Divorce Therapists in Dallas, TX

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Mary Sanger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT-S, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75231
I work with clients who are contemplating divorce, preparing to talk to their children about a divorce, want assistance in developing a parenting plan, are seeking party only mediation or a collaborative divorce process.
I work with clients in the midst of difficult times, sorting through challenging situations and life transitions. Many clients come with concerns about a relationship, marital problems, family conflict, or because they are somewhere in the process of divorce. They are wanting a safe place to talk, objective listening, support, direction that will facilitate change, and a process forward. Divorcing couples that I see are looking for a gentler more thoughtful approach to divorce. One that encourages a workable ongoing coparenting relationship.
I work with clients who are contemplating divorce, preparing to talk to their children about a divorce, want assistance in developing a parenting plan, are seeking party only mediation or a collaborative divorce process.
I work with clients in the midst of difficult times, sorting through challenging situations and life transitions. Many clients come with concerns about a relationship, marital problems, family conflict, or because they are somewhere in the process of divorce. They are wanting a safe place to talk, objective listening, support, direction that will facilitate change, and a process forward. Divorcing couples that I see are looking for a gentler more thoughtful approach to divorce. One that encourages a workable ongoing coparenting relationship.
(214) 706-0508 View (214) 706-0508
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Karen Elise Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dallas, TX 75230
When searching for a provider, it is important to find someone who is effective in achieving your therapy goals. As a licensed psychologist in the Dallas area for 15 years, I am committed to helping my clients cope with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, ADHD, divorce issues and loss issues. I also specialize in working with young adults as they make their way through education and other life decisions. I offer evening and weekend hours to be available for those who work full- time or are in school. My office is conveniently located at Hillcrest Tower, near 635 and Hillcrest.
When searching for a provider, it is important to find someone who is effective in achieving your therapy goals. As a licensed psychologist in the Dallas area for 15 years, I am committed to helping my clients cope with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, ADHD, divorce issues and loss issues. I also specialize in working with young adults as they make their way through education and other life decisions. I offer evening and weekend hours to be available for those who work full- time or are in school. My office is conveniently located at Hillcrest Tower, near 635 and Hillcrest.
(214) 705-2264 View (214) 705-2264
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Carrie Beaird
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75252
I work with issues like substance abuse, recovery and the 12 steps, marriage and family, divorce, depression, anxiety, pre-marital counseling and spiritual issues.
The purpose of therapy is to grow as a person and through the growth process affect changes in one’s life and relationships. As a therapist, I see my role as short term in nature, walking with people through sometimes very difficult chapters in their lives. Individual results in therapy vary, for in the final analysis the client decides their level of commitment to change and personal growth. However, the decision to begin the process of therapy is a courageous commitment to take the first step on the journey of self-discovery and growth.
I work with issues like substance abuse, recovery and the 12 steps, marriage and family, divorce, depression, anxiety, pre-marital counseling and spiritual issues.
The purpose of therapy is to grow as a person and through the growth process affect changes in one’s life and relationships. As a therapist, I see my role as short term in nature, walking with people through sometimes very difficult chapters in their lives. Individual results in therapy vary, for in the final analysis the client decides their level of commitment to change and personal growth. However, the decision to begin the process of therapy is a courageous commitment to take the first step on the journey of self-discovery and growth.
(972) 559-0165 View (972) 559-0165
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Steve M Reedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NMT, RYT, RMT
Verified
Dallas, TX 75219
I also provide mediation, individual therapy, and family therapy during and after a divorce.
A relationship seldom gets better on its own, but we often “hope” that it will. Don’t wait until you loose hope to seek relationship counseling, or counseling for any other issues you may be facing. The longer you wait, the more difficult each day can become. Self-help books often generalize, and medication often fails to deal with the cause of the imbalance. With counseling, I provide a personalized examination of your issues so that you may learn how to overcome them and create a life of relationships and experiences that you will greet with great enthusiasm.
I also provide mediation, individual therapy, and family therapy during and after a divorce.
A relationship seldom gets better on its own, but we often “hope” that it will. Don’t wait until you loose hope to seek relationship counseling, or counseling for any other issues you may be facing. The longer you wait, the more difficult each day can become. Self-help books often generalize, and medication often fails to deal with the cause of the imbalance. With counseling, I provide a personalized examination of your issues so that you may learn how to overcome them and create a life of relationships and experiences that you will greet with great enthusiasm.
(214) 317-4068 View (214) 317-4068
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Deborah Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75201
Greetings, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with clients in private practice setting and university/college settings. My first area of expertise is in the area of Career Indecision, Career Anxiety, Women returning to the workforce after divorce or loss, Career Transitions, Layoffs and Underemployment concerns. Some clients are dealing with toxic work environments and need guidance to navigate out of this situation. Sometimes it is hard to figure out the most pressing issues and having an objective counseling professional help you during these times can be very reassuring.
Greetings, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with clients in private practice setting and university/college settings. My first area of expertise is in the area of Career Indecision, Career Anxiety, Women returning to the workforce after divorce or loss, Career Transitions, Layoffs and Underemployment concerns. Some clients are dealing with toxic work environments and need guidance to navigate out of this situation. Sometimes it is hard to figure out the most pressing issues and having an objective counseling professional help you during these times can be very reassuring.
(469) 529-6130 x1 View (469) 529-6130 x1
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Melissa Pierce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75214
Looking for a holistic minded therapist who has your individual needs in mind? I am certified and registerd at the 500 hour for Yoga, work with substance abuse as an LCDC and am an LPC who has been working in the mental health and criminal justice field for over twenty years. Let's meet to see if we connect for an experience of personal growth. Our motto at Moonbrook is Creating a brighter now and a sustainable future. I look forward to working with you. I specialize in LGBTQI+, substance abuse, court services for high conflict divorce, home studies for custody or adoption, and mental health. Call for an appt!: 870.330.4095
Looking for a holistic minded therapist who has your individual needs in mind? I am certified and registerd at the 500 hour for Yoga, work with substance abuse as an LCDC and am an LPC who has been working in the mental health and criminal justice field for over twenty years. Let's meet to see if we connect for an experience of personal growth. Our motto at Moonbrook is Creating a brighter now and a sustainable future. I look forward to working with you. I specialize in LGBTQI+, substance abuse, court services for high conflict divorce, home studies for custody or adoption, and mental health. Call for an appt!: 870.330.4095
(214) 730-6218 View (214) 730-6218
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David Stroud
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75248
It takes strength and courage to seek help! I work with individuals, couples, and families in areas such as anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, couples tune-ups, and infertility. I am particularly interested in working with men's issues as well as stress management, self-esteem, post-divorce parenting, and career burnout/ career coaching. I am also experienced in working with senior adults and families dealing with issues related to aging, life transitions, and memory difficulties.
It takes strength and courage to seek help! I work with individuals, couples, and families in areas such as anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, couples tune-ups, and infertility. I am particularly interested in working with men's issues as well as stress management, self-esteem, post-divorce parenting, and career burnout/ career coaching. I am also experienced in working with senior adults and families dealing with issues related to aging, life transitions, and memory difficulties.
(972) 893-9044 View (972) 893-9044
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Relationship Experts, LLC
Art Therapist, MS, LPCP, MBTI
Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
As Certified Family Law Mediators and Certified Relationship Counselors, we specialize in working with people who are in a toxic or narcissistic relationship by guiding people to recognize the issues in their relationships, and address them with a step-by-step strategy. We work with clients to examine their relationship concerns, evaluate their choices and support them as they take the next steps appropriate for them. Using our extensive knowledge and certification in mediation, and those considering divorce, we offer exact steps to take pre-mediation, and how to heal and reclaim self-love from a toxic or narcissistic relationship.
As Certified Family Law Mediators and Certified Relationship Counselors, we specialize in working with people who are in a toxic or narcissistic relationship by guiding people to recognize the issues in their relationships, and address them with a step-by-step strategy. We work with clients to examine their relationship concerns, evaluate their choices and support them as they take the next steps appropriate for them. Using our extensive knowledge and certification in mediation, and those considering divorce, we offer exact steps to take pre-mediation, and how to heal and reclaim self-love from a toxic or narcissistic relationship.
(941) 357-7178 View (941) 357-7178
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Daniel Heath Ferguson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75205  (Online Only)
Therapy is a transformative journey that can help you heal from past wounds, develop healthier relationships, find clarity through divorce, and manage anxiety to live a more fulfilling life. I currently counsel adult individuals virtually. I enjoy and have experience in working with adults dealing with a range of issues including grief, anxiety, depression, coping skills, social skills, ADHD, anger management, mood disorders, sexual issues, relationship issues, divorce, parenting, and spiritual issues.
Therapy is a transformative journey that can help you heal from past wounds, develop healthier relationships, find clarity through divorce, and manage anxiety to live a more fulfilling life. I currently counsel adult individuals virtually. I enjoy and have experience in working with adults dealing with a range of issues including grief, anxiety, depression, coping skills, social skills, ADHD, anger management, mood disorders, sexual issues, relationship issues, divorce, parenting, and spiritual issues.
(713) 766-5538 View (713) 766-5538
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Asha Griffith
Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS
Verified
Dallas, TX 75202  (Online Only)
Being a woman in today's society is no easy task! Are you tired of always having to be "strong"? If you are experiencing Depression, Frustration in your relationship, are facing a divorce, battling spiritual confusion, having trouble "fitting in", struggling with low self esteem, feeling as if you have no purpose, carrying the load of childhood trauma or you feel like you're just existing but not LIVING, Contact me NOW!
Being a woman in today's society is no easy task! Are you tired of always having to be "strong"? If you are experiencing Depression, Frustration in your relationship, are facing a divorce, battling spiritual confusion, having trouble "fitting in", struggling with low self esteem, feeling as if you have no purpose, carrying the load of childhood trauma or you feel like you're just existing but not LIVING, Contact me NOW!
(941) 260-2735 View (941) 260-2735
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Pam Mesker Pierce
MA, MS, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75218
Experience includes 12-Step programs, addiction recovery, marital, grief, boundaries, divorce, codependency, inner child, psychodrama, sex and love addiction, trauma, time management, coaching, career, financial and pastoral counseling.
The clients that work best with me are ready to identify obstacles that are preventing them from living a juicy and fulfilling life. I guide my clients to empower themselves and be survivors, not victims. I assign frequent homework and will not work harder than you. I will most often tell you what you don't want to hear, in a loving, kind way. I use a variety of treatment modalities in any given session. I also have extensive knowlege and resources regarding the 12 steps. If requested, I can counsel from a Christian perspective.
Experience includes 12-Step programs, addiction recovery, marital, grief, boundaries, divorce, codependency, inner child, psychodrama, sex and love addiction, trauma, time management, coaching, career, financial and pastoral counseling.
The clients that work best with me are ready to identify obstacles that are preventing them from living a juicy and fulfilling life. I guide my clients to empower themselves and be survivors, not victims. I assign frequent homework and will not work harder than you. I will most often tell you what you don't want to hear, in a loving, kind way. I use a variety of treatment modalities in any given session. I also have extensive knowlege and resources regarding the 12 steps. If requested, I can counsel from a Christian perspective.
(469) 208-6767 View (469) 208-6767
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Veronica Corona Barker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75231
I work with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, recovery, family, couples, divorce, pre-marital counseling, and existential issues.
We all struggle in life but sometimes no matter how hard we try, we don’t seem to be able to get out of it on our own. Are you looking for someone who will center on what your needs are? Do you want to find out about how therapy can improve your quality of life? Then give me a call. I have over twenty years of experience, and I specialize in people reduce the distress and be happier. I have been a therapist abroad as well as in the US so I know how adaptation to change can be challenging.
I work with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, recovery, family, couples, divorce, pre-marital counseling, and existential issues.
We all struggle in life but sometimes no matter how hard we try, we don’t seem to be able to get out of it on our own. Are you looking for someone who will center on what your needs are? Do you want to find out about how therapy can improve your quality of life? Then give me a call. I have over twenty years of experience, and I specialize in people reduce the distress and be happier. I have been a therapist abroad as well as in the US so I know how adaptation to change can be challenging.
(214) 974-4514 View (214) 974-4514
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Mark Dane
Licensed Professional Counselor, MMFT, MA, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
Good therapy grows from trust and skilled care. I use research proven DBT skills addressing anxiety, depression and anger and also seek the underlying causes and trauma affect relationships. I work with people in transition, couples in stress or navigating divorce and co-parenting transitions, as well as, substance and alcohol abuse. I enjoy helping people who have seen a lot of life and feel stuck with questions and needs that can no longer be ignored. Prior to being a therapist, I also worked with people as a minister and then as a professor at state and private universities in the areas of history, religion and philosophy.
Good therapy grows from trust and skilled care. I use research proven DBT skills addressing anxiety, depression and anger and also seek the underlying causes and trauma affect relationships. I work with people in transition, couples in stress or navigating divorce and co-parenting transitions, as well as, substance and alcohol abuse. I enjoy helping people who have seen a lot of life and feel stuck with questions and needs that can no longer be ignored. Prior to being a therapist, I also worked with people as a minister and then as a professor at state and private universities in the areas of history, religion and philosophy.
(469) 813-8698 View (469) 813-8698
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Kathryn Luscri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified
Dallas, TX 75223
Do you want to be successful in relationships? Is depression or anxiety stealing your joy, robbing your peace? As a licensed counselor, supervisor of counseling interns, speaker and life coach, I love to see people heal and grow in ways they did not think was possible. For over 25 years, I have counseled people struggling with marriage, divorce, eating disorders, severe depression, and trauma of every kind. Miracles happen in lives where others say there is no chance. Because I counsel from a Christian perspective, I believe all things are possible. Whatever your struggle is, I want to help!
Do you want to be successful in relationships? Is depression or anxiety stealing your joy, robbing your peace? As a licensed counselor, supervisor of counseling interns, speaker and life coach, I love to see people heal and grow in ways they did not think was possible. For over 25 years, I have counseled people struggling with marriage, divorce, eating disorders, severe depression, and trauma of every kind. Miracles happen in lives where others say there is no chance. Because I counsel from a Christian perspective, I believe all things are possible. Whatever your struggle is, I want to help!
(214) 838-1263 View (214) 838-1263
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Lemon-Aid Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS,, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75219  (Online Only)
some topics: Life transitions, Depression, Anxiety, Substance abuse, Dual diagnosis, Divorce Recovery, Infertility, Affair Recovery, Childhood trauma, PTSD, sexual identity issues, Interracial relationships, 1st generation issues, Adolescents and Teens too.
First off I want to congratulate you for taking the first step in seeking support. It can be incredibly hard to do and you did that! Secondly, it is important to know that despite how you may be feeling now, relief, change, healing, and growth is possible. I have professional experience across the lifespan and can customize your therapy experience to your needs. I see both individuals and couples. With warmth and empathy I can help you build the life, you envision. With hard work I can help you and your partner create and maintain the relationship your heart desires. I combine research based methods and intuitive practices.
some topics: Life transitions, Depression, Anxiety, Substance abuse, Dual diagnosis, Divorce Recovery, Infertility, Affair Recovery, Childhood trauma, PTSD, sexual identity issues, Interracial relationships, 1st generation issues, Adolescents and Teens too.
First off I want to congratulate you for taking the first step in seeking support. It can be incredibly hard to do and you did that! Secondly, it is important to know that despite how you may be feeling now, relief, change, healing, and growth is possible. I have professional experience across the lifespan and can customize your therapy experience to your needs. I see both individuals and couples. With warmth and empathy I can help you build the life, you envision. With hard work I can help you and your partner create and maintain the relationship your heart desires. I combine research based methods and intuitive practices.
(214) 833-5381 View (214) 833-5381
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Jamie Wilson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75230
I have specialized training in psychological assessments and therapy for families and couples, whom I have helped with challenges such as infertility, pregnancy-related difficulties, step-parenting, child-parent conflict, chronic illness, trauma, loss, divorce, and retirement.
My approach is compassionate, client-centered, and interactive. I view therapy as a partnership between us. Both of us will work hard in order for you to make the changes that you desire and for you to reach your goals. I have worked extensively with individuals, families, and couples and have expertise in treating a variety of challenges, including depression and anxiety, trauma, infertility, postpartum difficulties and stress-related ailments. I offer research-supported treatments to reduce suffering, enrich your relationships, and improve your life.
I have specialized training in psychological assessments and therapy for families and couples, whom I have helped with challenges such as infertility, pregnancy-related difficulties, step-parenting, child-parent conflict, chronic illness, trauma, loss, divorce, and retirement.
My approach is compassionate, client-centered, and interactive. I view therapy as a partnership between us. Both of us will work hard in order for you to make the changes that you desire and for you to reach your goals. I have worked extensively with individuals, families, and couples and have expertise in treating a variety of challenges, including depression and anxiety, trauma, infertility, postpartum difficulties and stress-related ailments. I offer research-supported treatments to reduce suffering, enrich your relationships, and improve your life.
(214) 256-4410 View (214) 256-4410
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Sandy Dooley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75230
I work with family lawyers assisting in high conflict divorce cases as well as issues pertaining to access and possession of children.
I have been in private practice in the Dallas area for over 25 years. I have worked with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. My practice includes not only individuals, but couples and families.
I work with family lawyers assisting in high conflict divorce cases as well as issues pertaining to access and possession of children.
I have been in private practice in the Dallas area for over 25 years. I have worked with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. My practice includes not only individuals, but couples and families.
(214) 499-9621 View (214) 499-9621
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David Hanson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, CSAT, EMDR, SE
Verified
Dallas, TX 75209
I address issues of sexual abuse and addiction, partners of infidelity or sex addicts trauma, substance abuse, developmental immaturity, divorce, and failure to launch young men.
Many people see therapy as a one-sided conversation, with little opportunity for interaction or getting to experience each other as real people. I can promise you that I am as real as it gets! I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process as much as possible and experiencing yourself in new ways. Simply put, I don't believe therapy has to always be a painful thing. Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help.
I address issues of sexual abuse and addiction, partners of infidelity or sex addicts trauma, substance abuse, developmental immaturity, divorce, and failure to launch young men.
Many people see therapy as a one-sided conversation, with little opportunity for interaction or getting to experience each other as real people. I can promise you that I am as real as it gets! I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process as much as possible and experiencing yourself in new ways. Simply put, I don't believe therapy has to always be a painful thing. Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help.
(469) 300-5247 View (469) 300-5247
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Carolyn Hubbard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Dallas, TX 75231
Sensitivity and compassion, based on acceptance of any of life's painful circumstances, is my passionate aproach to therapy. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Whatever pain you are experiencing; depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief, relationship issues in families or couples, divorce, family of origin issues, unhealthy communication, work issues, alcololism, or any addiction that is destroying your life, and the need for self confidence or emotional maturity. The pain of each issue can be addressed, worked through, relieved and released. Change is possible!
Sensitivity and compassion, based on acceptance of any of life's painful circumstances, is my passionate aproach to therapy. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Whatever pain you are experiencing; depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief, relationship issues in families or couples, divorce, family of origin issues, unhealthy communication, work issues, alcololism, or any addiction that is destroying your life, and the need for self confidence or emotional maturity. The pain of each issue can be addressed, worked through, relieved and released. Change is possible!
(469) 253-4451 View (469) 253-4451
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Karen Dumas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75231
This can include but not limited to a loss of a loved one, car accident, dog bite, separation/divorce, health concerns/diagnosis, physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I have worked with children and families for over 20 years. My passion is to help children express themselves through play, a child's natural way of communicating. To give children the tools to process and understand their world and what they have experienced in a way that cognitively and verbally they may not have the ability to do just yet.
This can include but not limited to a loss of a loved one, car accident, dog bite, separation/divorce, health concerns/diagnosis, physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I have worked with children and families for over 20 years. My passion is to help children express themselves through play, a child's natural way of communicating. To give children the tools to process and understand their world and what they have experienced in a way that cognitively and verbally they may not have the ability to do just yet.
(214) 935-3958 View (214) 935-3958

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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.