The Importance of a Mental Health Professional in a Divorce

Woman talking with mental health professional.

When you finally make the difficult decision to dissolve your marriage, your mind is likely going a mile a minute, and your emotional wellbeing is extremely compromised. This unhealthy combination can increase the chance of you experiencing depression and anxiety.

When you utilize the collaborative divorce process, you are supported by a team of professionals one of whom is a mental health professional. This important team member can play a vital role in your family’s divorce journey. Here’s how:

  • Assists everyone involved to be aware of and manage their emotions in a constructive manner
  • Works with each spouse to identify their concerns and bring them to the divorce discussions through respectful communication
  • Helps move through issues that cause gridlock by teaching each client how to communicate with their partner respectfully
  • Be the bridge to help resolve conflicts
  • Work towards a co-parenting plan that will be agreeable to each of you and in your children’s best interest
  • Work directly with your children through a child health specialist to explain what is happening and give them valuable emotional tools to assist in their processing of the situation

When you learn how to deal with your emotions in a healthier way with the help of a mental health professional, you and your spouse can then focus on your present and future goals.

Our team of experts can help you and your spouse learn to move forward with your marital dissolution while emotionally healing yourselves along the way and allowing for a more respectful and peaceful divorce process.

The Collaborative Practice of San Diego is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary referral network of independent professionals of attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors working together to learn, practice, and promote Collaborative processes for problem-solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues in regard to co-parenting, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial assets of the family.

Contact us today to learn how the collaborative divorce process works to protect and heal your family’s emotional needs during your separation.

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

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