Discernment Counseling

Discernment Process

First session Breakdown 1 ½ hours:

30 minutes together: History

25 Minutes Partner A: Are you leaning in or leaning out, begin exploring

25 Minutes Partner B: Are you leaning in or leaning out, begin exploring

10 Minutes come together: to find some take always and if you want to return for another session.

**Partner that is not in session must stay present (or return before their turn) Coffee or shops right next door

Discernment sessions are weekly. I don’t exceed 5 sessions. There needs to be a cut off ambivalence is a stressful and damaging place to be.

Goal to make a choice between:

  1. 6 months couple counseling
  2. Stay the same (no movement)
  3. Separation or Divorce

You can stop at any time if you make a decision.

Additional sessions Breakdown 1 ½ hour:

10 minutes together: Brief update

35 Minutes Partner A: Exploration or Coaching

35 Minutes Partner B: Exploration or Coaching

10 Minutes come together: to find some take always and if you want to return for another session.

Telehealth (video or phone sessions)

Since DC requires some individual time with each partner, Please make sure you have headphones to wear when you are talking with me individually. This helps to ensure privacy from what I say to them. I also ask each partner to respect the other, by leaving the room and shutting the door.

**Note: Insurance will likely not cover the longer sessions or marriage counseling in general. I’m more than happy to double-check and submit anyway for you! Insurance if they cover any portion will send check directly to you