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No doubt, divorce has become a trend for couples and they go for that on even very small misunderstanding but this is not right. It affects children as well as whole family. At The Center for Connection, Healing & Change, we provide divorce discernment counseling. You can visit here and tell your problem. We will try to sort out your matters. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Divorce Discernment Counseling


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Divorce Discernment Counseling
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  • Discernment counseling is an approach tailored to
    specifically work with couples in the process of
    considering the future of their relationship.  
    Approximately 30 of couples who enter into
    couples therapy are qualified as mixed agenda
    couples, meaning there is one partner leaning
    out of the relationship, considering moving
    forward with separation or divorce the other
    leaning in, meaning they are hoping to save and
    strengthen their relationship. 

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  • Of couples that are already proceeding forward
    with the divorce process, approximately 40 are
    deemed mixed agenda couples.  This creates a
    difficult starting point for couples therapy and
    can often mean that couples counseling falls flat
    before it can get to the root cause of the
    problems between partners.

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  • The average legal cost for divorce is 15,000.
     Paired with emotional distress, impact on
    children, financial constraints, and the social
    implications, it is important to make an informed
    choice about this important relationship.  The
    goal of discernment counseling is to provide a
    structured, brief approach to mixed agenda
    couples, in which partners gain clarity and
    confidence on which path to choose. 

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  • Partners utilize sessions to explore their
    relationship history, emotional injuries, whether
    they believe their problems are solvable, the
    impacts on their life and children, their role in
    getting to this place in their marriage and their
    emotional needs.  The role of the therapist is as
    a facilitator and processor, utilizing a
    nonjudgmental stance in the room, and working
    with each partner to explore their own longings,
    needs, roles, and injuries in the relationships.  

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  • We support clients to gain confidence in their
    decision to either move forward with couples
    therapy, divorce, or remain in the marriage.  
    Discernment Counseling can also be a helpful
    starting point for couples that are unsure if
    they want to commit to couples therapy.  Couples
    and therapists can often struggle to gain
    traction in session f they are feeling
    protective, ambivalent or lack clear goals. 

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  • Once a couple feels their issues are solvable and
    they want to make the transition to couples
    therapy, we provide referrals to couples
    therapists that are trained and skilled in your
    particular areas of need.

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  • Separation and divorce are a huge transition for
    all parties involved.  Individual therapy offers
    support with grieving the loss of the
    relationship and future plans coping with
    distress, anger, depression, anxiety, financial
    constraints, and exploring the impact on how you
    view your self.  

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  • If couples decide to divorce, the focus shifts to
    providing support to the children.  Parents can
    utilize services to transition from a couple to
    co-parenting individuals.  We provide
    Co-Parenting and Family Therapy services to
    facilitate secure and stable family connections
    going forward. Research shows that childrens
    ability to cope with divorce tends to reflect and
    follow the parents ability to cope.

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  • Children look to their primary secure attachment
    figures in their life for guidance through
    distress.  Family Therapy can be an  important
    tool in providing a safe space for partners as
    well as for children to explore their
    difficulties with navigating this new world. 

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  • http//www.thecenterforconnection.com/
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