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Divorce Conversations for Women

Jun 4, 2021

In this episode Rhonda welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, a clinical psychologist and the Divorce Doctor. She is the author of the book Light on the Other Side of Divorce. In this episode, Dr. Cohen shares about the trauma of divorce and healing from that trauma, and she gives some really good tips on how to process the anger.

According to Dr. Elizabeth, your experience matters. And the only person you can change is you. Her message for you today is: You are immensely brave, you are immensely courageous, you are strong beyond measure.

Here are some of her tips:

  1. Watch and notice the thoughts you use. And instead of saying: “My marriage is over, the relationship did not work”, consider saying: “My relationship came to its perfect conclusion. It gave me and my partner everything it was meant to, and now it is time to release it”.
  2. To process anger, allow your body to move through anger by listening to music.
  3. Do not talk smack about the other parent. You have the right to be angry, but your child should never be part of that. Your child has a biological need to attach to both parents. If you talk smack about the other parent, you kid will feel unsafe. - Dr. Cohen has provided for you a pdf file with some really good prompts on how to replace the words of anger with the words that can help you child.

Contact Information and Other Resources

Our guest today was Dr. Elizabeth Cohen. Elizabeth Cohen, Ph.D., is the CEO and Director of Dr. Elizabeth Cohen and Associates, a group private practice in New York City serving children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Cohen is a clinical psychologist who has over 15 years of experience specializing in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. She has a particular expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has treated adults, adolescents and children with state-of-the-art CBT treatments.

In addition, Dr. Cohen is the CEO and founder of the online divorce course Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce. The 14-week course teaches women how to heal, grow, and thrive after divorce no matter how difficult the process has been. A related membership program provides 1:1 coaching, expert support from divorce professionals, and an engaged community of like-minded people.

Dr. Cohen received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University. As part of her graduate training, she treated clients at the world-renowned Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Boston, MA.

Here’s how Dr. Cohen describes herself:

I am an expert in the clinical practice of supporting people in their quests to navigate life’s challenges and thrive beyond them. My personal experience through the darkness and devastation of divorce led me to see that my expertise and skills as a PhD-level clinical psychologist could be a source of light in the darkness of divorce for others.

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Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®

Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women.

In addition to being the CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, Rhonda is also a professional speaker. While her platform is women’s money wellness, it is not just about money. Her topics include: assertive communication, boundaries, leadership and overcoming financial myths. Her speaking experience includes: GE Healthcare, UWM Women’s Leadership Conference and Marquette Law School. In addition, she has appeared on Fox6 News, Real Milwaukee, and Morning Blend. Her dynamic and inspirational style leaves women with a sense of empowerment.

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