Therapist for Children Experiencing Divorce and Separation on Long Island
Divorce is a significant life event that not only impacts the couple but deeply affects the children involved. The upheaval of family structure and routine can be confusing and distressing for children and adolescents. At Long Island Psychology, we recognize the unique challenges that divorce presents to young minds and are dedicated to providing compassionate support to help them navigate this difficult transition.
Based in Long Island, with offices in Rockville Centre, Garden City, and Roselyn Heights, NY, our experienced psychologists and psychotherapists specialize in assisting children and teens through the emotional complexities of their parents’ divorce. To explore how we can support your child, contact us at (516) 732-0273 or use our online contact form.
Tailored Support for Children Affected by Divorce
Children and adolescents respond to divorce in various ways, depending on their age, personality, and the specifics of the family situation. Common reactions include feelings of sadness, anger, confusion, and anxiety about the future. Our approach at Long Island Psychology is to offer personalized care that addresses these individual responses.
- Understanding and Processing Emotions – Our therapists use age-appropriate techniques to help children understand and articulate their feelings about the divorce. Through methods like talk therapy, play therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), we create a safe space for children to express their emotions and fears.
- Coping Strategies and Resilience Building – We focus on equipping children and teens with coping strategies to manage the changes in their family dynamics. This includes fostering resilience, helping them adapt to new living arrangements, and maintaining healthy relationships with both parents.
- Family Therapy and Parental Guidance – In some cases, involving the entire family in therapy sessions can be beneficial. We guide parents on how to support their children through this transition, ensuring that the child’s well-being remains a priority. Our therapists also provide insights into effective co-parenting strategies that minimize conflict and confusion for the child.
If your child is struggling with mental health issues as a result of the divorce, we can support them there as well. We offer therapy for children with anxiety, depression, abandonment, and more.
Why Meet with a
Long Island Psychologist?
The impact of divorce on children can manifest in various ways, from academic struggles to behavioral changes and strained family relationships. It’s essential to address these issues early to prevent long-term emotional and psychological effects.
At Long Island Psychology, we understand the delicate nature of guiding children through a parental divorce. Our therapists are not only experts in child psychology but also empathetic listeners who provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment for healing and growth.