The ending of a relationship is often a very traumatic, stressful, and a emotionally overwhelming experience. It will affect all parties involved physically, mentally, as well as financially. For both partners the transition will be difficult and they will likely experience a wide range of emotions, such as guilt, sadness, fear, and loneliness. Along with dealing with the emotional aspect of the ending of the relationship both individuals also have to deal with the logistical aspects of the divorce; such as separating finances, selling of property, moving, etc. When children are involved the difficulties are compounded even further. To help with the transition couples will often seek therapy to obtain the support needed during this difficult transition.
How can Divorce counseling Help?
Divorce Counseling will help both parties in the relationship learn to better communicate effectively and civility during the divorce proceedings. The divorce process can become quite contentious and therapy will provide you with the ongoing support to better cope with it. Divorce counseling will also help you with the various feelings and emotions you will experience during the proceedings. It will help you better understand and navigate the stages of grief and will teach you the necessary coping skills needed to navigate this stage in your life. It will provide you with the toll and confidence needed to deal with the uncertainty that awaits as you cope with a loss of identity and learn to again live a rewarding and happy life. If children are involved in will help you to better able to communicate to them and better understand what is occurring and allow you to better support them through this difficult transition and minimize the sometimes devastating effects of a divorce.
What is Divorce Mediation?
Mediation can also be a helpful tool and is an alternative to the often difficult court proceedings involved in a divorce. During Mediation both parties can discuss custody rights, division of assets, and other issues. Mediation is often less time consuming and less costly than court proceedings and allows both parties to come upon a mutually agreed upon solution that allows all those involved to move forward in the least damaging way.
How do i know if i need divorce counseling?
Although some people can cope with the loss of their marriage on their own for some the divorce is often devastating and too overwhelming and the experience starts to affect their ability to function in various areas of their life. It is often an emotionally overwhelming, draining, and challenging experience that can lead to mental health issues or exacerbate already present issues. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms and you believe it is affecting your functioning you might benefit from divorce counseling and should consult with a therapist.
- Trouble Sleeping
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Loss of appetite
- Social Isolation
- Uncontrollable anger
- Feelings of depression
- Feelings of anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Inability to function in various areas
Where can I get divorce counseling or mediation?
At Thriveworks, we can help you cope with this most difficult transition. We have trained and Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist to help you and your family better cope with this most difficult time and transition in your life.
We Accept Insurance!
We accept most major insurance plans and typically offer appointments within the first 24 hrs of your initial call. Insurance plans we accept include Blue Cross Blue Shield / Highmark, Magellan, Independence Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Keystone Health Plan East, Personal Choice, United Behavioral Health, Cigna, and Compsych.
We are conveniently located in Delaware County at 600 N Jackson Street Suite 300, Media, PA., 19063 and are accessible by public transportation via SEPTA Regional Rail, Trolley, and bus. We also offer free parking.
Call 610-808-9923 to schedule an appointment or fill out a contact form and we’ll call you!