About 40 to 50% of married couples in the United States divorce. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher. Since divorce can be such an emotional roller-coaster—there are likely many good memories as well as the pain of loss. Divorce is also one of life’s transitions where people can especially benefit from an outside perspective of a licensed professional counselor. Even if you’ve never needed counseling before, divorce is an intensely stressful process for both adults and children. Many times problems and issues surface during times of stress and change. It can be soothing and helpful to have additional support along the journey of divorce.
Counseling benefits for individuals, couples, and families during divorce
- Gain of skills and tools to better cope and rebuild your life
- Positive outcomes when working you are also with a lawyer (better judgment and clearer thinking)
- Increase of bonding between you and your children
- Healthier co-parenting
- Brings forth transparency and areas of attachment that needs to be addressed
- Overall feeling of growth, healing and functionality in your l
Signs You Need Divorce Counseling
Many people can get through a divorce on their own. This may be especially true if both partners were open and accepted the divorce and can continue communicating well. However, for some couples, the situation can become messy, and in those cases, divorce counseling becomes beneficial. If you find that you are unable to get along for the sake of co-parenting, that is another sign to seek help.
For individuals, there are other signs that you may need to pursue divorce counseling. If you are going through a divorce and you find yourself overwhelmed by sadness, it is certainly a sign to seek support through counseling. Therapy after Divorce and during has shown to helpful processing pain.
Common Problems during or transition from a Divorce
- Difficulty sleeping
- Poor concentration
- Disinterest in activities
- Low appetite
- Sudden weight loss or gain
- A sense of self-loathing
- Thoughts of suicide
- Isolating or withdrawing
- Feeling unworthy
- Strong or limited emotions
- Debilitating depression
- Excessive anxiety
If you notice these symptoms in yourself or your ex (or another person you care about, who happens to be going through a divorce), it is important to seek help through counseling to ease the process.
Our Divorce Counselors, support and assist clients to connect with their authentic self and learn to love, not hate, themselves. Also, behaviors will be evaluated that are not currently working for them. We utilize multiple therapy modalities based on the client’s personality and problem. The therapy modalities are all research-based and are showing success based on the particular problems and the client. In session, we will discuss post therapy techniques and as
Therapy Options for You
Our greatest desire at Therapy for Families is to help each individual feel comfortable and hopeful about their therapy process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We also offer a free consultation to help assess how therapy can benefit you and help you to feel peace and happiness again.