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Discernment Counseling Consultation & Support
Hi! I’m Sandy Wolf, a licensed clinical social worker in private practice based in Guilford, Connecticut. For over 27 years, I’ve helped people of all ages and backgrounds live and love better.
Since completing my certification in Discernment Counseling eight years ago, a main focus of my practice has been helping couples on the brink find clarity and confidence in their marital decision-making - what I call "Marriage ER."
In 2023, I completed the Doherty Institute’s Discernment Counseling (DC) Residency, a year-long intensive program for experienced DC practitioners that covered advanced DC best practices, research, and techniques as well as methods for supporting and consulting with other DC practitioners.
As a DC Fellow, I now provide ongoing training, consultation, discussion and support for new and seasoned Discernment Counseling practitioners.
Why Work With Me to Enhance Your Discernment Counseling Practice?
With 27 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families - and eight years of experience using the Discernment Counseling model - I specialize in rapid assessment and working with high-conflict couples using a systems approach. I have had great success engaging husbands/men and getting couples wrapped with supportive services, and I have seen DC change lives.
If you’re like me, you were drawn to DC because it gives agency to both therapists and clients alike in our quest to strengthen families, because its evidence-based protocol is sensible and ethical, and because it uniquely encompasses both the individual and couple’s needs instead of favoring only one part of the whole system.
While those reasons may have drawn us to DC in the first place, they are also why DC can be complex and tricky for therapists. Many graduates of the DC certification program find the training easy to understand, but challenging to implement with their clients in the real world.
You may have questions like:
Just like we tell the couples we work with, we can’t figure it all out on our own. The complexity of DC requires ongoing training, discussion, and support from another pair of eyes that can help you not only become more effective but also increase your enjoyment of this work.
Who I Work With
Professional Consultation Services & Fees
Individual Consultations - $175/hour
Small group consultations and 6-week Discernment Counseling Discussion Groups coming soon! Sign up for my Discernment Counselor email list if you'd be interested in group support, and I'll add you to my waiting list.
*Please print and complete this case consultation form and bring it with you to our session to guide our discussion, if applicable.
Get in Touch
Interested in getting support to enhance your Discernment Counseling practice? Submit the form below, and I'll follow up to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.