DISCERNMENT COUNSELING

Discernment counseling is a specific form of counseling designed for couples with some uncertainty about their future together, where one spouse is leaning-out of the marriage or relationship and the other is leaning-in.

Discernment counseling is a structured and short-term process (1-5 sessions) designed to help couples gain a deeper understanding of how they got to this point, where the future of their marriage or relationship is uncertain. Through this process, each spouse will gain greater clarity about what their own role has been in their bigger patterns. Finally, discernment counseling creates space for each spouse to decide if they would like to leave things as they are, move towards dissolving the marriage or relationship or commit to a 6 month period of time, all-out effort towards trying to repair the marriage or relationship through intensive couples therapy and then at the end of the 6 months reassess.

 

Due to the nature of discernment counseling, the first session is 2 hours in length and the subsequent sessions are 90 minutes long. We will schedule one session at a time.

To learn more about Discernment Counseling and the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project, click here

Discernment Counseling Intake  (2 hours) = $300

  • Subsequent Discernment Counseling Sessions (90 minutes) = $225

Contact me to discuss your interest in Discernment Counseling

YOGA CONSULTATION

I meet one-on-one with clients to assess their needs and create a practice that will support their goals. I integrate asana (movement), restorative poses, pranayama (breath work), mudras, and meditation.

Yoga Consultation (60 minutes) = $75

Contact me to discuss your interest in a Yoga Consultation. 

COUPLES THERAPY

As your couples therapist, I facilitate constructive dialogue about the communication patterns that get in the way of the intimacy you desire. We examine attachment patterns in your primary relationship, other relationships and family-of-origin. I reflect and shed light on the underlying beliefs about yourself, your partner, relationships and the world that lend to these patterns. Ultimately, with this new awareness, we transform those old beliefs into new behaviors that allow for connection and trust.

I offer 90 minute therapy sessions for couples because I find this allows for the most movement and traction towards making sustainable changes in old patterns.

Couples Therapy Intake  (120 minutes) = $300

  • Subsequent Couple Therapy Sessions  

       (90 minutes) = $225

Contact me to discuss your interest in Couples Therapy

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

As your individual therapist, I guide you towards a greater awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Using mindfulness techniques and more, I equip you with specific skills to manage and transcend anxiety, depression, past trauma, family-of-origin issues, and mistaken beliefs about yourself, your relationships,  and the world.

Individual Therapy Intake (90 minutes) = $195

  • Subsequent Individual Therapy Sessions 

       (60 minutes) = $130

Contact me to discuss your interest in Individual Therapy.

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Bridget Manley Mayer, MS, LMFT