Concerns often arise in romantic relationships. Relationship therapy is offered to students whose presenting concerns would best be addressed with all members of that relationship present. It is up to the student(s) what constitutes a relationship, and all romantic relationships (monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, and/or queer) are welcome to utilize this service as long as one member of the relationship is currently enrolled as a UIC student. To make an initial consultation for relationship therapy, please call (312) 996-3490 and schedule a time when all members of the relationship can be present.
Common Concerns Addressed in Relationship Therapy:
- Frequent arguing
- Difficulties with communication
- Monogamy, non-monogamy, and polyamory
- Difficult decisions
- Sexual and emotional intimacy
- Adjustment to transitions (e.g., a new baby, death in the family, graduation, etc.)
- How to enhance the relationship
Like individual counseling at the Counseling Center, relationship counseling is also brief in nature, typically lasting no longer than one semester. If it seems that a relationship may benefit from longer-term counseling, your initial consultation counselor may recommend a community resource. Not sure whether to engage in relationship vs. individual or group counseling? Your initial consultation counselor can talk with you about which option is right for you.