Couples/Relationship Counseling

We offer short-term couples/relationship counseling to UF students and their partners. This service requires an initial consultation and is based on limited availability.

To discuss eligibility to receive couples/relationship counseling please call 352-392-1575 for a brief consultation.

Couples/relationship counseling helps you achieve the greatest wellness in your relationship with a partner or spouse. Only one member of the couple must be a UF student to receive services. Your counselor(s) will provide a comfortable, private, and non-judgmental setting. This enables you to explore your goals and concerns, helping you gain important perspectives and skills to improve your relationship. A limited number of couples/relationship counseling sessions are offered at the Counseling and Wellness Center.

Topics Covered

Common topics include communication and conflict resolution, problem solving, sexual issues, learning to get needs met in healthy ways, and *pre-marital counseling. Counseling helps you enhance your relationship or perhaps thoughtfully go your separate ways. Couples/relationship therapy sessions at the CWC are frequently provided by two therapists, known as “co-therapists”. The co-therapists work together with the clients to help them clarify goals and make progress towards those goals.

Your First Appointment

Your first contact will be approximately 50 minutes with the counselor(s) who will determine the most appropriate services for you, whether off-campus or in our center. All clients are expected to be present at all counseling sessions. Strong emotions often arise in couples/relationship counseling and your counselor will help you tap their power for personal and relational gains.

*The CWC does not offer a premarital preparation course certificate as required for reduced marriage license fees in Alachua County. To pursue such a certificate, contact the Alachua County Clerk of Court Office, Marriage License Department at 352-374-3623.