Foundations Counseling offers divorce recovery counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor. Divorce is one of the most stressful and painful life events that a person will ever experience. Even when accompanied by good reasons or positive feelings, it is still the death of a dream and the end of one’s hope for the relationship. Whether the ending is sudden or anticipated, the wound can be deep. Divorce counseling can help individuals cope and move past a divorce.
The grief that arises is often overwhelming. Sometimes accompanied by anger or other feelings, grief can be expressed in various areas of life. A person might experience loneliness, anxiety, or fear. A skilled divorce recovery counselor can be a valuable asset during these difficult times.
Individuals typically also feel physiological effects of divorce, such as significant muscle tension and an increased likelihood of physical illness. Once a person is no longer part of a couple, fears about finances, relationships, and even questions about identity can surface. Those going through a separation commonly experience disturbances in sleeping, eating, and the ability to focus.
A divorce that involves children can make matters even more heartbreaking and complicated. Communication between the divorcing couple regarding their children is typically strained. It is always best for parents to work out their issues with other adults, rather than with their children. Divorce recovery counseling can help one or both parents figure out the best way to discuss child custody issues.
What You Can Expect with Divorce Recovery Counseling
Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor offers divorce recovery counseling that will help chart a path to divorce recovery, providing assistance with all phases of the divorce process:
- Deciding to separate
- Understanding and navigating the legal process, including knowing what your choices are
- Developing child custody plans
- Recovering, repairing, and refocusing after divorce
The divorce recovery process will enable you to move from simply coping and surviving to leading a life in which you feel empowered, fulfilled, independent, and are involved in relationships that are enriching and loving. An important role that we play as therapists is to help our clients get “unstuck” so that they can realize their potential. Our approach recognizes that an individual who is going through a divorce experiences sadness, self-blame, anxiety, shame, guilt, rage, and a variety of other painful emotions that at times may feel overwhelming. Our goal as divorce recovery therapists is not to help our clients simply suppress or distract themselves from their pain, but to help them work through these feelings so that they can feel free, whole, and in control of their lives.
We can also assist you in coping with the effects of divorce on children. Our individual and child counseling is designed to develop tools that foster both self-acceptance and healthy self-esteem. These are essential in helping children weather the stressful and often traumatic events that are frequently a component of the breakup of a family.
Set up a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know would benefit from therapy for divorce recovery, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation