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Discernment Counseling for couples at risk of divorce

Sometimes, you, your partner, or each of you isn't sure whether you are committed enough to your relationship to fully engage in couples counseling. Discernment Counseling is designed to help you decide among three options:

  • Stay together without therapy (maintain the status quo)
  • Separate
  • Fully commit to couples counseling to substantially improve your relationship

If even one partner is on the fence about your relationship, that is likely to be uncomfortable for both of you. In a short series (usually no more than 5 - 7 sessions) of structured meetings, I will help each of you to decide where you are in your decision-making progress and to communicate that to your partner. If, at any point, you both decide to firmly commit to couples counseling, I can continue to work with you or refer you to one of my colleagues.

If you would like to learn more about Discernment Counseling, you can find more information here

You can also watch a short video by the founder of Discernment Counseling, Bill Dougherty, here: