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

 

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

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
 

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

Jennifer has helped couples divorce in a civil manner when needed, such as when there are children involved. Jennifer is trained in family mediation and Collaborative Divorce.

— Jennifer Magbanua, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Orlando, 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

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
 

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 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
 

There are a myriad of emotions that often surface with the decision to divorce. Specific emotions and dynamics often come into play depending on whether you are the initiator to get the divorce or the one who doesn't want the divorce. The initiator may have emotions such as distance, doubt, guilt, or relief surface while the one who doesn't want the divorce may have emotions such as betrayal, loss, grief, lack of confidence, rejection or shock surface. Emotions such as anger, revenge, the desire to reconcile, and insecurity may also surface. I often facilitate families in the process of divorce. When emotions are charged, as they often are during the process of divorce, it can help to have an objective third party facilitate ending a relationship, especially when children are involved. I can facilitate couples and families by supporting you in creating smooth transitions while learning effective coping strategies.

— Kathy Hardie-Williams, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Tigard, OR

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

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
 

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
 

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 Intern in Plantation, FL

I have helped multiple individual through the divorce process

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

Separation is challenging, no doubt. Have you been struggling with grief, shame, self doubt, anger or emotional pain on your own? There is help! I will teach you how to communicate effectively to reduce the stress and you will have the opportunity to learn techniques to help you feel grounded. Self exploration is key to establish success. My Emotion Focused Approach is gentle and effective as it helps unveil who you are and helps you connect with your inner strength.

— Judit Colbert, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, 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

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
 

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 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