Couples Therapy

What is couples therapy?

A safe, accepting, and non-judgmental place to confidentially explore how to improve or sustain your relationship with your partner.

Examples of some common couple’s concerns include:

  • Improving communication
  • Increasing intimacy
  • Building trust
  • Healing from the effects of previous difficult relationships
  • Deciding about making a deeper commitment to each other

Who is eligible for couples therapy?

  • Only one partner needs to be a currently enrolled TWU student.
  • The enrolled student and their partner are eligible for an initial intake assessment.
  • CAPS reserves the right to determine if we have adequate resources and expertise to address your particular treatment needs. If your needs cannot adequately or ethically be met by CAPS, we will work with you and your partner to secure an appropriate referral.

What is the cost for services?

  • Fees for services are already included in students’ previously paid fees. No additional charges are incurred.

How do we begin couples therapy?

  • Call or stop by the CAPS location closest to you to schedule a couples intake appointment.
  • The TWU student and their partner must attend the intake session together.
  • During the intake appointment you, your partner and a therapist will begin to explore the nature of your concerns and goals.
  • Based on the outcome of this initial assessment, CAPS staff will make a treatment recommendation which may include individual, couples, or group therapy or referral to another campus or community agency.
  • If couples therapy is clinically indicated, the recommended frequency and duration of treatment will be determined on a case by case basis with regard to you and your partner’s unique presenting concerns.
  • When appropriate, ongoing couples therapy sessions are scheduled by appointment at the conclusion of the intake appointment.
  • During peak service times, you may be placed on a waitlist for services. Referrals and options for accessing crisis services will also be provided.

Page last updated 11:55 AM, June 6, 2024