Divorce Therapists in Portland, OR

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Tamara Ellis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97211
I have been working with adolescents, adults and couples for over 30 years. I do both traditional "talk therapy" as well as expressive arts therapy in my fully equipped studio (on site). I specialize in helping people with life transitions (separation, divorce ) and provide Co-parenting mediation services for families living in bi-nuclear households. I have extensive training in trauma resolution, the Enneagram, current brain science, Gestalt therapy and process work. I have had the honor of working with many individuals and families over the years and I have a strong commitment to improving my skills and techniques every year.
I have been working with adolescents, adults and couples for over 30 years. I do both traditional "talk therapy" as well as expressive arts therapy in my fully equipped studio (on site). I specialize in helping people with life transitions (separation, divorce ) and provide Co-parenting mediation services for families living in bi-nuclear households. I have extensive training in trauma resolution, the Enneagram, current brain science, Gestalt therapy and process work. I have had the honor of working with many individuals and families over the years and I have a strong commitment to improving my skills and techniques every year.
(971) 231-2660 View (971) 231-2660
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Avvy Mar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239
My specialties include: trauma and post traumatic stress, anxiety and depression, divorce and co-parenting, relationship difficulties, and stress related to medical issues in adults and children.
My work involves helping you find what is most valuable to you and how you can live more in tune with your values and goals. By helping explore your feelings and relationships, we can discover together what patterns and obstacles can be shifted to bring you into the life you want. I am experienced in helping people improve their relationships, professional lives and sense of personal identity.
My specialties include: trauma and post traumatic stress, anxiety and depression, divorce and co-parenting, relationship difficulties, and stress related to medical issues in adults and children.
My work involves helping you find what is most valuable to you and how you can live more in tune with your values and goals. By helping explore your feelings and relationships, we can discover together what patterns and obstacles can be shifted to bring you into the life you want. I am experienced in helping people improve their relationships, professional lives and sense of personal identity.
(503) 406-4227 View (503) 406-4227
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Robin L Magdahlen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFT, RDT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97239
Positive Aging, Senior Life Transitions, Caregivers/Adult Children, Families - Adoption/Divorce/Blended Families, Divorce Coaching, Adult Adoptee/Birth Parent Reunification, Pre-Marital Counseling, EMDR, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Substance Abuse, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Individual and Group Drama Therapy.
My intention for you is to gently but dynamically create opportunities for growth and healing through flexible and creative alternatives to break through old patterns. I like to collaborate with motivated clients who are willing to work to change their lives. My goal is to help you discover your own solutions to your problems and concerns in an environment that is welcoming, empathetic and non-judgmental. I do that by carefully attending to your thoughts and feelings. Although I will offer specific "interventions" I believe that change occurs during therapy when there is strong motivation combined with the quality of our connection.
Positive Aging, Senior Life Transitions, Caregivers/Adult Children, Families - Adoption/Divorce/Blended Families, Divorce Coaching, Adult Adoptee/Birth Parent Reunification, Pre-Marital Counseling, EMDR, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Substance Abuse, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Individual and Group Drama Therapy.
My intention for you is to gently but dynamically create opportunities for growth and healing through flexible and creative alternatives to break through old patterns. I like to collaborate with motivated clients who are willing to work to change their lives. My goal is to help you discover your own solutions to your problems and concerns in an environment that is welcoming, empathetic and non-judgmental. I do that by carefully attending to your thoughts and feelings. Although I will offer specific "interventions" I believe that change occurs during therapy when there is strong motivation combined with the quality of our connection.
(503) 766-5714 View (503) 766-5714
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Nancy F Nasser-Marsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
My other specialty is working with children who are affected by their parents' separation or divorce.
I have two specialties, working with children and parents through adoption issues and working with children whose parents are experiencing separation and divorce. As a certified adoption specialist, I help adoptive parents and adopted children navigate through the developmental stages adoption brings. I also assist birth parents and adult adoptees through the complexities of search and reunion issues so they can complete their stories and find healing.
My other specialty is working with children who are affected by their parents' separation or divorce.
I have two specialties, working with children and parents through adoption issues and working with children whose parents are experiencing separation and divorce. As a certified adoption specialist, I help adoptive parents and adopted children navigate through the developmental stages adoption brings. I also assist birth parents and adult adoptees through the complexities of search and reunion issues so they can complete their stories and find healing.
(971) 270-0961 View (971) 270-0961
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Lisa Gabardi, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
My main areas of expertise include relationships, marriage, divorce, anxiety, depression, stress, loss/grief, women's issues, and self esteem.
I provide a supportive, compassionate environment combined with practical guidance to promote your strengths, clarify your values and goals, and develop flexible thinking and new habits. Because I believe that when life challenges are met with compassion and practical guidance, the challenges become a catalyst for healing, resilience, and developing your best self. I consider psychotherapy to be a collaborative process, utilizing my expertise and your strengths to meet your goals. I actively participate in the therapy process, supporting your efforts toward sustainable change in your life.
My main areas of expertise include relationships, marriage, divorce, anxiety, depression, stress, loss/grief, women's issues, and self esteem.
I provide a supportive, compassionate environment combined with practical guidance to promote your strengths, clarify your values and goals, and develop flexible thinking and new habits. Because I believe that when life challenges are met with compassion and practical guidance, the challenges become a catalyst for healing, resilience, and developing your best self. I consider psychotherapy to be a collaborative process, utilizing my expertise and your strengths to meet your goals. I actively participate in the therapy process, supporting your efforts toward sustainable change in your life.
(503) 831-9614 View (503) 831-9614
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Holly K Severson Herzog
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Are you in the midst of a major life transition, like a divorce or job loss, and feel confused about how to move forward? Do you struggle with relationship issues like how to communicate better with a loved one, have trouble navigating conflicts, or have a desire to have more joy-filled relationships? Not only do I have book knowledge about these issues, I have lived many of them, just like you. I believe that we all need a little coaching and encouragement at times. I have a direct, compassionate and solution focused style and have 30 years experience in the field.
Are you in the midst of a major life transition, like a divorce or job loss, and feel confused about how to move forward? Do you struggle with relationship issues like how to communicate better with a loved one, have trouble navigating conflicts, or have a desire to have more joy-filled relationships? Not only do I have book knowledge about these issues, I have lived many of them, just like you. I believe that we all need a little coaching and encouragement at times. I have a direct, compassionate and solution focused style and have 30 years experience in the field.
(971) 407-5253 View (971) 407-5253
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Caroline McGrath
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
Embracing a collaborative approach that seamlessly integrates Therapy, Trauma-Informed Breathwork, and Jungian Coaching, I support individuals as they journey through life's peaks, valleys, and transitions. My guidance extends to various areas such as managing school and career-related stress, navigating the intricate web of friendships and family dynamics, coping with divorce, addressing life and career transitions, and guiding you through your unique and profound healing journey. Within this safe and non-judgmental space, I empower you to cultivate a profound sense of self as you embark on your transformative path.
Embracing a collaborative approach that seamlessly integrates Therapy, Trauma-Informed Breathwork, and Jungian Coaching, I support individuals as they journey through life's peaks, valleys, and transitions. My guidance extends to various areas such as managing school and career-related stress, navigating the intricate web of friendships and family dynamics, coping with divorce, addressing life and career transitions, and guiding you through your unique and profound healing journey. Within this safe and non-judgmental space, I empower you to cultivate a profound sense of self as you embark on your transformative path.
(503) 822-6683 View (503) 822-6683
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Jay Darien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97224
The space where I feel alone, no one would understand where I am, and believing I can't tell anybody; that's where we meet. Reaching out and making that first phone call can be the hardest part of therapy. If you are experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, depression, high levels of stress that are affecting your friendships, relationship with your spouse, your work, relationships with your children, your business, or your daily life; therapy can be of great help. I specialize in trauma therapy using EMDR, divorce, infidelity, shame, self-esteem, and relationship issues. Office appointments are now available.
The space where I feel alone, no one would understand where I am, and believing I can't tell anybody; that's where we meet. Reaching out and making that first phone call can be the hardest part of therapy. If you are experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, depression, high levels of stress that are affecting your friendships, relationship with your spouse, your work, relationships with your children, your business, or your daily life; therapy can be of great help. I specialize in trauma therapy using EMDR, divorce, infidelity, shame, self-esteem, and relationship issues. Office appointments are now available.
(435) 261-9585 View (435) 261-9585
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Willa Schneberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209
Waitlist for new clients
I am a feminist therapist with ego psych training and view the healing of the self from a sociological perspective, as well as from an intrapsychic one. I am committed to treating ethnic, religious and sexual minorities and working class individuals. I offer individual, couple and family counseling. I am eclectic and utilize mindfulness and meditation, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused approaches. Areas of clinical interest are issues of aging, grief and loss, addictions, separation/ divorce and the special concerns of the artist.
I am a feminist therapist with ego psych training and view the healing of the self from a sociological perspective, as well as from an intrapsychic one. I am committed to treating ethnic, religious and sexual minorities and working class individuals. I offer individual, couple and family counseling. I am eclectic and utilize mindfulness and meditation, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused approaches. Areas of clinical interest are issues of aging, grief and loss, addictions, separation/ divorce and the special concerns of the artist.
(503) 822-6244 View (503) 822-6244
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Annette R Rankin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97236
I've had many years of experience providing therapy for individuals recovering from trauma,individuals who had developed habits of self-sabotage in relationships or at work for various reasons. Other areas of focus include depression associated with chronic pain, depression, anxiety and grief associated with custody and divorce struggles, couples who want to improve the way in which they communicate and partner, and issues surrounding phase of life transitions.
I've had many years of experience providing therapy for individuals recovering from trauma,individuals who had developed habits of self-sabotage in relationships or at work for various reasons. Other areas of focus include depression associated with chronic pain, depression, anxiety and grief associated with custody and divorce struggles, couples who want to improve the way in which they communicate and partner, and issues surrounding phase of life transitions.
(415) 298-2479 View (415) 298-2479
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Christine G Glenn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
Everyone needs to talk about their personal concerns, emotions, and life challenges. At times, it is best to talk to someone who is not a friend or family member. I provide a place and process for these personal conversations. I will support you as you resolve old issues and emotional blocks, find new insights and choices, develop new ways of coping and acting. I am interactive and supportive. I work with individuals experiencing stress/anxiety/trauma; depression; childhood and relationship issues; life transitions - divorce, the death of someone important, illness, and transitions of midlife or becoming an elder; ADHD.
Everyone needs to talk about their personal concerns, emotions, and life challenges. At times, it is best to talk to someone who is not a friend or family member. I provide a place and process for these personal conversations. I will support you as you resolve old issues and emotional blocks, find new insights and choices, develop new ways of coping and acting. I am interactive and supportive. I work with individuals experiencing stress/anxiety/trauma; depression; childhood and relationship issues; life transitions - divorce, the death of someone important, illness, and transitions of midlife or becoming an elder; ADHD.
(503) 676-6423 View (503) 676-6423
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Rachel Raphael
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I am particularly knowledgeable about relationship stress due to infidelity, conflicting communication styles, lack of intimacy, attachment style differences, separation/divorce and adult family strife.
Accepting New Clients! I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples and adult families in their quest for clarity and healing. We will work together to identify and achieve key counseling goals to transform your life and relationships. I strive to bring a warm and open atmosphere that encourages compassion and collaboration. Areas of expertise include healthy communication skills to manage anger and decrease conflict, rebuilding trust, creating sexual intimacy, dating, cultivating healthy romantic relationships and managing parenting challenges. All are welcome: LGTBQ clients, nontraditional couples and adult families.
I am particularly knowledgeable about relationship stress due to infidelity, conflicting communication styles, lack of intimacy, attachment style differences, separation/divorce and adult family strife.
Accepting New Clients! I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples and adult families in their quest for clarity and healing. We will work together to identify and achieve key counseling goals to transform your life and relationships. I strive to bring a warm and open atmosphere that encourages compassion and collaboration. Areas of expertise include healthy communication skills to manage anger and decrease conflict, rebuilding trust, creating sexual intimacy, dating, cultivating healthy romantic relationships and managing parenting challenges. All are welcome: LGTBQ clients, nontraditional couples and adult families.
(503) 427-1505 View (503) 427-1505
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Darla Harrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
My specialties include self esteem, relationships, adjustment, trauma, family issues (parenting, divorce, conflict, relationships, etc.
Do you want to feel accepted and understood? Do you want to be happy? Would you like to work on improving areas of your life that are not fully satisfying you? I can help! Counseling can benefit anyone, but often it can be difficult to find a good counselor. My approach is respectful, non-judgmental and genuine. I support you and build upon your strengths to work toward positive change. I promote skill building and see the counseling relationship as a collaboration. Initiating change requires effort and my role is to support and encourage you in your efforts.
My specialties include self esteem, relationships, adjustment, trauma, family issues (parenting, divorce, conflict, relationships, etc.
Do you want to feel accepted and understood? Do you want to be happy? Would you like to work on improving areas of your life that are not fully satisfying you? I can help! Counseling can benefit anyone, but often it can be difficult to find a good counselor. My approach is respectful, non-judgmental and genuine. I support you and build upon your strengths to work toward positive change. I promote skill building and see the counseling relationship as a collaboration. Initiating change requires effort and my role is to support and encourage you in your efforts.
(503) 980-1284 View (503) 980-1284
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fresh ideas, inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209
EVERYONE NEEDS A COACH. Everyone faces challenges for which they are not adequately prepared at some point in life: an executive leadership position, a career change or retirement, a creative block, difficulties forming or sustaining a romantic relationship, the complexities of parenting, divorce, or disability. We usually expect ourselves to just do whatever needs to be done, on our own. That attitude often leads to unanticipated hardships and difficulties, which could be avoided by seeking the appropriate counsel.
EVERYONE NEEDS A COACH. Everyone faces challenges for which they are not adequately prepared at some point in life: an executive leadership position, a career change or retirement, a creative block, difficulties forming or sustaining a romantic relationship, the complexities of parenting, divorce, or disability. We usually expect ourselves to just do whatever needs to be done, on our own. That attitude often leads to unanticipated hardships and difficulties, which could be avoided by seeking the appropriate counsel.
(971) 256-6267 View (971) 256-6267
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Ann M Staple
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
My background gives me particular insight in helping individuals with breakups/divorce, relocation, illness, empty nest, shifts in work role, death of loved one.
I work with adults navigating a wide range of both normal and unwanted transitions. If you are facing a life change you could be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression as you work to adapt in the new landscape. You may be dealing with an expected change that is creating disruption and challenging your normal coping ability. Or, if it is an unexpected event, feeling unprepared, in shock, and reeling.
My background gives me particular insight in helping individuals with breakups/divorce, relocation, illness, empty nest, shifts in work role, death of loved one.
I work with adults navigating a wide range of both normal and unwanted transitions. If you are facing a life change you could be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression as you work to adapt in the new landscape. You may be dealing with an expected change that is creating disruption and challenging your normal coping ability. Or, if it is an unexpected event, feeling unprepared, in shock, and reeling.
(503) 438-4423 View (503) 438-4423
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Ana Reichelt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC, I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97230  (Online Only)
It's my privilege to work as a Mental Health Counselor. I offer a safe, non judgmental, place where people can explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I have expertise addressing relationship conflicts, child/parent struggles, separation/divorce, substance abuse, and codependency issues. When we are suffering and in need of counseling we sometimes endure a great deal before we recognize there is a problem that needs to be addressed. If you find yourself struggling in any one of these areas call me to help you find the joy in everyday life.
It's my privilege to work as a Mental Health Counselor. I offer a safe, non judgmental, place where people can explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I have expertise addressing relationship conflicts, child/parent struggles, separation/divorce, substance abuse, and codependency issues. When we are suffering and in need of counseling we sometimes endure a great deal before we recognize there is a problem that needs to be addressed. If you find yourself struggling in any one of these areas call me to help you find the joy in everyday life.
(503) 926-6359 View (503) 926-6359
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Christina W. Enticknap
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
I work with both youth and adults. I help individuals work through depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. I have years of experience working with children and families dealing with divorce, adoption, foster care, self-esteem, school challenges, and parenting/ discipline. I use a variety of tools in my practice including talk therapy, expressive arts, play, and sand tray.
I work with both youth and adults. I help individuals work through depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. I have years of experience working with children and families dealing with divorce, adoption, foster care, self-esteem, school challenges, and parenting/ discipline. I use a variety of tools in my practice including talk therapy, expressive arts, play, and sand tray.
(503) 822-6242 View (503) 822-6242
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Nicole Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
I specialize in issues in relationships, non-monogamy, divorce, parenting, sex therapy and gender identity, c-PTSD, addiction, family conflict, life transitions, depression and anxiety.
The landscape of the inner world can feel barren. You do not have to walk these streets alone. The healing journey is inextricably relational. Clients and I navigate these spaces by shifting our lens inward to be guided by the wisdom of our internal compass. Collaboratively, clients and I identify their inherent strengths, and leverage these strengths to serve the issues they wish to explore. This exploration is led with compassion, curiosity, and humility. By adjusting the lens of our awareness, the landscape we once assumed we knew, becomes a portrait of ourselves verdant with new vines.
I specialize in issues in relationships, non-monogamy, divorce, parenting, sex therapy and gender identity, c-PTSD, addiction, family conflict, life transitions, depression and anxiety.
The landscape of the inner world can feel barren. You do not have to walk these streets alone. The healing journey is inextricably relational. Clients and I navigate these spaces by shifting our lens inward to be guided by the wisdom of our internal compass. Collaboratively, clients and I identify their inherent strengths, and leverage these strengths to serve the issues they wish to explore. This exploration is led with compassion, curiosity, and humility. By adjusting the lens of our awareness, the landscape we once assumed we knew, becomes a portrait of ourselves verdant with new vines.
(503) 619-1467 View (503) 619-1467
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Julie Hassler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Have ambivalence about possible separation or divorce? Not sure of the best path forward? I am a certified Discernment counselor, providing clarity and confidence to couples about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of their relationship and its possibilities for the future.
Our relationships can provide us feelings of connection and safety, and give our lives meaning and purpose. They can also bring us pain and disappointment. Is your relationship in trouble? I specialize with issues that can result within relationships, from premarital to divorce, as well as blended family concerns. Whether communication issues, unresolvable conflict, infidelity/affair, addiction, abuse or mental health issues have affected your connection and attunement, I can give you the tools to turn things around in the present and the techniques to provide consistent connection in the future.
Have ambivalence about possible separation or divorce? Not sure of the best path forward? I am a certified Discernment counselor, providing clarity and confidence to couples about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of their relationship and its possibilities for the future.
Our relationships can provide us feelings of connection and safety, and give our lives meaning and purpose. They can also bring us pain and disappointment. Is your relationship in trouble? I specialize with issues that can result within relationships, from premarital to divorce, as well as blended family concerns. Whether communication issues, unresolvable conflict, infidelity/affair, addiction, abuse or mental health issues have affected your connection and attunement, I can give you the tools to turn things around in the present and the techniques to provide consistent connection in the future.
(503) 694-3203 View (503) 694-3203
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Lily of the Valley Counseling & Coaching Svcs. LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Welcome to Lily of the Valley Counseling and Coaching Services LLC. My name is Sheri Hamilton and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. I provide culturally specific services to the African American and the BIPOC community. I specialize in women's issues, anxiety, depression and relationship challenges. I am also a Certified Transitional Life Coach that can support your needs such as divorce recovery, self-esteem issues, healthy boundary setting, and purpose coaching for clients seeking coaching only. I enjoy assisting clients evolve into the best version of themselves. Check my website below for coaching.
Welcome to Lily of the Valley Counseling and Coaching Services LLC. My name is Sheri Hamilton and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. I provide culturally specific services to the African American and the BIPOC community. I specialize in women's issues, anxiety, depression and relationship challenges. I am also a Certified Transitional Life Coach that can support your needs such as divorce recovery, self-esteem issues, healthy boundary setting, and purpose coaching for clients seeking coaching only. I enjoy assisting clients evolve into the best version of themselves. Check my website below for coaching.
(503) 563-2693 View (503) 563-2693
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.