Eligibility for Couples Counseling
The Student Counseling Center offers couples counseling for students. Both partners must be enrolled TTU Students unless they are participating in the Relationship Enhancement Center (see below). Only one partner has to be enrolled as a TTU Student to participate in the Relationship Enhancement Center which is offered in the Spring Semester only. Services are provided for opposite-sex and same-sex partners. Couples in any kind of living arrangement are welcome (dating, married, engaged, living together, or considering divorce). The SCC does NOT offer custody evaluations, court-ordered assessments or court-ordered therapy.
To begin couples counseling, you AND your partner need to come in during our walk-in hours: 12:30 to 3:30pm Monday to Friday and tell the front desk you are here for a couples intake. You will meet with an intake therapist who will complete the intake appointment after you have completed paperwork in our waiting room (please allow 60 to 90 minutes to complete paperwork and intake appointment). Within a few days, you will be assigned a therapist and a session time that works with the schedule that you both fill out at intake. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Student wellness Building (room 201), at the corner of Flint and Main streets.
Updates about our services (12/19/16):
The Student Counseling Center will be closed for winter break beginning Friday, December 23rd, 2016. We will reopen on Monday, January 2nd, 2017. For help with urgent matters over the winter break, please contact the Texas Tech Crisis HelpLine at 806.742.5555.
If either partner is not a currently registered TTU student OR if you cannot meet as a couple during our hours of operation (8am to 5pm), we can refer you to other places in the community or on campus. Both the Family Therapy Clinic (phone: 742-3074) and the Psychology Clinic (phone: 742-3737) on campus offer couples counseling, charging a fee which is determined based on income (they do NOT take insurance).
Relationship Enhancement Center
As an alternative to regular couples therapy sessions with an individual therapist, the Relationship Enhancement Center (REC) is a specific therapy program designed to help students learn to communicate with their partners more effectively. The REC is only offered in the Spring Semester. Therapy is conducted by two therapists in the room and a team of therapists and supervisors (via one-way mirrors) who provide additional guidance as the session progresses
Please contact Nancy Robinson, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (806) 742-3674 for further information if needed.