Divorce Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Teena Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
My vision as a therapist is to help adolescents, adults, couples and families recognize that they have what it takes to promote their own evolution. Growth and change can be a challenge at times. My role is to support others to work towards their healing holistically; I help them to unpack the pain that exists and recognize the impact on their mind, body, spirit and relationships. t is my intention to break down barriers in areas related to relationships,divorce,infidelity, blending families, adoption, anxiety, depression, and racial inequity in such a way that my clients feel more connected to their own sense of purpose & value.
My vision as a therapist is to help adolescents, adults, couples and families recognize that they have what it takes to promote their own evolution. Growth and change can be a challenge at times. My role is to support others to work towards their healing holistically; I help them to unpack the pain that exists and recognize the impact on their mind, body, spirit and relationships. t is my intention to break down barriers in areas related to relationships,divorce,infidelity, blending families, adoption, anxiety, depression, and racial inequity in such a way that my clients feel more connected to their own sense of purpose & value.
(215) 999-6175 View (215) 999-6175
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Helping Wind Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Here's the irony: divorce is not something you should go through alone.
So, you're getting divorced. First, I'm sorry you're going through this, or any other upsetting and life-altering experience, including job loss, grief, or litigation, among others. I'm sure getting to this point has been no fun at all. And now comes the hard part: hanging onto yourself while your life gets rearranged.
Here's the irony: divorce is not something you should go through alone.
So, you're getting divorced. First, I'm sorry you're going through this, or any other upsetting and life-altering experience, including job loss, grief, or litigation, among others. I'm sure getting to this point has been no fun at all. And now comes the hard part: hanging onto yourself while your life gets rearranged.
(215) 352-4269 View (215) 352-4269
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Cori Grachek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147
I work with clients ages 18-70+, of diverse ethnicity/religious backgrounds, sexual orientation, male, female, non-binary, transgender, with people experiencing issues with relationships, divorce, coming out, communication, family, discerning religious life, anxiety, depression, career decisions, managing stress.
Life can be really hard. Sometimes you need help to move through the tougher times. You are the expert on your life and with my experience and expertise we form a strong, workng relationship. I work and teach from an integrative perspective incorporating mindfulness with the traditional therapeutic approaches Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic. I believe that healing, growth and change are best supported by raising our awareness around our thoughts, actions, feelings and our physical selves. I advocate movement, internal work and meditative practice when appropriate.
I work with clients ages 18-70+, of diverse ethnicity/religious backgrounds, sexual orientation, male, female, non-binary, transgender, with people experiencing issues with relationships, divorce, coming out, communication, family, discerning religious life, anxiety, depression, career decisions, managing stress.
Life can be really hard. Sometimes you need help to move through the tougher times. You are the expert on your life and with my experience and expertise we form a strong, workng relationship. I work and teach from an integrative perspective incorporating mindfulness with the traditional therapeutic approaches Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic. I believe that healing, growth and change are best supported by raising our awareness around our thoughts, actions, feelings and our physical selves. I advocate movement, internal work and meditative practice when appropriate.
(215) 839-1086 View (215) 839-1086
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Alyson Nerenberg Psychology Associates, PC
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Dr.Alyson Nerenberg, a clinical psychologist is a compassionate and dynamic therapist with over 30 years in practice. She works with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, divorce, addictions and eating disorders. Dr. Nerenberg integrates philosophies from the medical, psychological and self-help communities in order to treat the whole person. She is a positive person who focuses on her clients strengths in order to help them heal.
Dr.Alyson Nerenberg, a clinical psychologist is a compassionate and dynamic therapist with over 30 years in practice. She works with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, divorce, addictions and eating disorders. Dr. Nerenberg integrates philosophies from the medical, psychological and self-help communities in order to treat the whole person. She is a positive person who focuses on her clients strengths in order to help them heal.
(610) 331-7303 View (610) 331-7303
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Ellen Singer Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
In cases of separation or divorce, I guide each person through the divorce process enabling them to cope with difficult feelings, address needs of children, and navigate this emotional journey in a constructive and healthy manner.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and certified relational psychoanalyst with 35+ years of advanced training and clinical experience with adults. My extensive clinical experience working with both women and men has prepared me to understand and address a wide range of emotional issues and concerns that may trigger such feelings as stress, anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Some areas of special interest include: women's issues; young adulthood; pregnancy and postpartum adjustment; parenthood concerns; separation and divorce; family, peer and work relationships. My approach in all my therapeutic relationships is supportive, human and compassionate.
In cases of separation or divorce, I guide each person through the divorce process enabling them to cope with difficult feelings, address needs of children, and navigate this emotional journey in a constructive and healthy manner.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and certified relational psychoanalyst with 35+ years of advanced training and clinical experience with adults. My extensive clinical experience working with both women and men has prepared me to understand and address a wide range of emotional issues and concerns that may trigger such feelings as stress, anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Some areas of special interest include: women's issues; young adulthood; pregnancy and postpartum adjustment; parenthood concerns; separation and divorce; family, peer and work relationships. My approach in all my therapeutic relationships is supportive, human and compassionate.
(215) 703-8833 View (215) 703-8833
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Dana Goode
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
For example, my divorce and co-parenting concentration focuses on helping adults and children adjust to the changing family unit at any and all stages of the process.
Do you want to have a deeper understanding of your emotional style and how it affects your personal and professional relationships? I use a cognitive approach to therapy, which is effective in helping clients improve their understanding of themselves. My goal is to provide you with a safe and honest environment in which to do this work. Take the first step to more effective living by understanding how patterns of thoughts affect your emotions and actions -- and what to do about it.
For example, my divorce and co-parenting concentration focuses on helping adults and children adjust to the changing family unit at any and all stages of the process.
Do you want to have a deeper understanding of your emotional style and how it affects your personal and professional relationships? I use a cognitive approach to therapy, which is effective in helping clients improve their understanding of themselves. My goal is to provide you with a safe and honest environment in which to do this work. Take the first step to more effective living by understanding how patterns of thoughts affect your emotions and actions -- and what to do about it.
(215) 792-6191 View (215) 792-6191
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Mark David Seltzer
BA, JD, ESQ, ACC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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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Tonia Betancourt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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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Arlene S Rosen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19119
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Discernment Counselor, Divorce Coach, Mediator and Certified Sex Addictions Therapist.
Sometimes we struggle to improve our relationships, feeling frustrated or stuck. If you are unsure of how to make the changes needed to have more tranquility in your relationships or make improvements in your life, I would like to help you to meet these challenges. I utilize an integrative, solution focused approach when working with clients facilitating a respectful and compassionate environment to encourage growth, change and effective communication through personal accountability and fairness in relationships.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Discernment Counselor, Divorce Coach, Mediator and Certified Sex Addictions Therapist.
Sometimes we struggle to improve our relationships, feeling frustrated or stuck. If you are unsure of how to make the changes needed to have more tranquility in your relationships or make improvements in your life, I would like to help you to meet these challenges. I utilize an integrative, solution focused approach when working with clients facilitating a respectful and compassionate environment to encourage growth, change and effective communication through personal accountability and fairness in relationships.
(610) 813-2787 View (610) 813-2787
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Chloe Haaz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19118
You are a concerned parent going through a divorce. Divorce wasn't part of the plan, but you also believe it's a necessary step. You’re ambitious and competent and used to handling everything on your own. Sure, you do get some help here and there, but mentally you keep it all together. Lately you’re finding yourself overthinking, stuck, and unsure of yourself. You’re revisiting memories of the relationship and trying your best to navigate co-parenting. To the outside world you have friends, family and a busy professional life, but on the inside you’re feeling overwhelmed and isolated.
You are a concerned parent going through a divorce. Divorce wasn't part of the plan, but you also believe it's a necessary step. You’re ambitious and competent and used to handling everything on your own. Sure, you do get some help here and there, but mentally you keep it all together. Lately you’re finding yourself overthinking, stuck, and unsure of yourself. You’re revisiting memories of the relationship and trying your best to navigate co-parenting. To the outside world you have friends, family and a busy professional life, but on the inside you’re feeling overwhelmed and isolated.
(484) 859-9293 View (484) 859-9293
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Stefanie Glick
LSW, MSW, MA, CPS
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I believe in a strength-based, holistic, and pragmatic approach to change that focuses on each client's unique needs; and I view life's challenges as opportunities to further growth and build a more meaningful life. In active collaboration with a client, my technique balances insight, exploration, and coping-skills development that helps clients affect real change in the present. I've trained and worked with a diverse range of people of all ages and issues including depression, anxiety, substance use, co-occurring mental health, trauma, relationship difficulties, and life transitions (e.g., divorce, career changes, menopause).
I believe in a strength-based, holistic, and pragmatic approach to change that focuses on each client's unique needs; and I view life's challenges as opportunities to further growth and build a more meaningful life. In active collaboration with a client, my technique balances insight, exploration, and coping-skills development that helps clients affect real change in the present. I've trained and worked with a diverse range of people of all ages and issues including depression, anxiety, substance use, co-occurring mental health, trauma, relationship difficulties, and life transitions (e.g., divorce, career changes, menopause).
(484) 376-5114 View (484) 376-5114
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Artful Explorations Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Artful Explorations Therapy is led by Kristen Rashid, a registered, board-certified art therapist who's been working with kids, teens, and adults in Philadelphia for over a decade. We offer support in navigating through a range of issues including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, adjustments, divorce, grief/loss, behavior difficulties, depression, and anger. We meet clients where they are and help them engage in the creative process of making art as a way to express themselves, increase insight, spark change, make connections, and develop coping and problem solving skills.
Artful Explorations Therapy is led by Kristen Rashid, a registered, board-certified art therapist who's been working with kids, teens, and adults in Philadelphia for over a decade. We offer support in navigating through a range of issues including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, adjustments, divorce, grief/loss, behavior difficulties, depression, and anger. We meet clients where they are and help them engage in the creative process of making art as a way to express themselves, increase insight, spark change, make connections, and develop coping and problem solving skills.
(267) 214-6416 View (267) 214-6416
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Marina Blake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
COUPLES: Too long since you felt connected to your partner? Fight all the time? Has there been a betrayal? A lack of intimacy? I show you how to understand each other, break down barriers, and create better habits. Couples who use my tools create more joy and connection - permanently. For the cost of a divorce you can instead have the loving, connected, joyous relationship you want. I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist, which is a couples method. NOW Offering Discernment Counseling: if you aren't sure if you want to end the relationship, this is a process to help you gain clarity and confidence about your decision, whatever you choose.
COUPLES: Too long since you felt connected to your partner? Fight all the time? Has there been a betrayal? A lack of intimacy? I show you how to understand each other, break down barriers, and create better habits. Couples who use my tools create more joy and connection - permanently. For the cost of a divorce you can instead have the loving, connected, joyous relationship you want. I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist, which is a couples method. NOW Offering Discernment Counseling: if you aren't sure if you want to end the relationship, this is a process to help you gain clarity and confidence about your decision, whatever you choose.
(610) 615-7965 View (610) 615-7965
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Jessica Renee Blanding-Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19123  (Online Only)
If only life were as easy as scrolling through counselor profiles. Let me help you bring healing and understanding to life's difficulties so you can move past them and into a better mind space. I am experienced in all areas of mental health, but I am highly effective in treating stress, anxiety, and depression. In addition to working with those experiencing difficult life transitions such as loss and divorce, I also enjoy working with women's issues such as infertility, postpartum conditions, parenting issues, and adjustments dealing with weight loss.
If only life were as easy as scrolling through counselor profiles. Let me help you bring healing and understanding to life's difficulties so you can move past them and into a better mind space. I am experienced in all areas of mental health, but I am highly effective in treating stress, anxiety, and depression. In addition to working with those experiencing difficult life transitions such as loss and divorce, I also enjoy working with women's issues such as infertility, postpartum conditions, parenting issues, and adjustments dealing with weight loss.
(215) 883-8263 View (215) 883-8263
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Nita Laver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Whether you are dealing with problematic relationships (parent-child, family conflict, gay, lesbian, heterosexual couples), grief and loss, life transitions (infertility, adoption, divorce, re-marriage and blended families, infidelity), self-esteem issues, trauma and abuse, work concerns, or communication difficulties, help is available and solutions are within your reach.
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Have you been feeling angry, empty, lonely stressed out and unhappy? Are you struggling through a transition or a loss or with the legacy of emotional, physical or sexual abuse? There are times in everyone's life when reaching out for and receiving help can make a real difference in resolving problems, easing pain and living a more satisfying life. In psychotherapy a safe place will be created in which to deal with and resolve the unhappiness you are experiencing.
Whether you are dealing with problematic relationships (parent-child, family conflict, gay, lesbian, heterosexual couples), grief and loss, life transitions (infertility, adoption, divorce, re-marriage and blended families, infidelity), self-esteem issues, trauma and abuse, work concerns, or communication difficulties, help is available and solutions are within your reach.
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Have you been feeling angry, empty, lonely stressed out and unhappy? Are you struggling through a transition or a loss or with the legacy of emotional, physical or sexual abuse? There are times in everyone's life when reaching out for and receiving help can make a real difference in resolving problems, easing pain and living a more satisfying life. In psychotherapy a safe place will be created in which to deal with and resolve the unhappiness you are experiencing.
(215) 798-0291 View (215) 798-0291
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Paromita Kar Haye
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
In addition to providing psychotherapy, I am a Divorce Mediator.
Despite your best intentions and efforts, do you feel stuck in your personal life, intimate relationships, family relationships or workplace? You may be faced with challenges that are deeply rooted in your early life experiences, your primary attachments, in how you view the world, or due to misunderstanding between you and significant others. Challenges can arise during stressful life transitions, such as divorce or death of loved ones. But they can also arise from positive life experiences, such as marriage or the birth of a child. Left untreated, these challenges can grow into chronic problems that can corrode your sense of self and your relationships.
In addition to providing psychotherapy, I am a Divorce Mediator.
Despite your best intentions and efforts, do you feel stuck in your personal life, intimate relationships, family relationships or workplace? You may be faced with challenges that are deeply rooted in your early life experiences, your primary attachments, in how you view the world, or due to misunderstanding between you and significant others. Challenges can arise during stressful life transitions, such as divorce or death of loved ones. But they can also arise from positive life experiences, such as marriage or the birth of a child. Left untreated, these challenges can grow into chronic problems that can corrode your sense of self and your relationships.
(267) 519-1318 View (267) 519-1318
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Dr. Leslie Parkes Shralow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Waitlist for new clients
I can assist with life events such as marriage, divorce, family, retirement, & loss of a loved one.
If you are feeling worried or depressed about problems or transitions in your life, be assured that you will be met with warmth, care, and respect. As a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience, I can help you with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, caregiver stress, trauma, body image/eating disorders, grief and loss, insomnia and challenging life transitions.
I can assist with life events such as marriage, divorce, family, retirement, & loss of a loved one.
If you are feeling worried or depressed about problems or transitions in your life, be assured that you will be met with warmth, care, and respect. As a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience, I can help you with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, caregiver stress, trauma, body image/eating disorders, grief and loss, insomnia and challenging life transitions.
(215) 791-8065 View (215) 791-8065
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Erika Pranzo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Whether you are navigating parenting, career overwhelm or a difficult divorce, I am here to help.
Being a mother is the greatest joy of life, right? Maybe that is what you were told or maybe that is even how you feel from time to time. But right now, you constantly feel like you cannot catch a break. If any of this sounds familiar to you, please know that you are not alone. I work with women overcoming the challenges of anxiety, depression, pregnancy & postpartum and work/life balance. Through our work together, we can build healthy boundaries, communication tools and coping skills to make life a little easier. As someone who can understand, I look forward to helping you break old patterns and build a life you truly enjoy.
Whether you are navigating parenting, career overwhelm or a difficult divorce, I am here to help.
Being a mother is the greatest joy of life, right? Maybe that is what you were told or maybe that is even how you feel from time to time. But right now, you constantly feel like you cannot catch a break. If any of this sounds familiar to you, please know that you are not alone. I work with women overcoming the challenges of anxiety, depression, pregnancy & postpartum and work/life balance. Through our work together, we can build healthy boundaries, communication tools and coping skills to make life a little easier. As someone who can understand, I look forward to helping you break old patterns and build a life you truly enjoy.
(267) 609-9386 View (267) 609-9386
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Janna Frieman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSSP, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19139  (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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Christian Jordal
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CST-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in practice since 2004, working with individuals, couples, and families. I see clients for brief and extended periods of time, assisting them with issues including: depression; anxiety; sexual issues, communication and relationship difficulties; conflict resolution; trauma and attachment injuries; infidelity; adjustment issues related to separation, divorce, grief, and loss. I view issues contextually and address race, culture, gender, among others, in my work.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in practice since 2004, working with individuals, couples, and families. I see clients for brief and extended periods of time, assisting them with issues including: depression; anxiety; sexual issues, communication and relationship difficulties; conflict resolution; trauma and attachment injuries; infidelity; adjustment issues related to separation, divorce, grief, and loss. I view issues contextually and address race, culture, gender, among others, in my work.
(267) 388-4586 View (267) 388-4586

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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.