical psychologist, it is my passion to help individuals discover what keeps them from obtaining their life goals. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, divorce, and/or basic growing pains can negatively impact one's life. My practice is centered around breaking down the barriers that impede on life success, and learning real strategies to combat future difficulties. In addition to traditional therapy, I also provide parenting coordination for parents looking for alternative ways to address co-parenting difficulties.
(202) 559-4821 View (202) 559-4821
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Elana Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
I love working with couples and individuals with difficulty in romantic relationships (i.e. sexual issues, communication, infidelity, divorce), adults who come from dysfunctional childhoods, as well as those with anxiety, impulsivity, and addiction. I also enjoy working with those in non-traditional romantic relationships (i.e. ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous). I am LGBTQIA- affirming and sex positive. I work best with clients who are engaged, thoughtful, and motivated for change. My style is empathic and direct, with a sense of humor. I believe strongly in the therapeutic alliance and the client/therapist fit.
I love working with couples and individuals with difficulty in romantic relationships (i.e. sexual issues, communication, infidelity, divorce), adults who come from dysfunctional childhoods, as well as those with anxiety, impulsivity, and addiction. I also enjoy working with those in non-traditional romantic relationships (i.e. ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous). I am LGBTQIA- affirming and sex positive. I work best with clients who are engaged, thoughtful, and motivated for change. My style is empathic and direct, with a sense of humor. I believe strongly in the therapeutic alliance and the client/therapist fit.
(202) 793-8669 View (202) 793-8669
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Deborah P Hecker
Counselor, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20015
Hecker also specializes in helping people who are transitioning through separation and divorce, and she also assists business people in balancing their commitments to their busy work schedules and their personal lives.
Combining her backgrounds in psychoanalysis and couples' training, Dr. Deborah Hecker has created a cutting-edge counseling process called Yours, Mine, Ours: Partnership Done Right. Her goals with her clients are twofold: to simultaneously help people to develop their unique identities and how to successfully integrate them into outstanding relationships.
Hecker also specializes in helping people who are transitioning through separation and divorce, and she also assists business people in balancing their commitments to their busy work schedules and their personal lives.
Combining her backgrounds in psychoanalysis and couples' training, Dr. Deborah Hecker has created a cutting-edge counseling process called Yours, Mine, Ours: Partnership Done Right. Her goals with her clients are twofold: to simultaneously help people to develop their unique identities and how to successfully integrate them into outstanding relationships.
(202) 410-2671 View (202) 410-2671
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Dr. Ann Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, CEAP
Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I understand the challenges of parenting, divorce, struggling with anxiety, grieving the loss of a loved one, and dealing with substance abuse and work stressors.
I help clients who are struggling with a variety of issues whether they're at home, school, or work. I'll help you look at patterns of behavior, your upbringing, environment and current interactions so we can determine the next steps for you to take toward your goals.
I understand the challenges of parenting, divorce, struggling with anxiety, grieving the loss of a loved one, and dealing with substance abuse and work stressors.
I help clients who are struggling with a variety of issues whether they're at home, school, or work. I'll help you look at patterns of behavior, your upbringing, environment and current interactions so we can determine the next steps for you to take toward your goals.
(202) 951-8814 View (202) 951-8814
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Carly Blackstone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
In addition to traditional therapy, I also provide divorce coaching and parent coordination for parents looking for alternative ways to address co-parenting difficulties.
Today you or your family are one step closer to a new you, where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I see therapy (individual, couples and family) as a collaborative effort to figure out what obstacles are getting in the way of you and your family's happiness. We explore past and current behaviors, thoughts, relationships, and make connections between past and current experiences to help create change. We can work together to create a new experience that not only gets you through the storm to the calm, but can help you or your family thrive.
In addition to traditional therapy, I also provide divorce coaching and parent coordination for parents looking for alternative ways to address co-parenting difficulties.
Today you or your family are one step closer to a new you, where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I see therapy (individual, couples and family) as a collaborative effort to figure out what obstacles are getting in the way of you and your family's happiness. We explore past and current behaviors, thoughts, relationships, and make connections between past and current experiences to help create change. We can work together to create a new experience that not only gets you through the storm to the calm, but can help you or your family thrive.
(240) 213-3117 View (240) 213-3117
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Leah Nathan - The Mind Center Llc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Divorce is not the end, it's a new beginning. I can help you get through this hurdle and create your comeback story. I created The Exit Plan TM, a first-of-its-kind coaching experience that helps women get through the divorce process with clarity and confidence. I have helped tons of clients to decide “Should I Stay or Go?” I don’t just leave you there, I hand hold you through to the finish line of the divorce process. Trust me, I’m also a divorce coach at a law firm and know exactly how to help you get through this transition from start to finish. If you’re divorcing a narcissist, I'll share the tips and tricks to outsmart them.
Divorce is not the end, it's a new beginning. I can help you get through this hurdle and create your comeback story. I created The Exit Plan TM, a first-of-its-kind coaching experience that helps women get through the divorce process with clarity and confidence. I have helped tons of clients to decide “Should I Stay or Go?” I don’t just leave you there, I hand hold you through to the finish line of the divorce process. Trust me, I’m also a divorce coach at a law firm and know exactly how to help you get through this transition from start to finish. If you’re divorcing a narcissist, I'll share the tips and tricks to outsmart them.
(561) 559-9472 View (561) 559-9472
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Deena Kotlewski
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NBCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
My primary focus is working with children and adolescents who are struggling with family discord, parent separation and/or divorce. Since 1996 I have been working within the school system, consulting for an adolescent residential/outpatient therapeutic treatment facility and in private practice. I work with children, adolescents, and their families to improve their skills navigating through life's challenges, transitions, and daily stressors. I also assist people who are feeling depressed, sad, anxious, or dealing with general relationship concerns. Together we develop skills to increase self esteem and coping abilities to promote resilient individuals and more communicative families.
My primary focus is working with children and adolescents who are struggling with family discord, parent separation and/or divorce. Since 1996 I have been working within the school system, consulting for an adolescent residential/outpatient therapeutic treatment facility and in private practice. I work with children, adolescents, and their families to improve their skills navigating through life's challenges, transitions, and daily stressors. I also assist people who are feeling depressed, sad, anxious, or dealing with general relationship concerns. Together we develop skills to increase self esteem and coping abilities to promote resilient individuals and more communicative families.
(202) 656-0929 View (202) 656-0929
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Adam J. Maddeny
JDR, CCF, MBA, MS
Washington, DC 20008
My MS in Conflict Resolution and BS in Decision Science combined with my divorce and family mediation work and cross-cultural negotiations allows me to offer a practical option between reflective therapy and continued conflict spiral.
Do you love your partner yet hate your recurring conflicts? You ask yourself “why” only to come up empty-handed, or blaming your partner. It is not a mystery. A tandem approach to relationship conflict management and resolution is in order: effective communication leading to understanding and conflict management through principled collaborative negotiation. You and your partner are evolving beings. The resulting friction in the form of arguments/fights can be addressed by learning strategies to allow flexibility for growth while strengthening the foundation of your togetherness.
My MS in Conflict Resolution and BS in Decision Science combined with my divorce and family mediation work and cross-cultural negotiations allows me to offer a practical option between reflective therapy and continued conflict spiral.
Do you love your partner yet hate your recurring conflicts? You ask yourself “why” only to come up empty-handed, or blaming your partner. It is not a mystery. A tandem approach to relationship conflict management and resolution is in order: effective communication leading to understanding and conflict management through principled collaborative negotiation. You and your partner are evolving beings. The resulting friction in the form of arguments/fights can be addressed by learning strategies to allow flexibility for growth while strengthening the foundation of your togetherness.
(571) 497-4699 View (571) 497-4699
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Brittany LaFleur
Counselor, MS, LCPC-S, RPT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
She specializes in: developmental & complex trauma (including abuse, divorce, grief & adoption), anxiety disorders, divorce and depression.
Brittany LaFleur is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LCPC-S) with a deep passion for aiding individuals in their journey towards becoming their best selves, hence why she started Your Best Self therapeutic services in 2018. Brittany creates a safe & confidential space to guide clients’ exploration of their inner worlds. She has a dynamic, compassionate & direct style of connecting with clients and leads a team of several other talented therapists.
She specializes in: developmental & complex trauma (including abuse, divorce, grief & adoption), anxiety disorders, divorce and depression.
Brittany LaFleur is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LCPC-S) with a deep passion for aiding individuals in their journey towards becoming their best selves, hence why she started Your Best Self therapeutic services in 2018. Brittany creates a safe & confidential space to guide clients’ exploration of their inner worlds. She has a dynamic, compassionate & direct style of connecting with clients and leads a team of several other talented therapists.
(301) 205-5422 View (301) 205-5422
Photo of Heidi Knoll, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Heidi Knoll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
My clinical work over the past 20 plus years has included working with many different issues including eating disorders, women in transition in their lives, adolescents, sexual abuse, infertility, divorce.
If Self Help advice and strategies had been enough you probably would not be looking for a therapist. Those strategies make sense but are often very difficult to implement. The human psyche is a complicated mechanism which tends to resist change. Breaking problematic patterns of behavior and interactions with family, friends and in work environments is harder than it looks. Past history , fears and anxieties often contribute to making it difficult to make positive changes in ones life. My work with you includes examination of factors making it difficult to change and strengthening your resolve to make beneficial changes.
My clinical work over the past 20 plus years has included working with many different issues including eating disorders, women in transition in their lives, adolescents, sexual abuse, infertility, divorce.
If Self Help advice and strategies had been enough you probably would not be looking for a therapist. Those strategies make sense but are often very difficult to implement. The human psyche is a complicated mechanism which tends to resist change. Breaking problematic patterns of behavior and interactions with family, friends and in work environments is harder than it looks. Past history , fears and anxieties often contribute to making it difficult to make positive changes in ones life. My work with you includes examination of factors making it difficult to change and strengthening your resolve to make beneficial changes.
(202) 410-7660 View (202) 410-7660
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Diane Reis
Psychologist, PsyD, PLLC
Verified
Washington, DC 20008
My clients work on such issues as anxiety, depression, workplace dissatisfaction, self-esteem, marital/family problems, separation/divorce, parenting, work-family balance, reproductive/infertility problems, postpartum stress, and grief and loss.
If you are feeling stuck but want to move forward in life, or in emotional pain, or seeking to work on mental health issues, I am happy to speak with you about individual psychotherapy or couple's therapy. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds on problems in their relationships, workplace, family life, and at times of difficult life transitions. I offer a safe environment to talk comfortably and work collaboratively to improve a client’s well-being. I specialize in helping lawyers and medical professionals under stress. And having had a past involvement in politics, I enjoy working with elected/government officials.
My clients work on such issues as anxiety, depression, workplace dissatisfaction, self-esteem, marital/family problems, separation/divorce, parenting, work-family balance, reproductive/infertility problems, postpartum stress, and grief and loss.
If you are feeling stuck but want to move forward in life, or in emotional pain, or seeking to work on mental health issues, I am happy to speak with you about individual psychotherapy or couple's therapy. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds on problems in their relationships, workplace, family life, and at times of difficult life transitions. I offer a safe environment to talk comfortably and work collaboratively to improve a client’s well-being. I specialize in helping lawyers and medical professionals under stress. And having had a past involvement in politics, I enjoy working with elected/government officials.
(202) 738-5745 View (202) 738-5745
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Nicole A Engel Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Perfectionism, Relationship Issues, Divorce Recovery, Assertiveness, Infertility and IVF, Co-Dependency, Life Transitions and Work/Life Balance.
Would you like to feel less stressed and anxious? Do you want increased confidence and self-esteem? Are you seeking happier relationships? These changes are possible for you. Let's work together to empower you to feel better about yourself and your life.
Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Perfectionism, Relationship Issues, Divorce Recovery, Assertiveness, Infertility and IVF, Co-Dependency, Life Transitions and Work/Life Balance.
Would you like to feel less stressed and anxious? Do you want increased confidence and self-esteem? Are you seeking happier relationships? These changes are possible for you. Let's work together to empower you to feel better about yourself and your life.
(202) 601-3902 View (202) 601-3902
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Michelle Pittman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
I've enjoyed working with children, teens, families, and adults for over 20 years. I am a seasoned clinician who relates well with teenagers and is supportive of the needs of parents and families. My approach is authentic and comforting, as well as practical and goal-oriented. My clinical experience includes treating individuals with ADHD, depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, school avoidance, children adjusting to the divorce of parents, and the transition to college or emerging adulthood. I am well-versed in multiple treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), biblio-therapy, and trauma focused CBT.
I've enjoyed working with children, teens, families, and adults for over 20 years. I am a seasoned clinician who relates well with teenagers and is supportive of the needs of parents and families. My approach is authentic and comforting, as well as practical and goal-oriented. My clinical experience includes treating individuals with ADHD, depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, school avoidance, children adjusting to the divorce of parents, and the transition to college or emerging adulthood. I am well-versed in multiple treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), biblio-therapy, and trauma focused CBT.
(855) 625-4710 View (855) 625-4710
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Carrie Tiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I see children, adolescents, and adults, including children struggling with their parents' separation or divorce.
My approach is geared towards helping clients make choices and relate to others in ways that reinforce their feelings of autonomy, fulfillment, and peace. We engage to explore current situations and the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and then develop strategies to help better manage situations or make decisions. Strategies we explore may include short term action plans as well as longer term resilience building to manage ongoing challenges. I will work with clients to develop new ways of interpreting difficulties, understanding others, and communicating that are in line with their own values and hopes.
I see children, adolescents, and adults, including children struggling with their parents' separation or divorce.
My approach is geared towards helping clients make choices and relate to others in ways that reinforce their feelings of autonomy, fulfillment, and peace. We engage to explore current situations and the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and then develop strategies to help better manage situations or make decisions. Strategies we explore may include short term action plans as well as longer term resilience building to manage ongoing challenges. I will work with clients to develop new ways of interpreting difficulties, understanding others, and communicating that are in line with their own values and hopes.
(202) 935-7222 View (202) 935-7222
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Suzanne Koopmans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
14 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed to practice in DC, Maryland and Virginia. I work with adults from all walks of life who are dealing with personal issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, identity, and COVID anxiety. I am passionate about the healing power of therapy. Therapy can resolve long standing psychological issues that take great courage to address. It can also be a great support when people deal with unexpected life changes, such as for example COVID, illness, loss of a loved one, becoming a parent, divorce, homesickness, adjusting to a new environment, starting a new career.
I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed to practice in DC, Maryland and Virginia. I work with adults from all walks of life who are dealing with personal issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, identity, and COVID anxiety. I am passionate about the healing power of therapy. Therapy can resolve long standing psychological issues that take great courage to address. It can also be a great support when people deal with unexpected life changes, such as for example COVID, illness, loss of a loved one, becoming a parent, divorce, homesickness, adjusting to a new environment, starting a new career.
(202) 952-7353 View (202) 952-7353
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Paul E Ruffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
I specialize in marriage counseling, marriage preparation, conflict management and resolution, interfaith and cross-cultural issues, and separation and divorce.
I work with individuals, couples, and families, focusing on relationship building, conflict and anger management, and coping with grief and loss. I help couples create a safe and nurturing bond that allows them to become close again and heal. No matter the issue that brings a couple, individual, or family into my office, they will all be learning a new way to look at relationship and be introduced to a toolkit of skills essential to staying in conversation and connection.
I specialize in marriage counseling, marriage preparation, conflict management and resolution, interfaith and cross-cultural issues, and separation and divorce.
I work with individuals, couples, and families, focusing on relationship building, conflict and anger management, and coping with grief and loss. I help couples create a safe and nurturing bond that allows them to become close again and heal. No matter the issue that brings a couple, individual, or family into my office, they will all be learning a new way to look at relationship and be introduced to a toolkit of skills essential to staying in conversation and connection.
(202) 759-2307 View (202) 759-2307
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Annette M Levitine-Woodside
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I have expertise in treating young people facing the challenges of depression, anxiety, parental divorce, as well as LGBTQ+, self-acceptance, and self-esteem.
My ideal clients are adolescents or young adults who need a safe place to explore issues relating to school, family, relationships, anxiety and depression, including gender identity. They may be dealing with high school or college stressors that are impacting their ability to function successfully. They want to be better equipped to manage the challenges that are disrupting their ability to have a satisfying personal/family life.
I have expertise in treating young people facing the challenges of depression, anxiety, parental divorce, as well as LGBTQ+, self-acceptance, and self-esteem.
My ideal clients are adolescents or young adults who need a safe place to explore issues relating to school, family, relationships, anxiety and depression, including gender identity. They may be dealing with high school or college stressors that are impacting their ability to function successfully. They want to be better equipped to manage the challenges that are disrupting their ability to have a satisfying personal/family life.
(240) 557-3173 View (240) 557-3173
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Eisen Blackstone Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Services include mediation; parenting, family, and individual coaching and counseling; communication and empathy workshops; and collaborative divorce, a family-focused intervention specifically designed to meet the needs of your family.
Carly Blackstone - License: Virginia 0810003993; Washington, D.C. DC1000796 Roberta Eisen - License: Washington, D.C. PRC13872 We are a mother-daughter counseling team based in Washington, D.C. We help families navigate the emotional and logistical challenges of family transitions. We are here to help you look at your conflict and help guide you and your family on a path forward.
Services include mediation; parenting, family, and individual coaching and counseling; communication and empathy workshops; and collaborative divorce, a family-focused intervention specifically designed to meet the needs of your family.
Carly Blackstone - License: Virginia 0810003993; Washington, D.C. DC1000796 Roberta Eisen - License: Washington, D.C. PRC13872 We are a mother-daughter counseling team based in Washington, D.C. We help families navigate the emotional and logistical challenges of family transitions. We are here to help you look at your conflict and help guide you and your family on a path forward.
(202) 831-3466 View (202) 831-3466
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Ana Maria Orduz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Difficult life events, building yourself from scratch after a painful divorce, or being in a new country can stir up painful feelings and anxiety.
I love working with Latinas living in South Florida who are struggling to cope with with major life transitions. Perhaps you may be new to the U.S. and are having a hard time adjusting to a new life, facing the challenges of adapting to a new culture. Or you are going through life changes such as menopause, divorce, parenting teenagers, or are facing the challenges of being an empty nester, grieving your role as a mother, and trying to figure out your new purpose and identity. Going through all these complex processes and changes can lead you to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression robbing you from your ability to feel joy.
Difficult life events, building yourself from scratch after a painful divorce, or being in a new country can stir up painful feelings and anxiety.
I love working with Latinas living in South Florida who are struggling to cope with with major life transitions. Perhaps you may be new to the U.S. and are having a hard time adjusting to a new life, facing the challenges of adapting to a new culture. Or you are going through life changes such as menopause, divorce, parenting teenagers, or are facing the challenges of being an empty nester, grieving your role as a mother, and trying to figure out your new purpose and identity. Going through all these complex processes and changes can lead you to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression robbing you from your ability to feel joy.
(202) 933-7622 View (202) 933-7622
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Lisa Sherper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
My specialties include sexual and relationship difficulties, divorce, relationship transitions, and addressing the aftermath of affairs.
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
My specialties include sexual and relationship difficulties, divorce, relationship transitions, and addressing the aftermath of affairs.
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
(240) 650-8566 View (240) 650-8566

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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.