Therapy for Couples on the Brink

considering ending your relationship?

Take a deeper look at your relationship options in Spokane, WA 

If you or your partner are considering ending your relationship but are not completely sure that’s the best path, you are in a tough spot. Discernment Counseling, with me at Billie Tyler Therapy in Spokane, WA, 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—and not sure that regular couples therapy would help--and the other is “leaning in”—that is, interested in rebuilding the relationship. 

I will help you decide whether to try to restore your relationship to health, move toward breaking up, or take a time out and decide later. 

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 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 at the moment.

I respect your reasons for breaking up while trying to open up the possibility of restoring the relationship to health.  

Call me at 509-792-3487 to learn how discernment counseling can help couples on the brinks explore their options with a deeper look.

What makes Discernment Counseling Different from Regular Couples Therapy?

  • You will come in as a couple but the most important work occurs in the one-to-one conversations with the therapist. Why? Because you are starting out in different places. 

  • Number of Sessions: A maximum of five counseling sessions. The first session is usually two hours and the subsequent are 1.5 or 2 hours. 

  • The therapist 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. 

When is Discernment Counseling NOT a good fit?

  • When one spouse has already made a final decision to end the relationship

  • When one spouse is coercing the other to participate

  • When there is danger of domestic violence

Schedule your free initial phone consultation

Is your relationship in a difficult spot and your searching for help figuring out the best options for your relationship in Spokane, WA?  Contact me at Billie Tyler Therapy.  When considering discernment counseling, I start with a free initial 20 minute phone consultation with each person in the relationship to:

  • Get to know each other 

  • Get a sense of where each person is at with the relationship and its future

  • Explain Discernment Counseling process and logistics

We can start the journey towards discovering the best path to take your relationship down now.  Contact me today to schedule your free consultation.



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