Discernment Counseling In Chicago

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Discernment Counseling, Couples, Relationship and Marriage Counseling Semillas Counseling, LGBTQIA+

Contemplating Separation or Divorce?

 Ambivalent about your relationship? 


Seeking support before giving up?


Difficulty expressing this to your partner?

Discernment Counseling, Couples, Relationship and Marriage Counseling Semillas Counseling, LGBTQIA+

How this differs

In comparison to traditional Relationship and Marriage Counseling, the intention of this approach is not to address and fix the problems, rather an opportunity to get ‘unstuck’ and gain a deeper understanding of your relationship and future possibilities with your partner.


Discernment Counseling, Couples, Relationship and Marriage Counseling Semillas Counseling, LGBTQIA+

The Process

Your therapist will assess your motivation to remain in the relationship,  move toward separation or divorce or make a commitment to work on the relationship. 



Begin to understand the distress in your relationship

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What to Expect:

Within sessions (1-5) you and your partner will:


Meet as a couple and individually

Explore current relationship challenges

Understand your role within the relationship dynamics

Discover changes to improve the current climate of the relationship

    Improve communication in discussing your motivation to work on these issues                             



 Our therapists will not encourage which direction to take, and whatever the outcome, we will support you to  identify the appropriate resources as you move forward to minimize the impact on you, your immediate and extended family. 




Looking for Clarity?

Having thoughts of separation or divorce can be difficult to navigate alone.  Perhaps one or both parties have experienced unexpressed emotions related to boundaries, loneliness, frustration, disappointment.  Or at times are encounter difficulty addressing in effective communication, infidelity, financial stressors, ongoing conflict, issues with extended family or parenting.  


Whether you've experienced one or a few of the above and are considering ending the relationship, Discernment Counseling  can help provide clarity regarding the future of your relationship. 


1-5 sessions can support parties toward one of three directions:

1)  Keep the relationship as, no steps toward separation/divorce, and no desire to move work on the relationship through counseling

2)  Move toward ending the relationship through separation or divorce 

3)  A decision to repair, restore and revitalize the relationship through an agreement to engage in Relationship and Marriage Counseling 

Discernment Counseling is not appropriate for relationships where
abuse, coercion or a current order of protection exists.

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