Couples counseling is available to UND students and their partners (only one member of the couple need be a UND student).
What is couples counseling and can it help me?
Couples counseling is designed to provide a safe environment to come together to build awareness and skills that enable participants to learn and improve relationship enhancing communication skills and effective decision making. It also provides an opportunity to explore and resolve issues and interpersonal conflict, enhance intimacy, clarify relationship boundaries, address control and power issues, resolve sexual difficulties, and increase positive time together. With the assistance of a counselor or therapist, couples are able to develop more intimate, satisfying relationships and learn skills that help the relationship grow and flourish after counseling has ended.
What can I expect couples counseling to be like?
Couples counseling will give you the opportunity to examine and improve your relationship with your spouse or partner in a non-threatening and compassionate environment. We are not only committed to your personal well-being but also would like to help you make your intimate relationship work.
Am I eligible for couples counseling?
Couples counseling is available to UND students and their partners (only one member of the couple need be a UND student). Many types of couples can seek counseling at UCC, including married, single, LGBTQ, roommates, and housemates. The UCC does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or marital status. Same-sex couples are welcome to utilize the Center to address relationship issues.
Who would be our counselor?
At your first appointment you would see a counselor for an intake interview. If couples counseling is recommended, after the intake interview you will be assigned to one of our counselors who has a special interest/training in couples counseling.