Relationships are important to all of us and can deepen our sense of fulfillment in life. Couples who find themselves experiencing unsatisfying communication patterns, having power or control struggles, having sexual difficulties, or are experiencing other relationship difficulties may want to try couples counseling. Relationship skills such as healthy communication, conflict resolution, and cooperative goal setting are often components of such therapy. In this process couples can develop a more intimate, satisfying, and healthy relationship and learn skills which help the relationship continue to grow after the therapy has ended. Like individual counseling, couples counseling at the UMaine Counseling Center is conducted using a brief therapy model and most couples are seen for 1-6 sessions. Resources will be provided for couples interested in additional treatment beyond what we can provide.
The Counseling Center provides counseling for couples when at least one partner is a student. If deemed clinically important, we also at times will do family counseling. Both partners are required to complete appropriate paperwork, even if only one is a student. We do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
Not sure if you would benefit from counseling?
- Visit our For Students pages and check out the various resources available to you (including smart phone apps to help manage stress, anxiety and depression).
- Learn more about our anonymous Touchstone Web Stress & Depression Questionnaire and how you can receive feedback from a UMaine counselor.
On campus, find us at: 125 Cutler Health Building— across from Gannett Hall.