GPYB Coaching and Counseling 2021


Recovering From Bad Relationships, Horrific Breakups, Attachment Issues and Disordered Exes

GPYB offers therapeutic counseling, personal coaching and divorce coaching.

Since 2017 GPYB Coaching and Counseling has been done primarily through Zoom video conference.  You can partake in GPYB Coaching and Counseling from anywhere in the world.  Some insurance companies pay for this counseling. We can’t guarantee this, and we don’t submit, but we are more than happy to fill out the paperwork required.

There are on-going boot camps, workshops, classes and trainings. In 2021, there will many new things being developed and offerings made. There will be new “mini books,” new podcasts, new articles and new videos. Most importantly, there will be more access to the program’s developer and we always want to hear from you – what do you want to see, what would be helpful, where are you in the program…and what would be most helpful.   GPYB is the most successful breakup program in the world and its creator is an experienced therapist and attorney and recognized expert in the field. She has been writing, teaching, counseling, and coaching for over 25 years. 

General GPYB Coaching/Counseling

There are many different options for clients to work the GPYB program.  GPYB can be your general “moving on and becoming healthy for your next relationship” option or you can find specialized expertise if you are a domestic violent victim, the former partner of the personality disordered or have attachment issues. 

If you are interested in using GPYB as your main therapy option, on-going for an indefinite period, that is one option. If you are interested in working through the original, structured 8-10 week program, that is another option. If you are interested in divorce/custody/visitation coaching, that is another option. 

Divorce Coaching

Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. specializes in working with domestic violence victims, former partners of the personality disordered and those with attachment disorders.  As a therapist and an attorney, she does divorce coaching (including post divorce visitation, support and custody issues) for both men and women across the US and in Canada. While the ABA recognizes Divorce Coaches as a viable source of support, it warns clients to not hire a divorce coach who has simply been through a divorce. It takes much more to be an effective divorce coach. Look for a person with knowledge of the legal system and knowledge of antagonistic types like your ex (passive-aggressive/personality disordered/addicted/alcoholic). 

Divorce coaching is a cross between therapy and legal assistance. Understanding the tactics of your ex is important. Whether or not you have a family law attorney, you can have a divorce coach to help you with the intersection of law and psychology. A divorce coach can be an important part of your team, consulting with your divorce attorney, guardian ad litem, mediator, and parenting coordinator.  A divorce coach should be advocating for your positions, explaining the psychological and legal processes to you, and coaching you to communicate with your team as well as your ex.  

As an attorney, a former psychiatric clinician and a therapist, I know both the legal and the mental health systems in a way few others do.  During the legal process I can coach you and/or communicate with your team. I also specialize in helping you communicate with the ex in a way that shows you in a positive light to the court, while keeping good boundaries with your ex.  I teach parents how to show cooperation with your ex in caring for the children and putting their best interest first. This can be particularly difficult if your ex is disordered or has other issues, but it is doable and I can teach you how.

Another option we offer is a consultation for help in putting together a list of questions for lawyers, mediators, parenting coordinators, guardian ad litems, etc. to help you choose the best one for your  particular situation. ~ Susan J. Elliott

The Original GPYB Program Option

The original GPYB program – as a counseling / coaching option – is 8-10 weeks in duration. We consult, we decide on the plan of action and then we go. If you are interested in GPYB One-on-On Healing A Broken Heart: basic level, intermediate level, advanced level. 

Appointment Options

You can make an appointment for coaching, for moving through the GPYB process or for consultation for working through the inventories.  Typically a person will make 4-12 appointments over a six-month period.  If you want to work the program with me, I suggest you purchase a package for a discount. You may also want to join one of the groups that will go through the books one chapter at a time.

If you simply need to work the GPYB program while going through a separation or breakup or divorce, that is available as well.   GBOT – getting back out there counseling is also available – Standards and Compatibility, dating again, starting a new relationship.


I am available for strictly GPYB counseling either to go through the program, chapter by chapter, or just to be a breakup counselor-one or more sessions;  I am available for divorce coaching and legal consultation (as in sharing information or explaining what things are as you go through, or get ready to go through, the adversarial process or mediation or self-represented child custody and visitation or divorce.)


Some insurance companies do pay for GPYB Counseling. We can’t guarantee and we don’t submit to insurance but we will fill out all the forms for you to submit and we will supply the necessary codes and other information that insurance companies require. 

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