Discernment Counseling

Are you and your partner completely stuck about whether to stay together or move toward a separation?

Have you been to couples counseling before, only to find that the therapist couldn’t help you with your decision process?

Are you afraid of being in this limbo forever?

Online Discernment Counseling in New Jersey

Therapy for couples on the brink can help you find clarity, confidence, and understanding for your decision-making process.

Discernment Counseling is a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at your options for your marriage. We can help you decide whether to try and restore your marriage to health, move toward separation, or take a time out and decide later.

The goal is not to solve your marital problems at this point, but rather to see if they are solvable. You will each be treated with compassion and respect no matter how you feel about your marriage at this point. No good guys or bad guys.

You’ll come in as a couple, but the most important work occurs in 1-on-1 conversations with the therapist. Why? Because you’re starting out in different places.

We’ll respect reasons for divorce while trying to open up the possibility of restoring the marriage to health. The emphasis is on the importance of each of you seeing your own contributions to the problems and the possible solutions. This will be useful for future relationships even if this one ends.

Signs You May Be a Mixed-Agenda Couple

While every couple has unique circumstances which bring them to this position, you may be good candidates for discernment counseling if you identify with the following:

One of you wants to save the marriage, and the other isn’t sure that’s possible
You feel like you’re stuck in limbo
You’ve tried traditional couples therapy and someone’s heart just wasn’t in it

How It Works

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You can reach out to us in a variety of ways. The easiest way is to click here and schedule your session online. If you prefer, you can also contact us first to discuss why Mountainside Counseling may be the right fit for you. Go to our contact page to discuss.



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