Divorce Support and Recovery Counseling,
Therapy Services for Individuals, Couples and Support Groups

Divorce Counseling and Support

If you are going through a divorce, you may be feeling betrayed, abandoned and totally alone. Or, you may feel embarrassed and ashamed. If you were the spouse who left the marriage, you may feel terrible guilt and remorse.  The truth is all of these feelings are normal. Divorce can be a devastating life occurrence, similar to a death in the level of stress and anxiety it can cause.

The good news is divorce counseling can help. Having someone to support you in navigating the process and dealing with all the feelings that naturally occur can make all the difference. Working with me in therapy will allow you to move through, move on and heal.

Individual Therapy

Sometimes life just isn't working for us. Whether you are experiencing deep loss or sadness, anxiety and stress, or symptoms that you don't really understand, therapy can help.

I will work with you to identify what isn't working in your life and develop new approaches that bring you greater fulfillment and inner peace.  You have an enormous capacity for growth and change; it is innate in who you are. Sometimes you just need assistance along the way, and the information and tools to get you where you want to be.  We can work together to address your specific needs and help you to feel good again.

Couples Counseling

Even the most loving relationships have difficulties from time to time.  You and your partner may be fighting a lot, or you may have trouble communicating.  You might be feeling disconnected from each other or lack intimacy. You might even feel like the love is gone in your relationship. The important thing is to acknowledge and address these challenges by working through them as a couple in counseling.  

In couples therapy we gently work through the issues you are experiencing and help you to build a stronger, more supportive relationship. This is a profound opportunity to experience transformation in your relationship with yourself, as well as healing and deepening your relationship with your partner.

Divorce Support Groups

Support groups are a great way to experience connection and validation from others going through similar difficulties.  I co-facilitate support groups with my dear friend, colleague and experienced therapist, Dr. Michelle Logvinsky. Together we provide a nurturing space where people can come together and discuss their challenges.  We assist group members in gaining a deeper understanding of their respective situations and provide psychoeducation and skills to help them cope better.

Click on the link below to check out our current ongoing groups

Hi, I'm Dr. Sherry Martyn

I provide individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, divorce support and recovery counseling and support groups in Santa Monica and Woodland Hills. If you are feeling like you could use help in any of these areas, I would be honored to work with you.  

Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked for 16 years in Family Law and Mediation, assisting clients through the divorce process. I know relationships from the inside out; what makes them work and what doesn't. I also know from my own experience that the most important relationship in your life is with yourself, and everything else flows from there. I am uniquely qualified to support you as you explore what would most help you to make peace with yourself and your relationships and live an inspired life that truly works for you.