Divorce Therapists in Westchester County, NY

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Mediate For Life Divorce Mediation Center
JD, Mediate, Divorce
Verified Verified
White Plains, NY 10607
Mediate For Life Divorce Mediation Center, utilizes a Co-Mediator paradigm. We provide the natural alternative to the trauma and financial devastation of litigation. We offer mediation services for couples seeking help understanding where they are on the marriage journey. Divorce is not always the final outcome. If necessary mediators guide the couple to their own agreement. It is our goal to insure your integrity and self esteem. Open, transparent communication and information sharing is imperative to this process. Couples that work together productively, in spite of their anger, pain and resentment constant balance of power ensures a balance of power and a fair agreement.
Mediate For Life Divorce Mediation Center, utilizes a Co-Mediator paradigm. We provide the natural alternative to the trauma and financial devastation of litigation. We offer mediation services for couples seeking help understanding where they are on the marriage journey. Divorce is not always the final outcome. If necessary mediators guide the couple to their own agreement. It is our goal to insure your integrity and self esteem. Open, transparent communication and information sharing is imperative to this process. Couples that work together productively, in spite of their anger, pain and resentment constant balance of power ensures a balance of power and a fair agreement.
(914) 352-5067 View (914) 352-5067
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Marnie Jessica Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Armonk, NY 10504
My specialty is working with children and families who have suffered a Separation, Divorce or/and Loss.
I work with young children ages 2-16 and their families using Creative Play Therapy and Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy. The areas in which I have worked extensively with children have been Anxiety, Performance Anixiety, Depression, Attention Deficit, Transitional Difficulties, Social Skills, Divorce, Loss, Separation, Anger Managerment and Learning challenges. I conduct individual, family, parent guidance/coparenting and group psychotherapy. I run Divorce, Loss and Social Skills groups for children ages 6-10. I conduct assessments/reports for Family Courts, schools-- CSE, CPSE and a child's readiness for Kindergarten as part of my practice.
My specialty is working with children and families who have suffered a Separation, Divorce or/and Loss.
I work with young children ages 2-16 and their families using Creative Play Therapy and Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy. The areas in which I have worked extensively with children have been Anxiety, Performance Anixiety, Depression, Attention Deficit, Transitional Difficulties, Social Skills, Divorce, Loss, Separation, Anger Managerment and Learning challenges. I conduct individual, family, parent guidance/coparenting and group psychotherapy. I run Divorce, Loss and Social Skills groups for children ages 6-10. I conduct assessments/reports for Family Courts, schools-- CSE, CPSE and a child's readiness for Kindergarten as part of my practice.
(914) 888-2031 View (914) 888-2031
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Benna Strober
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Another area of focus is children and families going through divorce.
With over 20 years experience, I have developed a level of insight that is critical in helping your child work through his/her issues. I seek to help you and/or your child live in the present instead of dwelling on the past and/or worrying about the future. I am an interactive participant with you and/or your child in the growth process. At our first meeting I want you to know coming to talk to me does not mean you are "crazy" or "weird." Instead you are brave and smart to face your issues and get help for them.
Another area of focus is children and families going through divorce.
With over 20 years experience, I have developed a level of insight that is critical in helping your child work through his/her issues. I seek to help you and/or your child live in the present instead of dwelling on the past and/or worrying about the future. I am an interactive participant with you and/or your child in the growth process. At our first meeting I want you to know coming to talk to me does not mean you are "crazy" or "weird." Instead you are brave and smart to face your issues and get help for them.
(914) 908-5304 View (914) 908-5304
Divorce Mediation Associates of NY
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Divorce Mediation Associates of New York offers you the services of a trained therapist in conjunction with an attorney to help you navigate a peaceful divorce agreement. Together, with our comprehensive professional experience and skills, we are committed to helping you design a mutually satisfactory agreement so you can move forward, heal, and embrace change. Our focus is to protect your family from the emotional and financial devastation caused by divorce litigation. There is another way -- we can help you from initial information-seeking to negotiation and ultimately develop a legal Separation Agreement or Divorce.
Divorce Mediation Associates of New York offers you the services of a trained therapist in conjunction with an attorney to help you navigate a peaceful divorce agreement. Together, with our comprehensive professional experience and skills, we are committed to helping you design a mutually satisfactory agreement so you can move forward, heal, and embrace change. Our focus is to protect your family from the emotional and financial devastation caused by divorce litigation. There is another way -- we can help you from initial information-seeking to negotiation and ultimately develop a legal Separation Agreement or Divorce.
(646) 759-2491 View (646) 759-2491
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Andrea L Labis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
White Plains, NY 10601
With over 25 years of private practice experience, I offer individual, couples,family, and group rpsychotherapy. My expertise includes: Complex Child Custody and Divorce Proceedings, Parent Coordonation, Parent Coaching, Eating Disorders, Bariatric Surgery, Pain Management, Child/Adolescent School Difficulties, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Complicated Grief, and Infertility. In addition to having a post-graduate Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, I have studied Ayurveda, meditation, mind-body therapy, and other mindful practices. A warm place, a safe space, and a great deal of empathy (with a dose of laughter) help to bring light into the darkest places. I appreciate your strengths!
With over 25 years of private practice experience, I offer individual, couples,family, and group rpsychotherapy. My expertise includes: Complex Child Custody and Divorce Proceedings, Parent Coordonation, Parent Coaching, Eating Disorders, Bariatric Surgery, Pain Management, Child/Adolescent School Difficulties, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Complicated Grief, and Infertility. In addition to having a post-graduate Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, I have studied Ayurveda, meditation, mind-body therapy, and other mindful practices. A warm place, a safe space, and a great deal of empathy (with a dose of laughter) help to bring light into the darkest places. I appreciate your strengths!
(914) 840-5929 View (914) 840-5929
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Heather Cunha Amato
Counselor, MSEd, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Harrison, NY 10528
My work with children includes struggles with anxiety and/or parental separation/divorce.
Therapy is a process of discovery and change, which, although often challenging, I believe is always an endeavor worth taking. As I greatly respect one's decision to make this commitment to themselves, I take an active approach in the therapy process and work collaboratively with my clients towards healing and insight. I primarily make use of psychodynamic techniques with a general focus on helping to increase self-awareness, a sense of wellbeing, and a sense of empowerment to achieve desired change. However, it is important to note that treatment goals established by my clients and me are individualized to meet each client's needs.
My work with children includes struggles with anxiety and/or parental separation/divorce.
Therapy is a process of discovery and change, which, although often challenging, I believe is always an endeavor worth taking. As I greatly respect one's decision to make this commitment to themselves, I take an active approach in the therapy process and work collaboratively with my clients towards healing and insight. I primarily make use of psychodynamic techniques with a general focus on helping to increase self-awareness, a sense of wellbeing, and a sense of empowerment to achieve desired change. However, it is important to note that treatment goals established by my clients and me are individualized to meet each client's needs.
(646) 791-3077 View (646) 791-3077
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Jacqueline Thoen Kaufman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valhalla, NY 10595
In addition to therapy, I offer Divorce Mediation with an attorney partner to peacefully negotiate a peaceful legal Separation Agreement.
If you are hurting and have decided it is time to reach out for help, you are my ideal client. Therapy can help. My ideal client is motivated to work on coping with difficulties by utilizing a reflective stance, considering options, and having the courage to try a new approach.
In addition to therapy, I offer Divorce Mediation with an attorney partner to peacefully negotiate a peaceful legal Separation Agreement.
If you are hurting and have decided it is time to reach out for help, you are my ideal client. Therapy can help. My ideal client is motivated to work on coping with difficulties by utilizing a reflective stance, considering options, and having the courage to try a new approach.
(914) 410-6222 View (914) 410-6222
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Alan V. Tepp
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Waitlist for new clients
I have conducted Court-ordered Forensic Evaluations for high conflict child custody cases, ADR, Collaborative Divorce, sexual abuse evaluations, guardianship, termination of parental rights, & pre-employment/ fitness of duty evaluations for pilots, correctional officers, and police officers.
I am a Licensed Psychologist with Post Doctoral Training in Child and Adolescent Psychology. I have extensive training and experience working with couples in marital therapy as well as children and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, grief issues, and anger control difficulties. I often work with people using attachment-based psychotherapy with an emphasis on building relationships. I place much importance upon developing healthy relationships characterized by openness and honesty, coupled with kindness and compassion.
I have conducted Court-ordered Forensic Evaluations for high conflict child custody cases, ADR, Collaborative Divorce, sexual abuse evaluations, guardianship, termination of parental rights, & pre-employment/ fitness of duty evaluations for pilots, correctional officers, and police officers.
I am a Licensed Psychologist with Post Doctoral Training in Child and Adolescent Psychology. I have extensive training and experience working with couples in marital therapy as well as children and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, grief issues, and anger control difficulties. I often work with people using attachment-based psychotherapy with an emphasis on building relationships. I place much importance upon developing healthy relationships characterized by openness and honesty, coupled with kindness and compassion.
(914) 265-1202 View (914) 265-1202
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Lisa Hackel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hartsdale, NY 10530
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Westchester County, New York and have extensive training and experience in the area of separation and divorce, including as a child specialist and parenting coordinator, helping parents to reduce conflict and develop the coparenting skills that will help their children thrive. Along with a general psychotherapy practice, my additional areas of specialty include infertility and coping with illness and loss.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Westchester County, New York and have extensive training and experience in the area of separation and divorce, including as a child specialist and parenting coordinator, helping parents to reduce conflict and develop the coparenting skills that will help their children thrive. Along with a general psychotherapy practice, my additional areas of specialty include infertility and coping with illness and loss.
(914) 752-4789 View (914) 752-4789
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Jane Fixman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
My specialties: adult development,custody/divorce, parent/child including adult child/parent relationships.
Finding the right match, someone who can attune and resonate with you is key to a successful psychotherapy experience. I have a wealth of 35 + years as a practicing psychotherapist, having worked with a diverse range of people facing a wide range of challenges. I pride myself in the ability to emotionally communicate, perhaps the main ingredient in effective therapy. It's as though I swim alongside you as you traverse challenging and important crossroads in your life.
My specialties: adult development,custody/divorce, parent/child including adult child/parent relationships.
Finding the right match, someone who can attune and resonate with you is key to a successful psychotherapy experience. I have a wealth of 35 + years as a practicing psychotherapist, having worked with a diverse range of people facing a wide range of challenges. I pride myself in the ability to emotionally communicate, perhaps the main ingredient in effective therapy. It's as though I swim alongside you as you traverse challenging and important crossroads in your life.
(646) 392-7949 View (646) 392-7949
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Barbara Kapetanakes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
After two decades of working with divorcing families, building parenting plans, and helping families through the adjustment of divorce, I am now formally offering divorce mediation services.
It's simple: I wouldn't be a therapist if I didn't believe that people can change and improve themselves to live happier lives.
After two decades of working with divorcing families, building parenting plans, and helping families through the adjustment of divorce, I am now formally offering divorce mediation services.
It's simple: I wouldn't be a therapist if I didn't believe that people can change and improve themselves to live happier lives.
(914) 302-5184 View (914) 302-5184
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Amy S. Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD, MPH
Verified Verified
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Often the clients I see are at a crisis point in an important relationship. The discovery of an infidelity, coping with a breakup, the launching of kids into college, the rollercoaster of dating, negotiating difficult family dynamics, divorce, remarriage and conflicts in the workplace, are issues in which I have expertise. I also specialize in treating high school age teenagers who are coping with shifting friend groups, self image and the typical growing pains of school and relationships.
Often the clients I see are at a crisis point in an important relationship. The discovery of an infidelity, coping with a breakup, the launching of kids into college, the rollercoaster of dating, negotiating difficult family dynamics, divorce, remarriage and conflicts in the workplace, are issues in which I have expertise. I also specialize in treating high school age teenagers who are coping with shifting friend groups, self image and the typical growing pains of school and relationships.
(914) 265-2202 View (914) 265-2202
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Judith Arlene Stein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
I have a unique, interdisciplinary background as a seasoned and compassionate holistic psychotherapist (individual, couples, family), divorce/family mediator, child specialist, and divorce coach. I view and treat patients as whole people, integrating Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, wellness, and Buddhist principles into a tailored holistic approach. Together, these approaches help patients understand and change how their thoughts and emotions impact their behavior. As a mediator, child specialist, and divorce coach, I am committed to helping people avoid court and resolve their differences sensibly and compassionately. I am passionate about minimizing the negative effects of divorce and separation by fostering effective coparenting.
I have a unique, interdisciplinary background as a seasoned and compassionate holistic psychotherapist (individual, couples, family), divorce/family mediator, child specialist, and divorce coach. I view and treat patients as whole people, integrating Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, wellness, and Buddhist principles into a tailored holistic approach. Together, these approaches help patients understand and change how their thoughts and emotions impact their behavior. As a mediator, child specialist, and divorce coach, I am committed to helping people avoid court and resolve their differences sensibly and compassionately. I am passionate about minimizing the negative effects of divorce and separation by fostering effective coparenting.
(646) 770-2992 View (646) 770-2992
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Michael Schwarzchild
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somers, NY 10589  (Online Only)
My comprehensive approach encompasses a broad spectrum of specialties, including adult, child/adolescent, couples, and family psychotherapy; Jungian and psychodynamic psychotherapy; trauma; parenting issues; and divorce/child protection in divorce.
Through my psychology practice, I offer compassionate guidance on your unique path. With over 40 years of experience providing psychotherapy to diverse clients, I am deeply captivated by the intricate process of human growth and healing. As a past President of the Connecticut Psychological Association, I've dedicated my career to understanding and assisting individuals, couples, and families in navigating life's challenges. I'm committed to utilizing my knowledge, training, and experience to alleviate psychological and emotional pain. My services are provided exclusively via telehealth, and I am licensed in Connecticut and New York.
My comprehensive approach encompasses a broad spectrum of specialties, including adult, child/adolescent, couples, and family psychotherapy; Jungian and psychodynamic psychotherapy; trauma; parenting issues; and divorce/child protection in divorce.
Through my psychology practice, I offer compassionate guidance on your unique path. With over 40 years of experience providing psychotherapy to diverse clients, I am deeply captivated by the intricate process of human growth and healing. As a past President of the Connecticut Psychological Association, I've dedicated my career to understanding and assisting individuals, couples, and families in navigating life's challenges. I'm committed to utilizing my knowledge, training, and experience to alleviate psychological and emotional pain. My services are provided exclusively via telehealth, and I am licensed in Connecticut and New York.
(203) 916-6853 View (203) 916-6853
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Taconic Counseling Group, Maria Alba-Fisch PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
People come to us for help with depression, anxiety, chronic illness and pain, marital problems, evaluations, school difficulties, behavioral concerns, divorce coaching, and trauma recovery.
Hello, I am Maria Alba-Fisch. We, at Taconic, know that finding the right therapist can be a difficult process. We help you find the right match with a member of our group because the match between you and your counselor makes all the difference in your having a good therapy experience. I am one of 6 psychologist with PhD's plus Advanced Training and over 30 years of experience. Because each of us has different as well as overlapping specialties, we benefit from our many perspectives as your therapist crafts, with you, a therapy plan that is right for you, in a warm and caring environment.
People come to us for help with depression, anxiety, chronic illness and pain, marital problems, evaluations, school difficulties, behavioral concerns, divorce coaching, and trauma recovery.
Hello, I am Maria Alba-Fisch. We, at Taconic, know that finding the right therapist can be a difficult process. We help you find the right match with a member of our group because the match between you and your counselor makes all the difference in your having a good therapy experience. I am one of 6 psychologist with PhD's plus Advanced Training and over 30 years of experience. Because each of us has different as well as overlapping specialties, we benefit from our many perspectives as your therapist crafts, with you, a therapy plan that is right for you, in a warm and caring environment.
(914) 666-9433 View (914) 666-9433
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Abby Morss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
White Plains, NY 10605
Modalities and formal training include psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, family systems, divorce mediation, collaborative divorce, parenting coordination, and sexual assault counseling.
People who come to me for therapy find a pragmatic clinician who responds actively and efficiently to urgent problems and symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and bereavement. I quickly identify and address how present day stressors are affecting my patients' relationships at work and at home. My admiration for people’s strength and resilience guides my work. I believe a good therapist should be a loyal ally, an advocate for a person’s best self, and a compassionate believer in human dignity and capacity for change. My style is warm. My personality is direct.
Modalities and formal training include psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, family systems, divorce mediation, collaborative divorce, parenting coordination, and sexual assault counseling.
People who come to me for therapy find a pragmatic clinician who responds actively and efficiently to urgent problems and symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and bereavement. I quickly identify and address how present day stressors are affecting my patients' relationships at work and at home. My admiration for people’s strength and resilience guides my work. I believe a good therapist should be a loyal ally, an advocate for a person’s best self, and a compassionate believer in human dignity and capacity for change. My style is warm. My personality is direct.
(914) 610-3501 View (914) 610-3501
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Norman Wyloge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
I am particularly interested in the effects of divorce on men after long term marriages.
I have been treating a wide range of patients in long and short term individual and group treatment for many years. I effect personality change through the use of interpretation, clarification and behavior modification. I emphasize with my patients a sense of well being. My ideal patient has to not only be motivated to change but willing to work through and resolve difficult aspects in their lives.
I am particularly interested in the effects of divorce on men after long term marriages.
I have been treating a wide range of patients in long and short term individual and group treatment for many years. I effect personality change through the use of interpretation, clarification and behavior modification. I emphasize with my patients a sense of well being. My ideal patient has to not only be motivated to change but willing to work through and resolve difficult aspects in their lives.
(914) 327-2032 View (914) 327-2032
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Lauren J Behrman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scarsdale, NY 10583
In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I am involved in the Collaborative Divorce Movement.
Are you in the midst of a life transition-divorce, illness or loss? Are you a parent who wants to protect your child from the fallout of divorce? Do you have a child with special needs that is a challenge to parent? Are you looking to break out of a longstanding pattern of behavior that doesn't serve you well? Are you in a relationship that is painful and you don't know if it can be healed? Are you struggling with issues of infertility or thinking about adoption? Facing these issues and challenges can be daunting. I work with individuals to help them connect to their own capacity for transformation and growth. With the help of therapy people can develop tools and discover resilience that they can use now and in the future to overcome challenges that stand in the way of satisfaction, happiness, and a more fulfilling life.
In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I am involved in the Collaborative Divorce Movement.
Are you in the midst of a life transition-divorce, illness or loss? Are you a parent who wants to protect your child from the fallout of divorce? Do you have a child with special needs that is a challenge to parent? Are you looking to break out of a longstanding pattern of behavior that doesn't serve you well? Are you in a relationship that is painful and you don't know if it can be healed? Are you struggling with issues of infertility or thinking about adoption? Facing these issues and challenges can be daunting. I work with individuals to help them connect to their own capacity for transformation and growth. With the help of therapy people can develop tools and discover resilience that they can use now and in the future to overcome challenges that stand in the way of satisfaction, happiness, and a more fulfilling life.
(914) 265-2208 View (914) 265-2208
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Kristine Danback
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
I am a therapist, a divorce coach and divorce mediator focusing on narcissistic abuse/high conflict divorce/custody battles.
KRISTINEDANBACKPHD.COM I am the owner of Random Thoughts Psychological Therapy. A clinical psychologist/therapist in NY-CT, divorce coach/mediator, expert witness, and offer co-parenting, focusing on high conflict divorces/relationships. Our work will strengthen your resilience, ability to cope and adjust. Areas of focus are: narcissistic abuse, parenting, betrayal & loss. Psychotherapy allows for gaining awareness of how your history, biology, and emotions came together to create who you are, as well as, learning how to regulate your emotions, to have a healthier and more fulfilling life, work and love.
I am a therapist, a divorce coach and divorce mediator focusing on narcissistic abuse/high conflict divorce/custody battles.
KRISTINEDANBACKPHD.COM I am the owner of Random Thoughts Psychological Therapy. A clinical psychologist/therapist in NY-CT, divorce coach/mediator, expert witness, and offer co-parenting, focusing on high conflict divorces/relationships. Our work will strengthen your resilience, ability to cope and adjust. Areas of focus are: narcissistic abuse, parenting, betrayal & loss. Psychotherapy allows for gaining awareness of how your history, biology, and emotions came together to create who you are, as well as, learning how to regulate your emotions, to have a healthier and more fulfilling life, work and love.
(203) 884-0487 View (203) 884-0487
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Dominique Sampson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elmsford, NY 10523  (Online Only)
Have you contemplated cheating or divorce to solve the loneliness and regret? I can help! I enjoy sitting with couples as they sort through the tough stuff.
Why do we keep arguing about the same things over and over again? I've tried to forgive you but I can't stop thinking that I would be happier with someone else. I don't know if it's worth the fight anymore. We've grown apart and I don't remember the last time we've experienced real connection, maybe you've never even loved me. I'm insecure and doubtful that things will change. Everyone says I deserve better. I'm not sure where we are anymore and I need support getting back to love. I just need a safe space without judgement to be vulnerable and say the things that I'm really feeling. Have you found yourself asking these questions?
Have you contemplated cheating or divorce to solve the loneliness and regret? I can help! I enjoy sitting with couples as they sort through the tough stuff.
Why do we keep arguing about the same things over and over again? I've tried to forgive you but I can't stop thinking that I would be happier with someone else. I don't know if it's worth the fight anymore. We've grown apart and I don't remember the last time we've experienced real connection, maybe you've never even loved me. I'm insecure and doubtful that things will change. Everyone says I deserve better. I'm not sure where we are anymore and I need support getting back to love. I just need a safe space without judgement to be vulnerable and say the things that I'm really feeling. Have you found yourself asking these questions?
(914) 409-9389 View (914) 409-9389

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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.