Linda Hershman, LMFT, MS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 1034 Beaumont Road
License #MF000414 Berwyn, PA 19312
phone: 610 889-2089
If you think Discernment Counseling may be for you, call or email to schedule a free 40-minute phone evaluation. Both partners must participate in the assessment.
Listen to Bill Doherty explain Discernment Counseling:
What is discernment counseling?
Discernment counseling is designed for couples when one or both partners is unsure about whether they want to save the relationship. Designed as a brief therapy, its aim is to help couples gain clarity and confidence about the next steps, and a deeper understanding of what has happened to the relationship.
What does discernment counseling involve?
The counseling focuses on three paths: ending the relationship via separation or divorce, carving out a six-month period of time for an all-out effort in couple counseling to preserve the relationship, or staying the course and deciding later.
The counselor respects the reasons for ending the relationship while opening up the possibility of restoring the relationship to health. Discernment counseling is considered successful when people have clarity and confidence in their decision, and when they more fully understand what’s happened to their relationship.
How does discernment counseling differ from couple therapy?
Discernment counseling is NOT suitable when:
When one of you is unsure whether you want to save the relationship