Many emotions may come up when you are going through a divorce, and you will likely need support to get through the painful process.
Divorce counseling is a type of psychotherapy that helps couples explore, recognize, and resolve conflicts in an effort to understand if either partner wants a divorce, or how to move forward after a divorce. It is a form of talk therapy that provides a safe and private space for partners to discuss challenges and feelings about the relationship and each other. Divorce counseling offers tools to help make intentional decisions about the relationship that greatly improve the daily lives of partners in the process of divorce.
What to expect?
From the start of the divorce process to the end, you’ll have to deal with not only the tangible aspects of the separation, but the emotional components as well. You may or may not feel pressure to open up to those around you. Some people might try to pry and find out the details of your divorce, whether or not you’re comfortable with it. Emotions can run high during the divorce process and many people going through a divorce face a grieving process that consists of five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
For some, getting through these stages of divorce or grief can be challenging, and it can be hard to figure out exactly how you will move on with your life. In these cases, you might seek divorce counseling. Sometimes, when both parties are struggling, they will enter counseling together and mutually work through the process.
A divorce counselor is a certified therapist who assists couples considering a divorce. They are deeply familiar and experienced in marriage separation and divorce in both the emotional and tangible sense. This can include pre and post-divorce counseling work, and it may include long term counseling to work through the results of a divorce.
They may work in a private practice setting, at a counseling center, or they may practice online. They’re there to help provide the best divorce outcome possible, and can give advice and strategies to do so. A divorce counselor holds sessions with couples to properly understand their reasons for divorce, and assesses the situation. If during the counseling, the counselor helps the couple realize divorce is the best option, he/she will support the couple through the divorce process –– the logistics, decision making, and transition, helping them start afresh in their individual lives after divorce.
Types of Therapy
▶ Pre- and Post-Divorce Counseling
Pre-divorce counseling is divorce counseling that’s sought out by couples who are preparing for divorce, whereas post-divorce counseling refers to divorce counseling for former couples who are already divorced. After a divorce, you and your former spouse may still have concerns to work through. In any form of divorce counseling, your counselor will not make any decisions for you but guide and help you and the person you seek therapy with come to your own conclusions. Pre-divorce counseling and post-divorce counseling are safe spaces to work through issues in a respectful manner with a professional present to help you through any stumbling blocks.
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