I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a general practice in Westlake Village, CA. I have a passion for and specialize in helping men, women, and families through the challenging transition of divorce. I, too, have traveled the journey of divorce after a 27-year marriage. I offer services to support people with counseling, support groups, and workshops. I am publishing my first workbook, called The Gifts of Divorce, to help individuals rebuild their self-worth, which can be lost in the process.
Being fresh out of a marriage or long-term relationship is SO hard. Rushing out to join the dating pool too quickly can make matters worse.
About four years after my divorce, this question came up to me: Could I have gone through my metamorphosis in midlife, remained in my marriage, and been just as happy and content? I wondered how many other women had asked themselves the same. How many of us had second-guessed our decision? And why?
Depression is a common mental health condition one experiences during and after a divorce. There are steps you can take to begin the healing process.
Divorce is a time of tremendous change. It can feel so unsettling that many people will do whatever they can to help themselves feel more grounded, sometimes choosing methods that aren't very healthy or in their best interests. Here are four tips for finding your footing during divorce.