Divorce is a life-changing event similar to the death of a loved one. Talking with a therapist to seek support during this challenging time can be very helpful. Your friends and family members may try to be supportive during your divorce, but they may not know the right things to say or do to help you get through it in a healthy manner. Sometimes family members pick sides and encourage negative thinking. A therapist can help you get through this process in a calm, positive way. It is very important that you surround yourself with objective people who will support you in getting through the divorce without encouraging you to make decisions based solely on emotion. A therapist can be very instrumental in helping you focus objectively on the issues.
If you need help finding a therapist, you can seek referrals from friends, family members, co-workers, or professionals, including your divorce attorney. You should also check your insurance documents to find which therapists are covered by your insurance. Do your homework before you meet with the therapist. Look at their websites, credentials and ratings, if any. Make sure that the person you select is an individual that you can trust and feel comfortable with. Keep in mind that the therapist will be required to protect your confidentiality.
Working with a therapist during your divorce can benefit you in helping you calm your mind, give you a neutral non-judgmental person to talk to, and redirect your anger and emotions so that you can get through the divorce with the most positive outlook possible.