Most people don’t walk down the aisle preparing for an eventual divorce. Often when a marriage breaks up, the emotional and relational consequences are devastating.
If you are going through a divorce, it's normal to experience the following symptoms:
• Confusion Regarding Their Relationship
• Thoughts of ‘what went wrong?’
• Anger and Bitterness
• Feelings of Betrayal
• Loss of His/Her Dream of a Lifelong Marriage
• Crisis of Faith or Values
There Is Hope
Working with a counselor who is trained in divorce recovery, grief, and family systems can help you work through your feelings and learn to trust yourself and others again. It can been difficult to talk about your divorce with family or friends, as they often “take sides” or feel confused themselves as to who they should communicate with. Having a confidential relationship with a counselor can provide a safe emotional space for you to process your thoughts and feelings.
You may have some concerns, such as...
"Aren't all divorces painful? It seems other people who go through a divorce don’t seem to need counseling. "
In our experience, preventative mental health care can be very positive. Much like setting a broken bone so that it can heal properly, counseling post-divorce can help you find the right path for emotional and relational healing. Many of our clients recover from a divorce and feel stronger as they pursue relationships post-divorce. Journeys clients feel that they know themselves better, have learned to differentiate between safe and unsafe people, and can dare to trust others again.
We generally recommend scheduling an initial assessment with a Journeys counselor to evaluate your specific needs, as well as determining best options for treatment and more precise answers to the questions you may have about the process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the perfect fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for you.
Click on the suggested therapists to schedule a consultation or check out our team to connect with a therapist that's right for you. Most of our team members see a variety of clients, so feel free to read up on multiple options!
Need help? Contact our administrative assistant here with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for your needs.