Divorce Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Kim Oppenheimer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30342
I specialize in divorce adjustment, and have specialized training in child custody evaluations and parent coordination.
I believe that solid, intimate relationships form the basis of a person's well-being and help us define who we are. Our earliest relationships provide the foundation for all others. We often choose partners based either on what we want to replicate or avoid in our families of origin. When problems develop in our closest relationships, we feel out of balance and symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, often occur. I help people understand and change patterns that they learned in old relationships that may be influencing their current ones.
I specialize in divorce adjustment, and have specialized training in child custody evaluations and parent coordination.
I believe that solid, intimate relationships form the basis of a person's well-being and help us define who we are. Our earliest relationships provide the foundation for all others. We often choose partners based either on what we want to replicate or avoid in our families of origin. When problems develop in our closest relationships, we feel out of balance and symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, often occur. I help people understand and change patterns that they learned in old relationships that may be influencing their current ones.
(404) 566-8655 View (404) 566-8655
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The Atlanta Marriage and Mediation Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305
AMMC offers the highest quality couples counseling and dispute resolution services in Atlanta. We are highly trained and experienced in working with the leading models of therapy for relationship therapy, including Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Imago Therapy, and have proven results in improving marital satisfaction. We also work to resolve family disputes, including divorce mediation, coparenting coordination, and coparenting counseling. We do work frequently with attorneys, including child custody evaluations. We are proud to work regularly with Atlanta's LGBTQ+ community and work to make sure all feel welcome.
AMMC offers the highest quality couples counseling and dispute resolution services in Atlanta. We are highly trained and experienced in working with the leading models of therapy for relationship therapy, including Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Imago Therapy, and have proven results in improving marital satisfaction. We also work to resolve family disputes, including divorce mediation, coparenting coordination, and coparenting counseling. We do work frequently with attorneys, including child custody evaluations. We are proud to work regularly with Atlanta's LGBTQ+ community and work to make sure all feel welcome.
(470) 441-4840 View (470) 441-4840
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Vernique Ofili
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
I help individuals with relational-based trauma, issues surrounding perfectionism, self-acceptance, and challenges pertaining to life transitions (divorce/separation, moving, job changes, etc.) work through mental and emotional barriers to heal, and be at peace with themselves. My clients are often high-achieving or ambitious, but have a hard time celebrating or accepting themselves. They are often leaders or pillars in various spheres, but wrestle with self-sabotage and imposter syndrome. They may also experience anxiety and a sense of hopelessness surrounding their triggers, but ready to do the work to move towards wholeness.
I help individuals with relational-based trauma, issues surrounding perfectionism, self-acceptance, and challenges pertaining to life transitions (divorce/separation, moving, job changes, etc.) work through mental and emotional barriers to heal, and be at peace with themselves. My clients are often high-achieving or ambitious, but have a hard time celebrating or accepting themselves. They are often leaders or pillars in various spheres, but wrestle with self-sabotage and imposter syndrome. They may also experience anxiety and a sense of hopelessness surrounding their triggers, but ready to do the work to move towards wholeness.
(470) 468-5589 View (470) 468-5589
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Amy K Todey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
I specialize in 2 areas: high conflict divorce and neurodevelopment. I conduct co-parenting therapy, individual & family therapy, and psychological and neuropsychological testing. I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia and completed my clinical internship at Harvard Medical School. I was a staff psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School for two years following a two-year fellowship there. I was also an instructor at Harvard Medical School from 2015 to 2017. I have presented nationally on clinician issues and Autism Spectrum Disorder and High Conflict Coparenting.
I specialize in 2 areas: high conflict divorce and neurodevelopment. I conduct co-parenting therapy, individual & family therapy, and psychological and neuropsychological testing. I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia and completed my clinical internship at Harvard Medical School. I was a staff psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School for two years following a two-year fellowship there. I was also an instructor at Harvard Medical School from 2015 to 2017. I have presented nationally on clinician issues and Autism Spectrum Disorder and High Conflict Coparenting.
(617) 539-2016 View (617) 539-2016
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Heather Merritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30318
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 23 years of experience in the field, 15 of which have been in counseling. I assist clients with issues surrounding self-esteem, body image, anxiety, depression and eating disorders. I also assist clients struggling with relationship issues and divorce. I have extensive experience in grief counseling and supporting clients as they process loss. I am passionate about helping others love themselves, take care of their bodies, and find freedom from societal standards!!
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 23 years of experience in the field, 15 of which have been in counseling. I assist clients with issues surrounding self-esteem, body image, anxiety, depression and eating disorders. I also assist clients struggling with relationship issues and divorce. I have extensive experience in grief counseling and supporting clients as they process loss. I am passionate about helping others love themselves, take care of their bodies, and find freedom from societal standards!!
(478) 209-2644 View (478) 209-2644
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Barbara Bogartz
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30338
I also do premarital, remarital and divorce counseling.
For some of us it isn’t easy to admit to another person that we are having difficulty handling personal problems However, what may seem like an overwhelming burden to one person can become a much lighter load when it is shared with a caring professional. I welcome the opportunity to work with you, offering my compassion, support and knowledge. My professional training and experience are backed up by many years of real life experience as a daughter, friend, wife and mother. Relieving emotional distress and assisting both individuals and couples to learn, grow and heal are my mission.
I also do premarital, remarital and divorce counseling.
For some of us it isn’t easy to admit to another person that we are having difficulty handling personal problems However, what may seem like an overwhelming burden to one person can become a much lighter load when it is shared with a caring professional. I welcome the opportunity to work with you, offering my compassion, support and knowledge. My professional training and experience are backed up by many years of real life experience as a daughter, friend, wife and mother. Relieving emotional distress and assisting both individuals and couples to learn, grow and heal are my mission.
(678) 820-5190 View (678) 820-5190
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Tara Schoeller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Atlanta, GA 30301  (Online Only)
I have experience diagnosing and treating various problems, including all life adjustments, ADHD, anxiety, depression, divorce adjustment / co-parenting mediation plans, grief & loss, PTSD and parent-child conflict.
I specialize in working with children/ teens/ adults struggling with problems that interfere with social, emotional, behavioral and academic functioning. I believe in a collaborative, down to earth, child-centered and child-friendly, non-judgmental, compassionate and strengths perspective approach when working with children and families in need. My focus will be on building a strong and trusting relationship where your child and family can share openly and work towards healing. I believe in not only addressing problems in goal oriented ways, but also to build on your child's and your family strengths in meeting your therapy goals.
I have experience diagnosing and treating various problems, including all life adjustments, ADHD, anxiety, depression, divorce adjustment / co-parenting mediation plans, grief & loss, PTSD and parent-child conflict.
I specialize in working with children/ teens/ adults struggling with problems that interfere with social, emotional, behavioral and academic functioning. I believe in a collaborative, down to earth, child-centered and child-friendly, non-judgmental, compassionate and strengths perspective approach when working with children and families in need. My focus will be on building a strong and trusting relationship where your child and family can share openly and work towards healing. I believe in not only addressing problems in goal oriented ways, but also to build on your child's and your family strengths in meeting your therapy goals.
(678) 324-5524 View (678) 324-5524
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Courtney Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPD, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30341
I have extensive experience in blending and merging families, high conflict divorce cases, and supporting children through trauma and abuse.
I want to provide a space to pause with you so you don't have to feel alone. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to unpack and process your thoughts and feelings, whether it be about a life transition, parenting your child or teen, or blending and merging families. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I want to ensure that you feel safe and heard when we are in the same space together. I want you to be comfortable to tell your story so that I can help you build your individual strengths as well as learn effective coping skills to navigate the daily challenges of life.
I have extensive experience in blending and merging families, high conflict divorce cases, and supporting children through trauma and abuse.
I want to provide a space to pause with you so you don't have to feel alone. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to unpack and process your thoughts and feelings, whether it be about a life transition, parenting your child or teen, or blending and merging families. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I want to ensure that you feel safe and heard when we are in the same space together. I want you to be comfortable to tell your story so that I can help you build your individual strengths as well as learn effective coping skills to navigate the daily challenges of life.
(470) 684-5316 View (470) 684-5316
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Dina Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAMS II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30338  (Online Only)
Are you newly divorced, single, or in transition? Overwhelmed, Stressed, Depressed/Anxious, and don't know where to start? Need more hours in the day? As a single mom of two, I completely understand that demands are being made from every direction. Sometimes things have to fall apart to fall into place. Let me help you pick up the pieces and place them in an order that supports your goals and well-being. I have been a certified Tele-Therapist since 2014 as well as a Certified Anger Management Specialist. I have also worked in addiction education/treatment and enjoy helping women reclaim their lives after the devastation of divorce.
Are you newly divorced, single, or in transition? Overwhelmed, Stressed, Depressed/Anxious, and don't know where to start? Need more hours in the day? As a single mom of two, I completely understand that demands are being made from every direction. Sometimes things have to fall apart to fall into place. Let me help you pick up the pieces and place them in an order that supports your goals and well-being. I have been a certified Tele-Therapist since 2014 as well as a Certified Anger Management Specialist. I have also worked in addiction education/treatment and enjoy helping women reclaim their lives after the devastation of divorce.
(678) 539-6365 View (678) 539-6365
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Sarah I. Serluco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30312
I am a caring and compassionate therapist, working with pre-teen & teen girls struggling with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, academic performance, self harm, suicidal ideations and trauma. Having raised girls, I understand working through these issues can be difficult. A good therapist can be valuable. I am inspired to also work with adult woman experiencing infertility, divorce or even navigating a co-parenting relationship. These life changes can be challenging and I truly enjoy being a support to you while also providing concrete tips and knowledge around how to work through these changes.
I am a caring and compassionate therapist, working with pre-teen & teen girls struggling with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, academic performance, self harm, suicidal ideations and trauma. Having raised girls, I understand working through these issues can be difficult. A good therapist can be valuable. I am inspired to also work with adult woman experiencing infertility, divorce or even navigating a co-parenting relationship. These life changes can be challenging and I truly enjoy being a support to you while also providing concrete tips and knowledge around how to work through these changes.
(404) 383-7009 View (404) 383-7009
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Emily Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EdS, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, EMDR/trauma therapy, and I am a Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor, allowing me to work with children, adults, couples, and families, including those considering or undergoing separation or divorce.
I believe that we are all trying our best and that we are the experts on ourselves and our families. However sometimes life brings us more than we know how to handle, and we may see symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, and unhealthy or disruptive behavior in ourselves, our relationships, and our children. This can leave us feeling frustrated, hopeless, and isolated as individuals, couples, and parents. Thankfully, therapy can help us and our children move beyond our pain, fear, and destructive behavior, and toward a greater sense of peace, happiness, and belonging.
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, EMDR/trauma therapy, and I am a Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor, allowing me to work with children, adults, couples, and families, including those considering or undergoing separation or divorce.
I believe that we are all trying our best and that we are the experts on ourselves and our families. However sometimes life brings us more than we know how to handle, and we may see symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, and unhealthy or disruptive behavior in ourselves, our relationships, and our children. This can leave us feeling frustrated, hopeless, and isolated as individuals, couples, and parents. Thankfully, therapy can help us and our children move beyond our pain, fear, and destructive behavior, and toward a greater sense of peace, happiness, and belonging.
(678) 374-2934 View (678) 374-2934
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Mary Coleman Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Provide Infertility Counseling, Surrogacy, Egg and Sperm Donor Evaluations. Anxiety, Stress, Burnout, Quality of Life issues, Communication Issues with Significant Others, and Depression also can be highly impactful and stressful on our day to day existence. I look forward to working together toward your goals. My expertise is in anxiety and burnout, infertility and third party reproduction evaluations including gestational surrogates and egg and sperm donors, depression, workplace stress, divorce, parenting, and family issues. I work with all families - heterosexual couples, gay couples, and single women and men. I look forward to partnering with you in increased health and wellness!
Provide Infertility Counseling, Surrogacy, Egg and Sperm Donor Evaluations. Anxiety, Stress, Burnout, Quality of Life issues, Communication Issues with Significant Others, and Depression also can be highly impactful and stressful on our day to day existence. I look forward to working together toward your goals. My expertise is in anxiety and burnout, infertility and third party reproduction evaluations including gestational surrogates and egg and sperm donors, depression, workplace stress, divorce, parenting, and family issues. I work with all families - heterosexual couples, gay couples, and single women and men. I look forward to partnering with you in increased health and wellness!
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Keisha Reed
Counselor, CPCS, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
I also have significant experience working with parents needing extra parenting support, as well as students and adults with symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, divorce and family conflict.
Hi! As a therapist, it is my privilege and passion to work with individuals and families to overcome challenging relationships, life stressors, losses, and trauma histories. I believe in a collaborative, person-centered, and strength-based perspective. Through individualized treatment, I work to support clients and help them move forward from situations disrupting their functioning. When they don’t believe they can, I will believe for them while they learn new coping and mindfulness skills to heal and grow.
I also have significant experience working with parents needing extra parenting support, as well as students and adults with symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, divorce and family conflict.
Hi! As a therapist, it is my privilege and passion to work with individuals and families to overcome challenging relationships, life stressors, losses, and trauma histories. I believe in a collaborative, person-centered, and strength-based perspective. Through individualized treatment, I work to support clients and help them move forward from situations disrupting their functioning. When they don’t believe they can, I will believe for them while they learn new coping and mindfulness skills to heal and grow.
(678) 616-8633 View (678) 616-8633
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LaVerne Ware
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
Today my practice focuses on women and older adolescents who struggle with issues such as grief, relationships, divorce, depression, anxiety, stress, motivation, self-esteem, sexual identity, or who simply feel "stuck.
The decision to seek counseling is the first step to self care. I specialize in providing a safe, judgement free environment that allows individuals to approach any topic including intimacy and feeling overwhelmed by life's responsibilities. My mission is to help women transform their personal and relationship challenges into opportunities for growth.
Today my practice focuses on women and older adolescents who struggle with issues such as grief, relationships, divorce, depression, anxiety, stress, motivation, self-esteem, sexual identity, or who simply feel "stuck.
The decision to seek counseling is the first step to self care. I specialize in providing a safe, judgement free environment that allows individuals to approach any topic including intimacy and feeling overwhelmed by life's responsibilities. My mission is to help women transform their personal and relationship challenges into opportunities for growth.
(404) 390-4649 View (404) 390-4649
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Jane Levings
Counselor, MS, NCC, LAPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
What would it be like to live courageously? I work with adults and teens as they figure out how to get unstuck. That stuck place may be an addiction, a divorce, a broken parent-child relationship, depression, ADHD, anxiety, or grief. I work as a counselor, a coach, and an accountability partner to help individuals dig deep to understand who they are and to take concrete steps to live more authentically. My clients say I have a unique joy that gives them hope and helps them find direction.
What would it be like to live courageously? I work with adults and teens as they figure out how to get unstuck. That stuck place may be an addiction, a divorce, a broken parent-child relationship, depression, ADHD, anxiety, or grief. I work as a counselor, a coach, and an accountability partner to help individuals dig deep to understand who they are and to take concrete steps to live more authentically. My clients say I have a unique joy that gives them hope and helps them find direction.
(470) 798-4689 View (470) 798-4689
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Joy Ssebikindu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
My specialties include issues with communication, family transitions including divorce, trauma, depression, anxiety and disordered eating/eating disorders.
Kate Braestrup says it best: "I'm not here to keep you from freaking out. I'm here to be with you while you freak out, or grieve or laugh or suffer or sing. It is a ministry of presence. It is showing up with a loving heart." I truly believe that everyone could benefit from psychotherapy at some point in their lives -- we all need support. Taking the step towards seeking help of any kind can sometimes be difficult. I consider it a privilege to be chosen to walk out life's challenges with you.
My specialties include issues with communication, family transitions including divorce, trauma, depression, anxiety and disordered eating/eating disorders.
Kate Braestrup says it best: "I'm not here to keep you from freaking out. I'm here to be with you while you freak out, or grieve or laugh or suffer or sing. It is a ministry of presence. It is showing up with a loving heart." I truly believe that everyone could benefit from psychotherapy at some point in their lives -- we all need support. Taking the step towards seeking help of any kind can sometimes be difficult. I consider it a privilege to be chosen to walk out life's challenges with you.
(404) 496-8076 View (404) 496-8076
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Meg McLeroy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
Waitlist for new clients
I work with couples, both pre-marital stage and long term partners who are navigating difficult decisions around marriage or divorce.
Do you nurture fear or hope? Investing in therapy is a positive step towards facing your fears and uncovering new possibilities. Identify insights, wisdom and truth whether you are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, grief or major life transitions. We'll clarify your values and develop custom skills and tools to support change. Integrating experiential interventions with systems theory and mindfulness strategies helps you understand new ways for dealing with challenges.
I work with couples, both pre-marital stage and long term partners who are navigating difficult decisions around marriage or divorce.
Do you nurture fear or hope? Investing in therapy is a positive step towards facing your fears and uncovering new possibilities. Identify insights, wisdom and truth whether you are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, grief or major life transitions. We'll clarify your values and develop custom skills and tools to support change. Integrating experiential interventions with systems theory and mindfulness strategies helps you understand new ways for dealing with challenges.
(404) 721-3596 View (404) 721-3596
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Success Brand - Counseling and Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
I've brought together the Success Brand team, a talented pool of counselors and coaches that have experience helping clients heal from childhood abuse (emotional, verbal, physical, sexual), post-traumatic stress disorder, heartbreak recovery, relationship endings, relationship/partnership development, divorce issues, betrayal, affair recovery, and many more.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist in private practice in the state of Georgia. I help children and adults overcome the negative effects that stressful or traumatic life experiences have on how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
I've brought together the Success Brand team, a talented pool of counselors and coaches that have experience helping clients heal from childhood abuse (emotional, verbal, physical, sexual), post-traumatic stress disorder, heartbreak recovery, relationship endings, relationship/partnership development, divorce issues, betrayal, affair recovery, and many more.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist in private practice in the state of Georgia. I help children and adults overcome the negative effects that stressful or traumatic life experiences have on how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
(470) 517-6868 View (470) 517-6868
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Steven R. Jones- Marriage Couple Family Therapist
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA-MFT, ICADC, CADC1, SYMBIS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
I typically work with individuals with various diagnoses, couples struggling with marital issues and families navigating divorce, blended families, co-parenting, grief, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and OCD. I am well-suited, competent, and clinically trained in a variety of treatment approaches including but not limited to CBT, Trauma, attachment injury, internal family systems, DBT, and childhood trauma. I have an interest in working with substance misuse, and all types of addiction, including gambling and increasingly common tech porn.
I typically work with individuals with various diagnoses, couples struggling with marital issues and families navigating divorce, blended families, co-parenting, grief, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and OCD. I am well-suited, competent, and clinically trained in a variety of treatment approaches including but not limited to CBT, Trauma, attachment injury, internal family systems, DBT, and childhood trauma. I have an interest in working with substance misuse, and all types of addiction, including gambling and increasingly common tech porn.
(678) 324-3648 View (678) 324-3648
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Pat Rich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
Do you want a better quality of life? Tired of being stuck? Are you exhausted, overwhelmed, grieving, depressed or anxious? Has chronic illness or pain caused you to withdraw from others? Have you suffered from mental health issues most of your life? Maybe, you are stressed due to divorce, family conflict, relocation, retirement, career difficulties, intimacy issues or caregiving? You may want to feel more self-confident, assertive or less lonely. Sharing your problems with an understanding and nonjudgmental therapist is the first step. Don't suffer alone. You deserve to feel better. Pick up the phone and call me.
Do you want a better quality of life? Tired of being stuck? Are you exhausted, overwhelmed, grieving, depressed or anxious? Has chronic illness or pain caused you to withdraw from others? Have you suffered from mental health issues most of your life? Maybe, you are stressed due to divorce, family conflict, relocation, retirement, career difficulties, intimacy issues or caregiving? You may want to feel more self-confident, assertive or less lonely. Sharing your problems with an understanding and nonjudgmental therapist is the first step. Don't suffer alone. You deserve to feel better. Pick up the phone and call me.
(404) 724-5167 View (404) 724-5167
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.