mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary


When a family separates due to a Divorce, a plethora of feelings and new ways of daily life have to be addressed and managed. Both sides of the couple and the other members of the family will experience intense emotions including shame, blame, sadness, anger, and confusion.

The grief experienced from divorce can be similar to the death of a loved one and is very real. There may be feelings of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. There is likely uncertainty about the next steps to take in life – which direction to go and wondering if one is capable and worthy of new ventures.

It is important to allow the feelings to surface, acknowledge them, and seek support from others so the rebuilding can begin. Therapy can offer support for the individual and other members of the family as well.

At Claibourne Counseling, we offer caring treatment for individuals seeking a fresh start!