Counseling During a Divorce
Updated: Jul 31, 2018
By: Brusca Law
Divorces are perhaps the one time in your life when you might want to consider speaking with a licensed mental health counselor or psychologist. With all the change that comes with a divorce, you may want to consider finding a counselor you can trust and establishing that relationship early on in your divorce. Credentials matter with counselors, so make sure you do your homework and find out if they have been practicing for some time and if they have had any past discipline on their license(s). The Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage, & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology provides you with the ability to look up the counselor’s licensed credentials to see if there has been past discipline on their license.
Counselors, much like attorneys, have different licenses, prices, schedules, and personalities which may make them incompatible with what you need at the moment. You can change counselors if they do not work for you, and in fact you should if they are doing more harm than good for you. Staying mentally fit and ready to handle a stressful divorce is key to a litigious divorce.
Your life may never be the same during and after the divorce, but understanding and preparing for the changes to come can help you better prepare financially and emotionally for your new life. It is important to know that while attorneys can counsel you about the law, they may not be qualified to counsel you on how to deal with the stress and the emotional side of the divorce. In fact, they may be terrible at helping you deal with the emotional side of things during a divorce. A counselor might be able to provide you with additional tools in handling the day to day stressors that come with a divorce and listen to you in a way your family and friends cannot.
If you would like to learn more about counseling before and during a divorce, contact Brusca Law in Orlando at 407-501-6564 and schedule a free consultation. We are here to help you navigate some of the non-legal resources that may be available to you, and get you moving in the right direction.