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Couple/Partner Counseling

Relationships are amazing, confusing, and challenging — let’s interrupt patterns and build a partnership

Couple/partner counseling provides a confidential and judgement-free setting to explore both healthy and challenging patterns of connecting. Only one partner is required to be a UW–Madison student.

Examples of brief couple/partner counseling include:

  • Improving healthy communication
  • Navigating relationship changes (e.g. long-distance; breach of trust; parenting)
  • Discovering collaborative problem-solving and decision-making
  • Exploring identity, intimacy and sex

Couple/Partner Counseling Participation Agreement (PDF)

How to start

Partners should first schedule an individual Access Appointment. Tell the access specialist that you’re seeking couples counseling and identify your mutual availability. Session limits apply to couple/partner counseling.  If you or your partner(s) need long-term counseling, or specialized couples work, UHS can help you find providers in the Madison area. In some circumstances, individual counseling may be recommended prior to couple/partner work.