Divorce Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Living Post Divorce
BS, MS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Offering 11 Week Divorce Recovery workshops: "Rebuilding Your Life and Finding Your Happily EVEN After" Also, offers powerful one-on-one coaching following the 5 step Conscious Uncoupling Program anywhere via phone or skype.
BREAK UPS ARE HARD - YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Are you finding it hard to handle the difficult emotions that are coming up after the loss of a relationship? Do you want to be able to harness those emotions and use them for growth? Do you want to be part of a community that will provide support for your healing and transformation and help you find your way back to center? Offering Divorce Support Workshops in the Raleigh, NC and individualized coaching anywhere.
Offering 11 Week Divorce Recovery workshops: "Rebuilding Your Life and Finding Your Happily EVEN After" Also, offers powerful one-on-one coaching following the 5 step Conscious Uncoupling Program anywhere via phone or skype.
BREAK UPS ARE HARD - YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Are you finding it hard to handle the difficult emotions that are coming up after the loss of a relationship? Do you want to be able to harness those emotions and use them for growth? Do you want to be part of a community that will provide support for your healing and transformation and help you find your way back to center? Offering Divorce Support Workshops in the Raleigh, NC and individualized coaching anywhere.
(919) 887-8152 View (919) 887-8152
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Michael Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
I do have significant experience with positive results working with people and families of divorce as well as behavioral issues.
I have worked with a very diverse population and like to start with what my clients identify as their needs. Though I'm active and make observations and give guidance, I will quickly make it known to you that I want your feedback even if it is different from mine. This includes my work with adolescents and children as i know they are often reluctant with therapy yet want to be heard and this is how i join with them. Please think of your goals before coming in because this way you can determine if you are satisfied with my services. I am happy at this time to also offer Telepsych therapy sessions as an option
I do have significant experience with positive results working with people and families of divorce as well as behavioral issues.
I have worked with a very diverse population and like to start with what my clients identify as their needs. Though I'm active and make observations and give guidance, I will quickly make it known to you that I want your feedback even if it is different from mine. This includes my work with adolescents and children as i know they are often reluctant with therapy yet want to be heard and this is how i join with them. Please think of your goals before coming in because this way you can determine if you are satisfied with my services. I am happy at this time to also offer Telepsych therapy sessions as an option
(954) 516-1453 View (954) 516-1453
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Pippa Humphrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
I am dedicated to helping people cope with life's changes. Whether it's divorce, going to college, the death of a person in your life, a marriage, a recent diagnosis of serious illness, or moving, all of these changes, good and bad, come with the loss of the old way of life. It can be difficult at times to cope with the intense emotions that may accompany these changes. My goal is to work together with you to help you find your footing, and regain a passion and zest for life.
I am dedicated to helping people cope with life's changes. Whether it's divorce, going to college, the death of a person in your life, a marriage, a recent diagnosis of serious illness, or moving, all of these changes, good and bad, come with the loss of the old way of life. It can be difficult at times to cope with the intense emotions that may accompany these changes. My goal is to work together with you to help you find your footing, and regain a passion and zest for life.
(984) 209-1243 View (984) 209-1243
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Erica Blystone/Wake Adult Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
I see adults for individual therapy, Couples Counseling, Discernment Counseling, Divorce Consults, Collaborative Divorce, and Co-Parenting Therapy.
The past 20 years of partnering with a wide range of people through times of struggle has taught me we often underestimate our own resilience, or our resilience as a couple. It leads to worry, anger, depression, suspicion, guilt, frustration, loneliness, resentment, shame, panic... all the emotions we try so hard to avoid. Consider a teammate for this part of the journey to help you take greater control of your own growth. A partner who can listen intently, offer perspective, brainstorm with you, help you develop new insights and skills, and support you in making changes to create a life - or relationship - you love.
I see adults for individual therapy, Couples Counseling, Discernment Counseling, Divorce Consults, Collaborative Divorce, and Co-Parenting Therapy.
The past 20 years of partnering with a wide range of people through times of struggle has taught me we often underestimate our own resilience, or our resilience as a couple. It leads to worry, anger, depression, suspicion, guilt, frustration, loneliness, resentment, shame, panic... all the emotions we try so hard to avoid. Consider a teammate for this part of the journey to help you take greater control of your own growth. A partner who can listen intently, offer perspective, brainstorm with you, help you develop new insights and skills, and support you in making changes to create a life - or relationship - you love.
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Don Wiggins
Counselor, MACC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Don’s training is to help clients trying to work through life adjustments like divorce, grief, parenting and attachment circumstances, where depression, anxiety, anger and distress are occurring.
Don’s passion to come along side others in the capacity of a professional counselor is an outgrowth of his life transformations occurring from his own counseling through his ilife experiences. Don is a “life veteran” who recovered from a divorce, raising two sons on his own as well as other personal life struggles requiring him to acknowledge first hand how the counseling process brings about effectual positive movement away from difficult circumstances. Don received his counseling degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he had the opportunity to incorporate Christian spirituality into his mental health practices.
Don’s training is to help clients trying to work through life adjustments like divorce, grief, parenting and attachment circumstances, where depression, anxiety, anger and distress are occurring.
Don’s passion to come along side others in the capacity of a professional counselor is an outgrowth of his life transformations occurring from his own counseling through his ilife experiences. Don is a “life veteran” who recovered from a divorce, raising two sons on his own as well as other personal life struggles requiring him to acknowledge first hand how the counseling process brings about effectual positive movement away from difficult circumstances. Don received his counseling degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he had the opportunity to incorporate Christian spirituality into his mental health practices.
(919) 367-1996 View (919) 367-1996
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Lauren A. Rockwell
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Thank you for taking the time to look into who I am! I fully believe that finding a professional who feels like “a match” for such important services during difficult times is essential to moving forward. I specialize in therapy for those who are experiencing depression or anxiety surrounding major changes in their lives, such as divorce, grief, or significant illness.
Thank you for taking the time to look into who I am! I fully believe that finding a professional who feels like “a match” for such important services during difficult times is essential to moving forward. I specialize in therapy for those who are experiencing depression or anxiety surrounding major changes in their lives, such as divorce, grief, or significant illness.
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Kristen Wynns
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
My main specialty is high conflict divorce, custody evaluations, reunification therapy, and coparenting.
I have a passion for working with children and adolescents and their families. My commitment is to work with families and provide a road map that will help you make life changes through difficult times. I believe that every child and family wants to succeed. I believe in the inherent strength and resiliency within every child and adolescent. Parents and children respond well to my positive and solution- focused approach. My approach to therapy is professional and confidential, but highly individualized and collaborative. I form a team with parents and children by being an active participant in achieving your goals.
My main specialty is high conflict divorce, custody evaluations, reunification therapy, and coparenting.
I have a passion for working with children and adolescents and their families. My commitment is to work with families and provide a road map that will help you make life changes through difficult times. I believe that every child and family wants to succeed. I believe in the inherent strength and resiliency within every child and adolescent. Parents and children respond well to my positive and solution- focused approach. My approach to therapy is professional and confidential, but highly individualized and collaborative. I form a team with parents and children by being an active participant in achieving your goals.
(919) 467-7777 View (919) 467-7777
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Pamela Penrose
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
She specializes in working with divorce, grief, loss, values, self-awareness, self-acceptance, relationships, and boundary work.
Pamela works primarily with adults and young adults. She is passionate about creating space for clients to feel seen, heard, and valued. She offers a steady presence as clients process their experiences and emotions. Pamela firmly believes in the power of the counseling relationship in that it has the potential to serve as a catalyst for individual insight, progressive change and overall mental health wellness. She believes change, healing, and growth are always available to us and values each individual's unique journey.
She specializes in working with divorce, grief, loss, values, self-awareness, self-acceptance, relationships, and boundary work.
Pamela works primarily with adults and young adults. She is passionate about creating space for clients to feel seen, heard, and valued. She offers a steady presence as clients process their experiences and emotions. Pamela firmly believes in the power of the counseling relationship in that it has the potential to serve as a catalyst for individual insight, progressive change and overall mental health wellness. She believes change, healing, and growth are always available to us and values each individual's unique journey.
(910) 708-4890 View (910) 708-4890
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Barbara W. Pherribo, LCMHC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606
Are you currently experiencing separation, divorce or the ending of a relationship? I specialize in helping people navigate challenging life transitions, working through difficult emotions and taking steps to move forward. I work with individuals on changing behavioral patterns that are causing distress. My goal is to develop a supportive therapeutic relationship to work collaboratively towards your goals. My expertise includes working with anxiety, depression, self worth and family/relationship issues. Working together, through the therapeutic process, we will transform current challenges into opportunities for growth and learning.
Are you currently experiencing separation, divorce or the ending of a relationship? I specialize in helping people navigate challenging life transitions, working through difficult emotions and taking steps to move forward. I work with individuals on changing behavioral patterns that are causing distress. My goal is to develop a supportive therapeutic relationship to work collaboratively towards your goals. My expertise includes working with anxiety, depression, self worth and family/relationship issues. Working together, through the therapeutic process, we will transform current challenges into opportunities for growth and learning.
(919) 429-7461 View (919) 429-7461
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Stefan Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27606
Over the years, I have been able to help children, teens and adults work through their anxiety, depression, divorce or blending of families, Autism life skills and addictions.
Having a positive quality of life is challenging when life suddenly changes. When these changes happen it can be difficult to understand why they are happening or what the future holds. Together we will develop strategies and coping skills to work through your current challenges and help with any future concerns. Together we will identify your positive characteristics and traits to help work through these times to enhance your quality of life. I look forward to identifying a better you together. Please call me so we can discuss your specific needs and begin your healing.
Over the years, I have been able to help children, teens and adults work through their anxiety, depression, divorce or blending of families, Autism life skills and addictions.
Having a positive quality of life is challenging when life suddenly changes. When these changes happen it can be difficult to understand why they are happening or what the future holds. Together we will develop strategies and coping skills to work through your current challenges and help with any future concerns. Together we will identify your positive characteristics and traits to help work through these times to enhance your quality of life. I look forward to identifying a better you together. Please call me so we can discuss your specific needs and begin your healing.
(919) 587-8586 View (919) 587-8586
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Lisa Foss
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
Parenting children of any age is challenging in different ways, in the case of divorce, coparenting adds such complexity to your child's life and to the coparents. When you decide to have a child, we need resources, education, and support on what to expect and how to parent through stages of development. In divorced families, you switch from parenting together to coparenting and there is often high conflict between coparents as they attempt to navigate these unfamiliar life changes. Providing support and learning researched parenting and coparenting strategies can help give guidance to reduce conflicts and stress.
Parenting children of any age is challenging in different ways, in the case of divorce, coparenting adds such complexity to your child's life and to the coparents. When you decide to have a child, we need resources, education, and support on what to expect and how to parent through stages of development. In divorced families, you switch from parenting together to coparenting and there is often high conflict between coparents as they attempt to navigate these unfamiliar life changes. Providing support and learning researched parenting and coparenting strategies can help give guidance to reduce conflicts and stress.
(919) 582-5997 View (919) 582-5997
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Corey Hinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
My specialty is supporting people going through emotionally intense situations with complicated conflict like hostile divorce or separation, marriage issues, co-parenting, trauma & death.
Welcome! I am a therapist & mediator. I work with couples & families struggling with chronic unresolved conflict & unhealthy dynamics or patterns in their relationship. Does anger & tension dominate your relationship? Can you communicate without fighting? Are you aching for understanding & to feel heard? Have you tried everything to solve the problem but nothing's worked? Are you looking for an unbiased professional who can facilitate a therapeutic & productive conversation that brings resolution so everyone can move on? You're in the right place.
My specialty is supporting people going through emotionally intense situations with complicated conflict like hostile divorce or separation, marriage issues, co-parenting, trauma & death.
Welcome! I am a therapist & mediator. I work with couples & families struggling with chronic unresolved conflict & unhealthy dynamics or patterns in their relationship. Does anger & tension dominate your relationship? Can you communicate without fighting? Are you aching for understanding & to feel heard? Have you tried everything to solve the problem but nothing's worked? Are you looking for an unbiased professional who can facilitate a therapeutic & productive conversation that brings resolution so everyone can move on? You're in the right place.
(828) 385-5531 View (828) 385-5531
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Oceanside Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
Specialties include: -Marriage Counseling, Relationship Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce, Separation, Child Custody, Split Parenting, Infidelity, Narcissism, Sociopathy, Psychopathy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD, Abuse, Military Families, PCS, Deployment, Retirement, Combat Stress, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Porn Addiction, Mood Disorders.
Oceanside Counseling was created to give you hope and to help you feel listened to and supported in your pursuit of health and healing. At Oceanside you are not just another number. Your mental health matters to us and we value and treat you like we would want to be treated ourselves. Recent events have increased stress for people throughout the world and many people are struggling with overwhelming emotions and fears. If you are in need, please reach out to us. We are currently providing virtual services (video/telephone) to anyone living in North Carolina and we are accepting new patients.
Specialties include: -Marriage Counseling, Relationship Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce, Separation, Child Custody, Split Parenting, Infidelity, Narcissism, Sociopathy, Psychopathy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD, Abuse, Military Families, PCS, Deployment, Retirement, Combat Stress, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Porn Addiction, Mood Disorders.
Oceanside Counseling was created to give you hope and to help you feel listened to and supported in your pursuit of health and healing. At Oceanside you are not just another number. Your mental health matters to us and we value and treat you like we would want to be treated ourselves. Recent events have increased stress for people throughout the world and many people are struggling with overwhelming emotions and fears. If you are in need, please reach out to us. We are currently providing virtual services (video/telephone) to anyone living in North Carolina and we are accepting new patients.
(910) 378-0880 View (910) 378-0880
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Mary Dick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I specialize in working with teens and young adults, helping them navigate through anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief, loss, divorce, and trauma. My approach is a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and attachment-based therapies. I also have training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for those who are wanting an evidence-based approach to processing trauma.
I specialize in working with teens and young adults, helping them navigate through anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief, loss, divorce, and trauma. My approach is a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and attachment-based therapies. I also have training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for those who are wanting an evidence-based approach to processing trauma.
(984) 464-4802 View (984) 464-4802
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Crystal Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are looking to renewed sense of self. I work with clients on a wide range of things such as; victims/survivors of abuse, child welfare and custody issues including abuse and neglect, trauma victims/survivors, domestic violence, coping and managing mental health issues, anxiety, and depression, couples looking to regain their connection or intimacy issues, coping with divorce, and families looking to create a cohesive living environment.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are looking to renewed sense of self. I work with clients on a wide range of things such as; victims/survivors of abuse, child welfare and custody issues including abuse and neglect, trauma victims/survivors, domestic violence, coping and managing mental health issues, anxiety, and depression, couples looking to regain their connection or intimacy issues, coping with divorce, and families looking to create a cohesive living environment.
(919) 647-7361 View (919) 647-7361
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Dr. Joi L Johnson
PhD, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
Suicidal thoughts, Hurt, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Loneliness, Abuse, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Marriage Issues, Broken Relationships…. Shepherd for the Shattered provides confidential counseling to help you cope and overcome.
Suicidal thoughts, Hurt, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Loneliness, Abuse, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Marriage Issues, Broken Relationships…. Shepherd for the Shattered provides confidential counseling to help you cope and overcome.
(646) 603-1857 View (646) 603-1857
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Susan Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that your behaviors, choices, struggles and symptoms make sense within the context of your story and environment and I would be honored to walk with you on your healing journey. I became passionate about offering hope and healing to others through my own story of brokenness. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples who are struggling with issues related to PTSD/trauma, betrayal trauma, relationship issues, separation/divorce, addiction/codependency, co-occurring disorders, parenting, embodiment, grief/loss, mindfulness, anxiety/depression, attachment, family issues, sexuality, shame and spiritual concerns/abuse.
I believe that your behaviors, choices, struggles and symptoms make sense within the context of your story and environment and I would be honored to walk with you on your healing journey. I became passionate about offering hope and healing to others through my own story of brokenness. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples who are struggling with issues related to PTSD/trauma, betrayal trauma, relationship issues, separation/divorce, addiction/codependency, co-occurring disorders, parenting, embodiment, grief/loss, mindfulness, anxiety/depression, attachment, family issues, sexuality, shame and spiritual concerns/abuse.
(919) 728-0735 View (919) 728-0735
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Amanda Neff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Amanda has worked with clients undergoing difficulties with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, communication, grief, trauma, life adjustment, eating disorders, health conditions, OCD symptoms, women’s issues, sexual concerns, and divorce.
Amanda is a Licensed Marriage Counselor and Family Therapist who uses her training in Family Systems Theory, Attachment, and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help her clients achieve their goals in therapy. Life is stressful and relationships are hard. Amanda is empathetic and passionate about helping people learn how to manage these tough life adjustments and they impact individual mental health and relational health. Amanda has experience with individual therapy, couples counseling, family counseling, and Christian counseling with a wide variety of concerns.
Amanda has worked with clients undergoing difficulties with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, communication, grief, trauma, life adjustment, eating disorders, health conditions, OCD symptoms, women’s issues, sexual concerns, and divorce.
Amanda is a Licensed Marriage Counselor and Family Therapist who uses her training in Family Systems Theory, Attachment, and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help her clients achieve their goals in therapy. Life is stressful and relationships are hard. Amanda is empathetic and passionate about helping people learn how to manage these tough life adjustments and they impact individual mental health and relational health. Amanda has experience with individual therapy, couples counseling, family counseling, and Christian counseling with a wide variety of concerns.
(984) 205-9357 View (984) 205-9357
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Carolina Counseling and Therapeutic Solutions
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC-A, LCAS-A, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I specialize in treating the emotional effect of physical pain, addiction, chronic health conditions and losses including divorce, infertility, job loss.
Providing safety for you to talk about what's on your mind is important to me. Whether this is the first time you've sought help or you've been in therapy before, I can help you cope with your life in meaningful ways. I work collaboratively with you toward your goals. Your courage and desire for change coupled with my compassion and experience helps you to make improvements in your life. Together we will develop goals which can become a long term plan of action. I will help you create a plan for a better future.
I specialize in treating the emotional effect of physical pain, addiction, chronic health conditions and losses including divorce, infertility, job loss.
Providing safety for you to talk about what's on your mind is important to me. Whether this is the first time you've sought help or you've been in therapy before, I can help you cope with your life in meaningful ways. I work collaboratively with you toward your goals. Your courage and desire for change coupled with my compassion and experience helps you to make improvements in your life. Together we will develop goals which can become a long term plan of action. I will help you create a plan for a better future.
(919) 888-4531 View (919) 888-4531
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Brittney | Introspection Counseling Center LLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My clients often grapple with anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal violence, sexual assault, grief, mood disorders, or life changes like divorce. If you're ready to embrace growth and face challenges, we're a perfect fit. In a nurturing, safe environment, you'll experience personal development with an open heart and mind. Whatever brings you to counseling, I'm here to assist. At Introspection Counseling Center, we're dedicated to easing emotional stress through a deeper exploration of your unique life experiences.
My clients often grapple with anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal violence, sexual assault, grief, mood disorders, or life changes like divorce. If you're ready to embrace growth and face challenges, we're a perfect fit. In a nurturing, safe environment, you'll experience personal development with an open heart and mind. Whatever brings you to counseling, I'm here to assist. At Introspection Counseling Center, we're dedicated to easing emotional stress through a deeper exploration of your unique life experiences.
(919) 336-0811 View (919) 336-0811

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.