The ending of a marriage is often emotionally traumatic for each partner. With the help of therapy, individuals can learn to cope with the difficult mental and financial aspects of separating. A spouse who is going through a divorce may experience feelings of guilt, anxiety, depression and grief. With counseling, I can provide an objective and rational perspective, and help a person to acquire the necessary skills to navigate the choppy waters of divorce. Those who rely on therapy during that difficult time can benefit from learning more about themselves, and see the life transition as an opportunity for personal growth.
Additionally, therapy is critically important for the children experiencing their parents’ divorce. Parents are consumed with their own feelings, often overlooking the toll that the divorce has on their child. Children may feel guilt, pain, abandonment and confusion during this time.
They struggle with loyalty, and worry that they somehow caused the divorce. Parents’ negativity or aggression toward each other can instill fear in their children. Families must seek help in dealing with all of the issues that arise as a result of the divorce. I have experience dealing with therapy for divorce issues.