Are you or your spouse considering leaving while the other wants to work on things?  If so, discernment counseling may be for your situation. Discernment counseling is NOT couples therapy. It is a short term process where the therapist works with both of you, together AND independently, to help you make a decision with clarity and confidence. 

Discernment counseling is a type of brief couples therapy designed for couples who are uncertain whether they want to continue their relationship. It can also be used in cases where one partner wants to end the relationship while the other hopes to preserve it. This type of therapy aims to help partners consider all options before they make the decision to work on or terminate a relationship. 

Couples who are considering breaking up or getting a divorce but do not know if ending the relationship is the right decision for them may find it helpful to consider their options, and the potential outcome of these options, with a therapist who practices discernment counseling.