The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic - NIU - School of Family, Consumer & Nutrition Sciences

The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic at NIU

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The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic at NIU provides mental health treatment for people experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Many of these difficulties have to do with very ordinary things—identifying and addressing conflicts and problems with a partner, spouse, children, parents, siblings, an elderly family member, roommates; juggling responsibilities; or making decisions about marriage, friendship, school, or career.

Some difficulties go beyond the ordinary. The Couple and Family Therapy professionals also help people with more persistent difficulties or more severe reactions to life’s stresses such as child or adolescent behavior problems; physical, sexual, or psychological abuse in relationships; drug or alcohol abuse; problems related to eating or sleeping; feelings of despair, loneliness, anxiety, fear, or thoughts of suicide. 

In addition, we provide specialized couples assessments using the Prepare and Enrich couples’ assessment tools. This is for any couple who is interested in strengthening their relationship, who is engaged, thinking about getting married or thinking about cohabiting. The Prepare and Enrich Program is an Evidence Based Program designed to help couples strengthen their relationship in areas such as:

  • Communication
  • Spirituality
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Parenting Skills
  • Financial Issues
  • Sex and Intimacy Concerns
  • And Many More!