To Not know to stay in a marriage or leave, is a lonely, scary place to be.
There’s no need to suffer alone, I’ve got a solution for you.
Ambivalent because you aren’t sure you want to be married? No problem, I’ve got a service designed specifically for you. If you or your spouse are considering divorce but aren’t completely sure that’s the best path, you’re in a tough spot. And Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It’s a chance to slowdown, take a breath, and look at the options for your marriage
Discernment Counseling is a new way of helping couples
Where one person is not sure that regular marriage counseling would help and the other is interested in rebuilding the marriage.
The goal is not to solve your marital problems but to see if they’re solvable. You’ll each be treated with compassion and respect no matter how you’re feeling about your marriage at the moment.
Continued suffering is not necessary and could lead to emotionally undesired outcomes that could negatively impact you and your family.
I’ll help you decide whether to try to restore your marriage to health, move toward divorce, or take a time out and decide later.
You’ll come in as a couple, but the most important work occurs in the one-to-one conversations with me. Why? Because you’re starting out in different places. I respect your reasons for thinking about divorce while trying to open up the possibility of restoring the marriage to health. I emphasize the importance of each of you seeing your own contributions to the problems and the possible solutions. This will be useful in future relationships even if this one ends.
Number of Sessions: A maximum of five counseling sessions. The first session is usually 2 hours and the subsequent are 1.5 or 2 hours.
Discernment Counseling is not Suited for these situations:
- When one spouse has already made a final decision to divorce
- When one spouse is coercing the other to participate
- When there is danger of domestic violence
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The goal is for you to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of your relationship and its possibilities for the future.