Experiencing the end of a relationship is one of the most painful experiences people will have during their lives.
The end of a relationship disrupts an attachment bond and also begins a grieving process.
If you are experiencing a divorce or breakup, you might be finding it hard to move forward. It might have been something you were not ready for yet or maybe you believe “it was all for the best” – either way, it can be really reall hard to start anew.
Perhaps, you are tearful throughout the day. Or, maybe, it catches you completely off guard. You might not know whether or not you should still be friends. And then, there are the practical issues to settle like finding a new place to live, figuring out finances, and understanding exactly what to tell people when they ask what happened. It can feel overwhelming and stressful.
Our therapists want to support you in grieving the loss of your relationship while motivating you to create a new life that feels fulfilling and hopeful. We understand that a break up is a form of grief and we will honor this. We will help you to grieve and create meaning. We will help you learn to soothe the pain. And, we will help you begin to create new dreams for a life that will be just as rich (if not more more so) than it was before.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, our online scheduler is available at any time of day or night.
You can also e-mail us at any time and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Or, feel free to call 267-838-0066.
Our Divorce and Breakup Therapists
Elizabeth Earnshaw, LMFT is a relationship expert. She is trained in Level 4 Gottman Method Therapy and consults with The Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute. She offers relationship counseling/marriage therapy in Philadelphia, PA and also helps individuals manage their relationships.
She understands the pain that accompanies the loss of a relationship and will not minimize your experience. While she knows you will grow from this, she also knows it is painful and can create an overwhelming experience of emotions like sadness, anger, confusion, and relief. She specializes in helping you to decrease the anxiety, create understanding, and develop tried and true skills for moving forward.
Ariel Stern, LPC specializes in relationship counseling. Ariel is trained in Gottman Method Level 5 Counseling and is also train in eco-systemic counseling. She is passionate about helping individuals grieve the loss of an important relationship in their lives and supporting them in creating new and more fulfilling relationships in their future. Ariel sees individuals and couples in her Center City, Philadelphia office.
Deirdre Cosgrove, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA. She specializes in relationship counseling, particularly premarital counseling, marriage therapy, and divorce therapy. Deirdre has extensive experience helping families and individuals manage particularly difficult experiences, including co-parenting issues, behavioral difficulties in children, and messy relationships and divorces. She is particularly skilled at helping families navigate divorce when children are involved.
Lauren Rosner, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering individual and couples therapy for relationship issues. She supports individuals experiencing a breakup/ heartbreak or divorce in processing their experience, learning to manage their emotional experience, and flourish in their new lives.
Carly McDade, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Carly specializes in supporting women through life transitions. She uses a holistic method to help women become comfortable within their own bodies as the process and grieve the loss of their relationship. She uses this connection with the body to increase empowerment, as well.
Carly also uses her knowledge of Yoga (as a Certified Yoga teacher) and Reiki to support you in moving forward.
Virginia Harr, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social worker specializing in anxiety disorders and OCD. Virginia is passionate about helping Philadelphia women and men overcome anxious thinking and feeling. If you are feeling preoccupied with your breakup and struggling to break free from the repetitive thoughts and feelings it is bringing up for you, Virginia can help.
She will support you in grieving the loss in a way that does not seem overwhelming and manage your anxiety symptoms so that you can have freedom from thinking about your ex all day and night.
Emma Carpenter, MA is a therapist specializing in relationship issues. Emma works with couples and individuals in navigating complicated relationship experiences. She is particularly skilled in helping millenials manage their breakups. She supports them in grieving the loss and finding creative ways to move forward and create meaning from a painful situation.
Start your path to healing
Are you ready to schedule an appointment? You can schedule online with us at any time – day or night!
Do you have more questions? Send us an email or give us a call at 267-838-0066.