How Therapy Can Help You Navigate Divorce

Dec 12, 2023
How Therapy Can Help You Navigate Divorce
Navigating divorce can feel lonely, even isolating. This is just one of the reasons we recommend talk therapy as an option for those going through a difficult life transition like divorce.

Divorce isn’t easy. It can sometimes be the most difficult period in a person’s life, causing problems at home, at work, and within the family. In addition, divorce causes a 23% increase in mortality rates, making it a concern for your health. 

One of the best ways to navigate divorce and its possible fallouts is with therapy. At Black Onyx, we offer specific treatment programs for difficult life transitions, including divorce.  

Peter Pham, PMHNP-BC, and Diana Bush, PMHNP-BC, want to help you safely navigate your divorce and begin to heal. Our California offices are a perfect place to start this journey and determine which — if any — treatments will make the entire process easier. 

Why life transitions like divorce cause problems 

Human beings are creatures of habit. If you’re like most people, you’re comfortable with the way your life is laid out, and you like things to be predictable. When something changes your everyday routine, not to mention turns your entire life upside down, you can experience a range of effects. 

Divorce is one such life transition. Others are moving, having a child, getting married or moving in with someone new, and grieving the loss of someone. Not all of these experiences may be bad, but they do cause a serious kind of change in your life. 

Divorce also carries with it a host of feelings, judgments, and beliefs about yourself that can be difficult to navigate alone. And if your partner was the person you most commonly shared things with or leaned on, this could make you feel more isolated than ever. 

But even if you aren’t feeling totally alone, you may still be experiencing things you need to unpack and discuss. This is where therapy comes in. 

Helping you navigate divorce with therapy

Therapy is a versatile tool for people going through life transitions. Couples can attend sessions together as they try to work on their marriage or perform conscious uncoupling. You can also seek therapy separately from your partner. 

Here are some of the ways therapy can help you navigate the process of divorce.

Giving you an unbiased talking partner 

Therapy offers you the opportunity to discuss your experiences with someone outside the situation. At Black Onyx, we focus on helping you determine your needs and what treatments, programs, and exercises could help you meet them. 

We won’t pressure you to do things a certain way because our primary focus is to assist you. 

Helping you see the bigger picture 

Therapists are trained to help with the small things and the bigger ones. When you get divorced, you may not see the situation clearly. But with therapy, you can learn to manage your expectations and create the life you want to live post-divorce. 

Recognizing the presence of possible mental disorders 

Going to therapy can seem scary at first. But therapy has helped so many people navigate the difficulties of their life transition, not to mention determine whether or not mental disorders might be at play. Recognizing these can help set you on a path toward healing. 

Therapy makes divorce easier 

In most cases, the experience of divorce isn’t an easy one. But it can be easier with a professional therapist in your corner whose job is to help you determine what the next chapter of your life will look like. 

If you’re ready to seek therapy, call us, or make an appointment online at your convenience. We have offices in Orange, Los Angeles, South San Francisco, and San Diego, California. Come visit us today.