One person can have one set of feelings about the future of the relationshiop, and the other can have different feelings, providing mixed feelings When individuals find themselves at the crossroads of uncertainty about the future of their relationships, some may step into counseling with hesitancy. They can be unsure whether they are ready to invest in the effort required to make the relationship thrive. It is precisely for such contemplative souls that Discernment Counseling emerges as the beacon of guidance.
For those who may not yet feel prepared to take definitive steps, perhaps desiring to navigate the labyrinth of their thoughts and emotions before sharing them with their spouse, Discernment Counseling presents itself as a valuable resource. In this unique counseling approach, I position myself as a gentle and advanced guide, providing support to help individuals gain clarity and a deeper understanding of their own perspectives.
The Underlying Stance of Discernment Counseling
The underlying philosophy of Discernment Counseling revolves around the conviction that there is often more at play individually than we may initially recognize in influencing the dynamics of a marriage. This specialized counseling modality is meticulously crafted to furnish individuals with the clarity and confidence needed to comprehend their role in reaching the present state of their marriage and to chart a course for its future. The process typically spans 1-5 sessions and unfolds into three distinct paths, each tailored to the unique needs and circumstances of the individuals involved.
Path 1 involves a decision not to pursue divorce or traditional couples therapy at the moment.
Path 2 provides a route for those inclined towards separation or divorce.
Lastly, Path 3 unfolds as a comprehensive six-month commitment to couples therapy, signaling a genuine effort to salvage the relationship with divorce taken off the table. This nuanced and personalized approach ensures that individuals have the space and guidance to carefully evaluate their circumstances, make informed decisions, and embark on a path that aligns with their values and aspirations for their relationship.