A local therapist has launched a free program in Quincy aimed at helping Gadsden County divorcees heal emotional wounds and move forward with their lives.
DivorceCare, organized by Linda Sarvis, is from 4 to 6 p.m. every Sunday in downtown Quincy’s Abella Building, 21 North Love Street.
The 10-week program began last Sunday and is free and open to public – including drop-ins.
“Many people will tell you that separation and divorce is the most painful and stressful experience they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you can feel isolated, devastated, and have a lot of questions about how you will survive this trauma. Fortunately there is now help available,” Sarvis said.
Sarvis added she “personally understands the hurt and pain associated with divorce” but assures people dealing with similar difficulties that comfort can be found in support groups and counseling like DivorceCare.
“Although it’s been many years since I experienced divorce, I remember the painful struggle of trying to cope and adjust to the new reality of life for my children and myself. No one should go through this life-changing experience without support,” Sarvis said.
DivorceCare is a national program that teaches participants to deal with divorce through their faith. The 10-week curriculum was designed by pastors, therapists and counselors, and each week explores a new, unique topic. “The Road to Healing,” “Facing My Anger,” “New Relationships” and “Financial Survival” are among the areas covered.
DivorceCare isn’t just for newly divorced or separated individuals with fresh wounds, Sarvis added. the program helps heal even old scars wrought by relationship splits.
“Whatever stage of divorce or separation you are experiencing, this curriculum will have something for you,” Sarvis said. “Some people who have been divorced many years still find they can use the additional healing support of our group.”
For more information contact Sarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.divorcecare.org
By Brian Dekle