Generally, discernment counseling is for couples in which one member of the couple is seriously considering divorce and the other partner wants the marriage to continue. Some people call this Couple Closure Counseling, although the outcome is not always dissolution of relationship, especially when there are children.
In one to five meetings, I help couples decide whether they will stay together (as things are), participate in 6 months of marriage counseling to try to improve the marriage, or separate. In each session, I meet with each person individually as well as both together.
I remain impartial, however, I do try to help each person understand the relationship from each other's point of view.
The fee for this service is covered by health insurance that includes mental health benefits, because it is a form of mental health counseling.