The Student Counseling Center offers couples counseling for students and their partners (partners may be non-students). 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.
Students are allowed a maximum of 6 sessions of couples OR individual counseling per semester - with a maximum of 12 sessions per academic year- (Summer I and II are considered one semester). Students can use some of their 6 sessions for individual and some for couples counseling. In the Spring Semester, we have the Relationship Enhancement Center (REC), which offers intensive couples counseling (see below). Sessions through the REC do NOT count towards your 6-session maximum.
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.
If neither members are registered for classes at TTU currently 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).
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