Pre and Post-Divorce Counseling
Divorce counseling has several benefits as it supports individuals, parents and children as they begin to create a new life for themselves. Divorce counseling helps individuals and families work through the emotional and other difficulties that often come with going through or having gone through a divorce. Divorce counseling therapy from a trained professional can be beneficial in a number of ways.
1. Bringing Closure
Facing the end of any relationship often comes with overwhelming emotional and physical impacts. Specialized therapy can help those facing divorce or recovering from divorce to work through the emotional and material changes that come with this impactful life change. It can also help you work through your feelings about your former spouse so that you can pave the way for new relationships in the future.
2. Setting Boundaries
People in the midst of or recovering from a divorce situation may have difficulties knowing how to set healthy boundaries as they work to form a new type of relationship with their former spouse and their children. Learning from a trained psychologist how you can set healthy boundaries that will assist you in protecting yourself and your family is one of the major benefits of divorce counseling.
3. Feeling Supported
Often times people in divorce situations are isolated and abandoned by people close to them. A professional divorce counselor understands the many reasons why people feel the need to divorce and can be a source of support during this trying period in life.
4. Overcoming Trust Issues
Betrayal by a spouse and subsequent divorce can leave people with difficulties in trusting people. A divorce therapist can show you how to overcome those trust issues and learn when to place trust appropriately in relationships while protecting oneself from potential harm at the same time.
5. Learning To Be Single
It’s normal to have trouble adjusting to life as a single person when you’ve been married or in a relationship for many years. Divorce therapy can help you rebuild your life as a newly single person so that you can find value and joy in life after trying times.
6. Learning To Be A Single Parent Or Co-parent
Parenting as a single parent or as a co-parent with your former spouse can be overwhelming and tumultuous. Dr. Keller specializes in helping divorced parents learn how to be single parents in the case of a non-involved former spouse and in helping people learn how to co-parent with a former spouse in a situation where there are disagreements and tension. He can also help your children learn to overcome the pain and disappointment they may have regarding a divorce. You and your family may also benefit from Blended Family Counseling.
7. Making Plans For The Future
Divorce may leave you feeling uncertain about the future, but there is hope. Divorce therapy can teach you how to move forward in life, creating plans for a successful future.
Dr. Keller is a licensed psychologist and diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology who provides compassionate and knowledgeable support in both marital therapy and divorce counseling. Call our office if you are interested in learning more about divorce counseling or marriage counseling in the Scottsdale area.
Moving Forward with Relationships
When many relationships first begin, the focus is on the good points that each person in the relationship has. Couples are sure to make the relationship a priority and to be intentionally considerate of their partner’s feelings and well-being.
Over time responsibilities change, life happens and people and their relationships change. Many couples feel isolated and lonely during these changes and need help navigating through them in order to re-establish intimacy and to clarify the goals of their relationship.
In some cases, the life and individual changes may be more than each person had expected and an irretrievable breakdown of the relationship is imminent.
No matter what the case, Dr. Martin Keller has the experience and the compassion to help you and/or your partner and family navigate through these changes in a healthy and productive manner.