Free Discernment Counseling 

We are looking for a couple on the brink of divorce, with one of you is seriously leaning out of the marriage and one of you really wants to save the marriage.

There is one Discernment Counseling opening to support you, by the founder of Discernment Counseling, Bill Doherty, with the fee waived in exchange for recording the sessions for training other therapists.

You would only have you and Bill on the Zoom. Only your first names will be used and full confidentiality is given with only our trainees having access to the sessions. 

There would be a maximum of five sessions, as is standard for this service. 

If you or your spouse are considering divorce but are not completely sure that’s the best path, you are in a tough spot. And Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It’s a chance to slowdown, take a breath, and look at your options for your marriage.

Discernment Counseling is a way of helping couples where 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 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.

The goal 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

Discernment Counseling is not suited for these situations:

  • When one spouse is coercing the other to participate
  • When there is danger of domestic violence

If you are interested, discuss this idea with your spouse and submit your information. Bill’s availability differs from month to month so we can’t guarantee he can see you immediately (but he might be able to). 

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