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

I've helped dozens of people navigate through a divorce. Helping them build up their lives again. Overcoming the guilt and giving them the skills to cope with it.

— Jonathan Gustave, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Hallandale Beach, FL

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.

— Dr. Howard Chusid, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hallandale, FL

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

If you or your partner are considering divorce, but aren't sure it is the best choice for you, we will begin with Discernment Counseling, a short-term research-based process that allows you to slow things down and take a good look at all of your options. If you have already decided to divorce, I can help you end your relationship more amicably, and if you have children, we can work on creating a healthy coparenting relationship.

— Rebecca Azar, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL

I have forty-two years of academic and personal knowledge regarding marriage. What it takes to get Married and how to stay Married. ( written unpublished) I also have the personal experience of making a decision to divorce and to experiencing many variables of being divorced. I also have the experience of re-marring the same person, while experiencing many of the statistical warnings about re-marrying the same person. I also have a reservoir of personal aftermaths of making such a decision.

— Dr. Patricia Bell, Psychologist in orlando, FL

Dealing with divorce or separation is hard on everybody involved and I am here to help. The conflict, loss, grief, disappointment and judgement is too much for anybody to handle on their own. Dr. Rodriguez has done extensive training in coparenting and custody issues. Whether it is for court or your personal healing, call me.

— Kate Rodriguez, Licensed Professional Counselor in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

I became a counselor shortly after going through a horrific divorce myself. I know, personally, how excruciatingly painful divorce and breakups can be. Since starting my career, I have worked with many individuals walking through both the early stages of relationship breakdown and healing in the aftermath. I made a commitment a long time ago that I will never tell you to leave your partner, but I will support you on whatever path you choose.

— Susan Sayler, Counselor in Greenwood Village, 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, give me a call so we can get you back to being you.

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

I specialize in high-conflict divorce and healing from narcissistic abuse in relationships. I am a skilled divorce coach, mediator and guardian ad litem for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

— Leslie Miller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chestnut Hill, MA

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

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

Working with clients who are at any stage of the divorce process or post-divorce is a passion of mine. This can be one of the most difficult times in one's life, and often we need support along the way. Grief and loss, anger, fear, frustration, legal concerns, court appearances, and financial concerns are just a few of the struggles this process brings with it. However, you can and will overcome your challenges and come through this healthier and stronger on the other side.

— Richelle Massengale, Counselor in Springfield, MO