Divorce

The decision to end a marriage can be upsetting and filled with a number of opposing emotions. Though common in the U.S. (fifty percent of marriages end in divorce), each divorce is unique and usually an emotional and painful process for all the parties involved. During and after a divorce, you might experience feelings of loss, anger, depression, rejection, shock, regret, doubt, guilt, betrayal, bitterness or fear. Seeing a therapist can really help an individual to manage these and other tough feelings. While going through a divorce, some couples choose to see a therapist together, which can help them to work together to end the marriage in a constructive and practical way. Therapy is also beneficial for children experiencing divorce. Children often feel a strong sense of loss in the aftermath of a divorce and a mental health professional can help them to cope in healthy ways.

Local experts in Divorce

Robin Magdahlen

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC RDT

The decision to end a significant relationship can be a difficult and challenging process that leaves everyone depleted, confused and anxious about the future and how to move forward. Therapy can assist in working through those feelings, make sense of the end of ones relationship, and obtain a new perspective and healing.

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Nic Sutherland (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

LMFT Associate

As a child of divorce, I know firsthand the intricacies and pain points of a ruptured relationship. I love supporting clients who have found themselves in the painful position of ending a relationship do so with care, intention, and mutual understanding.

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Heather Ackles (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LCSW

I work and have worked with numerous with individuals in the midst of divorce, break-up, separation and defining co-parenting needs. None of my clients are the same - no relationship is the same. Our histories and cultures are different. These difficult times in our lives can be the foundation for a new perspective leading to inspiring ideas, newfound strength, and doing what matters. (And, I have training with Gottman couples therapy tools.)

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Saren Craig (They/Them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

M.A. Counseling and Guidance

I offer support for people going through a divorce. This can be a very difficult time, with ruptures in relationships that trigger anxiety and many different feelings about oneself as a person. Other times both parties can agree that this is the best course of action for both of them and separate amicably. Either way, going through a divorce can be stressful.

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Caroline McGrath LPC, NCC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Master Jungian Life Coach, Certified Trauma-Informed Breathwork Facilitator, Certified TRE® Provider, Certified Yoga Calm® Youth Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner

I support children and adolescents whose parents are going through, or have gone through, a divorce or separation. Children experience familial divorce differently at every age. The grief, loss, fear of the unknown, as well as whether or not the divorce is amicable, holds many factors and many emotions for children and teens. I also work with parents, helping them support their children through the divorce process and years after. I also support adults throughout their divorce process.

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Nancy Pearson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Having experienced the trauma of divorce first hand, I had to find ways to protect my children from the deleterious effects it can have. So I studied, and I practiced, and I took risks both professionally and personally until I could co-parent harmoniously and coach others in how to achieve that outcome. The result is a satisfying co-parenting family life where children flourish!

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Heart Thyself, LLC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Divorce and family court support.

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Michaele Dunlap PsyD (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Our emotional partnerships often form the core of our sense of safety in the world. When our emotional partnerships are threatened or dissolving we feel groundless, cast adrift. I work with individuals to examine their state of mind and emotion when divorce is impending or in process and to help them move toward new goals and safety.

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Kristin Schuchman (she/her)

Professional Counselor

MSW, CSWA

Few events knock you off your bearings quite like divorce or long-term relationship fallout. As a mental health counselor I can help you feel like yourself again and prepare for a new life full of possibility and promise. As a career counselor I can help you find your professional footing as you navigate the complexities of splitting assets and other challenges. Together we will build back your confidence and point you in the direction of a life with meaning, purpose and creative expression.

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Darin Bergen (he/him)

Clinical Psychologist

PsyD

Divorce is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. I know because I've been through it. Because of that, I'm passionate about helping people through the divorce and finding healing. On the other side is a happy life - I know because I've seen it so many times. I typically start by processing the pain and loss of divorce before focusing on building a new life that you love.

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Kimberly Dudley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC, NCC

Divorce isn't something that just happens, it's an outcome of deep dysfunction within a marriage. Marriages end for many reasons: betrayal, emotional and physical danger, infidelity, manipulation... They're often necessary in order for the individual parties to have a chance to rebuild health within themselves that was impossible within the marriage.

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Gia Buckberg

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Much of my work has been supporting individuals who are currently in the throes of a change in their family dynamic. Helping a client balance the challenges of being a single parent and reestablishing a relationship with former spouse and navigating supporting their children after divorce are aspects that I feel where the life coaching perspective can be greatly beneficial.

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Jennie Hayes, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Even relationships that are ready to end have so much to teach us about ourselves—if we're able to open ourselves to learning. I specialize in helping people ready to end relationships process the hurt and say goodbye in order to discover new relationships and ways of being together.

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Madeline Fox

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

There is a great amount of cultural attention and significance paid to couples who are wanting to partner and marry one another. I want to support you in creating meaning and ritual to the ending of your marriage. I want to guide partners to reflect and say goodbye to one another in a respectful and loving manner.

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Alli Santa (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A, LPCI

Being a divorced individual, I understand the pain and the loss a divorce causes. It's a difficult experience to process as you're grieving the loss of a marriage while trying to re gain a sense of self and find a new direction in life.

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