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

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 specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with relational issues, such as high conflict, poor communication, infidelity, co-parenting, intimacy issues, and more. With couples, I utilize the evidence-based practice of emotional focused therapy. I also have particular experience working with trauma and grief, as well as family therapy.

— Lauren Consul, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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

Divorce is a painful process, but I believe a positive path can be found during this emotionally charged time in your life. I will provide the support and guidance to individuals and couples that is necessary to address the challenges that come with separating two lives.

— Mary Torkelson, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Austin, 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

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 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

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

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

Divorce means that your life has changed. You may have wanted that change, or you may have desperately tried to stop the change. It doesn't matter, you still feel the change. We will work together to help you establish your new normal and to help you process the grief and fear. We'll work together to help you sort out what happened and help you make better decisions for yourself in the future.

— Jan Anderson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cedar Park, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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— Martha Roge, Social Worker in Atlanta, GA

most people who go through a divorce will tell you it was one of the hardest things they ever survived. Going through it alone just magnifies the intensity of it. You can only put on a tough front and act like everything is okay for so long!

— Deborah Farber, Counselor in Tulsa, OK

My parents divorced when I was 16. I thought I would never ever get a divorce. However, the marriage was challenging, we could not resolve conflict, communication was difficult, we both used learned behaviors we had seen in families of origin. After 26 years, I did divorce, and have found the relationship I had hoped for in healthy communication with my wife. Life is too short to live in toxic unhealthy atmospheres. All involved in this divorce, me, him, all of our children are now much happier!

— Linda Cash, Counselor in Greensboro, NC

The shock of a breakup or divorce is real, whether you were together for a few months or a few decades. It is hard to put into words how it feels but it isn’t off the mark to say it can feel like you lost a part of yourself. As painful as this is, you don’t have to navigate this alone. Whether it just happened last week, or it was years ago and you haven’t been yourself since, there is hope.

— Ryan Ramsey, Counselor in Denver, CO

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

— Robin Knoblach, Clinical Psychologist in Herndon, VA

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

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

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

Divorce is never easy for any person touched by it. Whether the family unit impacted is solely husband and wife, includes children, or reaches to in-laws, I am widely versed and here to help you walk through this incredibly stressful time. Court cases, custody, split households, and blended families are complex and unique, and require effort to fully work through. Impacts of divorce last decades, and maybe you never fully processed how it impacts you - it's never too late.

— Olivia Farr, Counselor in Peoria, AZ

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

Divorce is painful and messy and hard. Moving forward is scary and a jolting back and forth process. I help you mourn the loss of the death of a part of yourself. As you spiral out, you will not be alone in that. I'll help you navigate creating a new life and new patterns when the time is right. You are not crazy. You are not destined for failure. You can heal. You can love deeply.

— Molly Johnson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Phoenix, AZ

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