The decision to separate or divorce can be the most difficult decision in a person’s life. Divorce is extremely painful for all members of the family. That’s why counseling during a divorce is aimed at helping you get over some of the negative feelings and look towards personal growth and adjustment, enabling you to move away from negativity and toward confidence.
Counseling before, during, or after a divorce is very beneficial for the separating couple. Also, counseling is recommended where children are involved and affected. Many different emotions arise when going through the end of a relationship; it is normal to experience feelings of sadness, loneliness, and fear of the changes ahead. You may feel vulnerable or feel that you have failed. Feelings of rejection are common, too. Guilt is a strong emotion, which often surfaces especially if you are the one who initiated the separation or divorce. Each individual will have different emotional reactions at different times.
When you’re overcome with guilt, sadness, loneliness, resentment, and fear, a therapist can work with you to provide support and help you achieve a new perspective and a plan for your future. Being alone does not have to mean living in loneliness. Therapy can help you understand some of your choices, and assist you in moving on with your life.
Counselor Jennifer knows recovering from a divorce is possible because therapy provides a safe and confidential environment where you can express your feelings. The therapeutic process will help deal with the pain and feelings of loss of divorce.
A mental health counselor can provide the following:
Some benefits of counseling during a divorce are:
Counseling can nurture your life back to normalcy if you are open to it. With her gentle approach, Jennifer can accompany you on your road to recovery. She’d be happy to help you out. Please call (716) 432-3656 to take your first step in helping yourself heal.