Discernment Counseling & Divorce Mediation in New York, NY & California
For discernment counseling & divorce mediation New York residents need and deserve, we invite you to visit Cornell & Associates Marriage and Family Therapy. At Cornell & Associates Marriage and Family Therapy, we are here to help families during the most difficult situations, such as separation and infidelity with couples therapy and divorce counseling New York residents can rely on for guidance, direction, and support.
Discernment Counseling Services in New York, NY
Life can be full of unexpected twists and turns, and sometimes, those disruptions occur in our relationships. At Cornell & Associates Marriage and Family Therapy, we are here to help when couples and families encounter troubled waters.
With services like discernment counseling, we can help people see the way through these uncertain and often painful situations, whatever that may mean. Discernment counseling is a process in which the couple focus on deciding on a path for their relationship and future.
The process of discernment counseling will unveil one of three paths. One option is that the relationship stays the same. This option will defer to counseling, therapy, and other tools to help people focus on healing and recovery.
The second option is either separation or divorce. And the third option is to delay a decision in lieu of couples therapy. Those couples then partake in couples therapy for six months under the condition they agree that the topic of divorce will not be discussed.
Couples who choose the third option will also work with a counselor to help define and discuss possible goals. During this process, the counselor will also explore these goals with the couple through a series of insightful and probing questions. This practice helps couples understand their roles in the relationship dynamic and to uncover real solutions.
Our Therapeutic Approaches
Your Counseling Experience
Each therapeutic experience is different, and each session can unlock helpful and new paths to explore in the healing process. The below are just to give you a general idea of what to expect when you contact us, hopefully instilling a bit of confidence and easing of any worry associated with seeking treatment.
- 45-minute sessions generally, once a week
- Short-term work can last between 3-6 months or whenever you feel you’ve reached the version of yourself you were seeking
- Long-term work also lasts as long as you need
How We Choose Your Therapist
- What you need to reach mental well-being
- Your personality and energy
- Your communication style
- Our therapist’s specialties, training, interests, and own lived experiences
- Our therapist’s approach and communication style
In the Meantime
Extensive research has found that these simplistic, mindful lifestyle changes have a drastic effect on daily life. Give them a shot if you need some immediate peace.
- Experiencing nature
- Conscious, deep breathing
- Maintain an active lifestyle
- Healthy diet