Therapist: Tim Tedder
For Couples on the Brink
Discernment Counseling is an effective approach when at least one spouse is not certain about staying in the marriage or relationship.
If you or your partner are considering separation or divorce but are not completely sure that’s the best path, you are in a tough spot. Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It’s a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at your options for your relationship.
Discernment Counseling is a new way of helping couples where one person is “leaning out” of the relationship, not sure that regular couples or marriage counseling would help, and the other is “leaning in” with an interest in rebuilding the relationship.
Tim Tedder, a Certified Discernment Counselor, will help you in deciding whether to try rebuilding your relationship or move toward ending it.
Please Note: It is highly recommended that you schedule 75-minutes sessions for Discernment Counseling appointments. Be sure to select Tim Tedder as the therapist when you set appointment.
The goal is for you to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of your relationship and its possibilities for the future. The goal is not to solve your relationship problems but to see if they are solvable. You will each be treated with compassion and respect no matter how you are feeling about your relationship or marriage at the moment. No bad guys and good guys.
You will come in as a couple but the most important work occurs in the one-to-one conversations with the counselor. Why? Because you are starting out in different places. The counselor respects your reasons for separation/divorce while trying to open up the possibility of restoring the marriage to health.
The counselor emphasizes the importance of each of you seeing your own contributions to the problems and the possible solutions. This will be useful in future relationships even if this one ends.
Discernment Counseling is not suited for these situations:
Number of Sessions: A maximum of five counseling sessions.
What Clients Say...
I thought I would thank you again for helping us get our marriage back on track. I don’t think there is anyone else we could have worked with that [my husband] would have been as responsive and openly emotional with as he was with you. We were destined (divinely, I am sure) to find you... Your counseling was invaluable. [client email]
My husband, family and I have benefited greatly from Tim's life experience and wisdom. His effectiveness would certainly be lessened without his ability to relate to us through his own life experience. We are so grateful for the journey we are on, and would be in a completely different place... and not a good one... without the guidance we have received from him. [Lori, social media post]
This has been a very difficult year for my husband and I with many issues. However, through it all Tim has been there for us. He has been such a supportive counselor and has shown us just how much he cares about us. His guidance, care, and concern have been beyond what I could have ever hoped for when we started with him. [client post]
Currents Counseling is passionate about helping couples of any age, gender, faith, race, or sexual orientation.