Divorce Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Jean McClung
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
A psychologist for over 20 years, I work primarily with adults and adolescents in individual therapy. In my practice, I see clients with a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, life transitions, relationship issues, divorce , under-achievement, low self-esteem, career and school issues. My goal is to help individuals self-actualize and flourish in our rapidly changing world. My full time practice allows me flexibility in scheduling clients. Evening appointments are often available.
A psychologist for over 20 years, I work primarily with adults and adolescents in individual therapy. In my practice, I see clients with a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, life transitions, relationship issues, divorce , under-achievement, low self-esteem, career and school issues. My goal is to help individuals self-actualize and flourish in our rapidly changing world. My full time practice allows me flexibility in scheduling clients. Evening appointments are often available.
(412) 532-1425 x3 View (412) 532-1425 x3
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Loretta A. Gephart
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress or relationship issues? I offer therapy. Are you considering divorce ? Why not avoid court? As a Collaborative Divorce Coach I work with couples in the Collaborative divorce process to have a healthier divorce without going to court. I work as a peacemaker to help families transition to the next chapter of their lives; to build trust, improve communication & co parenting skills. The Collaborative Process offers support from a team of professionals to help couples with the legal, financial, emotional and parenting aspects of separation and divorce with dignity. I also work with co parents.
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress or relationship issues? I offer therapy. Are you considering divorce ? Why not avoid court? As a Collaborative Divorce Coach I work with couples in the Collaborative divorce process to have a healthier divorce without going to court. I work as a peacemaker to help families transition to the next chapter of their lives; to build trust, improve communication & co parenting skills. The Collaborative Process offers support from a team of professionals to help couples with the legal, financial, emotional and parenting aspects of separation and divorce with dignity. I also work with co parents.
(724) 481-5789 View (724) 481-5789
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Paige Malnofsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Waitlist for new clients
Services Provided: Couples counseling, Adolescent/child counseling, Individual adult counseling Current Concerns: ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, behavioral disorders, developmental trauma, divorce /separation, grief/loss, life adjustments/transitions, self-esteem, body image, stress/anger management, trauma, learning disabilities, RAD.
Currently accepting new clients. Lets face it life is challenging and living is not an easy task. Everyday we wake up we never know what is going to occur or what challenges we may face. If you are finding yourself struggling on the day to day, having poor motivation, feeling lonely, or that you are just going through the motions in life rather than truly living, then please reach out to me. Take back the control you once had in your life and together we will work to find the root of these concerns you are struggling with as well as find techniques and skills that promote growth and overall wellness.
Services Provided: Couples counseling, Adolescent/child counseling, Individual adult counseling Current Concerns: ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, behavioral disorders, developmental trauma, divorce /separation, grief/loss, life adjustments/transitions, self-esteem, body image, stress/anger management, trauma, learning disabilities, RAD.
Currently accepting new clients. Lets face it life is challenging and living is not an easy task. Everyday we wake up we never know what is going to occur or what challenges we may face. If you are finding yourself struggling on the day to day, having poor motivation, feeling lonely, or that you are just going through the motions in life rather than truly living, then please reach out to me. Take back the control you once had in your life and together we will work to find the root of these concerns you are struggling with as well as find techniques and skills that promote growth and overall wellness.
(412) 419-3421 View (412) 419-3421
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Jodie McGovern
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, RYT 200, EMDRIA
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
If you are looking to reclaim your true self, heal your inner child, and find some peace and empowerment, I can be your guide. I exclusively treat trauma, PTSD, and CPTSD. Topics of expertise include divorce , sexual assault/abuse, and healing from childhood trauma. You will learn to understand your nervous system and how to calm anxiety and triggers. What you can expect from me is that I will be warm, candid, authentic, and invested.
If you are looking to reclaim your true self, heal your inner child, and find some peace and empowerment, I can be your guide. I exclusively treat trauma, PTSD, and CPTSD. Topics of expertise include divorce , sexual assault/abuse, and healing from childhood trauma. You will learn to understand your nervous system and how to calm anxiety and triggers. What you can expect from me is that I will be warm, candid, authentic, and invested.
(412) 981-1819 View (412) 981-1819
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Amy L Needham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Family’s, couples and individuals struggling with life transitions, divorce , co-parenting, grief, anxiety, and depression to name a few topics.
Through the lens of Bowen Systems Theory I work towards providing insight and awareness into the emotional process that we often find ourselves intensely reacting from. Building on that insight and awareness, decreasing the emotional reactivity while increasing calmer and more rational choices. Looking at our emotional patterns to better understand them allows us then to think in a way that can provide an openness to making different choices. To know better is to do better! To understand why we react to our situations and where those patterns have been learned, we can then start to look at each new moment as it’s own.
Family’s, couples and individuals struggling with life transitions, divorce , co-parenting, grief, anxiety, and depression to name a few topics.
Through the lens of Bowen Systems Theory I work towards providing insight and awareness into the emotional process that we often find ourselves intensely reacting from. Building on that insight and awareness, decreasing the emotional reactivity while increasing calmer and more rational choices. Looking at our emotional patterns to better understand them allows us then to think in a way that can provide an openness to making different choices. To know better is to do better! To understand why we react to our situations and where those patterns have been learned, we can then start to look at each new moment as it’s own.
(724) 221-9623 View (724) 221-9623
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Debra M Whittam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSEd, CCDPD, CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Not accepting new clients
My ideal clients have issues with anxiety, depression, addiction and grief. Those who have little to no family support or friend network to rely on during difficult times. I work with people who struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse and repeated relapse. I also specialize in Adult Children of Alcoholism or Dysfunctional Homes. Many of my clients need help making life decisions especially between the ages of 16-26. Also those who are in transition either from divorce , from college to the workplace and single parents. Most everyone needs to know if they are going to be okay and if they are, how will they be okay.
My ideal clients have issues with anxiety, depression, addiction and grief. Those who have little to no family support or friend network to rely on during difficult times. I work with people who struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse and repeated relapse. I also specialize in Adult Children of Alcoholism or Dysfunctional Homes. Many of my clients need help making life decisions especially between the ages of 16-26. Also those who are in transition either from divorce , from college to the workplace and single parents. Most everyone needs to know if they are going to be okay and if they are, how will they be okay.
(412) 467-0492 View (412) 467-0492
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Kristy Carnahan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Life can be as challenging as it is rewarding. It is often useful to have a professional source of support when working through those challenges. If you are considering seeking counseling services and believe that a warm, caring, and nonjudgmental environment would be helpful in reaching your goals, I may be the right therapist for you. Whether you are facing a specific issue, such as difficulty in dealing with a traumatic experience, a mental health issue, relationships, divorce , or grief, or if you would like some general guidance in exploring options for personal growth, I am here to help.
Life can be as challenging as it is rewarding. It is often useful to have a professional source of support when working through those challenges. If you are considering seeking counseling services and believe that a warm, caring, and nonjudgmental environment would be helpful in reaching your goals, I may be the right therapist for you. Whether you are facing a specific issue, such as difficulty in dealing with a traumatic experience, a mental health issue, relationships, divorce , or grief, or if you would like some general guidance in exploring options for personal growth, I am here to help.
(412) 924-8483 View (412) 924-8483
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Mandi C Dalicandro-Turk
MS, LPC, NCC
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Not accepting new clients
Some Specialties: anxiety, stress, PTSD, relationship issues, divorce , infidelity, life transitions, autoimmune, parenting, confidence, critical incidents, burnout.
Are you ready for a change that can improve your overall quality of life? Living with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, life transitions or struggling to make it through each day can feel exhausting. I understand the importance of being heard so that you can heal, continue to learn and grow, and live your best life. As your therapist, we will embark on a journey of honest discussions and meaningful conversations to help you with your goals towards wellness and living the quality life you desire moving forward. My approach is conversational, supportive, and open. I offer affordable HIPAA secure Telehealth services.
Some Specialties: anxiety, stress, PTSD, relationship issues, divorce , infidelity, life transitions, autoimmune, parenting, confidence, critical incidents, burnout.
Are you ready for a change that can improve your overall quality of life? Living with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, life transitions or struggling to make it through each day can feel exhausting. I understand the importance of being heard so that you can heal, continue to learn and grow, and live your best life. As your therapist, we will embark on a journey of honest discussions and meaningful conversations to help you with your goals towards wellness and living the quality life you desire moving forward. My approach is conversational, supportive, and open. I offer affordable HIPAA secure Telehealth services.
(878) 205-0244 View (878) 205-0244
Photo of Melissa Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Melissa Oliver
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Not accepting new clients
Have you been feeling stressed, anxious or unbalanced? I provide therapy to individuals ages 18 and older. I provide individual and couple's therapy. I am committed to providing a non-judgmental space to services clients. I provide services for individuals dealing with grief, relationship issues, adjustment issues, life changes, divorce and separation, nontraditional relationships, marital therapy, sexual identity, women's sexual health, general anxiety and depression.
Have you been feeling stressed, anxious or unbalanced? I provide therapy to individuals ages 18 and older. I provide individual and couple's therapy. I am committed to providing a non-judgmental space to services clients. I provide services for individuals dealing with grief, relationship issues, adjustment issues, life changes, divorce and separation, nontraditional relationships, marital therapy, sexual identity, women's sexual health, general anxiety and depression.
(412) 253-4568 View (412) 253-4568
Photo of Mariellen Kerr, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Mariellen Kerr
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CSP
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
I am here to help you. Having worked for years in schools with students & parents, my experience & advanced training equip me with the skills & knowledge to help clients learn to manage the various struggles in their life and feel better. I use a client-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach but also include art and play therapy to help clients learn coping strategies, new skills, and behavior modification techniques used to manage the challenges of ADHD, anxiety, stress, and life transitions such as divorce /separation, moving, or the death of a loved one. Together, we can improve the quality of your life whenever you are ready.
I am here to help you. Having worked for years in schools with students & parents, my experience & advanced training equip me with the skills & knowledge to help clients learn to manage the various struggles in their life and feel better. I use a client-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach but also include art and play therapy to help clients learn coping strategies, new skills, and behavior modification techniques used to manage the challenges of ADHD, anxiety, stress, and life transitions such as divorce /separation, moving, or the death of a loved one. Together, we can improve the quality of your life whenever you are ready.
(412) 891-6906 View (412) 891-6906
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Margaret Ann Deverin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15241  (Online Only)
Additional areas of professional interest include Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), survivors of trauma (sexual, emotional, physical) and clients experiencing stressful life transitions (job loss, retirement, divorce , health changes) and problem gambling.
Witnessing positive change in my clients has provided not only professional joy, but unflagging belief in the benefit of psychotherapy as a catalyst for personal growth. Investment in self can bring great personal and professional rewards. I am ready to work with clients who are seeking to identify key areas, issues or goals in their lives that will support recovery, relief and new insights into life's many confounding challenges. Optimizing my clients' potential is my primary focus.
Additional areas of professional interest include Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), survivors of trauma (sexual, emotional, physical) and clients experiencing stressful life transitions (job loss, retirement, divorce , health changes) and problem gambling.
Witnessing positive change in my clients has provided not only professional joy, but unflagging belief in the benefit of psychotherapy as a catalyst for personal growth. Investment in self can bring great personal and professional rewards. I am ready to work with clients who are seeking to identify key areas, issues or goals in their lives that will support recovery, relief and new insights into life's many confounding challenges. Optimizing my clients' potential is my primary focus.
(412) 307-3671 View (412) 307-3671
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Ashley Mudrinich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationships, grief and loss, divorce , co-parenting, abuse, and addiction.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards improving your mental health. It is often not easy navigating the stages of finding a therapist, and I applaud you for finding the strength to make the leap. I am here to make that leap as comfortable as possible, in a way that is most suitable to your needs. I am a person-centered, strength-based, and humanistic therapist. I look to help solidify what is good in a person and identify what can be modified in order to make someone feel more whole. My approach is warm, non-judgmental and genuine. Feel free to visit www.ashleys-counseling.com for more information.
I work with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationships, grief and loss, divorce , co-parenting, abuse, and addiction.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards improving your mental health. It is often not easy navigating the stages of finding a therapist, and I applaud you for finding the strength to make the leap. I am here to make that leap as comfortable as possible, in a way that is most suitable to your needs. I am a person-centered, strength-based, and humanistic therapist. I look to help solidify what is good in a person and identify what can be modified in order to make someone feel more whole. My approach is warm, non-judgmental and genuine. Feel free to visit www.ashleys-counseling.com for more information.
(412) 534-5661 View (412) 534-5661
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Scanlon Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Specialties: marital & divorce issues (including co-parenting counseling) Grief related to life changes (including death), as well as relationship issues; Adoption support (group & individual).
"I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers, a term that abolishes distinctions between 'them' (the afflicted) and 'us' (the healers). ... We are all in this together, and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence." (Borrowed from Dr. Irvin Yalom). My practice makes possible the important work of self-evolution & growth in part due to my eclectic approach & focus on the unique matters of every individual. My lived experiences have greatly influenced my desire to partner with my fellow travelers as we do our 'work' and to do so intentionally and mindfully.
Specialties: marital & divorce issues (including co-parenting counseling) Grief related to life changes (including death), as well as relationship issues; Adoption support (group & individual).
"I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers, a term that abolishes distinctions between 'them' (the afflicted) and 'us' (the healers). ... We are all in this together, and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence." (Borrowed from Dr. Irvin Yalom). My practice makes possible the important work of self-evolution & growth in part due to my eclectic approach & focus on the unique matters of every individual. My lived experiences have greatly influenced my desire to partner with my fellow travelers as we do our 'work' and to do so intentionally and mindfully.
(412) 330-1676 View (412) 330-1676
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Debbie Witchel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship issues, including people struggling with communication during divorce and co-parenting after divorce .
Does the thought of starting a new day seem overwhelming? Do you dread interacting with others due to anxiety/depression? Are you unhappy with/or feel stuck in your relationships? Do you end up having the same argument every day with your partner? I listen, I care and I want to help. I can assist you to heal and lead a happier life. I believe in connecting with you as a person, the significance of identifying and releasing unexpressed feelings and changing unhealthy life themes. I am trained in co-parenting (including court-ordered) for couples experiencing a divorce . I provide reunification counseling for families.
I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship issues, including people struggling with communication during divorce and co-parenting after divorce .
Does the thought of starting a new day seem overwhelming? Do you dread interacting with others due to anxiety/depression? Are you unhappy with/or feel stuck in your relationships? Do you end up having the same argument every day with your partner? I listen, I care and I want to help. I can assist you to heal and lead a happier life. I believe in connecting with you as a person, the significance of identifying and releasing unexpressed feelings and changing unhealthy life themes. I am trained in co-parenting (including court-ordered) for couples experiencing a divorce . I provide reunification counseling for families.
(412) 252-2450 View (412) 252-2450
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Rachael French
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSCP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
My clients face a range of life’s challenges: depression, anxiety, peer conflict, communication, transition to college/work, enhancing self-awareness, identity, relationship/family dynamics (separation/ divorce ), grief, and autism or attention deficit/executive functioning challenges.
Many of my clients are making exciting but often daunting transitions - from Jr High to High School or High School to College, ending or beginning new relationships and careers. Change is so often viewed with anxiety and negativity. Yet, change is happening all around us every day. How can we make change a positive experience in our lives? How can we choose to change something that is not working? How can we learn and grow from a challenging experience? As a counselor, I believe my job is to create a space where clients can explore these and other topics, in a way that ultimately positively impacts their day to day lives.
My clients face a range of life’s challenges: depression, anxiety, peer conflict, communication, transition to college/work, enhancing self-awareness, identity, relationship/family dynamics (separation/ divorce ), grief, and autism or attention deficit/executive functioning challenges.
Many of my clients are making exciting but often daunting transitions - from Jr High to High School or High School to College, ending or beginning new relationships and careers. Change is so often viewed with anxiety and negativity. Yet, change is happening all around us every day. How can we make change a positive experience in our lives? How can we choose to change something that is not working? How can we learn and grow from a challenging experience? As a counselor, I believe my job is to create a space where clients can explore these and other topics, in a way that ultimately positively impacts their day to day lives.
(878) 313-2170 View (878) 313-2170
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Barbara Kline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, trauma, sexual abuse, grief and loss, anger, divorce , life transitions, low self-esteem, relationships, and identity.
Modern life has allowed us to communicate with others in unprecedented new ways, and yet not enough opportunities to be truly heard and understood. My goal in working with you is to create an environment where you are heard and understood, to facilitate your journey in overcoming difficulties, and to enable you to reach your full potential to have a satisfying life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, trauma, sexual abuse, grief and loss, anger, divorce , life transitions, low self-esteem, relationships, and identity.
Modern life has allowed us to communicate with others in unprecedented new ways, and yet not enough opportunities to be truly heard and understood. My goal in working with you is to create an environment where you are heard and understood, to facilitate your journey in overcoming difficulties, and to enable you to reach your full potential to have a satisfying life.
(412) 888-0420 View (412) 888-0420
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Isaly Counseling Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LPC, RN, AT, CAADC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
We also offer divorce & co-parenting mediation services.
ICA is a group of dedicated mental and behavioral health professions who offer counseling and substance abuse services to adults, children, couples, and families in a supportive environment. Our providers are highly qualified and experienced professionals who treat each client with compassion, dignity, and respect while helping each to work through areas of concern. We believe that help begins with a strong therapist/client relationship in order to achieve long-term results and as such, each approach is personalized and tailored to the specific need of the client. We have an additional office in Swissvale at 2033 Noble St.
We also offer divorce & co-parenting mediation services.
ICA is a group of dedicated mental and behavioral health professions who offer counseling and substance abuse services to adults, children, couples, and families in a supportive environment. Our providers are highly qualified and experienced professionals who treat each client with compassion, dignity, and respect while helping each to work through areas of concern. We believe that help begins with a strong therapist/client relationship in order to achieve long-term results and as such, each approach is personalized and tailored to the specific need of the client. We have an additional office in Swissvale at 2033 Noble St.
(412) 369-4285 View (412) 369-4285
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Bethany Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families facing relational challenges, anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, divorce , custody issues, parenting challenges and grief/loss.
Relationships can be as challenging as they are rewarding. Professional support in working through those challenges can help you build more satisfying personal and professional relationships. I focus on assisting you with increasing your self awareness, emotional regulation and your ability to communicate effectively with others. I believe that a nonjudgemental, caring environment facilitates personal growth. My goal is to engage in a collaborative process that feels safe, enables healing and empowers you to reach your goals.
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families facing relational challenges, anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, divorce , custody issues, parenting challenges and grief/loss.
Relationships can be as challenging as they are rewarding. Professional support in working through those challenges can help you build more satisfying personal and professional relationships. I focus on assisting you with increasing your self awareness, emotional regulation and your ability to communicate effectively with others. I believe that a nonjudgemental, caring environment facilitates personal growth. My goal is to engage in a collaborative process that feels safe, enables healing and empowers you to reach your goals.
(412) 275-6931 View (412) 275-6931
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Kathleen A Brenckle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST, CCTP
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Having worked in divorce recovery 20+ years, I understand the intense anquish people encounter.
Do you feel invisible? Has life lost it's zest? Do you feel like you and your spouse can't communicate? Are you talking about the same things over and over again and not getting anywhere? It is never too late to look at areas of your life that create significant stress and make a change; or take a troubled relationship and turn it into a healthy, loving, supportive union. I have had great success helping individuals & couples identify and resolve persistent issues helping them live the life they want. My passion is to motivate you to realize your full potential and achieve your dreams.
Having worked in divorce recovery 20+ years, I understand the intense anquish people encounter.
Do you feel invisible? Has life lost it's zest? Do you feel like you and your spouse can't communicate? Are you talking about the same things over and over again and not getting anywhere? It is never too late to look at areas of your life that create significant stress and make a change; or take a troubled relationship and turn it into a healthy, loving, supportive union. I have had great success helping individuals & couples identify and resolve persistent issues helping them live the life they want. My passion is to motivate you to realize your full potential and achieve your dreams.
(724) 479-7929 View (724) 479-7929
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Eric Berta, LPC, NCC, CCH
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCH
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a-holes." (William Gibson) We take on a lot of stress from those around us - at work, at home, from strangers, from spouses & kids. From rage & stress, to grief, through life-stagnation & confusion to betrayal and divorce , my clients tend to be articulate & very smart, and prefer a counselor who is a realist, not someone who re-hashes old techniques or spouts trendy remedies.
"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a-holes." (William Gibson) We take on a lot of stress from those around us - at work, at home, from strangers, from spouses & kids. From rage & stress, to grief, through life-stagnation & confusion to betrayal and divorce , my clients tend to be articulate & very smart, and prefer a counselor who is a realist, not someone who re-hashes old techniques or spouts trendy remedies.
(412) 888-0059 View (412) 888-0059

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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.