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.