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!

Meet the specialists

Divorce is a very emotional equation, especially if kids are involved. Just ask many smiling attorneys;) But when kids are involved, it is VERY important that ex-partners try and be roughly on the same page, for the sake of their kids Within this whirlwind of emotional "triggers," the discipline of governing our own emotions is often challenged. I can provide experience tested tools, to help you soothe your pain, fill the void, and hopefully "move on" with your changing life.

— Sandy Marsh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I have training in treating ADDICTIONS, COUPLES ENMESHMENT and HIGH-CONFLICT DIVORCE. I was specially trained by UKs leading expert, Karen Woodall, to work with families caught in parental alienation dynamics that unfold in times of divorce or separation.

— Leilani Sinclair, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tarzana, CA

When going through a divorce or separation, it can feel overwhelming. Stress, fear, loneliness, grief and sadness, confusion - pretty much every painful emotion you can think of. Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences you can go through - it's actually near the top of most lists of stressful life events. The good news is that you don't have to go through it alone, and it can be a catalyst for amazing growth that can take you to places you never imagined you would be. I know this because not only do I help clients through this painful process, but I've gone through it myself. It took a lot of work and I wish I'd been able to get good help through the process. Help that wouldn't minimize my pain or give me meaningless cliches. I won't tell you that "everything happens for a reason" or that "every cloud has a silver lining." I will do my best to support you every step of the way to rebuilding your life and discovering new and exciting parts of yourself.

— Darin Bergen, Psychologist in Portland, OR
 

I have helped multiple individual through the divorce process

— katherine butler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Corte Madera, CA

Counseling/therapy for conflicted divorce/custody situations: children, parents, co-parenting, reunification therapy

— Robin Knoblach, Clinical Psychologist in Herndon, VA
 

I have training in treating ADDICTIONS, COUPLES ENMESHMENT and HIGH-CONFLICT DIVORCE. I was specially trained by worldwide experts, Karen and Nick Woodall, to work with families caught in parental alienation dynamics that unfold in times of divorce or separation.

— Leilani Sinclair, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tarzana, CA

Consciously choosing your relational path can be incredibly healing. As both a Discernment Counselor and a certified Relational Life Therapist, I'm direct and I'll emphasize each of you seeing your own contributions. Our goal is for you both to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding. If you determine that separating is the best route we’ll sit with all the feelings and process what it means and how to proceed from here, especially when kids are involved.

— Rebecca Wong, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Paltz, NY
 

An all-too-often neglected part of the relationship cycle, breakups and divorce are a natural and important part of a relational and intimate life. They have the power to transform us in meaningful ways that intact relationships often cannot, to completely shift our perspective of success, intimacy, love, compassion, and certainty. Simultaneously, they can also melt away the images we have of our lives, our futures, and our very characters.

— Grant Gordin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

I am passionate about helping people through divorce. Divorce, or the ending of an intimate relationship, is difficult enough on its own. But divorce also represents a major change in so many other areas--parenting, family, finances, friendships, spirituality. I love helping my clients navigate through the tidal wave of divorce--and seeing them come out the other side with tremendous growth and a renewed sense of hope. I also help divorced or divorcing couples learn to coparent.

— Jennifer Meyer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Collins, CO
 

I was trained as a coparent facilitator but decided to use that training in my role of an advocate for children of divorce. I have conducted reunification efforts between parents and estranged family members. I have done expert witness testimony in county courts in GEorgia and Texas.

— Julie Carbery, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

Consciously choosing your relational path can be incredibly healing. As both a Discernment Counselor and a certified Relational Life Therapist, I'm direct and I'll emphasize each of you seeing your own contributions. Our goal is for you both to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding. If you determine that separating is the best route we’ll sit with all the feelings and process what it means and how to proceed from here, especially when kids are involved.

— Rebecca Wong, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Paltz, NY
 

Divorce can be one of the most painful and challenging events in your life and can have a major effect on your self-confidence and sense of self. I have helped individuals who are divorcing currently or who have already divorced navigate and process their emotions, re-establish a sense of who they are, and improve their self-esteem.

— Ryan Ramsey, Counselor in Denver, CO

Your relationship has ended and now you don't know where you start and how to fix your broken heart. Divorce and break ups suck...there is no easy way to say it. Let me help you get through the sucky part to help you get back to where you want to be. First...we need to really help you clear out the emotional, physical and mental baggage that your previous relationship left behind before we can start to really build you up. Once we can unpack all that baggage we can truly begin to figure out who you want to be. Building you up and your self-confidence is ESSENTIAL in order to get you feeling like a 10. Whether your relationship ended 6 days or 6 months ago divorce and break up recovery is essential before you put yourself back out there. You may not be ready, but that is the perfect place to be in. I can help you get ready. Give me a call today!

— Jessica Jefferson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Plantation, FL
 

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. I can provide this service on a nationwide basis.

— Stephen Finstein, Therapist in Dallas, TX

Divorce or leaving a long term relationship can feel very scary and isolating. When I went through my own divorce several years ago , I felt like I had to learn how to live with one arm. I was experiencing anxiety, depression, and grief all at once. You don’t have to go through this alone . . . In working with an empathetic therapist, step by step , day by day you’ll get to know yourself again, and rebuild a new life . . .

— Lisa Fulfor, Clinical Social Worker in Plano, TX
 

I have training in treating ADDICTIONS, COUPLES ENMESHMENT and HIGH-CONFLICT DIVORCE. I was specially trained by UKs leading expert, Karen Woodall, to work with families caught in parental alienation dynamics that unfold in times of divorce or separation.

— Leilani Sinclair, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tarzana, CA

Going through a divorce is an extremely painful time. This a is a huge life transition in which a person needs tremendous support and guidance figuring out how to create a new life vision for themselves. There is hope that life will be joyful and fun again.

— Nina Kelly, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA

One of my subspecialties is divorce counseling, either as individuals or as a couple, and all emotional issues surrounding this process. In addition, I am a certified divorce mediator and work with couples at any stage of the process to minimize conflict and maximize positive relationships and effective co-parenting.

— Alan Winder, Clinical Psychologist in hewlett, NY
 

I support clients through the divorce process, offering coaching on resulting challenges, identifying appropriate legal assistance, rebuilding self-esteem, managing change for one's best benefit, making decisions for the best benefit of children, so that divorce becomes a growth process with a positive outcome.

— Denita Benyshek, Counselor in Mercer Island, WA