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Family Counseling

The Basics of Counseling: In most courts throughout the United States, divorce counseling is strongly recommended. Counselors or therapists cannot make problems instantly disappear, however, counseling does enable one to better identify and, ultimately, cope with the more difficult problems which may arise as a result of a divorce. Counseling can offer help to all of the family members, making them become more comfortable with the whole divorce situation.

Should You Consider Counseling?: The following questions should be addressed prior to seeking the help of a professional counselor. It is of the utmost importance that these questions be answered honestly and openly. If an affirmative answer is drawn as a result of answering any of the following questions , it is usually a good idea to seek counseling.

How to Find the Right Counselor: It is suggested that a good place to start would be to create a list of counselors and/or therapists in your area. Referrals are often a great resource, but be aware of the pressures and influences that occur when involving friends or relatives in this search process.

Divorce Counseling Frequently Asked Questions: Why does the divorce process get more and more stressful and depressing? Why is the divorce process so long? Why do some spouses treat the divorce process like a game? These questions and more are answered.