An Open Letter to Therapists About Your Divorcing Clients

According to family lawyers January will see a 30% increase in divorce cases. This also leads to an increase in referrals for mainstream therapists as many seek the best way to end their marriages. Divorce is probably one of the most common life changing events that therapists’ clients will go through yet they receive no formal education on how to handle this situation which is a shame since what most clients needs is information and support. These days there are many books and support groups that therapists can utilize to assist their clients. If you are a therapist that does not offer these services, please refer your divorcing clients to one that does.

Key Takeaways:

  • Therapists need to seek knowledge about divorce and how thoroughly it effects peoples’s lives.
  • Divorce is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a couple and a family, like a “hand grenade blowing up the family”
  • Therapist are more concerned about the client’s emotional and personal welfare than an attorney might be.

“Therapists can play a key role in helping clients feel supported and get educated.”

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