Online Discernment Counseling

Helping Couples Gain Clarity


Online Discernment Counseling

If you or your spouse is considering divorce, you’re in a tough spot.

Chances are either you or your spouse feels too little hope or energy to start traditional marriage counseling.

In fact, marriage counseling might make things worse- a fact many couples have experienced firsthand.

Discernment Counseling is specially designed for couples where one spouse is leaning toward divorce and the other wants to preserve the marriage.

    Why Marriage Counseling May Not Work

    Traditional marriage counseling assumes that both you and your partner are invested in the process of saving your marriage, something that may not be accurate.

    When one person is leaning out of the relationship and considering separation or divorce, they may not be willing to put forth the energy and effort it would take to fix the problems in the relationship.

    This is a recipe for marriage counseling failure.

    Discernment Counseling Is Different

    Discernment counseling is not about fixing the issues in your relationship. Rather, the goal of discernment counseling is to provide you with clarity and understanding about what has happened in your relationship and help you to explore the possibilities for the future.

    It’s about helping you identify the problems in your marriage and help you determine whether you believe they can be fixed.

    Unlike traditional marriage therapy, discernment counseling is brief- just 1-5 sessions.

    It also involves separate conversations with each spouse to help them identify their individual desires for the relationship as well as how they have contributed to the issues that have arisen.

    Meet Mark Cagle

    Licensed Professional Counselor
    Discernment Counselor in Dallas

    Unlike most therapists, who say they work with couples, I specialize in couples therapy.

    Your search for a qualified marriage therapist ends here.

    Whether you’re wrestling with the decision to end your relationship, looking for ways to improve communication and intimacy, or even looking for help having the best possible divorce, I can help.

    My promise to you is that if you schedule your free 30 minute consultation, I will help you find the help your relationship needs- even if it’s not with me.

    I know that finding a qualified and competent marriage therapist is hard. After all, 80% of therapists claim they work with couples when only a fraction of them have specialized training to do so.

    This is one of the many reasons why marriage counseling can be ineffective (as well as frustrating, time consuming, and a waste of money!)

    Your relationship deserves better. You deserve better. So schedule your consultation today!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do You Take Insurance?

    The short answer is no. I don’t bill insurance companies directly and am considered an out-of-network provider.

    This means that you are responsible for paying the fee for service at the time that it’s provided to you.

    I can provide you with a special receipt called a Superbill which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

    You can learn more about my fees and why I don’t take insurance here.

    How Much Is Discernment Counseling?

    It all starts with a two hour intake: $375.

    Sessions 2-5 are 90-minutes and $270 each.

    The average divorce will cost $12,000-$15,000 per person.

    Is Online Counseling As Good As In-Person?

    Yes! You get all the benefits of effective discernment counseling without having to leave your home or office.

    Plus, you don’t have to allocate time for travel or risk getting stuck in traffic.

    Clients also say that being in the comfort of their own home makes it easier for them to open up.

    Is Online Counseling Confidential?

    Absolutely! All appointments occur through my online client portal which is HIPAA-compliant and secure.

    All you have to do is click the link to join the session when it’s time to start. You can even do this from your smartphone or tablet, and there’s absolutely nothing to download.

    Are The Sessions Recorded?

    Nope! Just like with in-person therapy, no session content- whether video or audio- is stored or recorded.

    Do You Offer Evening Appointments?

    Yes. Evening and Saturday appointments are available to fit your busy life. Evening sessions do tend to fill up quickly, and many couples find ways to meet during the day.

    Schedule your free consultation to find out how this might work for you and your partner.

    Have More Questions?

    Schedule your free 30 minute consultation now.