Divorce Therapists in Houston, TX

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Audrey Omenson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018
I offer counseling for adults and teens (ages 16+) looking to process major life transitions (divorce, leaving/changing religious settings, personal identity, etc), deal with burnout and boundaries, improve self-care, & address trauma (including religious trauma/harm), neurodiversity and parent coaching for those with children and teens with ASD.
Currently accepting new clients, in-person & teletherapy available. Stepping into the process of counseling takes courage, vulnerability, creativity, and curiosity. It requires the use of one’s whole self—body, mind, emotion and spirit. We also all need community to do the work of healing. Finding a trusted counselor can be one such communal support as you move through the process of excavating who you really are from beneath confusing and toxic layers of culture, religion, family messages, trauma, and unhealthy beliefs about yourself and others.
I offer counseling for adults and teens (ages 16+) looking to process major life transitions (divorce, leaving/changing religious settings, personal identity, etc), deal with burnout and boundaries, improve self-care, & address trauma (including religious trauma/harm), neurodiversity and parent coaching for those with children and teens with ASD.
Currently accepting new clients, in-person & teletherapy available. Stepping into the process of counseling takes courage, vulnerability, creativity, and curiosity. It requires the use of one’s whole self—body, mind, emotion and spirit. We also all need community to do the work of healing. Finding a trusted counselor can be one such communal support as you move through the process of excavating who you really are from beneath confusing and toxic layers of culture, religion, family messages, trauma, and unhealthy beliefs about yourself and others.
(713) 804-8393 View (713) 804-8393
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Megan Griffith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077
I provide services to children, parents, and adults, with concerns including, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, divorce, and parenting concerns.
I thoroughly enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan and creating a space to communicate and express their needs in a way that is comfortable and developmentally appropriate. My goal is to provide a space that is welcoming and non-judgemental for clients to share, process, feel heard and supported through the many different aspects of life.
I provide services to children, parents, and adults, with concerns including, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, divorce, and parenting concerns.
I thoroughly enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan and creating a space to communicate and express their needs in a way that is comfortable and developmentally appropriate. My goal is to provide a space that is welcoming and non-judgemental for clients to share, process, feel heard and supported through the many different aspects of life.
(281) 519-6238 View (281) 519-6238
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Joseph Scott Anenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
*LPC SUPERVISION AVAILABLE. Therapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients who are trying to grow healthier relationships. People who choose my practice work on the relationships they have with marriage, divorce and family, the future, the world of work, anxiety or depression, food, spirit and community.
*LPC SUPERVISION AVAILABLE. Therapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients who are trying to grow healthier relationships. People who choose my practice work on the relationships they have with marriage, divorce and family, the future, the world of work, anxiety or depression, food, spirit and community.
(281) 668-7803 View (281) 668-7803
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Shana L Gordy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
My background includes working with anxiety, depression, couples, life transitions, work and school-related stress, divorce recovery, and life coaching.
Life can be hard. Everyday obstacles, change, and hardships can leave you feeling overwhelmed and helpless. The life coaching relationship allows for meaningful conversation that can support you as you navigate all of life’s challenges. Having the courage to navigate through feelings and learning what makes us who we are is transformational. Here are a few of the benefits you may experience from life coaching: improved quality of life, decreased depressive and anxiety symptoms, improved interpersonal relationships, and improvement in emotional self-regulation. I am trained in Brainspotting, CBT, DBT, EFT, and Gottman Level 1 & 2.
My background includes working with anxiety, depression, couples, life transitions, work and school-related stress, divorce recovery, and life coaching.
Life can be hard. Everyday obstacles, change, and hardships can leave you feeling overwhelmed and helpless. The life coaching relationship allows for meaningful conversation that can support you as you navigate all of life’s challenges. Having the courage to navigate through feelings and learning what makes us who we are is transformational. Here are a few of the benefits you may experience from life coaching: improved quality of life, decreased depressive and anxiety symptoms, improved interpersonal relationships, and improvement in emotional self-regulation. I am trained in Brainspotting, CBT, DBT, EFT, and Gottman Level 1 & 2.
(832) 979-4937 View (832) 979-4937
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Michael Winters
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
I provide Discernment Counseling, Closure Counseling (for couples who have decided to divorce) and couples sensitive individual counseling(when only one partner is willing to seek help) in addition to traditional couples counseling.
Are you struggling to make your relationship work? Are you depressed or lonely, but can't figure out why? Are you not sure that your relationship works for you any longer? Do you have an important decision to make in your life, but have difficulty deciding what to do? If there were simple solutions to these problems you would have already discovered them! I work with clients to find deep insights and make difficult decisions in a safe, supportive environment . I help couples decide about their relationship future, discover forgotten aspects of their love, and create new possibilities.
I provide Discernment Counseling, Closure Counseling (for couples who have decided to divorce) and couples sensitive individual counseling(when only one partner is willing to seek help) in addition to traditional couples counseling.
Are you struggling to make your relationship work? Are you depressed or lonely, but can't figure out why? Are you not sure that your relationship works for you any longer? Do you have an important decision to make in your life, but have difficulty deciding what to do? If there were simple solutions to these problems you would have already discovered them! I work with clients to find deep insights and make difficult decisions in a safe, supportive environment . I help couples decide about their relationship future, discover forgotten aspects of their love, and create new possibilities.
(713) 338-9124 View (713) 338-9124
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Colleen Christie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77095
Welcome! My name is Colleen Christie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas. With 29 years of experience, my primary focus of my practice is relationship issues including break-ups, divorce, couples therapy, toxic relationships and even "lack of relationship" issues. I also treat disorders that are frequently the consequences of difficult personal/family relationships including grief, anxiety, poor self-esteem, depression and trauma. I mostly utilize a systems and existential approach to therapy, but use multiple modalities based on the needs of my client.
Welcome! My name is Colleen Christie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas. With 29 years of experience, my primary focus of my practice is relationship issues including break-ups, divorce, couples therapy, toxic relationships and even "lack of relationship" issues. I also treat disorders that are frequently the consequences of difficult personal/family relationships including grief, anxiety, poor self-esteem, depression and trauma. I mostly utilize a systems and existential approach to therapy, but use multiple modalities based on the needs of my client.
(832) 979-1023 View (832) 979-1023
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Lynn Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
I have counseled children and parents for twenty-eight years while also enjoying individual adult work. My experience encompasses private practice as well as agencies and hospitals, including DePelchin Children's Center and Texas Children's Hospital. In addition, I have supervised beginning social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Over the years, I have held faculty positions at Baylor College of Medicine and Smith College School for Social Work. My practice has included all facets of children's developmental and emotional concerns. Currently a large portion of my practice focuses on children's anxiety, depression, OCD, and divorce related issues.
I have counseled children and parents for twenty-eight years while also enjoying individual adult work. My experience encompasses private practice as well as agencies and hospitals, including DePelchin Children's Center and Texas Children's Hospital. In addition, I have supervised beginning social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Over the years, I have held faculty positions at Baylor College of Medicine and Smith College School for Social Work. My practice has included all facets of children's developmental and emotional concerns. Currently a large portion of my practice focuses on children's anxiety, depression, OCD, and divorce related issues.
(713) 338-9257 View (713) 338-9257
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Dr. Meghan Roche
Psychologist, PhD, CCTP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77018
I specialize in working with adults seeking to heal from relational wounds (divorce, betrayal, abandonment, family of origin trauma, abusive or problematic romantic relationships). My therapeutic philosophy is to increase awareness of your pain points, address them collaboratively, and empower you to move toward healing and resolution through engaged and active treatment. Across my decade experience, I have worked with clients to courageously address what they have been through to get to where they dream of being- a fulfilled, connected, rich, and dynamic life.
I specialize in working with adults seeking to heal from relational wounds (divorce, betrayal, abandonment, family of origin trauma, abusive or problematic romantic relationships). My therapeutic philosophy is to increase awareness of your pain points, address them collaboratively, and empower you to move toward healing and resolution through engaged and active treatment. Across my decade experience, I have worked with clients to courageously address what they have been through to get to where they dream of being- a fulfilled, connected, rich, and dynamic life.
(832) 536-9948 View (832) 536-9948
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Wendy L Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005
Waitlist for new clients
My client base is adult women. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, abusive relationships, parenting children with learning differences, life transitions, health issues, high risk pregnancy, end of life issues and death. My approach is supportive, insight oriented and empowering. Women often do not acknowledge their unique challenges and assign misplaced emotions and shame to their individual journeys. My goal is to help my clients heal, find meaning and strength in their experiences so that they can fully and authentically embrace the future.
My client base is adult women. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, abusive relationships, parenting children with learning differences, life transitions, health issues, high risk pregnancy, end of life issues and death. My approach is supportive, insight oriented and empowering. Women often do not acknowledge their unique challenges and assign misplaced emotions and shame to their individual journeys. My goal is to help my clients heal, find meaning and strength in their experiences so that they can fully and authentically embrace the future.
(713) 338-9153 View (713) 338-9153
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Melissa Mignogna
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
Is your family going through a challenging legal situation that is affecting you and your children? Are you dealing with painful dynamics related to divorce, custody dispute, or parental alienation? Many therapists avoid potential court involvement at any cost, but not me! I am a forensic child and adolescent psychologist. This means that not only am I very well-trained in helping kids, adolescents and their families with a range of mental health concerns but also that I am completely comfortable meeting with attorneys/mediators and even going to court if you need me to testify. The legal stuff won't interfere with me helping YOU.
Is your family going through a challenging legal situation that is affecting you and your children? Are you dealing with painful dynamics related to divorce, custody dispute, or parental alienation? Many therapists avoid potential court involvement at any cost, but not me! I am a forensic child and adolescent psychologist. This means that not only am I very well-trained in helping kids, adolescents and their families with a range of mental health concerns but also that I am completely comfortable meeting with attorneys/mediators and even going to court if you need me to testify. The legal stuff won't interfere with me helping YOU.
(936) 261-7992 View (936) 261-7992
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Ken Waldman
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77074  (Online Only)
I specialize in couples counseling and adult relationships. I have been doing couples work since 1977 and also have experience teaching graduate students in Marriage and Family Counseling. Courses included Separation, Divorce and Remarriage as well as Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling. Previously I was Director of the Counseling Center at University of Houston where I had a staff of Psychologists and trained Psychologists.
I specialize in couples counseling and adult relationships. I have been doing couples work since 1977 and also have experience teaching graduate students in Marriage and Family Counseling. Courses included Separation, Divorce and Remarriage as well as Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling. Previously I was Director of the Counseling Center at University of Houston where I had a staff of Psychologists and trained Psychologists.
(713) 338-9194 View (713) 338-9194
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Laura Hicks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
Laura provides individual, marital, and family therapy for a wide variety of both clinical and non-clinical issues. Areas of special interest include marital conflict, mood disturbances (anxiety and depression), emotional abuse, divorce and stepfamily issues, low self-esteem and boundary problems, trauma recovery, relationship skills, neuropsychology, and faith-based counseling (if requested).
Laura provides individual, marital, and family therapy for a wide variety of both clinical and non-clinical issues. Areas of special interest include marital conflict, mood disturbances (anxiety and depression), emotional abuse, divorce and stepfamily issues, low self-esteem and boundary problems, trauma recovery, relationship skills, neuropsychology, and faith-based counseling (if requested).
(832) 924-8226 View (832) 924-8226
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Mashal Malik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77001  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed by life's challenges? You're not alone. I'm here to offer you a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions, and to help you navigate through difficult times. As a licensed psychotherapist specializing in self-esteem, self-worth, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues, divorce, breakups, and other life transitions. I provide personalized support to help you find your way forward.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed by life's challenges? You're not alone. I'm here to offer you a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions, and to help you navigate through difficult times. As a licensed psychotherapist specializing in self-esteem, self-worth, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues, divorce, breakups, and other life transitions. I provide personalized support to help you find your way forward.
(469) 972-6521 View (469) 972-6521
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Kelsey Cardin
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77004  (Online Only)
Since specializing in divorce recovery, I offer empathetic and tailored counseling services to support individuals navigating the emotional challenges of divorce.
Are you feeling frozen in fear of the unknown? Has a traumatic event halted your ability to cope with life? Are life transitions just difficult to process? As a empathetic and trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in guiding individuals—kids, teens, and adults—using evidence-based practices. Together, we'll navigate life's challenges with a focus on mindfulness, self-discovery, and empowerment. Embark on this transformative journey for holistic well-being and discover the tools for a more fulfilling life. I am LGBTQIA+ & Neurodivergent affirming.
Since specializing in divorce recovery, I offer empathetic and tailored counseling services to support individuals navigating the emotional challenges of divorce.
Are you feeling frozen in fear of the unknown? Has a traumatic event halted your ability to cope with life? Are life transitions just difficult to process? As a empathetic and trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in guiding individuals—kids, teens, and adults—using evidence-based practices. Together, we'll navigate life's challenges with a focus on mindfulness, self-discovery, and empowerment. Embark on this transformative journey for holistic well-being and discover the tools for a more fulfilling life. I am LGBTQIA+ & Neurodivergent affirming.
(346) 746-6496 View (346) 746-6496
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Houston Relationship Institute, Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018
At HRI, all we do is couples. We have couples counselors starting at $75 and will match you with the best fit for your situation. We are trained in the science of couple dynamics and when it comes to your relationship, you want a specialist. We work with couples recovering from infidelity, disconnection, resentment, ambivalence about divorce, sex and intimacy and fighting over the same thing with zero resolution. Resolving conflict without it escalating is a learned skill. We offer a proven three phase approach designed to melt resentment, gain closure on past hurts and find agreement (or compromise) on chronic issues.
At HRI, all we do is couples. We have couples counselors starting at $75 and will match you with the best fit for your situation. We are trained in the science of couple dynamics and when it comes to your relationship, you want a specialist. We work with couples recovering from infidelity, disconnection, resentment, ambivalence about divorce, sex and intimacy and fighting over the same thing with zero resolution. Resolving conflict without it escalating is a learned skill. We offer a proven three phase approach designed to melt resentment, gain closure on past hurts and find agreement (or compromise) on chronic issues.
(281) 957-2874 View (281) 957-2874
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John Vincent
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77046
divorce, retirement, grief/loss) With couples, I focus on premarital counseling, communication problems, conflict resolution, sexual dysfunction, step-family challenges, and issues of trust.
I am a licensed, board certified clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist. In addition to my clinical practice with adults, couples and families, I am a professor in a doctoral level clinical psychology program. When working with individuals and couples, I begin with a thorough assessment of problem areas and strengths and then formulate a plan to address those issues using the latest, evidence-based treatment methods. Based on a thorough understanding of the interplay between thoughts, feelings and actions. The people I work with learn to replace self-defeating strategies with constructive alternatives.
divorce, retirement, grief/loss) With couples, I focus on premarital counseling, communication problems, conflict resolution, sexual dysfunction, step-family challenges, and issues of trust.
I am a licensed, board certified clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist. In addition to my clinical practice with adults, couples and families, I am a professor in a doctoral level clinical psychology program. When working with individuals and couples, I begin with a thorough assessment of problem areas and strengths and then formulate a plan to address those issues using the latest, evidence-based treatment methods. Based on a thorough understanding of the interplay between thoughts, feelings and actions. The people I work with learn to replace self-defeating strategies with constructive alternatives.
(713) 338-9223 View (713) 338-9223
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Rachel Mahabir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058
, deal with grief and loss, get help with divorce or parenting.
*CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Personal issues are similar to having physical issues in that, if left untreated, they will not "go away". Maybe you have tried everything you can think of and life feels like it's just getting worse. Maybe it's time for an outside perspective. Seeking help is a decision that will truly benefit you and help make changes for you to lead the happier, healthier life that you desire and envision. If you would like to improve your self-esteem, overcome depression, reduce anxiety .and fears, learn stress and anger management skills, improve communication
, deal with grief and loss, get help with divorce or parenting.
*CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Personal issues are similar to having physical issues in that, if left untreated, they will not "go away". Maybe you have tried everything you can think of and life feels like it's just getting worse. Maybe it's time for an outside perspective. Seeking help is a decision that will truly benefit you and help make changes for you to lead the happier, healthier life that you desire and envision. If you would like to improve your self-esteem, overcome depression, reduce anxiety .and fears, learn stress and anger management skills, improve communication
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Jenny Jolivette
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77042
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time”. Regardless of the struggles you are currently facing, I will do my utmost to help you deal with each struggle at a time. I have extensive experience in Multi-cultural Counseling, Relationships, Anxiety, Stress/Anger Management, Grief, Trauma, Divorce, Depression & Adjustment Issues. I will engage each individual with complete sincerity. Through understanding and increased self-knowledge, the only sure outcome is change and personal growth. The therapeutic relationship is an alliance between a therapist and a client that is exclusively for the client's benefit.
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time”. Regardless of the struggles you are currently facing, I will do my utmost to help you deal with each struggle at a time. I have extensive experience in Multi-cultural Counseling, Relationships, Anxiety, Stress/Anger Management, Grief, Trauma, Divorce, Depression & Adjustment Issues. I will engage each individual with complete sincerity. Through understanding and increased self-knowledge, the only sure outcome is change and personal growth. The therapeutic relationship is an alliance between a therapist and a client that is exclusively for the client's benefit.
(281) 845-2456 View (281) 845-2456
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Lisa B. Layne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058
Layne provides psycho-educational guidance to clients with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting, Divorce, Blended family, Chronic Illness, and Grief/Bereavement issues.
For over 20 years in the Clear Lake, Baytown and Galveston areas, Ms. Layne, has provided child( ages 6+), adolescent, adult, couples, and family therapy. She has provided trauma-recovery, cognitive behavioral, behavior modification, and insight oriented therapy, to survivors of sex, physical, emotional abuse and other life changing events. Ms. Layne has extensive experience working in juvenile justice systems, and under the guidance of psychiatrists, and psychologists providing assessments, crisis, short, and longer term therapy services.
Layne provides psycho-educational guidance to clients with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting, Divorce, Blended family, Chronic Illness, and Grief/Bereavement issues.
For over 20 years in the Clear Lake, Baytown and Galveston areas, Ms. Layne, has provided child( ages 6+), adolescent, adult, couples, and family therapy. She has provided trauma-recovery, cognitive behavioral, behavior modification, and insight oriented therapy, to survivors of sex, physical, emotional abuse and other life changing events. Ms. Layne has extensive experience working in juvenile justice systems, and under the guidance of psychiatrists, and psychologists providing assessments, crisis, short, and longer term therapy services.
(281) 942-4093 View (281) 942-4093
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Shalondra Moore
LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77032
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No matter how we slice it…pain sucks. Emotional pain can impact the way we live our best, meaningful life sometimes. It can complicate relationships, careers, symptoms, and even how we see the world. Do you feel like your life has been difficult to manage lately? I understand what you are feeling: the sense of overwhelming anxiety, the roller coaster of emotions, the burden of trying to take these challenges on alone, the fear or uncertainty of asking for help. I can help with that.
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No matter how we slice it…pain sucks. Emotional pain can impact the way we live our best, meaningful life sometimes. It can complicate relationships, careers, symptoms, and even how we see the world. Do you feel like your life has been difficult to manage lately? I understand what you are feeling: the sense of overwhelming anxiety, the roller coaster of emotions, the burden of trying to take these challenges on alone, the fear or uncertainty of asking for help. I can help with that.
(346) 384-8998 View (346) 384-8998

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.