Divorce Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Amanda Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in your relationship? Or feeling like perhaps you made the "wrong choice" in your partner? Amanda works with couples considering divorce, relationship issues, and family conflict. Additionally, Amanda works with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, and more. She has experience in working with culturally diverse families. More specifically, she often works with Spanish-speaking families. She has also enjoyed her experience in working with military families in the past.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in your relationship? Or feeling like perhaps you made the "wrong choice" in your partner? Amanda works with couples considering divorce, relationship issues, and family conflict. Additionally, Amanda works with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, and more. She has experience in working with culturally diverse families. More specifically, she often works with Spanish-speaking families. She has also enjoyed her experience in working with military families in the past.
(317) 597-6360 View (317) 597-6360
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Earthly Expression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46236  (Online Only)
My specialty areas of practice are abuse and neglect, anxiety/depression, work/life balance, mood disorders, co-dependency issues, divorce, and issues related to military, veterans, and dependents.
You have been searching for counseling which means you are searching for a way to address some issues you have already identified are there. You have taken the first step and you should feel proud of yourself for being here! I have been in the field of social work for over 20 years and I hold a license as a LCSW. I work from a strengths-based, solutions-focused, client-centered approach. Meaning that I firmly believe in the capacity for individuals to solve their own problems - they just may need a little push and direction in seeing the goals and how to obtain them.
My specialty areas of practice are abuse and neglect, anxiety/depression, work/life balance, mood disorders, co-dependency issues, divorce, and issues related to military, veterans, and dependents.
You have been searching for counseling which means you are searching for a way to address some issues you have already identified are there. You have taken the first step and you should feel proud of yourself for being here! I have been in the field of social work for over 20 years and I hold a license as a LCSW. I work from a strengths-based, solutions-focused, client-centered approach. Meaning that I firmly believe in the capacity for individuals to solve their own problems - they just may need a little push and direction in seeing the goals and how to obtain them.
(463) 300-5690 View (463) 300-5690
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Amy Owens
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCAC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46250  (Online Only)
Divorce is common but recovery from it is often a difficult thing.
With extensive specialized training in marriage and family therapy, chemical dependency, and co-dependency, I have worked in the mental health field for 35 years. My credentials include a Masters Degree in counseling and licensure as a mental health counselor by the State of Indiana. My clients are typically people who are struggling with marital or dating relationships; divorce and recovery from it; or grief and loss. I prefer to work with clients who are educated, insightful, and highly motivated for positive change.
Divorce is common but recovery from it is often a difficult thing.
With extensive specialized training in marriage and family therapy, chemical dependency, and co-dependency, I have worked in the mental health field for 35 years. My credentials include a Masters Degree in counseling and licensure as a mental health counselor by the State of Indiana. My clients are typically people who are struggling with marital or dating relationships; divorce and recovery from it; or grief and loss. I prefer to work with clients who are educated, insightful, and highly motivated for positive change.
(317) 900-4551 View (317) 900-4551
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Dena Hein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, RYT-500, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I have a particular interest in working with couples who want to improve patterns of communication, who have a desire for deeper connection and intimacy, or who are in recovery from infidelity, or divorce.
Most of us want to live life more fully and connected, but more often than not, stress, loss, disappointment, and unexpected transitions disconnect us from the life we want. I am passionate about helping clients find the tools to repair relationships, navigate difficult times, and find their way back to a place of comfort and satisfaction. As an affirming, open-minded, and curious therapist, I see each person as unique. I work with clients to discover their own individual path to the change and growth they desire. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
I have a particular interest in working with couples who want to improve patterns of communication, who have a desire for deeper connection and intimacy, or who are in recovery from infidelity, or divorce.
Most of us want to live life more fully and connected, but more often than not, stress, loss, disappointment, and unexpected transitions disconnect us from the life we want. I am passionate about helping clients find the tools to repair relationships, navigate difficult times, and find their way back to a place of comfort and satisfaction. As an affirming, open-minded, and curious therapist, I see each person as unique. I work with clients to discover their own individual path to the change and growth they desire. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
(317) 516-0080 View (317) 516-0080
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Shannon Loehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Some issues may include: depression, divorce, grief, infidelity, transition to parenthood, childhood/adult trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, LGBTQ+ and relationship conflict.
I often hear people ask, "why did I wait so long to seek counseling?" Although making the decision to begin counseling FEELS intimidating, the truth is that it can be a very helpful step in managing some of the difficulties of life. Are you experiencing thoughts, emotions or behaviors that are impacting your daily life or affecting your relationships with others? I can help you work through these challenges and I am available to listen, support and guide you in developing a plan to move forward.
Some issues may include: depression, divorce, grief, infidelity, transition to parenthood, childhood/adult trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, LGBTQ+ and relationship conflict.
I often hear people ask, "why did I wait so long to seek counseling?" Although making the decision to begin counseling FEELS intimidating, the truth is that it can be a very helpful step in managing some of the difficulties of life. Are you experiencing thoughts, emotions or behaviors that are impacting your daily life or affecting your relationships with others? I can help you work through these challenges and I am available to listen, support and guide you in developing a plan to move forward.
(317) 333-7605 View (317) 333-7605
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Megan Elizabeth Corcoran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and AASECT certified sex therapist (CST) who enjoys working with older adolescents and adults. I am dedicated to providing clients with thoughtful, compassionate, and individualized therapy in order to assist them in meeting their own personal goals. I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of adolescents and adults with a range of needs: ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Life Changes, Mood Disorders, Parenting Support, Sexual/Intimacy Issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and AASECT certified sex therapist (CST) who enjoys working with older adolescents and adults. I am dedicated to providing clients with thoughtful, compassionate, and individualized therapy in order to assist them in meeting their own personal goals. I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of adolescents and adults with a range of needs: ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Life Changes, Mood Disorders, Parenting Support, Sexual/Intimacy Issues.
(317) 282-0734 View (317) 282-0734
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Denise A Sellers
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCAC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Do you feel stuck? Is there a lack of purpose, fulfillment and passion in your life? Are you experiencing conflict in relationships? Are you are caught up in unhealthy patterns? Do you want your life to change, but are unsure how to make that happen? There are underlying reasons why you are experiencing these issues. Perhaps you are an adult child of an alcoholic/addict, or maybe you experienced trauma, abandonment, neglect or abuse. You may be in a transition time such as divorce, or a college student, or you're middle-aged with no clear vision for the next chapter of your life. Whatever your situation, you can change your life!
Do you feel stuck? Is there a lack of purpose, fulfillment and passion in your life? Are you experiencing conflict in relationships? Are you are caught up in unhealthy patterns? Do you want your life to change, but are unsure how to make that happen? There are underlying reasons why you are experiencing these issues. Perhaps you are an adult child of an alcoholic/addict, or maybe you experienced trauma, abandonment, neglect or abuse. You may be in a transition time such as divorce, or a college student, or you're middle-aged with no clear vision for the next chapter of your life. Whatever your situation, you can change your life!
(463) 444-8172 View (463) 444-8172
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Luv Taylor Counseling & Life Coaching Svcs LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46254
We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives or even a recent diagnosis. I specialize in assisting those who suffer from depression, anxiety and addiction. Your symptoms may be triggered by job loss, relational problems, trauma, divorce or even loss of a love one. Your symptoms may effect your relationships with your family, friends, classmates or co-workers.
We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives or even a recent diagnosis. I specialize in assisting those who suffer from depression, anxiety and addiction. Your symptoms may be triggered by job loss, relational problems, trauma, divorce or even loss of a love one. Your symptoms may effect your relationships with your family, friends, classmates or co-workers.
(317) 943-6913 View (317) 943-6913
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Sarah Swygart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46256  (Online Only)
You matter and your story matters. I don't want you to walk through this pain alone. I work with anxiety, relationship concerns, confidence, attachment struggles, people-pleasing, setting boundaries, practicing self-care, letting go of perfectionism, healing shame, divorce, and grief/loss. If you are struggling, I would love to support you on your journey towards growth and healing.
You matter and your story matters. I don't want you to walk through this pain alone. I work with anxiety, relationship concerns, confidence, attachment struggles, people-pleasing, setting boundaries, practicing self-care, letting go of perfectionism, healing shame, divorce, and grief/loss. If you are struggling, I would love to support you on your journey towards growth and healing.
(317) 483-0496 View (317) 483-0496
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Tony M Talley
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCAC, MAC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46236
I work with affairs, intimacy issues, communications, blended families, recovering from divorce, and so much more.
Book with me now by clicking on my Headway website! Do you find it difficult to stay positive sometimes? Do you want to hit the “reset” button on 2024 because you would like do things differently? Perhaps your personal relationships aren’t where you would like them to be, and you feel like you're the only person working on getting better. I’m here to let you know that I understand, and I'm here to help. I work to assist individuals and couples find their internal peace. Peace doesn't mean worry free, it just means manageable or content with life.
I work with affairs, intimacy issues, communications, blended families, recovering from divorce, and so much more.
Book with me now by clicking on my Headway website! Do you find it difficult to stay positive sometimes? Do you want to hit the “reset” button on 2024 because you would like do things differently? Perhaps your personal relationships aren’t where you would like them to be, and you feel like you're the only person working on getting better. I’m here to let you know that I understand, and I'm here to help. I work to assist individuals and couples find their internal peace. Peace doesn't mean worry free, it just means manageable or content with life.
(317) 900-4082 View (317) 900-4082
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Liz Kennedy
Counselor, MACMHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples that struggle with a range of life challenges, including depression, anxiety, difficulty with transitions, grief and loss, relationship issues, divorce, and career direction.
If you feel stressed, unhappy in your relationships or job, frequently anxious, or alone, having a safe, confidential space to process and gain perspective can open up new possibilities. I offer a non-judgmental space for my clients to feel supported and understood, while gaining the insight they need to make changes and feel empowered in their lives.
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples that struggle with a range of life challenges, including depression, anxiety, difficulty with transitions, grief and loss, relationship issues, divorce, and career direction.
If you feel stressed, unhappy in your relationships or job, frequently anxious, or alone, having a safe, confidential space to process and gain perspective can open up new possibilities. I offer a non-judgmental space for my clients to feel supported and understood, while gaining the insight they need to make changes and feel empowered in their lives.
(317) 660-8909 View (317) 660-8909
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Felicity Kelcourse
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46208
I will consult with and refer persons who are actively addicted and couples focused on divorce, not reconciliation.
For over 20 years I have worked with a wide variety of clients. I specialize in insight oriented work with individuals, including dream work, offering weekly therapy as well relational psychoanalysis. As a licensed Mental Health Counselor (IN), Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor I provide individual, couple, family and group therapy, and supervision. My specialties include dream work and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
I will consult with and refer persons who are actively addicted and couples focused on divorce, not reconciliation.
For over 20 years I have worked with a wide variety of clients. I specialize in insight oriented work with individuals, including dream work, offering weekly therapy as well relational psychoanalysis. As a licensed Mental Health Counselor (IN), Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor I provide individual, couple, family and group therapy, and supervision. My specialties include dream work and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
(317) 891-5557 View (317) 891-5557
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Angela Hardy
Counselor, MS, LMHC, PC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
I also excel at helping families through life transitions, divorce/coparenting therapy, attachment/adoption, reunification work, managing high conflict & court involvement.
Life surprises us sometimes… In those moments it is helpful to have someone to come alongside us to provide genuine presence, professionalism and expertise, balanced with compassion, to help through times of transition, trauma or growth. I am passionate about offering encouragement, steps for healing and coping, insight, psychoeducation and interpretation when families are struggling to understand one another. Learning how to navigate life’s courses with sensitivity, kindness and realistic perspective can be more easily undertaken in a therapeutic forum that is accepting and direct. Office, teletherapy, walk/talk or home based.
I also excel at helping families through life transitions, divorce/coparenting therapy, attachment/adoption, reunification work, managing high conflict & court involvement.
Life surprises us sometimes… In those moments it is helpful to have someone to come alongside us to provide genuine presence, professionalism and expertise, balanced with compassion, to help through times of transition, trauma or growth. I am passionate about offering encouragement, steps for healing and coping, insight, psychoeducation and interpretation when families are struggling to understand one another. Learning how to navigate life’s courses with sensitivity, kindness and realistic perspective can be more easily undertaken in a therapeutic forum that is accepting and direct. Office, teletherapy, walk/talk or home based.
(765) 347-9720 View (765) 347-9720
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Madeline Stealy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46201  (Online Only)
I have experience working within a wide range of therapeutic modalities for those seeking help with various struggles including but not limited to: mood disorders, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, family conflict and parenting, adjustment disorders, pregnancy and postpartum, marital conflict and divorce.
As a therapist, my goal is to provide a safe space for exploring and facilitating change through support and empathic listening so my clients can work through life's challenges with the goal of improving their overall mental and emotional wellbeing. I believe in a collaborative and integrative approach which is tailored to the needs and strengths of the individual, couple, or family.
I have experience working within a wide range of therapeutic modalities for those seeking help with various struggles including but not limited to: mood disorders, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, family conflict and parenting, adjustment disorders, pregnancy and postpartum, marital conflict and divorce.
As a therapist, my goal is to provide a safe space for exploring and facilitating change through support and empathic listening so my clients can work through life's challenges with the goal of improving their overall mental and emotional wellbeing. I believe in a collaborative and integrative approach which is tailored to the needs and strengths of the individual, couple, or family.
(317) 689-0918 View (317) 689-0918
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Gary D Nunnally
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, LCSW, LCAC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Everybody can benefit from having support in their life, at times we may need it more. I have a Doctorate in Counseling and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and Pastoral Counselor. I have worked in the counseling field for 25 years.I work at Buckingham and Associates in Indianapolis. I enjoy working with adults, couples, families, and teens. I help my clients grow, change, improve, and overcome issues in their lives. I treat Addictions, ADHD, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Christian Counseling, Couple Issues, Depression, Divorce,Gambling Problems, Marital Issues, and Grief and Loss Issues.
Everybody can benefit from having support in their life, at times we may need it more. I have a Doctorate in Counseling and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and Pastoral Counselor. I have worked in the counseling field for 25 years.I work at Buckingham and Associates in Indianapolis. I enjoy working with adults, couples, families, and teens. I help my clients grow, change, improve, and overcome issues in their lives. I treat Addictions, ADHD, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Christian Counseling, Couple Issues, Depression, Divorce,Gambling Problems, Marital Issues, and Grief and Loss Issues.
(317) 434-3853 View (317) 434-3853
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David Chaddock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46260
CenterPoint Counseling focuses on mood related issues (anxiety - depression), relational issues (couples, marital, divorce and parenting), child and adolescent (play therapy/group) and trauma work (E.
In 1987, I helped develop CenterPoint Counseling. I currently serve as their Executive Director and we have a staff of ten therapists. I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist and licensed as both a Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Social Worker. I also have a Doctorate in Pastoral Care and Counseling and am ordained as a Presbyterian Minister (P.C.U.S.A.) I am on the National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapist. I work with individuals dealing with anxiety and depression issues. I see couples, partners and spouses and am certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist.
CenterPoint Counseling focuses on mood related issues (anxiety - depression), relational issues (couples, marital, divorce and parenting), child and adolescent (play therapy/group) and trauma work (E.
In 1987, I helped develop CenterPoint Counseling. I currently serve as their Executive Director and we have a staff of ten therapists. I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist and licensed as both a Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Social Worker. I also have a Doctorate in Pastoral Care and Counseling and am ordained as a Presbyterian Minister (P.C.U.S.A.) I am on the National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapist. I work with individuals dealing with anxiety and depression issues. I see couples, partners and spouses and am certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist.
(317) 662-2195 View (317) 662-2195
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Momentum Couples and Family Therapy, LLC.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46260
I specialize in working with couples (spouse, partner, or parent) and familial relationships, veterans, adjustment to separation, divorce, transitioning to step-family life, co-parenting, bringing a new baby home, etc.
As a Bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy in Indiana, I am passionate about helping clients move towards a greater emotional well-being. I provide a warm environment where clients are able to feel safe to express themselves and tell their story. I have worked with individuals for 10 years and have helped many clients realize that life is all about growth and change, which isn't always easy or comfortable. I have extensive experience helping clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phase of life transitions, stress (finances, work or home life), grief and loss, family conflict, ADD, etc..
I specialize in working with couples (spouse, partner, or parent) and familial relationships, veterans, adjustment to separation, divorce, transitioning to step-family life, co-parenting, bringing a new baby home, etc.
As a Bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy in Indiana, I am passionate about helping clients move towards a greater emotional well-being. I provide a warm environment where clients are able to feel safe to express themselves and tell their story. I have worked with individuals for 10 years and have helped many clients realize that life is all about growth and change, which isn't always easy or comfortable. I have extensive experience helping clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phase of life transitions, stress (finances, work or home life), grief and loss, family conflict, ADD, etc..
(317) 342-5753 View (317) 342-5753
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Janet Braun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Embarking on the challenging path of divorce recovery can often feel like an endless journey, filled with questions that linger and emotions that seem insurmountable. As a seasoned therapist specializing in divorce recovery, I intimately understand the lingering doubts: Does anyone truly recover from divorce? Can the guilt of leaving a partner or spouse ever truly dissipate? How are children affected by divorce? And, perhaps most significantly, do the children ever find peace amid the lingering anger? Having navigated this terrain myself along with my children, I bring a unique empathy to those facing divorce.
Embarking on the challenging path of divorce recovery can often feel like an endless journey, filled with questions that linger and emotions that seem insurmountable. As a seasoned therapist specializing in divorce recovery, I intimately understand the lingering doubts: Does anyone truly recover from divorce? Can the guilt of leaving a partner or spouse ever truly dissipate? How are children affected by divorce? And, perhaps most significantly, do the children ever find peace amid the lingering anger? Having navigated this terrain myself along with my children, I bring a unique empathy to those facing divorce.
(317) 659-6643 View (317) 659-6643
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Lauren Patz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Waitlist for new clients
I specialized in anxiety based disorders for individuals, trauma, grief, divorce adjustments, and relationship therapy.
Finding the right therapeutic fit can make all the difference in your world and how you learn and grow on your therapy journey. No matter what challenge you are facing at this time, I would love to engage you in your therapeutic journey to handle whatever you are facing! Together we can work to find your strengths and talents and help discover your whole person: mind, body, & spirit!
I specialized in anxiety based disorders for individuals, trauma, grief, divorce adjustments, and relationship therapy.
Finding the right therapeutic fit can make all the difference in your world and how you learn and grow on your therapy journey. No matter what challenge you are facing at this time, I would love to engage you in your therapeutic journey to handle whatever you are facing! Together we can work to find your strengths and talents and help discover your whole person: mind, body, & spirit!
(463) 232-7156 View (463) 232-7156
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Michael Jones
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Are you going through difficult changes in your life? Divorce, relationship problems, illness, career uncertainty? Feeling depressed, anxious? Having age-related problems? Memory, fear, adjustment, grief? Have you had bad experiences you can't get over, that haunt you, or keep tripping you up? Do others notice that you're different? Do you feel different to yourself; feel that your life is just stuck, without direction, motivation? Does some of this sound like you? Then I can help. You and I can form a productive, helpful relationship through which to take on the issues that are holding you back.
Are you going through difficult changes in your life? Divorce, relationship problems, illness, career uncertainty? Feeling depressed, anxious? Having age-related problems? Memory, fear, adjustment, grief? Have you had bad experiences you can't get over, that haunt you, or keep tripping you up? Do others notice that you're different? Do you feel different to yourself; feel that your life is just stuck, without direction, motivation? Does some of this sound like you? Then I can help. You and I can form a productive, helpful relationship through which to take on the issues that are holding you back.
(317) 793-2320 View (317) 793-2320

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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.