Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy at the Psychological Services Center

At the Psychological Services Center we offer psychotherapy services based on the individual needs of each client.  We provide short-term and longer-term individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as couples counseling and family therapy.  The doctoral students and supervisors who staff the Center represent a wide range of theoretical orientations, from cognitive-behavioral to psychodynamic.

What Can I Expect?

Brief Telephone Interview

When first calling about psychotherapy at the Psychological ServicesCenter, you will speak to one of our therapists, who will conduct a brief (10 - 15 min.) telephone interview with you.  The purpose of this initial interview is for us to have a good understanding of the nature of your concerns so that we can make an informed decision about the best treatment options for you.

Appointment or Referral

In order to provide better service, the Center reserves the right to decide whether the services we offer are appropriate for you.  If your case is deemed appropriate for the psychotherapy services we offer at the Center, one of our therapists will call within 1 to 4 weeks after this telephone interview to set up an appointment.  If your case is deemed inappropriate for the services we offer, we will do our best to assist you in finding appropriate mental health services in the area.  The length of time between your first phone call to the Center and when a therapist calls you to set up an appointment depends upon the length of our waiting list.  In all cases, we make every effort to return your call as soon as possible.

First Appointment

Your first appointment will primarily be a time for your therapist to begin to get to know you and better understand your concerns.  Also during your first appointment, you and your therapist will discuss possible treatment options, as well as the confidential nature of psychotherapy. 

Please do your best to be on time for your appointment and remember to call us at (518) 442-4900 at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend.