Bill Doherty founded this type of counseling for the couples that have a mixed agenda. One person is very interested in working on their marriage and wants to save it and the other person is unsure and possibly feels like they are ready to leave. Going to a general marriage counselor leads to frustration for both. The one person who has one foot out, feels pressured and forced and the one that has both feet in, feels upset and disappointed by their partners ambivalence to their marriage.
So, Discernment counseling was created to help those couples specifically with a structured counseling to help discern which path forward might be helpful for them. Path 1: Continue the status quo Path 2: Separate or divorce Path 3: Commit to 6 months of marriage counseling.
This is a 1-5 session process. My billing structure for this is as follows: 250.00 per hour. The first session is a 2 hour session- cost is 500.00 and then the sessions thereafter (if decided on by the couple) are 90 min sessions at a cost of 375.00.
Due to the critical nature of these couples, I do have time set aside on my schedule to get folks in as quickly as I can to help them in through their crisis.
For more information please go to www.discernmentcounseling.com