Strategies to minimize harm and maximize self-care.
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 currently registered student at UW-Madison.
A few examples of brief, intermittent couple/partner work include:
- acknowledging & 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. Please let the access provider know that you are seeking couples counseling during your access consultation appointment and identify your mutual availability within UHS open hours to help facilitate appointment scheduling. UHS-Mental Health Services session limits do apply to couple/partner counseling. If you or your partner(s) are in need of longer-term counseling, specialized couples work, or evening hours, UHS can help you find appropriate community resources. In some circumstances individual counseling may be recommended as a precursor to couple/partner work.