Couple/partner counseling provides a private and non-judgmental setting to explore both healthy and challenging patterns of connecting. Only one partner is required to be a UW-Madison student.
Examples of brief, intermittent couple/partner work include:
- Acknowledging and respecting lifestyle and intimacy preferences
- Improving communication
- Navigating relationship changes (e.g. long-distance; breach of trust; parenting)
- Exploring collaborative problem-solving and decision-making
Partners should schedule their own individual Access Appointment. Tell the Access Specialist that you're seeking couples counseling during and identify your mutual availability. UHS-Mental Health Services session limits apply to couple/partner counseling. If you or your partner(s) need long-term counseling, specialized couples work, or evening hours, UHS can help find appropriate community resources. In some circumstances, individual counseling may be recommended as a precursor to couple/partner work.