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 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 Frisco, TX

While we have three kinds of divorces, Litigated, Mediated and Collaborative, I am trained and certified in Mediated and Collaborative. Both kinds of divorces work with the family in attempting to reach a compromised solution to a difficult relationship. We always must remember that when children are involved, the parents can never walk away, they will always have connections.

— Howard Chusid, Mental Health Counselor in Hallandale, FL

When a relationship ends or a marriage culminates in divorce, it can be a traumatic emotional event for each partner. Therapy for individuals coping with divorce can support the difficult mental, physical and financial process of uncoupling. A spouse undergoing divorce typically confronts feelings of guilt, fear, anxiety, depression, and grief. Divorce therapy is usually provided on an individual basis.

— Nancy Nzioki, Counselor in Mombasa,

Divorce is a difficult and lonely time. I can help with continued communication during divorce. I can also help a newly divorced person transition into a life that may feel foreign and empty. There is hope and we can work together to create strength!

— Andrea Maciejewski, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Amherst, NY

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

Divorce is one of the most painful experiences you will go through, whether you wanted the divorce or not.

— Susan Youth, Marriage & Family Therapist

The Gottmans have learned why successful marriages are successful. They have identified patterns in relationships that are consistent with divorce called "The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse". Knowing how to identify these in a couple can give the information I need to teach couples the tools for improving and building their relationship. I focus on emotion, skill-building for managing conflict, developing new skills for enhancing friendship, awareness and understanding of each other's needs.

— Kay Hamilton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Overland Park, KS

Divorce can have huge impacts on the couple and family. I work with couples to help them rebuild and reconnect so they chose whether they want to continue or end their relationship.

— Larry Baumgartner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Trinity, FL

In addition to having extensive experience counseling clients going through divorce, I am a Certified Divorce Mediator and can work with clients who want to minimize the cost and stress of their divorce through mediation. Clients who need co-parenting counseling, reunification counseling and family counseling can benefit from working in a non-judgmental and supportive environment to improve communication and develop techniques to work together as a team for the benefit of the entire family.

— Jill Barnett Kaufman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Princeton, NJ

Although the ending of a relationship can be extremely painful, counseling can be very effective in helping women rebuild their lives and regain their confidence after a painful breakup or divorce. Many people carry around anger, guilt, shame, bitterness and resentment for years after the relationship has ended. Don’t let the ending of your relationship be the end of you. Life is not over for you. You can still achieve your goals and dreams. You can still live a wonderfully fulfilling life!

— ALICIA CLAYBON, Counselor in Montgomery, AL

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

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