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3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
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Nova Southeastern University to Provide Free Relationship “Check Ups” In Time for Valentine’s Day

Single Session Therapy Consultations for Couples, Families, and Individuals

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It’s just over three weeks away – the time when the candy, flowers and cards fly off the shelves.

Valentine’s Day.

It is supposed to be the one day set aside to express just how much you love someone. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of Madison Avenue, not everyone has a picture-perfect relationship.

But fear not – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is here to help!

NSU’s Brief Therapy Institute (BTI) is currently conducting free “Relationship Check-Ups” each Friday from 3-9 p.m. through Friday, April 1. The BTI is an affordable counseling agency staffed with graduate interns and faculty from the Marriage and Family Therapy program at NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and supervised by John Miller, Ph.D.

“These single sessions provide the chance for you take an inventory of your relationship and see what’s working and what needs to be tweaked,” Miller said. “It can help start the process to mend a troubled relationship or take good ones to the next level.”

The sessions take place at NSU’s Brief Therapy Institute, located on the Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus, 3301 College Ave. Those interested in more information or who would like to schedule an appointment should call the Brief Therapy Institute at 954-262-3030 (ask for the Single Session Therapy Consultation Service.)

Miller said that studies show that the majority of couples will wait an average of six years in an unhappy relationship before reaching out to get help. Unfortunately, by then it’s often difficult to make changes that would have been easier earlier on in the relationship. Miller said that many people do not seek mental health services due to barriers such as stigma, accessibility, and costs. While these sessions are geared around Valentine’s Day, they are part of the much larger effort by NSU to break through those barriers and bring mental health counseling and awareness to the South Florida Community.

The service, which is a one-hour private therapy consultation, is designed to be a hassle-free, friendly and convenient way to help any adult individuals and couples identify strengths, needs, areas for growth and change. Couples and individuals with great relationships who are looking for enrichment, as well as couples who are having difficulties, are welcome to call and make an appointment.

“For some people the thought of talking to a therapist might seem intimidating,” Miller said. “This is meant to be a hassle-free way to consult with a therapist and, hopefully, benefit from the experience. People get ‘check-ups’ with professionals about their health, finances and careers – why not do the same for your relationship?”

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 24,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the  largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.

 

January 21, 2016

 

Joe Donzelli | Office of Public Affairs
954-262-2159 (office) | 954-661-4571 (cell)
jdonzelli@nova.edu | www.nova.edu