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What is couples therapy?

  • A safe, accepting, and non-judgmental place to confidentially explore how to improve or sustain your relationship with your partner.
  • Examples of some common couple’s concerns include:
    • Improving communication
    • Increasing intimacy
    • Building trust
    • Healing from the effects of previous difficult relationships

Who is eligible for couples therapy?

  • Only one partner needs to be a currently enrolled TWU student.
  • Students are eligible for up to 12 sessions of individual therapy, couples therapy, or combination when they are actively taking classes.
  • Students’ 12 session limit renews each May 31.
  • Depending upon the nature of your concerns, you may be referred to another agency for services to ensure you receive the care warranted.

What is the cost for services?

  • Fees for services are already included in students’ previously paid fees. No additional charges are incurred.

How do I know if my partner and I could benefit from therapy?

  • Are you fighting frequently?
  • Is your communication ineffective?
  • Are you feeling disconnected, lonely, or sad in the relationship?
  • Is trust a problem?
  • Are you struggling to meet each others’ needs?
  • Are you considering making a deeper commitment to each other?
  • Remember, most couples can benefit from improving their communication, trust, and intimacy.

What is confidentiality?

  • Confidentiality is one of the mental health field’s top priorities.
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How do we begin?

  • Call or stop by the TWUCC location closest to you to schedule a couples intake appointment.
  • The TWU student and his/her partner must attend the intake session together.
  • Arrive 20 minutes prior to your intake appointment to complete paperwork.
  • In the 30 minute intake appointment you, your partner, and a therapist will begin to explore the nature of your concerns and goals.
  • The couple and therapist will collaboratively determine which resources available at the Counseling Center, (or another agency), are best suited to address your needs.
  • Ongoing couple therapy sessions are scheduled by appointment at the conclusion of the intake appointment.
  • During peak service times, you may be placed on a wait list for services. Referrals will also be provided.

page last updated 3/19/2014 8:54 AM