Divorce Counseling in Johnson City, TN—Mental Health and Life Coaching Services at Thriveworks
It felt like you were living a real-life fairytale. And it all started with your very first encounter: persistent eyes at your favorite coffee shop. After a few exchanges of eye contact (but what felt like eternity), he came over, gave his most genuine smile, and asked for your number. The next few days you found yourself in his presence. And after a few more dates, you started to envision a future with him. Soon enough, you couldn’t envision a future without him. As it turned out, he couldn’t envision one without you either—and he finally got down on one knee to propose some several years later. Next, of course, came a beautiful marriage.
But then your relationship came undone. The first few years of marriage were just wonderful, but somewhere along the way it all started to unravel. Life just didn’t make sense together anymore—you both were being pulled in different directions by your dreams. And knew it best to continue on apart. It helped that you agreed to separate.. but the heartbreak was still there. And the uncertainty of what was next still hung in the balance, leaving you unsure, nervous, and plain unhappy.
Divorce can take an emotional, mental, and physical toll on an individual, no matter the circumstances or events that led to the separation. In any case, these individuals need all of the support they can get. Fortunately, there is someone out there who is more than able and willing to offer that support: a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Johnson City. If you’re going through the painful process of divorce, consider working with one of our providers. In addition to providing you with the support you need, they’ll work to ensure the separation process goes as smoothly as possible, help you understand and manage all of the emotions you’re experiencing, and figure out what’s next. If you’d like to work with a counselor at Thriveworks Waltham or hear more about our services, reach out to us today.
Why Did My Marriage Fall Apart?
In today’s world, marriage often ends in divorce. That being said, nobody expects that their marriage will end in divorce. But then something happens to turn the relationship on its side and the couple decides they’re better off apart—and that’s okay. Here are some common blunders that ultimately lead to divorce:
- Lack of communication
- Financial instability
- Disagreements about money
- Marrying too soon/young
- Physical, emotional, and mental abuse
- Substance abuse and addiction
There are, of course, additional elements that can contribute to a couple’s decision to separate. In any case, however, the divorce can have some pretty tough ramifications on all parties involved. Troubling effects include feelings of hopelessness, sleep disturbances, restlessness, depressive thoughts/feelings, loneliness, and more. These potential side effects speak to the importance of seeing a mental health professional if you’re going through the painful process of divorce. Your therapist or counselor can help you to manage these difficult feelings and feel hopeful about your life again.
How Will Divorce Counseling Help Me?
While counselors and therapists often use similar techniques to help their patients, the therapeutic process can take many different forms. For example, with divorce counseling, you may choose to work with a counselor individually or a couples counselor with the other party, depending on your therapy goals:
- Individual: You can choose to work with a counselor for your individual needs regarding the divorce. If this is the route you take, your counselor will help you work through your emotions, your stress, and your pain. They will also put you on a clearer path toward a bright future without your partner.
- Couples: If you two choose to see a counselor together, a couples counselor will help you through the entirety of the process, from sorting out living arrangements and financial obligations to getting the closure you need from each other (if any). They can function as a mediator as well as a coach.
Your counselor’s goal is to provide you with support during this difficult time, as well as the tools you need to move forward happily and healthily. If this sounds like someone you want to work with, know that help is just around the corner at Thriveworks Johnson City.
Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks in Johnson City
If you think that you could benefit from working with a counselor during this often difficult time, reach out to us at Thriveworks Johnson City. Our therapists and counselors are ready to help you if you’re ready to take this step and begin the therapeutic journey. They are caring providers with the proper skills needed to help you on your way to a happier, healthier you. Just give us a call at (423) 491-4202, and a scheduling specialist will get you all set up. We look forward to it!