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Divorce Counseling Groups

Divorce Groups

Being in a dysfunctional relationship causes a major disruption in the life of a couple and their family. It can be traumatizing for all parties, but more often, because of social conventions, it is women who experience the most trauma. This group provides support for women and men who are considering divorce, going through divorce proceedings, or adjusting to being divorced.



"[The Women and Divorce Group] has inspired me in so many ways.
It is a place to share what we feel and not be judged in any way.
We have made that connection together to support each other through this difficult time.
We want to learn from our past mistakes to move on to fulfilling healthy relationships."
-Sherry, Women and Divorce Group Member


Topics include: 

-Issues of self esteem and rediscovering purpose

-Helping children understand, grieve, and adjust to divorce

-Dealing with abuse and trauma past and present

-Coping with anxiety and depression

-Navigating finances and the legal system

-Dating After Divorce --  knowing when you are ready

-Exploring relationship patterns -- why we choose who we choose

-Dealing with your Ex 



In addition to the many benefits of being with others who are in similar circumstances, you will also learn techniques for stress management and mindfulness training, skillful communication, managing negative thoughts, time management and organizational skills, and lifestyle management (how to take care of yourself and understanding what creates happiness).

Group Leader: Charles Leighton, LCSW, CGP, CYT, Founder and Director of the Princeton Group Support Center

Charles Leighton is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Certified Group Psychotherapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Mindfulness Instructor. He has been in private practive for 21 years, and currently practices in Skillman, New Jersey. Charles Leighton also founded and has been the director of "The Heart Group" at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City for the past 20 years. "The Heart Group" is a therapy and lifestyle change program for people with heart disease recently featured in the PBS documentary THE MYSTERIOUS HUMAN HEART. Leighton has worked with many couples, helping them to overcome problems in their marriage, and, when unavoidable, helped them navigate their separation. Leighton has lectured nationally on mental illness and stress, and has been a health consultant to The New York Times, New York Hospital, Gilda's Club, and Smith Center for the Healing Arts in Washington, DC. In addition to helping clients resolve their particular presenting problems, he is committed to fostering lifestyle changes and skills that are essential for achieving lasting happiness. 

For more information or to schedule a consultation please e-mail [email protected] or call 908-431-5254.