Divorce is a scary prospect. If you or your spouse are considering divorce, you probably worry about what will happen to your children, your finances, and whether you’ll end up alone. And yet, you question whether marriage counseling is the answer. Discernment counseling (DC) can help you decide whether it’s time to call it quits.

DC is designed for couples in which one partner is leaning toward divorce, while the other wants to work on the marriage. These “mixed agenda” couples typically are not good candidates for marriage counseling.

In just 1-5 sessions, DC can help you choose one of three paths with clarity and confidence : 1. Do nothing at present and revisit the question at a later time; 2. Decide to move forward with separation and divorce, or; 3. Commit to intensive couple therapy, during which time divorce is off the table.

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Once you have made a decision, our marriage and family therapists can continue helping you and your partner move forward in the healthiest ways possible. We are experts in marriage counseling, as well as co-parenting after divorce.

If you can’t decide whether to stay or go, contact us for a free 20 minute phone consult to determine whether discernment counseling is right for you.