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  • Discernment Counseling

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    Divorce keeps being brought up in your marriage, but neither of you are ready to officially make that decision.

    If you or your spouse are considering divorce but are not completely sure that’s the best path, you are in a tough spot. Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It’s a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at your options for your marriage. Discernment Counseling is a new, short term, way of helping couples when one person is “leaning out” of the relationship—and not sure that regular marriage counseling would help–and the other is “leaning in”—that is, interested in rebuilding the marriage.

    The therapists at SFT will help you decide whether to try to improve your marriage, move toward divorce, or take a time out and decide later.

    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. During this time the purpose is not to solve your marital problems but to see if they are solvable. You will each be treated with compassion and respect no matter how you are feeling about your marriage at the moment. No bad guys and good guys.

    You will come in as a couple but the most important work occurs in the one-to-one conversations with you therapist. Why? Because you are starting out in different places. The therapist will respect your reasons for divorce while trying to open up the possibility of restoring the marriage. The therapist emphasizes 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.

    Don’t remain stuck, let us help you find the right path for you.

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    Discernment Counseling Intake Form