Divorce Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Shari Anderson
Pre-Licensed Professional, TLMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I help women move forward and rebuild after divorce or difficult breakup, couples find clarity in their relationship, and families dealing with the aftermath of divorce. My passion is supporting clients as they navigate life’s toughest moments, as these life transitions can have you feeling all the things – overwhelmed, scared, sad, angry, and frustrated. Accepting and adjusting to these changes can be hard to handle on your own, so that's where I come in. I support you as you figure out next steps, manage relational conflict or make a life-changing decision. The goal is to empower you to make decisions that will honor you.
I help women move forward and rebuild after divorce or difficult breakup, couples find clarity in their relationship, and families dealing with the aftermath of divorce. My passion is supporting clients as they navigate life’s toughest moments, as these life transitions can have you feeling all the things – overwhelmed, scared, sad, angry, and frustrated. Accepting and adjusting to these changes can be hard to handle on your own, so that's where I come in. I support you as you figure out next steps, manage relational conflict or make a life-changing decision. The goal is to empower you to make decisions that will honor you.
(629) 209-8323 View (629) 209-8323
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Hannah Pipher
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about working with teens and adolescents as they navigate the stressors that come with growing up. This could present in a multitude of ways consisting of emotional regulation, exploring sexuality/identity, navigating transitions in school, conflicts with family and peers, high acuity depression or self-harm, or living through parents divorce/separation. Additionally, young adults exhibiting symptoms of PTSD and complex trauma who are ready to process and return to their life before the trauma are another sweet spot of mine.
I am passionate about working with teens and adolescents as they navigate the stressors that come with growing up. This could present in a multitude of ways consisting of emotional regulation, exploring sexuality/identity, navigating transitions in school, conflicts with family and peers, high acuity depression or self-harm, or living through parents divorce/separation. Additionally, young adults exhibiting symptoms of PTSD and complex trauma who are ready to process and return to their life before the trauma are another sweet spot of mine.
(303) 732-8347 View (303) 732-8347
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Julia A McAninch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
In addition to my therapy practice, I work as a Collaborative Divorce Coach and Rule 31 Family Mediator helping clients resolve disputes respectfully and promoting positive co-parenting relationships.
My specialty areas include trauma and PTSD (rape, child abuse, domestic violence, neglect, emotional abuse, car accidents and other accidents, combat exposure, and other violent crimes); relationship issues (couples therapy, recovering from affairs, LGBT couples, family conflict); sexuality (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning concerns, sexual performance, diverse sexual expression); gender (women's issues, men's issues, transgender issues); identity exploration (college students, multicultural populations, career changes); mood disorders (depression and anxiety); along with other areas of concern. Please go to www.mcaninchpsychological.com to see more.
In addition to my therapy practice, I work as a Collaborative Divorce Coach and Rule 31 Family Mediator helping clients resolve disputes respectfully and promoting positive co-parenting relationships.
My specialty areas include trauma and PTSD (rape, child abuse, domestic violence, neglect, emotional abuse, car accidents and other accidents, combat exposure, and other violent crimes); relationship issues (couples therapy, recovering from affairs, LGBT couples, family conflict); sexuality (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning concerns, sexual performance, diverse sexual expression); gender (women's issues, men's issues, transgender issues); identity exploration (college students, multicultural populations, career changes); mood disorders (depression and anxiety); along with other areas of concern. Please go to www.mcaninchpsychological.com to see more.
(615) 208-7104 View (615) 208-7104
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Hampton Howell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37230  (Online Only)
Address personal or partner difficulties in communication. Any sexuality issues? Trouble with awareness, focusing, sleeping? Interference from depression or anxiety? Where is it you, where the other? Want to relate more fully with your and their whole self--or to leave? Possible lifestyle or sexual orientation questions? Reimagine yourself after divorce, an affair or lost love. Consider a midcourse correction what you want from your life now, & rethink your current values & strengths. What to change? Which of your existing strengths to fine-tune now? What you share stays confidential, respected and nurtured.
Address personal or partner difficulties in communication. Any sexuality issues? Trouble with awareness, focusing, sleeping? Interference from depression or anxiety? Where is it you, where the other? Want to relate more fully with your and their whole self--or to leave? Possible lifestyle or sexual orientation questions? Reimagine yourself after divorce, an affair or lost love. Consider a midcourse correction what you want from your life now, & rethink your current values & strengths. What to change? Which of your existing strengths to fine-tune now? What you share stays confidential, respected and nurtured.
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Blakely Patterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
**I am currently accepting new clients for in-person or virtual therapy, as well as Saturday appointments to accommodate your schedule. Please call to discuss your goals for therapy. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to improve their relationship challenges. If you are struggling with your marriage, blending a step-family, infidelity, a divorce or any other family issue, I can help. Let's work together to develop a plan that will improve all areas of your life and your relationships. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
**I am currently accepting new clients for in-person or virtual therapy, as well as Saturday appointments to accommodate your schedule. Please call to discuss your goals for therapy. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to improve their relationship challenges. If you are struggling with your marriage, blending a step-family, infidelity, a divorce or any other family issue, I can help. Let's work together to develop a plan that will improve all areas of your life and your relationships. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(615) 631-4279 View (615) 631-4279
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Tammy Daughtry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
8 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37217
Are you struggling to communicate with your co-parent? I have been helping divorced & remarried parents with "co-parenting" since 2003. My passion is for kids to have a whole and healthy life by empowering and helping divided parents raise them between mom's house and dad's house. This is a complex journey and one that I personally walk every day. I wrote a book, "Co-parenting Works! Helping Your Children Thrive After Divorce" (HarperCollins 2011) and it has been making an important difference with families all around the country. I believe the power of even one stable parent can make a difference for the children! There is HOPE!
Are you struggling to communicate with your co-parent? I have been helping divorced & remarried parents with "co-parenting" since 2003. My passion is for kids to have a whole and healthy life by empowering and helping divided parents raise them between mom's house and dad's house. This is a complex journey and one that I personally walk every day. I wrote a book, "Co-parenting Works! Helping Your Children Thrive After Divorce" (HarperCollins 2011) and it has been making an important difference with families all around the country. I believe the power of even one stable parent can make a difference for the children! There is HOPE!
(615) 871-4264 View (615) 871-4264
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Rebecca K Griffith
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with a life transition, perhaps facing a divorce or separation? If you have children, you may be wondering if they are going to be OK, especially if you do not feel like you are OK. Children are impacted emotionally by the same events that impact adults, but they process them differently. I have worked with a variety of clients- ranging from very young children to adults and couples. I have extensive training and experience in trauma - both childhood trauma and adult trauma. I am a certified Trauma therapist (CTT) and am certified in EMDR therapy.
Are you struggling with a life transition, perhaps facing a divorce or separation? If you have children, you may be wondering if they are going to be OK, especially if you do not feel like you are OK. Children are impacted emotionally by the same events that impact adults, but they process them differently. I have worked with a variety of clients- ranging from very young children to adults and couples. I have extensive training and experience in trauma - both childhood trauma and adult trauma. I am a certified Trauma therapist (CTT) and am certified in EMDR therapy.
(615) 673-4906 View (615) 673-4906
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Emily Runyan @ Tennessee Mental Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37201
There are times in life when we simply feel "stuck". Despite how bleak things may seem, there is always reason to hope for change. As a strengths-based therapist, I assume my clients are caring and capable. My purposeful questions and Brainspotting techniques help clients connect with their best selves, allowing them to unlock solutions to the challenges they face. I work with adults, couples and teens around such challenges as: psychological barriers to healthy lifestyles, relationship difficulties, infidelity & divorce, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, impulsive behavior, binge eating, weight loss, and chronic pain.
There are times in life when we simply feel "stuck". Despite how bleak things may seem, there is always reason to hope for change. As a strengths-based therapist, I assume my clients are caring and capable. My purposeful questions and Brainspotting techniques help clients connect with their best selves, allowing them to unlock solutions to the challenges they face. I work with adults, couples and teens around such challenges as: psychological barriers to healthy lifestyles, relationship difficulties, infidelity & divorce, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, impulsive behavior, binge eating, weight loss, and chronic pain.
(615) 502-4098 View (615) 502-4098
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LaDonna Carey
MA, SPE
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
Has your life been turned upside down by betrayal and divorce after a long-term marriage? Regardless of the type of betrayal (infidelity, porn, addiction, financial, sex workers, or emotional/verbal abuse), having your life torn apart by your partner's deceit and abuse is devastating. If you are reeling from being blindsided by a betrayal, are wondering "Who am I now?" or how to recover from betrayal and divorce, I'm here to guide you through the healing process. You can find your Self, survive divorce grief and recreate your life after your heart has been shattered by betrayal.
Has your life been turned upside down by betrayal and divorce after a long-term marriage? Regardless of the type of betrayal (infidelity, porn, addiction, financial, sex workers, or emotional/verbal abuse), having your life torn apart by your partner's deceit and abuse is devastating. If you are reeling from being blindsided by a betrayal, are wondering "Who am I now?" or how to recover from betrayal and divorce, I'm here to guide you through the healing process. You can find your Self, survive divorce grief and recreate your life after your heart has been shattered by betrayal.
(423) 592-8790 View (423) 592-8790
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Felicia Nicole Reid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC, LPCS-C, LCMHC, PC, Mediatr
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37238
Our practice is accepting therapy & court related clients! Family court mediation services(divorce, alimony, child support, custody, parenting agreements) probate court services are offered in SC & TN. If your marriage, relationship, or overall life needs to be revitalized, we're here to help. Specialties- psychological evaluations, CALOCUS, family/marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, individual counseling, ADHD diagnosis, relationship issues, workplace issues, life adjustment issues, court mandated therapy, expert witness services, supervised visitation/exchanges, & home studies.We accept most insurances & self-pay clients.
Our practice is accepting therapy & court related clients! Family court mediation services(divorce, alimony, child support, custody, parenting agreements) probate court services are offered in SC & TN. If your marriage, relationship, or overall life needs to be revitalized, we're here to help. Specialties- psychological evaluations, CALOCUS, family/marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, individual counseling, ADHD diagnosis, relationship issues, workplace issues, life adjustment issues, court mandated therapy, expert witness services, supervised visitation/exchanges, & home studies.We accept most insurances & self-pay clients.
(864) 374-2473 View (864) 374-2473
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Kary Valdes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating children and adolescents. I have been working with children for over 20 years and truly enjoy seeing children move from timid and anxious to confident and self assured. I can help kids deal with divorce, death, abuse, anxiety and many other issues that affect children and adolescents. I will help them to be better at dealing with life as it comes to them and to be more assured when things get hard. I am a Consultant with EMDR which is trauma therapy. I also see adults for EMDR as well with children and adolescents.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating children and adolescents. I have been working with children for over 20 years and truly enjoy seeing children move from timid and anxious to confident and self assured. I can help kids deal with divorce, death, abuse, anxiety and many other issues that affect children and adolescents. I will help them to be better at dealing with life as it comes to them and to be more assured when things get hard. I am a Consultant with EMDR which is trauma therapy. I also see adults for EMDR as well with children and adolescents.
(615) 282-5138 View (615) 282-5138
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Malinda Davenport Crisp
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37211
I am also experienced with individuals struggling with sexuality, self-esteem, or spiritual issues, & I work with couples or individuals who wish to explore and overcome the challenges of being in an intimate relationship, parenting, divorce, recovery, and/or codependency issues.
I have been practicing in the Nashville area for over 15 years. In addition to completing specialized training as a mediator, I also utilize NVC to bring skillful communication techniques into my practice, have Level II EMDR training for trauma, and have experience in assisting people in difficult relationships, addiction, and life transition. I believe each person is unique, has their own set of strengths, needs and values; I believe therapy is a collaborative effort between client and therapist.
I am also experienced with individuals struggling with sexuality, self-esteem, or spiritual issues, & I work with couples or individuals who wish to explore and overcome the challenges of being in an intimate relationship, parenting, divorce, recovery, and/or codependency issues.
I have been practicing in the Nashville area for over 15 years. In addition to completing specialized training as a mediator, I also utilize NVC to bring skillful communication techniques into my practice, have Level II EMDR training for trauma, and have experience in assisting people in difficult relationships, addiction, and life transition. I believe each person is unique, has their own set of strengths, needs and values; I believe therapy is a collaborative effort between client and therapist.
(615) 671-4991 View (615) 671-4991
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Angela Simon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Areas of interest include: life transitions, grief and loss, health and wellness, body image, relationship difficulties, divorce, women’s issues and issues related to self-esteem or self-worth.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been in practice for fifteen years. I believe that people have the capacity to change and make improvements in their lives. And, I see myself as a partner in the change process. I am someone that you can trust who will listen with compassion-free from judgment. I am easy to talk to and I will share with you my thoughts, ideas and strategies to assist you as you move towards change. I am compassionate and will treat you with respect and understanding.
Areas of interest include: life transitions, grief and loss, health and wellness, body image, relationship difficulties, divorce, women’s issues and issues related to self-esteem or self-worth.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been in practice for fifteen years. I believe that people have the capacity to change and make improvements in their lives. And, I see myself as a partner in the change process. I am someone that you can trust who will listen with compassion-free from judgment. I am easy to talk to and I will share with you my thoughts, ideas and strategies to assist you as you move towards change. I am compassionate and will treat you with respect and understanding.
(615) 219-1074 View (615) 219-1074
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Tara Hinman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
It is my belief that many of our current problems come from our earliest relationships, and that these relationships have an enduring impact on our present lives. I work with men and women who are struggling with depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-worth or not-being-good-enough, anger, divorce adjustment, and fear of losing control. I am also active in helping parents learn to be more connected and calm with their children, creating healthy relationships that will impact their children throughout their lives.
It is my belief that many of our current problems come from our earliest relationships, and that these relationships have an enduring impact on our present lives. I work with men and women who are struggling with depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-worth or not-being-good-enough, anger, divorce adjustment, and fear of losing control. I am also active in helping parents learn to be more connected and calm with their children, creating healthy relationships that will impact their children throughout their lives.
(615) 323-5708 View (615) 323-5708
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Truth Empowered Counseling & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37211
I help stressed out, overwhelmed, worried counselors and other helping professionals. I know that as a great therapist you are passionate about your work, but at times, you might fail to take care of yourself; over time the client stories you hear may begin to impact your personal well being. While you are helping others, divorce, death and other disturbing things can happen to you, and you may have become disengaged and detached from your life, your family, and your clients. Who helps the helper?
I help stressed out, overwhelmed, worried counselors and other helping professionals. I know that as a great therapist you are passionate about your work, but at times, you might fail to take care of yourself; over time the client stories you hear may begin to impact your personal well being. While you are helping others, divorce, death and other disturbing things can happen to you, and you may have become disengaged and detached from your life, your family, and your clients. Who helps the helper?
(615) 338-7144 View (615) 338-7144
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Amanda J P Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MACJ, CCTP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37204  (Online Only)
If you've experienced trauma, including early childhood trauma, struggling with attachments, going through a life transitions including divorce, want to work on shame resilience, have self worth issues and/or need grief and loss support, I can help. Choosing to look at where you're at in your life & obtaining support while you do it, is one of the BRAVEST things you can do for yourself. Finding your voice, standing your ground, rewriting old narratives & healing from the experiences which left their mark on you, is possible! Helping guide my clients through this process is what I'm passionate about. Service Areas: OR, ID, & TN
If you've experienced trauma, including early childhood trauma, struggling with attachments, going through a life transitions including divorce, want to work on shame resilience, have self worth issues and/or need grief and loss support, I can help. Choosing to look at where you're at in your life & obtaining support while you do it, is one of the BRAVEST things you can do for yourself. Finding your voice, standing your ground, rewriting old narratives & healing from the experiences which left their mark on you, is possible! Helping guide my clients through this process is what I'm passionate about. Service Areas: OR, ID, & TN
(541) 262-6927 View (541) 262-6927
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Ali Schaffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
Due to planned/unplanned life events such as a health diagnosis or divorce you may feel out of sync, stuck, overwhelmed, lost and disconnected from yourself.
I provide individual and group therapy for adults navigating life transitions, coping with health challenges, and desiring to live more fully. Whether you are at the beginning, stuck in the messy middle, or yearning for closure, I am ready to work with you to achieve your goals. You don't have to know the answers. All you have to do is be willing to show up and believe that change is possible. Together, through inquiry and with curiosity, we will engage in a dynamic, collaborative process to achieve clarity and lasting change. I will help you take meaningful action in your life.
Due to planned/unplanned life events such as a health diagnosis or divorce you may feel out of sync, stuck, overwhelmed, lost and disconnected from yourself.
I provide individual and group therapy for adults navigating life transitions, coping with health challenges, and desiring to live more fully. Whether you are at the beginning, stuck in the messy middle, or yearning for closure, I am ready to work with you to achieve your goals. You don't have to know the answers. All you have to do is be willing to show up and believe that change is possible. Together, through inquiry and with curiosity, we will engage in a dynamic, collaborative process to achieve clarity and lasting change. I will help you take meaningful action in your life.
(678) 673-3802 View (678) 673-3802
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Jay Shannon Daughtry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37217
I also help individuals facing death, divorce and loss.
Have you experienced pain, loss, disappointment or unexpected change? I am here to help individuals, young adults, couples and families process these experiences in a safe and compassionate environment. Together we can unpack the pain and navigate the issues you are facing. You don't have to face it alone. We can identify realistic goals and relationship strategies as well as boundaries and strategies for growing forward. My desire is to facilitate communication and conflict resolution that is emotionally healing and beneficial. For couples, this process fosters interactions that increase and strengthen attachment and bonding.
I also help individuals facing death, divorce and loss.
Have you experienced pain, loss, disappointment or unexpected change? I am here to help individuals, young adults, couples and families process these experiences in a safe and compassionate environment. Together we can unpack the pain and navigate the issues you are facing. You don't have to face it alone. We can identify realistic goals and relationship strategies as well as boundaries and strategies for growing forward. My desire is to facilitate communication and conflict resolution that is emotionally healing and beneficial. For couples, this process fosters interactions that increase and strengthen attachment and bonding.
(615) 933-4992 View (615) 933-4992
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Chris Gonzalez Ph.D., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
My clinical focus include: couple and family therapy, divorce, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, religious trauma and abuse.
Taking care of yourself, your relationships, and your soul are some the most important things you can do. However, sometimes stress can pile up, relationships get strained, or unexpected losses leave an empty place in life. Sometimes even church can hurt. When these things happen it can get overwhelming resulting in many more questions than answers. It is a privilege for me to walk with people who are experiencing challenges and help them heal from wounds, solve problems and glean some redemptive meaning from the challenges they face.
My clinical focus include: couple and family therapy, divorce, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, religious trauma and abuse.
Taking care of yourself, your relationships, and your soul are some the most important things you can do. However, sometimes stress can pile up, relationships get strained, or unexpected losses leave an empty place in life. Sometimes even church can hurt. When these things happen it can get overwhelming resulting in many more questions than answers. It is a privilege for me to walk with people who are experiencing challenges and help them heal from wounds, solve problems and glean some redemptive meaning from the challenges they face.
(615) 721-2482 View (615) 721-2482
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Katy Odenbaugh
MSSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
In addition, some of her primary therapeutic focuses are relationship issues, trauma, substance use and addiction, divorce, codependency, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem.
Katy (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician with experience working with individuals in different stages of life with a wide variety of clinical concerns. She uses a person-centered approach to her work, combining holistic and mindfulness-based techniques.
In addition, some of her primary therapeutic focuses are relationship issues, trauma, substance use and addiction, divorce, codependency, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem.
Katy (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician with experience working with individuals in different stages of life with a wide variety of clinical concerns. She uses a person-centered approach to her work, combining holistic and mindfulness-based techniques.
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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.