Divorce Therapists in Wayzata, MN

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Melissa Erickson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
I specialize in working with clients 9 - 65+ years old. Clinical expertise includes 20+ years of experience working with clients who have concerns related to: grief & bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic abuse, relationship conflict, family conflict due to: separation or divorce, parenting issues, boundaries, unemployment & financial problems, illness or disability of a family member, taking on a caretaker role for a child, and/or parent, or both. Sudden death, long term illness of a family member, and dealing with mental illness within the family system.
I specialize in working with clients 9 - 65+ years old. Clinical expertise includes 20+ years of experience working with clients who have concerns related to: grief & bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic abuse, relationship conflict, family conflict due to: separation or divorce, parenting issues, boundaries, unemployment & financial problems, illness or disability of a family member, taking on a caretaker role for a child, and/or parent, or both. Sudden death, long term illness of a family member, and dealing with mental illness within the family system.
(763) 284-8698 View (763) 284-8698
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Susan B Garfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSSW
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Should I stay or should I go? Maybe you are considering ...in the middle of...or adjusting to separation or divorce. Are you feeling anxious about how to tell the important people in your life? Is communicating with your soon-to-be ex difficult, painful and near impossible? Are you concerned about attorney costs and influence that can deplete your emotional and financial resources? Do you worry about how this will impact your children's healthy development? As your divorce coach I partner with you to provide experienced practical and emotional support and guidance at every stage of the divorce process.
Should I stay or should I go? Maybe you are considering ...in the middle of...or adjusting to separation or divorce. Are you feeling anxious about how to tell the important people in your life? Is communicating with your soon-to-be ex difficult, painful and near impossible? Are you concerned about attorney costs and influence that can deplete your emotional and financial resources? Do you worry about how this will impact your children's healthy development? As your divorce coach I partner with you to provide experienced practical and emotional support and guidance at every stage of the divorce process.
(952) 746-7894 View (952) 746-7894
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Megan St Amand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
Megan also specializes in relational and communication skills for parenting, high-conflict divorce, co-parenting, and blended/step-families.
Megan’s ideal client is a child, adolescent, partners, or parent(s) seeking understanding, meaning, and healing in their life and in their relationships. Often, these are clients that have already begun their journey; they’ve read books, taken quizzes, or have completed a workbook and yet, it’s still not working. The ideal client is ready to try something different to reach their potential. Honoring our humanity and the world we live in, I utilize an umbrella approach that begins with a Trauma-Informed and Attachment Lens. Under the umbrella, are approaches used to meet the client where they are at and enable new skills to develop.
Megan also specializes in relational and communication skills for parenting, high-conflict divorce, co-parenting, and blended/step-families.
Megan’s ideal client is a child, adolescent, partners, or parent(s) seeking understanding, meaning, and healing in their life and in their relationships. Often, these are clients that have already begun their journey; they’ve read books, taken quizzes, or have completed a workbook and yet, it’s still not working. The ideal client is ready to try something different to reach their potential. Honoring our humanity and the world we live in, I utilize an umbrella approach that begins with a Trauma-Informed and Attachment Lens. Under the umbrella, are approaches used to meet the client where they are at and enable new skills to develop.
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Darryl Ross Goetz
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
COUPLES THERAPY for issues of intimacy, divorce prevention, reconciliation, communication, conflict resolution, and sexuality.
Dr. Goetz is dedicated to promoting the Emotional, Psychological, Physical, and Relationship Health of Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, and Families. It is Dr. Goetz' philosophy of therapy to maximize the healthy development of each family member and enhance both individual and family strengths and resiliency.The Core Values of his work include: forming a therapeutic and equal partnership with clients in their quest for emotional and relationship health; and forming a partnership with other health care service providers when they are involved.
COUPLES THERAPY for issues of intimacy, divorce prevention, reconciliation, communication, conflict resolution, and sexuality.
Dr. Goetz is dedicated to promoting the Emotional, Psychological, Physical, and Relationship Health of Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, and Families. It is Dr. Goetz' philosophy of therapy to maximize the healthy development of each family member and enhance both individual and family strengths and resiliency.The Core Values of his work include: forming a therapeutic and equal partnership with clients in their quest for emotional and relationship health; and forming a partnership with other health care service providers when they are involved.
(612) 294-8422 View (612) 294-8422
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Theressa Durenberger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with couples and provide support for a range of martial stages from pre-marital counseling to navigating the process of divorce.
Theressa is on maternity leave effective 3/9/23 and not taking any new clients. I bring an authentic, compassionate, straightforward, and collaborative approach to my work with clients. I believe in the power of genuine connection as a strong motivator for change. I aim to provide a trusting and supportive environment, in which clients feel comfortable and cared for no matter the circumstances. I believe offering education and supportive guidance are critical elements of the therapy process. I possess the ability to listen without judgment or blame, and I work hard to create a warm and welcoming environment.
I specialize in working with couples and provide support for a range of martial stages from pre-marital counseling to navigating the process of divorce.
Theressa is on maternity leave effective 3/9/23 and not taking any new clients. I bring an authentic, compassionate, straightforward, and collaborative approach to my work with clients. I believe in the power of genuine connection as a strong motivator for change. I aim to provide a trusting and supportive environment, in which clients feel comfortable and cared for no matter the circumstances. I believe offering education and supportive guidance are critical elements of the therapy process. I possess the ability to listen without judgment or blame, and I work hard to create a warm and welcoming environment.
(612) 400-7403 View (612) 400-7403
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Trish Fitzgibbons Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
I also have extensive experience with divorce and remarriage.
I work with individuals, couples and families who are interested in improving the quality of their daily life. Often this works includes attention to anxiety and/or depression, relationship challenges, or life transitions. My work is thoughtfully designed for each client and situation. Some clients choose to work on one specific challenge at a time, on an as-needed basis. Others take a broader approach and explore themes that have challenged them over a long period of time.
I also have extensive experience with divorce and remarriage.
I work with individuals, couples and families who are interested in improving the quality of their daily life. Often this works includes attention to anxiety and/or depression, relationship challenges, or life transitions. My work is thoughtfully designed for each client and situation. Some clients choose to work on one specific challenge at a time, on an as-needed basis. Others take a broader approach and explore themes that have challenged them over a long period of time.
(952) 479-5206 View (952) 479-5206
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Alison Mezzenga
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
I am a licensed psychologist who has been working in the field for 30+ years. I provide professional and compassionate individual and family therapy services to adults, adolescents and children who are experiencing a variety of stressors in their lives including, but not limited to, symptoms of depression, adjustment issues, grief and loss, anxiety, relational issues and issues due to the natural transitions in life. I also provide therapy addressing issues related to divorce with families who are invested in maintaining a positive co-parenting relationship.
I am a licensed psychologist who has been working in the field for 30+ years. I provide professional and compassionate individual and family therapy services to adults, adolescents and children who are experiencing a variety of stressors in their lives including, but not limited to, symptoms of depression, adjustment issues, grief and loss, anxiety, relational issues and issues due to the natural transitions in life. I also provide therapy addressing issues related to divorce with families who are invested in maintaining a positive co-parenting relationship.
(763) 333-2118 View (763) 333-2118
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Melissa Bolger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
You are in the right place if you are seeking to show up more authentically in your life, sort through conflict, or improve your relationships! I will work with you to deepen your understanding of challenges you may be experiencing, learn new skills for dealing with difficulties, and ultimately find a path forward creating change and finding acceptance when needed. I am honored to work with many folks through experiences with: identity exploration, conflict, divorce, life changes, trauma, anxiety, depression, and difficult family dynamics. I see teens, parents, couples, families, and LGBTQ+ identified folks.
You are in the right place if you are seeking to show up more authentically in your life, sort through conflict, or improve your relationships! I will work with you to deepen your understanding of challenges you may be experiencing, learn new skills for dealing with difficulties, and ultimately find a path forward creating change and finding acceptance when needed. I am honored to work with many folks through experiences with: identity exploration, conflict, divorce, life changes, trauma, anxiety, depression, and difficult family dynamics. I see teens, parents, couples, families, and LGBTQ+ identified folks.
(612) 887-2176 View (612) 887-2176
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Jeana Wescott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Waitlist for new clients
Offering Intensive Couples Therapy Weekends using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I help couples find healing, repair past hurts, and learn to communicate and fight better. Connection and communication off? Recently discover your partner had an affair and now you're marriage is in crisis? Going through divorce and finding yourself single again? Like my clients, you deserve to be in a relationship you feel good about. I'm passionate about working with couples and individuals to help you understand your stuck cycles and teach you the skills to get the relationship you desire.
Offering Intensive Couples Therapy Weekends using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I help couples find healing, repair past hurts, and learn to communicate and fight better. Connection and communication off? Recently discover your partner had an affair and now you're marriage is in crisis? Going through divorce and finding yourself single again? Like my clients, you deserve to be in a relationship you feel good about. I'm passionate about working with couples and individuals to help you understand your stuck cycles and teach you the skills to get the relationship you desire.
(763) 710-6435 View (763) 710-6435
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Mark A. Glover
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
I'm Mark Glover. As someone who has benefited from the services that I now provide, I know that Relationship Counseling is hard work that involves courage as well as commitment. I have also observed how it can be a powerful impetus for hope and a tool to precipitate change, even in the middle of very challenging circumstances. In the context of working with couples, my goal is to help partners to connect more deeply to themselves and to each other through communication and caring.
I'm Mark Glover. As someone who has benefited from the services that I now provide, I know that Relationship Counseling is hard work that involves courage as well as commitment. I have also observed how it can be a powerful impetus for hope and a tool to precipitate change, even in the middle of very challenging circumstances. In the context of working with couples, my goal is to help partners to connect more deeply to themselves and to each other through communication and caring.
(612) 260-4551 View (612) 260-4551
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Bonnie Ellingboe
Psychologist, MA LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
We spend our lives in relationships. People in our families, co-workers, friends, partners, significant others, and spouses are part of life. Those relationships are valuable and may provide happiness and satisfaction. But relationships can become difficult and strained and sometimes cause us personal stress and frustration. Sometimes we might wonder if a relationship is really good for us or not. Working with clients on improving their relationships is what most clients ask me to help them with.
We spend our lives in relationships. People in our families, co-workers, friends, partners, significant others, and spouses are part of life. Those relationships are valuable and may provide happiness and satisfaction. But relationships can become difficult and strained and sometimes cause us personal stress and frustration. Sometimes we might wonder if a relationship is really good for us or not. Working with clients on improving their relationships is what most clients ask me to help them with.
(612) 237-0956 View (612) 237-0956
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Callie Papa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
You don't have to feel stuck in life and in relationships - You deserve relationships that feel good! You find yourself struggling to be your authentic self in relationships with others - maybe because of past relationships, childhood trauma, or ongoing family conflict. You want to feel confident in yourself and your relationships. You’re ready to STOP the thoughts and patterns that hurt you most. You want the past to stay in the past so that you can live a more fulfilling life today and tomorrow.
You don't have to feel stuck in life and in relationships - You deserve relationships that feel good! You find yourself struggling to be your authentic self in relationships with others - maybe because of past relationships, childhood trauma, or ongoing family conflict. You want to feel confident in yourself and your relationships. You’re ready to STOP the thoughts and patterns that hurt you most. You want the past to stay in the past so that you can live a more fulfilling life today and tomorrow.
(952) 230-0709 View (952) 230-0709
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Shelly Melroe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Another day of managing stress, trying to figure out what rules matter and what compromises have the least consequences. Get some rest, miss the deadline. Miss the workout, feel the irritability climb. Seems that playing by the rules has led you astray. The pieces seldom fit together anymore and all you really want is to feel good! Is it too much to ask to have a good relationship? One that loves and accepts you, without minimizing your needs or your hurt. Feeling so alone, when surrounded by people (people who don't hesitate to let you know what they need), is hard to explain. Yet you know it to be true for you.
Another day of managing stress, trying to figure out what rules matter and what compromises have the least consequences. Get some rest, miss the deadline. Miss the workout, feel the irritability climb. Seems that playing by the rules has led you astray. The pieces seldom fit together anymore and all you really want is to feel good! Is it too much to ask to have a good relationship? One that loves and accepts you, without minimizing your needs or your hurt. Feeling so alone, when surrounded by people (people who don't hesitate to let you know what they need), is hard to explain. Yet you know it to be true for you.
(612) 261-1648 View (612) 261-1648
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Megan Callahan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Starting counseling is a great choice when you feel stressed, down, anxious, overwhelmed, or frustrated. You deserve to feel excited about your life! In therapy, I work with clients to help them learn new ways of handling stress and emotions, managing difficult changes, and working toward lasting growth. I am eclectic in my approach to therapy, blending humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and emotion-focused techniques. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all!
Starting counseling is a great choice when you feel stressed, down, anxious, overwhelmed, or frustrated. You deserve to feel excited about your life! In therapy, I work with clients to help them learn new ways of handling stress and emotions, managing difficult changes, and working toward lasting growth. I am eclectic in my approach to therapy, blending humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and emotion-focused techniques. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all!
(763) 363-1870 View (763) 363-1870
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Cynthia J Haakana
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
The therapy process is personal in nature, therefore, I believe that it is very important for anyone who is seeking therapy find the right therapist for them. In my practice I rely on several theoretical approaches such as: interpersonal psychology, psychodynamics, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems. My eclectic approach develops a comprehensive and personal approach built on my premise: how we feel, think, and act is because of genetics, upbringing, and life experiences.
The therapy process is personal in nature, therefore, I believe that it is very important for anyone who is seeking therapy find the right therapist for them. In my practice I rely on several theoretical approaches such as: interpersonal psychology, psychodynamics, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems. My eclectic approach develops a comprehensive and personal approach built on my premise: how we feel, think, and act is because of genetics, upbringing, and life experiences.
(952) 260-6118 View (952) 260-6118
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Maggie R Meyers
Counselor, DMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Life is not always easy. Add in a global pandemic, community uprise, and our ongoing political environment, and some days it feels impossible. I get it, and want to be a source of reprieve. My goal is to help you create a better relationship with yourself whereby creating better relationships in the rest of your life. I believe that all of us need a person to talk to that has no bias or judgement in regards to what we are facing. I want to 'dig deep' so to speak and get to the root of what is stopping you from living your best life.
Life is not always easy. Add in a global pandemic, community uprise, and our ongoing political environment, and some days it feels impossible. I get it, and want to be a source of reprieve. My goal is to help you create a better relationship with yourself whereby creating better relationships in the rest of your life. I believe that all of us need a person to talk to that has no bias or judgement in regards to what we are facing. I want to 'dig deep' so to speak and get to the root of what is stopping you from living your best life.
(612) 260-8783 View (612) 260-8783
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Kerin Logstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic experience is the strength and quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. Building trust and rapport is where we start. My experience as a psychotherapist has affirmed my belief that each of us has a great capacity to change and grow. I specialize in working with clients to process emotional pain that has resulted from different stressors that occur through the life cycle. Developing one's emotional awareness can result in more intimate, loving relationships.
I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic experience is the strength and quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. Building trust and rapport is where we start. My experience as a psychotherapist has affirmed my belief that each of us has a great capacity to change and grow. I specialize in working with clients to process emotional pain that has resulted from different stressors that occur through the life cycle. Developing one's emotional awareness can result in more intimate, loving relationships.
(612) 354-8932 View (612) 354-8932
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Susan Sirianni (Formerly Lessley)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
You have taken a uncomfortable step to look for help with the painful issues in your life. Good For You! You may be wondering if you have the strength or the courage to look at these issues, or if you even want to get help. It helps to have guidance, a witness, and support to help you in your journey. I believe I can help you by offering these things as you walk this path to explore your life. It is important to find the right counselor. I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation!
You have taken a uncomfortable step to look for help with the painful issues in your life. Good For You! You may be wondering if you have the strength or the courage to look at these issues, or if you even want to get help. It helps to have guidance, a witness, and support to help you in your journey. I believe I can help you by offering these things as you walk this path to explore your life. It is important to find the right counselor. I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation!
(651) 252-4978 View (651) 252-4978
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Uff Da Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
As a dedicated therapist, I provide a supportive, inclusive environment for all individuals, with a special focus on those facing tech addiction. In our digital age, technology can enhance life but also cause stress and disconnection. I use a holistic approach, integrating cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness to help clients regain control and balance. My goal is to support healthier tech habits and overall well-being. Together, we'll work towards your personal goals and a more fulfilling life. Thank you for considering me as your therapist. Warm regards, Jake Bergstedt, Therapist, Uff Da Mental Health.
As a dedicated therapist, I provide a supportive, inclusive environment for all individuals, with a special focus on those facing tech addiction. In our digital age, technology can enhance life but also cause stress and disconnection. I use a holistic approach, integrating cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness to help clients regain control and balance. My goal is to support healthier tech habits and overall well-being. Together, we'll work towards your personal goals and a more fulfilling life. Thank you for considering me as your therapist. Warm regards, Jake Bergstedt, Therapist, Uff Da Mental Health.
(763) 888-8271 View (763) 888-8271
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Mark J Moller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
HOPE amid challenges. You've come here looking for hope and have taken the first step toward making changes in your life. I believe you possess a powerful innate source of strength and resilience. This resilience enables you to grow beyond where you are today, heal relationships and change the quality and path of your life. I work with individuals who are bright, motivated people facing challenges with stress, anxiety, depression or dissatisfaction in their relationships. I also work with couples who recognize their relationship deserves more time and attention and who are motivated to seek change.
HOPE amid challenges. You've come here looking for hope and have taken the first step toward making changes in your life. I believe you possess a powerful innate source of strength and resilience. This resilience enables you to grow beyond where you are today, heal relationships and change the quality and path of your life. I work with individuals who are bright, motivated people facing challenges with stress, anxiety, depression or dissatisfaction in their relationships. I also work with couples who recognize their relationship deserves more time and attention and who are motivated to seek change.
(612) 223-7709 View (612) 223-7709
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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.