As a divorce therapist in Denver, we can work with you individually or with you and your soon-to-be ex to help you navigate the divorce process. We can also work with the children in the family whether individually or in group sessions. Our goal is to provide the necessary support for our clients to move through this difficult season in the best way possible. we are also flexible in our approach to achieve those goals.
Tools used by a divorce therapist in Denver
#1. Individual therapy sessions
Very often, it is best to schedule an appointment with a therapist on an individual basis. Initially, individual sessions create an opportunity to express feelings and emotions without fear or concern of what the other party will say. We create a safe environment where discussions can flow freely, emotions can come to bear and we can deal with issues in a healthy way. In fact, individual therapy is also recommended after the divorce is complete to assist with reestablishing life and everything that entails.
#2. Couples counseling
Some couples visit our clinic together in order to first decide if they want to get a divorce. Secondly, those who do decide to proceed with ending the relationship, find that working through problems together makes it easier to do so. Couples counseling is a different approach than one might take during the marriage because it is no longer about finding a way to cohabitate peacefully or make the relationship succeed. Instead, it revolves around the untangling or unwinding of one life that must now become two separate ones.
This unwinding is an incredibly complex process that is both emotional and practical. The emotion may be one of pain or anger while the practical implications revolve around debates such as who will remain in the home and how to split finances. It is not easy to sort through any of this. Working with a professional can help to ease the tension for productive results.
#3. Family therapy
Children need help coping with divorce even more so than adults. Children who do not learn how to effectively navigate these emotional and physical changes can have problems that last for the rest of their life, even into adulthood and their own relationships. There are several ways to make the transition easier. These include:
- Communicating clearly with children what is taking place and what will happen in the future
- Setting expectations for where they will live and how their routine will be the same or different
- Letting them know that they are loved unconditionally and that they were not the cause of the divorce
With both parents' emotions running high it can be difficult to express and convey the sense of security and love that children crave. Working through family therapy sessions makes it easier for parents to express themselves and establish what the new family dynamics will look like. This also gives children the opportunity to express their fears, concerns, questions, etc. without fearing that parents will make it all about them – as is common in a high-intensity divorce.
As a divorce therapist in Denver, we are here to assist your family however we can. Call today to get started.