Marriages may be made in heaven but divorce is unfortunately human-made. Statistics say that over the last 30 years, nearly 50% of first marriages in North America have ended in divorce. There are many reasons at play here: personality differences, cultural disparity, level of education, financial strain, health disorders, differences in religious beliefs and family values have large roles in the disconnect. 

Divorce is extremely stressful for the entire family. It affects not just the couple involved but hits children the hardest, friends and the entire extended family. The dynamics change from interdependency to independency. Children may feel anger, resentment, guilt, abandonment, depression and start acting difficult. Most couples file for divorce looking for a way out of a stressful partnership but very often find themselves jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Sometimes, it’s as bad as losing a loved one. 

Professional mental health counsellors understand the gravity of the situation. They are certified to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders in the context of marriage and family relationships. They are trained to treat individuals and couples, adults and children, in both one-on-one and group sessions to help them heal and get their lives back on track again, not just in the present circumstances but also in the future. 

Learn more about who they are, what they do and how they can help you.

What do Marriage and Family Therapists do?

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is similar to behavioural psychotherapy, addressing the issues of everyone in a family unit as a whole. Along with other psychiatry and psychology, social work and psychiatric nursing, MFT is one of the five core mental health professionals providing specialized and customized treatment approaches. This is because every marriage is unique, and so is every divorce and the relationship between family members. 

They offer relationship counselling not just through their private practises but also in other environments, such as churches, hospitals, prisons, through employee assistance programs, community mental health centres, educational institutions, social service agencies, business consultations and in courts, among others. 

The therapy and healthcare solutions are goal-focused, therapeutic and holistic, designed with the long-term well-being of individuals and families in mind. They also evaluate and treat a variety of clinical disorders from depression, marital discrepancies, child-parent differences and individual psychological issues such as schizophrenia, drug abuse, anoxia, alcoholism and distress from marital conflict. 

Somatic Psyche: Licensed Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist, Vancouver

Get in touch with Somatic Psyche. Our licensed, highly respected MFT Practitioner Daphne Georghiou is here when you need guidance and solutions to ease your stress and pain. Drop in to discuss any issues you may have and get a grip on crucial life tools to support you in boosting your inner resources. 

With increased emotional stamina, start improving your relationships including the one with yourself. Achieve inner strength, greater confidence and higher self-esteem. With over 20 years of experience in helping individuals work through emotional pain, inner conflict, and family of origin issues, you’re in the right hands to heal old wounds, emotional trauma and the relationships with your loved ones in the process.