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Starting Divorce counseling

What is Divorce counseling?

Thriveworks divorce counseling in Buffalo, NY can help couples understand if they want to divorce or help them move forward post-divorce. Either way, it helps them navigate conflicts and/or tough conversations that pertain to their relationship and individual selves.

How does Divorce counseling work?

Divorce counseling at Thriveworks is tailored to each couple and the individuals that make up that couple. It works by offering…

  • Tools to work through conflicts and better manage negative feelings
  • Guidance in making the right decision if you're still in the process of considering divorce
  • Help with different stages of the divorce and separation process
  • A better understanding of what went wrong in the relationship
  • A third party perpsective that ensures both parties are heard

Is Divorce counseling conducted in person or online?

Divorce counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Divorce counseling last?

The amount of divorce counseling sessions will vary from one person to the next, depending on their specific needs. However, it typically lasts for several weeks or months.

Need more help deciding?

Life is full of beginnings and endings, and sometimes the endings—while necessary—are painful. Divorce is one of those painful endings that seems to stretch out forever while emotions like sadness, guilt, fear, and loneliness run rampant. These problems are compounded when children are involved. But, when some things end, other ones begin. Divorce is a long and harrowing process, but the process will not last forever. The licensed relationship therapists and divorce counselors at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY understand how challenging divorce can be and want to help ease your burden as you, your partner, and possibly your children undergo this change.

What Is Divorce Counseling?

Divorce counseling at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY can happen in many ways, depending on the individual’s unique situation. Our fully licensed counselors may focus on communication between you and your partner, or we may address issues like depression and anxiety. Frequently, we teach clients how to cope with strong emotions and what they expect during each stage of divorce grief. The overarching goal is to renew a sense of confidence and security in day-to-day life and to minimize the effect of future stressors. The psychologists and counselors at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY always strive to create an ongoing relationship between counselor and client, so we can help you in the aftermath of divorce as well, because even if the court proceedings are over, it does not mean the high emotions and constant thoughts turn off.

Why Do I Need Divorce Counseling?

The divorce process, while difficult, is not impossible. At times, you may navigate the rough waters with relative ease. However, at other times it could be emotionally overwhelming. In those times, it is okay to reach out. A surefire way of determining if you need divorce counseling is to look at your life before the divorce and look at it now. Has your day-to-day functioning been severely impacted? Do you feel like you are drowning under the weight of it all? Are you still able to enjoy the activities you once did? A divorce will always be hard, but some signs that suggest it has taken too big of a toll are:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feelings of prolonged depression or anxiety
  • Outbursts of uncontrollable anger
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Social isolation
  • Loss of appetite
  • An inability to function in important areas of your life

There are also other signs that are unique to the individual person, and it is always worth a visit to a qualified mental health professional at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY who can help identify these red flags.

Divorce Counseling for Children

It can be a very trying time for children whose parents are going through a divorce, as trying as the parents’ experience (although hard in different ways). They may feel abandoned, betrayed, or guilty over their parents’ separating. The licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) and child therapists at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY can be their support and guides through this process. Our counselors treat each child as an individual whose feelings and experiences are real and important, so they do not feel guilty or betrayed. Our divorce counselors can also help with parent-child relationships as the divorce process ensues.

We understand that you as a parent are very busy with the divorce logistics, and it can be hard to find time to give your child all the love and care they need during this stressful time. Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY can be that bridge between you and your child, so you can maintain a healthy relationship now and in the future.

Get Supportive Divorce Counseling at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY

If you are going through a divorce, consider reaching out for help. The exceptional counselors at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY are ready to help. Our providers offer evening and weekend appointments, in-person and online counseling sessions. We also accept many different insurance plans. Call us at 716-541-0841 today to get the emotional support you need to feel good again. We look forward to hearing from you.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Buffalo therapists and counselors accept 17 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Martins Point (US Family Health Plans)

  • Multi Plan PHCS

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Self-pay costs at Buffalo
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Buffalo reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Read more Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Buffalo Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Read more Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Buffalo Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Read more I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Buffalo Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Read more Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Buffalo Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Buffalo is located at 1120 Youngs Rd Suite 300, Buffalo, New York 14221, near Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Phone number

(716) 453-2877

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