Divorce Therapists in Penn Valley, PA

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Susan S. Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, FABP
Verified Verified
Penn Valley, PA 19072
Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can relieve emotional pain and also be transformative beyond what you can imagine when you are immersed in turmoil and suffering. One of my strengths is in helping my patients discover and build on their strengths. It's important to understand how a coping style that is no longer effective was once the best adjustment you could devise for your circumstances. You may be living as though those same circumstances still exist without awareness that you are doing so. Our interactions can provide a powerful vehicle for understanding of what goes on in your mind as well as in your relationships.
Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can relieve emotional pain and also be transformative beyond what you can imagine when you are immersed in turmoil and suffering. One of my strengths is in helping my patients discover and build on their strengths. It's important to understand how a coping style that is no longer effective was once the best adjustment you could devise for your circumstances. You may be living as though those same circumstances still exist without awareness that you are doing so. Our interactions can provide a powerful vehicle for understanding of what goes on in your mind as well as in your relationships.
(610) 915-8899 View (610) 915-8899
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Caroline J Munden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Penn Valley, PA 19072
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story and reauthor a new one. I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment in which individuals feel supported in their efforts to develop preferred ways of experiencing life. We will work collaboratively to empower you to overcome issues and embody your best self as you recognize your own strength and resiliency.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story and reauthor a new one. I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment in which individuals feel supported in their efforts to develop preferred ways of experiencing life. We will work collaboratively to empower you to overcome issues and embody your best self as you recognize your own strength and resiliency.
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Sloane Ferenchak
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Penn Valley, PA 19072  (Online Only)
I feel both honored and privileged to partner with individuals and couples to build their understanding of their challenges, leverage their strengths, and create personalized strategies to make meaningful changes in their lives. As a therapist with ADHD, I recognize that one of the most painful experiences that come with ADHD is feeling “in your own way” and the sense of thwarted potential that comes along with it. I also know that ADHD doesn’t just impact attention, organization, and motivation; it can affect your entire life, from your performance at work to your home life and inner world.
I feel both honored and privileged to partner with individuals and couples to build their understanding of their challenges, leverage their strengths, and create personalized strategies to make meaningful changes in their lives. As a therapist with ADHD, I recognize that one of the most painful experiences that come with ADHD is feeling “in your own way” and the sense of thwarted potential that comes along with it. I also know that ADHD doesn’t just impact attention, organization, and motivation; it can affect your entire life, from your performance at work to your home life and inner world.
(610) 989-7573 View (610) 989-7573

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Hillary S Domers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years helping children, teens, families and adults cope with a range of issues such as loss and grief, separation (with the focus on the child), divorce, the remarried family, anxiety, and depression.
My professional focus is on children,adolescents and families. An additional focus is on the individuaI adult. Today, children and teens face adult issues at earlier ages. These challenges often affect the child's educational, social and psychological well-being, which in turn impacts the family as a whole. One of my strengths is dispelling confusion, increasing self-awareness and self-esteem. This assists in facing everyday stresses and challenges, for the child as well as the parent or adult. My work promotes improved confidence, self-esteem and offers insight. These changes will improve mood, performance and relationships.
I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years helping children, teens, families and adults cope with a range of issues such as loss and grief, separation (with the focus on the child), divorce, the remarried family, anxiety, and depression.
My professional focus is on children,adolescents and families. An additional focus is on the individuaI adult. Today, children and teens face adult issues at earlier ages. These challenges often affect the child's educational, social and psychological well-being, which in turn impacts the family as a whole. One of my strengths is dispelling confusion, increasing self-awareness and self-esteem. This assists in facing everyday stresses and challenges, for the child as well as the parent or adult. My work promotes improved confidence, self-esteem and offers insight. These changes will improve mood, performance and relationships.
(610) 915-8072 View (610) 915-8072
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Tonia Betancourt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
We are living in challenging times. Children and parents need support to get through issues such as divorce, loss of a loved one, illness of a family member, school pressures, adolescent conflict, adult children moving back into the home and bullying. Within the context of family therapy, I work with children ages three through the young adult years. I am a trained play therapist and able to help children and adolescents express their feelings and deep emotions. I am able to work, both individually with family members and in family therapy, to support change and growth for the entire family.
We are living in challenging times. Children and parents need support to get through issues such as divorce, loss of a loved one, illness of a family member, school pressures, adolescent conflict, adult children moving back into the home and bullying. Within the context of family therapy, I work with children ages three through the young adult years. I am a trained play therapist and able to help children and adolescents express their feelings and deep emotions. I am able to work, both individually with family members and in family therapy, to support change and growth for the entire family.
(484) 577-2376 View (484) 577-2376
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Mark David Seltzer
BA, JD, ESQ, ACC
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I provide Gestalt Coaching with support, counseling, guidance, consultation & safe emotional help to facilitate change. I coach to the person that knows you best...YOU. I serve those going through difficult life transition issues or in the legal system including divorce, family break up, estate disputes, child custody, litigation, bankruptcy, financial upheaval, job & career adjustment, the changes & turmoil that arise in life, business & relationship rupture. I provide the needed focus, support & guidance to address, manage & overcome these difficult problems. We explore your values, goals & vision to create action and change.
I provide Gestalt Coaching with support, counseling, guidance, consultation & safe emotional help to facilitate change. I coach to the person that knows you best...YOU. I serve those going through difficult life transition issues or in the legal system including divorce, family break up, estate disputes, child custody, litigation, bankruptcy, financial upheaval, job & career adjustment, the changes & turmoil that arise in life, business & relationship rupture. I provide the needed focus, support & guidance to address, manage & overcome these difficult problems. We explore your values, goals & vision to create action and change.
(267) 310-0778 View (267) 310-0778
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Stephanie Newberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
I work with loss issues surrounding divorce, infertility, and chronic illness.
I am dedicated to providing each individual, couple, and family with quality, individualized care. I strive to help my clients feel heard, and to learn new coping strategies and relationship skills so that they can lead more meaningful, healthy, and intimate lives. I work with clients who are dedicated to their own personal growth and self-awareness and who want to work on decreasing stress, depression, anxiety, and family conflict in their lives. I value helping my clients to have quality relationships in which they can feel accepted and understood.
I work with loss issues surrounding divorce, infertility, and chronic illness.
I am dedicated to providing each individual, couple, and family with quality, individualized care. I strive to help my clients feel heard, and to learn new coping strategies and relationship skills so that they can lead more meaningful, healthy, and intimate lives. I work with clients who are dedicated to their own personal growth and self-awareness and who want to work on decreasing stress, depression, anxiety, and family conflict in their lives. I value helping my clients to have quality relationships in which they can feel accepted and understood.
(610) 628-4527 View (610) 628-4527
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Gail Roeshman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Wynnewood, PA 19096  (Online Only)
Do you feel weighed down by anxiety and stress? Are you looking to change your life for the better? I will work with you to overcome challenges, set goals, and envision a better life. Whether you are working on individual issues, coping with family conflict, divorce or relationship challenges, gender issues, chronic medical concerns, transitioning through life stages, or looking to enhance the happiness that has eluded you, I can offer support. My training, experience, and approach supports focused, compassionate, nonjudgemental and targeted change.
Do you feel weighed down by anxiety and stress? Are you looking to change your life for the better? I will work with you to overcome challenges, set goals, and envision a better life. Whether you are working on individual issues, coping with family conflict, divorce or relationship challenges, gender issues, chronic medical concerns, transitioning through life stages, or looking to enhance the happiness that has eluded you, I can offer support. My training, experience, and approach supports focused, compassionate, nonjudgemental and targeted change.
(610) 426-1419 View (610) 426-1419
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Amy DeGirolamo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Amy Degirolamo, LPC. I am licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. For the last 15 years my work with clients has focused on personal issues of all kinds: depression, self-esteem, conflict resolution, better communication, adult children of alcoholics, parenting, anxiety, chronic illness, addictions, and sexual abuse. I specialize in adjustment issues and assisting clients take steps to get back to a place where they can overcome issues and move on for a better, healthier life. Many of my clients are going through a life transition such as a seperation, divorce or dealing with "failure to launch" issues.
Amy Degirolamo, LPC. I am licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. For the last 15 years my work with clients has focused on personal issues of all kinds: depression, self-esteem, conflict resolution, better communication, adult children of alcoholics, parenting, anxiety, chronic illness, addictions, and sexual abuse. I specialize in adjustment issues and assisting clients take steps to get back to a place where they can overcome issues and move on for a better, healthier life. Many of my clients are going through a life transition such as a seperation, divorce or dealing with "failure to launch" issues.
(215) 486-0341 View (215) 486-0341
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Jane K Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BCD, MEd, RYT
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
For the past 25 years I have helped men and women address developmental issues such as marriage, divorce, stepfamilies, loss and bereavement, anger management, assertiveness training, and parent/communication skill building.
My practice style is problem-solving and goal-oriented. I utilize a psychodynamic/cognitive behavioral treatment methodology and incorporate a systems approach when dealing with individual and family psychopathology. I design and develop treatment plans tailored to individual needs while establishing short and long-term goals. With all of my clients, I provide a warm, sensitive, and supportive environment so that we can work together in a problem-solving way and find solutions to interpersonal difficulties. My style tends to be positive, interactive, direct, and empowering.
For the past 25 years I have helped men and women address developmental issues such as marriage, divorce, stepfamilies, loss and bereavement, anger management, assertiveness training, and parent/communication skill building.
My practice style is problem-solving and goal-oriented. I utilize a psychodynamic/cognitive behavioral treatment methodology and incorporate a systems approach when dealing with individual and family psychopathology. I design and develop treatment plans tailored to individual needs while establishing short and long-term goals. With all of my clients, I provide a warm, sensitive, and supportive environment so that we can work together in a problem-solving way and find solutions to interpersonal difficulties. My style tends to be positive, interactive, direct, and empowering.
(484) 362-9942 View (484) 362-9942
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Kristle J. Small Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Are you ready to make changes in your life? I help clients who suffer from Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Self Worth, Weight, Stress, Adjustment Issues, Divorce, Sexuality, Grief, and Loss.
Feeling depressed or worried? Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Is your relationship in trouble? Visiting a psychotherapist can help! This is a mental health and counseling practice in service located in center city Philadelphia. My mission is helping clients feel like they are talking to an objective friend. Are you ready to transform your life and get on the right track? As a psychotherapist I can help you to get the results you want for your life.
Are you ready to make changes in your life? I help clients who suffer from Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Self Worth, Weight, Stress, Adjustment Issues, Divorce, Sexuality, Grief, and Loss.
Feeling depressed or worried? Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Is your relationship in trouble? Visiting a psychotherapist can help! This is a mental health and counseling practice in service located in center city Philadelphia. My mission is helping clients feel like they are talking to an objective friend. Are you ready to transform your life and get on the right track? As a psychotherapist I can help you to get the results you want for your life.
(215) 995-0171 View (215) 995-0171
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Licensed Professional Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, NCSC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
My work includes, but is not limited to trauma, grief, adjustment to parent separation/divorce, difficulties with mood, problem behaviors, social challenges anxiety, depression and stress.
I specialize in therapy for children, pre-school through adolescence, and their families. I also work with a broad spectrum of adults and couples. I combine therapeutic play, mind-body and brain-based therapies, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help children better understand their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. My work with adults is solution focused to help you better understand and resolve life challenges. Combining talk therapy with Cognitive Behavioral therapies, we work together to help you process deep emotions and negative thoughts that can interfere with daily life.
My work includes, but is not limited to trauma, grief, adjustment to parent separation/divorce, difficulties with mood, problem behaviors, social challenges anxiety, depression and stress.
I specialize in therapy for children, pre-school through adolescence, and their families. I also work with a broad spectrum of adults and couples. I combine therapeutic play, mind-body and brain-based therapies, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help children better understand their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. My work with adults is solution focused to help you better understand and resolve life challenges. Combining talk therapy with Cognitive Behavioral therapies, we work together to help you process deep emotions and negative thoughts that can interfere with daily life.
(267) 833-2542 View (267) 833-2542
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Melisa O. Furman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003  (Online Only)
Many find themselves at a point in their lives where external support is necessary to navigate life's challenges. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am that support for my clients.I create a safe space for my clients to explore their deep feelings, develop a plan, learn healthy coping strategies and increase self-confidence. I am experienced in facilitating conversations around divorce and separation with children and teenagers. I specialize in behavioral change and healing inter-personal relationships. I work with many individuals, families and youth experiencing ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress.
Many find themselves at a point in their lives where external support is necessary to navigate life's challenges. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am that support for my clients.I create a safe space for my clients to explore their deep feelings, develop a plan, learn healthy coping strategies and increase self-confidence. I am experienced in facilitating conversations around divorce and separation with children and teenagers. I specialize in behavioral change and healing inter-personal relationships. I work with many individuals, families and youth experiencing ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress.
(484) 464-0296 View (484) 464-0296
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Silk Counseling Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
We are accepting new clients! SCG is a small group practice, we help our clients live their best life. We are honored to support you in gaining relief from anxiety, depression, loneliness, feeling stuck, and afraid. The journey to wellness is not easy, but worth everything. We are located on the Main Line in Haverford. Our approach is compassionate with a solution-focused and practical approach. Additionally, much of our work with clients includes developing coping strategies to deal with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and separation and divorce.
We are accepting new clients! SCG is a small group practice, we help our clients live their best life. We are honored to support you in gaining relief from anxiety, depression, loneliness, feeling stuck, and afraid. The journey to wellness is not easy, but worth everything. We are located on the Main Line in Haverford. Our approach is compassionate with a solution-focused and practical approach. Additionally, much of our work with clients includes developing coping strategies to deal with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and separation and divorce.
(610) 572-2361 View (610) 572-2361
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Stephanie H Felgoise
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  (Online Only)
I have worked for 20+ years helping people cope with/adjust to marriage, divorce, medical illnesses, depression, anxiety, sexual functioning and improve QOL and life satisfaction.
I am experienced and eager to help individuals and couples who want to make positive changes in their lives or cope with life stressors more effectively by use of cognitive-behavioral and problem-solving therapy and positive psychology. Therapy is intended to be goal-oriented and short-term. Couples are guided to regain intimate and personal connections they once had that may have been compromised by life stressors, infidelity, chronic or acute illness, parenting, age, sexual dysfunction, or simply growing apart. I aim to help people decrease distress, improve communication and problem solving, increase intimacy, and improve quality of life.
I have worked for 20+ years helping people cope with/adjust to marriage, divorce, medical illnesses, depression, anxiety, sexual functioning and improve QOL and life satisfaction.
I am experienced and eager to help individuals and couples who want to make positive changes in their lives or cope with life stressors more effectively by use of cognitive-behavioral and problem-solving therapy and positive psychology. Therapy is intended to be goal-oriented and short-term. Couples are guided to regain intimate and personal connections they once had that may have been compromised by life stressors, infidelity, chronic or acute illness, parenting, age, sexual dysfunction, or simply growing apart. I aim to help people decrease distress, improve communication and problem solving, increase intimacy, and improve quality of life.
(215) 960-9204 View (215) 960-9204
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Elizabeth Anne Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wynnewood, PA 19096
I also help families who are experiencing issues brought on by divorce and caring for family members with illness and issues related to aging.
When working with my clients, I address problems related to difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationships, career, and parenting effectiveness. My clients and I work together to form useful, hands-on strategies. My goals are that clients feel better sooner than later so they can enjoy a higher quality of life.
I also help families who are experiencing issues brought on by divorce and caring for family members with illness and issues related to aging.
When working with my clients, I address problems related to difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationships, career, and parenting effectiveness. My clients and I work together to form useful, hands-on strategies. My goals are that clients feel better sooner than later so they can enjoy a higher quality of life.
(215) 977-4668 View (215) 977-4668
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Janna Frieman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSSP, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gladwyne, PA 19035  (Online Only)
Lifecycle events— births, deaths, marriage and divorce– are extremely fruitful times to notice old patterns and work to change them.
My clients are high-performing people seeking therapy because they feel depressed, trapped, or anxious in ways that prevent them from enjoying the lifes they have built. Many feel disconnected from their sense of purpose or from loved ones and wish to reconnect in new and healthy ways. I can help you learn about yourself, improve your sense of well-being, and face obstacles that challenge you with increased skill, ease, and clarity. My practice is 100% teletherapy, which lends itself well to discretion, efficiency, and flexibility. My clients attend therapy between meetings, at work, and from the couch while their baby naps.
Lifecycle events— births, deaths, marriage and divorce– are extremely fruitful times to notice old patterns and work to change them.
My clients are high-performing people seeking therapy because they feel depressed, trapped, or anxious in ways that prevent them from enjoying the lifes they have built. Many feel disconnected from their sense of purpose or from loved ones and wish to reconnect in new and healthy ways. I can help you learn about yourself, improve your sense of well-being, and face obstacles that challenge you with increased skill, ease, and clarity. My practice is 100% teletherapy, which lends itself well to discretion, efficiency, and flexibility. My clients attend therapy between meetings, at work, and from the couch while their baby naps.
(215) 631-8678 View (215) 631-8678
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Migdalia Roman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wynnewood, PA 19096  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults who struggle with aspects of family life including, pregnancy, parenting, family conflict and divorce.
I see therapy as a safe place to learn about and enhance ourselves. It's an opportunity to understand emotions and why you make the choices that can lead to unhappiness and frustration. I am a skilled general clinician with over 15 years of experience providing individual and group therapy in outpatient practice settings, schools, and inpatient programs.
I specialize in working with adults who struggle with aspects of family life including, pregnancy, parenting, family conflict and divorce.
I see therapy as a safe place to learn about and enhance ourselves. It's an opportunity to understand emotions and why you make the choices that can lead to unhappiness and frustration. I am a skilled general clinician with over 15 years of experience providing individual and group therapy in outpatient practice settings, schools, and inpatient programs.
(484) 310-8923 View (484) 310-8923
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Kellie Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003
Finding the right therapist can feel like a daunting task especially when you are overwhelmed, trying to manage a challenging relationship, or adjusting to life's twists and turns. I specialize in couples therapy, anxiety, depression, support with parenting, and perinatal mood disorders. I support clients experiencing life transitions such as grief, caring for aging parents, retirement, divorce, career changes, empty nest, and emotional trauma. I strive to provide a warm, collaborative space for my clients, while offering a direct approach to therapy.
Finding the right therapist can feel like a daunting task especially when you are overwhelmed, trying to manage a challenging relationship, or adjusting to life's twists and turns. I specialize in couples therapy, anxiety, depression, support with parenting, and perinatal mood disorders. I support clients experiencing life transitions such as grief, caring for aging parents, retirement, divorce, career changes, empty nest, and emotional trauma. I strive to provide a warm, collaborative space for my clients, while offering a direct approach to therapy.
(484) 296-0812 View (484) 296-0812
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Harris Finkelstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
I also work with families of divorce to help with this difficult transition.
Issues with learning, behaving or feeling often have their roots in different ways of experiencing and processing the world. In over 30 years of working with children, teens and young adults, I have developed a variety of techniques to understand problems and identify solutions. A significant part of my practice involves testing for learning differences and attention issues. I work with children and teens to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and to find strategies that will help them to achieve their goals. As a consultant to selected private schools, I also provide guidance to teachers and parents.
I also work with families of divorce to help with this difficult transition.
Issues with learning, behaving or feeling often have their roots in different ways of experiencing and processing the world. In over 30 years of working with children, teens and young adults, I have developed a variety of techniques to understand problems and identify solutions. A significant part of my practice involves testing for learning differences and attention issues. I work with children and teens to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and to find strategies that will help them to achieve their goals. As a consultant to selected private schools, I also provide guidance to teachers and parents.
(302) 525-0313 View (302) 525-0313

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.