Couples counseling is available to couples in which each partner is both a registered Columbia student and both are enrolled in Columbia Health. Counseling and Psychological Services staff members are trained to address concerns and problems, such as depression, conflict resolution, communications and more.
As with individual counseling, in order to arrange for appropriate care as quickly as possible, we initially schedule a brief phone interview with each member of the couple. Based on this overview of treatment needs and goals, we will either offer further consultation and counseling with one of our couple specialists, or suggest a referral to a resource outside CPS if such a referral would better serve the couple’s needs.
Many students who attend Columbia and its affiliates are in relationships with a non-student (or student who is not enrolled in Columbia Health). CPS offers assistance to these couples by formulating a treatment plan that may include a referral to an appropriate resource off-campus.