If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship or marriage, couples therapy is available as long as one of you is a Stony Brook student currently enrolled for at least 6 credits hours. Couples therapy can help you better understand how the difficulties in your relationship arise and what gets in the way of resolving them.
Your therapist will provide a nonjudgmental forum to explore both partners’ expectations and experiences, as well as help you to develop empathy for each other as you gain perspective on your usual ways of responding.
When you call for your first appointment, you may ask the triage counselor for a couple’s intake appointment. Many couples find the brief therapy offered over the course of several weeks or months is sufficient. When more time is required, we will refer you to another therapist near campus.