About Us - NIU - The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic at NIU

About The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic at NIU

A father and son

The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic at NIU provides a wide range of mental health services:

Relational and/or Individual Struggles

  • Conflicts or problems with a partner
  • Coping with a divorce or separation
  • Struggling with decisions about relationships
  • Infidelity
  • Financial stressors
  • Intimacy and sexual problems
  • Family conflict with children or need of parental support
  • Physical, sexual, or psychological abuse; past or present
  • Loneliness, anxiety, fear, or thoughts of suicide
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of assertiveness and decision-making
  • Sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity and concerns specific to LGBTQ community
  • Lack of motivation
  • Body image and disordered eating patterns
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Poor impulse control/behaviors
  • Anger management
  • Problems with friends/roommates

Life Transitions

  • Difficulty adjusting to school
  • Uncertainty about school/career
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Grief, loss, and death of family/friends
  • Coping with medical illness
  • Complications with pregnancy
  • Coping with sexually transmitted diseases