Therapy for Divorce
When we say “I do,” we never imagine that one day those words will turn into “It’s over.” But the statistics indicate that many marriages do not make it. The CDC reports that 42% of marriages are highly likely to divorce.
Why Should You Consider Therapy for Divorce?
When a marriage ends, it typically leaves one or both partners wondering, “what happened?” Divorce can be traumatic and mentally, physically, and emotionally draining as a significant life transition.
Therapy offers individuals powerful coping skills to help them navigate their overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Therapy provides a safe space to explore and share your emotions so you can make sense of them yourself. It’s a way for people to have a healthier outlook on their divorce and become empowered during a difficult time.
Different Therapy Modalities for Divorce
Every situation is unique and will require the correct type of therapy:
Individual therapy is beneficial for those people experiencing depression or anxiety or who view the divorce as a personal failure. This type of therapy can help you discover your needs and better understand who you are.
Divorce will never be easy. A therapist can help you both navigate those hard decisions such as financial obligations and co-parenting. But with the proper guidance, the lines of communication can stay open, and the separation can remain constructive and amicable.
Children are deeply affected by a divorce, and often the parents are too consumed by their emotions to offer proper guidance. Family therapy can help the entire family deal with feelings of loss and grief.
Settling a divorce in court can be costly and exhausting. Many couples choose to mediate their divorce through the help of a trained therapist. Mediation not only costs less and typically takes far less time than divorce litigation, but it may also help improve your communication lines as you move forward.
If you are going through a divorce and want to discuss treatment options, please contact me.