Divorce

Although common in the U.S. (50% of marriages end in divorce), a decision to end a marriage can be upsetting and filled with a number of opposing emotions. Each separation is unique and can be a heavy, emotional process for the family involved. Before, during and after a divorce, you might experience a myriad of feelings, including loss, anger, sadness, rejection, shock, regret, doubt, guilt, bitterness, or fear. In addition to helping to process these emotions, therapists that specialize in divorce are often well versed in the logistical issues that come up and can help guide individuals through questions such as living arrangements, finances, and more. Children involved in divorce also often have trouble coping. Seeing a qualified professional therapist during this time can help them, and you, to manage in healthy ways. Contact one of TherapyDen’s divorce specialists for help today!

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Divorce is one of the hardest losses we can experience. You may be feeling compounded pain of losing your family, current lifestyle, and identity as a married person. I can help as a therapist or as a key member of your divorce process. I am trained as a Collaborative Divorce coach, and I am a member of the LA Collaborative Family Law Association. Collaborative divorce is the way to honor what you built in your marriage while also developing a durable future for your entire family.

— Hannah Schaler, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

Parents who are experiencing divorce and child custody evaluations (social studies) are often under extreme stress. This makes it difficult to present their case in the most rational and emotion-free way. I have conducted these evaluations and I know what is expected and how to prepare properly in order help my client hit the "hot buttons" and avoid the traps, and deal with evaluator bias. I am able to perform child custody evaluations, but I prefer to coach and prepare parents in divorce and child custody cases to present their case to the evaluator in the most powerful and effective way. I can say with 100% certainty that proper preparation for a social study or custody evaluation will result in a better outcome for my client and for his/her children.

— Stephen Finstein, Therapist in Dallas, TX
 

Divorce can be a shattering experience. Everything you thought was true about your relationship no longer holds. You may even question yourself - how did things get like this? Is it my fault? Sometimes there is a clear and obvious cause of divorce, but other times it just happens. Healing requires facing the painful facts and letting yourself experience the feelings. Eventually they will subside. You will come out on the other side with a renewed confidence that you can survive anything.

— Thomas Wood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bayside, WI

If you’re struggling in your relationship and worry that it's over take heart. It’s normal that relationships change over time. It’s also normal to want the relationship you once had were you looked forward to being together and had a loving and trusting relationship. Relationships don’t come with “how to” manuals especially when you have been together for years. Don't lose hope. There are things you can do.

— Sonya DeWitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Spokane, WA
 

I specialize in Post-Divorce Growth, and help clients who are either going through a divorce and are wondering if they'll ever get to the other side, or, who just got through one and are still catching their breath. It's rough, and certainly not for the faint hearted, and finding one's footing is easier said than done.

— Dr. Grisel Lopez-Escobar, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boca Raton, FL

One of my primary clinical interests is working with individuals who are currently going through the divorce process, or have experienced divorce and need help working through all of the "stuff" that often comes along with it -- grief, loss, resentment, anger, anxiety, depression, loss of self-worth, low self-esteem -- to name a few.

— Shari Anderson, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Nashville, TN
 

At Relationships For Better, we support couples who are in crisis (conflict, affairs, communication challenges, family challenges) and individuals who are trying to re-build after divorce.

— Megan Lundgren, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Monrovia, CA

I specialize in helping people going through high conflict divorce and custody battles, parallel parenting difficulties, post-separation abuse, and Court trauma. I'm also a Level 2 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

— Jodie Benabe, Clinical Psychologist in Boulder, CO
 

One of my primary clinical interests is working with individuals who are currently going through the divorce process, or have experienced divorce and need help working through all of the "stuff" that often comes along with it -- grief, loss, resentment, anger, anxiety, depression, loss of self-worth, low self-esteem -- to name a few.

— Shari Anderson, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Nashville, TN

I offer Discernment Counseling for those trying to determine if they should stay together or separate. For those looking to separate with dignity and respect, I offer Mediation services. If you are involved in a Collaborative Divorce, I can serve as a Divorce Coach and Child Specialist. I offer Divorce Counseling, Co-Parenting, and Parenting Plan Consultation. I also work collaboratively with my team offering Reunification Therapy, Psychological, Custody and Substance Abuse Evaluations.

— Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones, Psychologist in Durham, NC
 

I help women experiencing separation, divorce or a difficult breakup move forward and rebuild. We will work through issues such as self-esteem and self worth, managing emotions, setting boundaries, grief/shame, depression, and anxiety. We’ll identify your strengths and apply helpful tools to work through these and other challenges.

— Shari Anderson, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Nashville, TN

Navigating discernment can feel very lonely. It can be a daunting life change to separate from a marriage. Having a nonjudgmental space to process and identify your wants, needs, and emotions related to divorce can be helpful in communicating how and when you want to separate. Whether it is individually or as a couple, divorce/discernment counseling can be a supportive space to process this life transition and discover deeper understanding of yourself in the process.

— Simone Koger, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,
 

Healing from any challenging relationship or building a new healthy one

— Jeremy Sublett, Psychotherapist in Nashville, TN

I work specifically with women who have divorce as part of their stories. Reclaiming your identity, working through issues of emotional abuse, and coparenting are all topics that we will explore in session.

— Kimberly Dudley, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA
 

Whether you wanted the divorce or not, this is not what you expected. Divorce is like being handed a Rubix cube and riding a roller coaster at the same. People don't "get it". At times the people closest to you are the most unhelpful. The loss, trauma, and hurt are real. The pathway to healing and rebuilding your life is daunting. Being told to "focus on yourself" is frustrating. In therapy, you will feel seen, have a space to heal, and a guide to help you build your life one step at a time.

— Kyle Barth, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Kaysville, UT