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Center for Family Services


Who we are and what we do

Live SupervisingThe Center for Family Services is sponsored by the Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Human Sciences. The Center is located on the Oklahoma State University campus in the Human Sciences West building. The Center’s dual mission is to provide high-quality, low cost marital and family therapy services to the public and to provide a training environment for Master’s Degree students specializing in marriage and family therapy. Because the Center for Family Services is a training facility, advanced graduate students in marriage and family therapy conduct the majority of the therapy. While conducting therapy, therapists-in-training are under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members. The Center’s state of the art facility allows for observation of sessions by clinical supervisors and recording of sessions.


Therapeutic Services We Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Couples and Marital Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Parenting Classes
  • Divorce Adjustment Counseling
  • Remarriage and Step-Family Counseling
  • Screenings for Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Filial Therapy

Eligibility and Fees:
The Center for Family Services is open to all individuals, couples, and families.  Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on income and family size.  Fees range from $5 to $75.

To Schedule an Appointment
Call (405) 744-5058 to complete a telephone intake.  A staff member will ask you several questions about your family and the reasons you are seeking services.  Your intake will be given to a clinical faculty member who will assign a therapist best suited to meet your needs.  Your therapist will call you, generally within 24 hours, to schedule an initial appointment.

What is Marriage and Family Therapy?

Mock TherapyMarriage and family therapy focuses on solving problems in relationships - between couples, parents and children, siblings, in-laws, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, ex-spouses, friends, co-workers, or business associates. Marriage and family therapy usually includes talking with other family members in therapy, and may include performing tasks or homework assigned by the therapist. Marriage and family therapy differs from individual or group therapy by focusing primarily on solving problems in relationships between people. Marriage and family therapists believe that an individual’s problems are often a sign of difficulties between people, for example, a person may become depressed within a painful marital situation. Generally, marriage and family therapy works to improve relationships between people, and increase understanding of family roles, patterns, rules, goals, and stages of development. In contrast, traditional therapists most often focus on an individual’s personal problems, internal feelings, or past development through reflection or insight.

Center for Family Services Clinical Staff

MonitorsAll clinical staff members are advanced graduate students in the M.S. specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. These therapists-in-training are under direct supervision of clinical faculty supervisors. This allows the Center for Family Services to provide high quality clinical services within a training environment.




Map and Directions to the Center for Family Services

For more information, please contact:
Center for Family Services
101 Human Sciences West
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
(405) 744-5058

The Center for Family Services expresses appreciation to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for portions of the above information.


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