Discernment Counseling is an evidence based solution for couples on the brink of divorce or separation who want to gain clarity about a decision about the future of a relationship.
Discernment counseling is a short-term, solution-focused approach to helping couples who are on the brink of divorce. It is designed to help couples gain clarity and confidence about their relationship, and to make a decision about whether to stay married or divorce.
Discernment counseling is different from traditional couples therapy in a few ways.
First, it is shorter in duration. Most discernment counseling cases last only 1-5 sessions.
Second, discernment counseling is more focused on decision-making. The goal of discernment counseling is not to fix the problems in the relationship, but to help the couple decide whether they want to stay married or divorce.
Discernment counseling is a good option for couples who are:
Undecided about whether to stay married or divorce
Feeling stuck in their relationship
Having difficulty communicating with each other
Experiencing conflict and tension in their relationship
If you are considering discernment counseling, it is important to find a therapist who is experienced in this type of therapy. Discernment counseling can be a helpful and effective way to make a decision about your relationship.
How Discernment Counseling Works
Discernment counseling typically begins with a consultation with the therapist. During the consultation, the therapist will get to know you and your partner, and will assess your relationship. The therapist will also discuss the goals of discernment counseling, and will answer any questions you may have.
If you decide to move forward with discernment counseling, the therapist will work with you and your partner to:
Explore your individual and shared values
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship
Develop a plan for addressing the issues in your relationship
Make a decision about whether to stay married or divorce
Discernment counseling can be a challenging process, but it can also be a rewarding one. If you are committed to making a decision about your relationship, discernment counseling can help you gain clarity and confidence about your next steps.
Call Today to Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about discernment counseling, please call me today to schedule a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to help you determine if discernment counseling is the right option for you.