SERVICES

services

For more detailed information about clinic services, please contact one of our clinic assistants at 404-413-6229.

The Psychology Clinic offers confidential, evidence-based counseling services to individual adults and couples from the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

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The Clinic provides low cost services to adults of all ages. Therapy is offered for a range of mental health concerns including:

Stress
Depression
Anxiety
Phobias
Sleep disturbance
Anger difficulties
Trauma
Relational issues
Sexual identity exploration and adjustment
Grief
Work difficulties
School problems

The Clinic works with couples at various stages of development in their relationships to address a wide variety of issues, including the following:

  • Communication issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Intimacy concerns

The Psychology Clinic provides services for all ages, including children and adolescents. Also, the clinic offers family therapy, parent training, and interventions to help promote social skills.

Note: The children shown in these photos are members of the GSU community, but are not clinic clients.

littlegirls2 Children and adolescents go through various developmental stages characterized by a wide variety of behaviors.  Their behavior is constantly changing and evolving. Because of this, it is often difficult to know when psychological counseling is indicated.

If behaviors become severe or impact your child’s functioning at home or in school, an evaluation can help determine what type of intervention may be helpful.

  • Significant changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Irritability, sadness, or moodiness
  • Impaired focus or difficulty concentrating
  • Conflict with peers or family
  • Physical complaints that do not respond to medical treatment
  • Oppositional behavior
  • Excessive and sustained worry and tension
  • Difficulties coping with stress, divorce, transitions, or trauma
  • Learning difficulties

The Clinic offers a variety of treatment interventions to address concerns commonly encountered by children, adolescents and families including

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Family counseling
  • Social skills training
  • Parent training
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy

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Psychoeducational testing, behavioral analysis, neuropsychological evaluations, and other types of assessment are provided by the Psychology Clinic.

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What can you expect with our psychological evaluation process?

The Clinic provides comprehensive testing and evaluation services for children and adults with the goal of assisting with diagnostic clarification, treatment recommendations, and accommodations. Evaluations might include assessment of the following concerns:

  • Learning and processing challenges (including learning disabilities, underachievement)
  • Behavioral concerns (including assessment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Problems with memory or focusing
  • Concerns about early development
  • Concerns about mood, anxiety or relationship problems
If you are interested in scheduling an evaluation or in learning more about our testing and evaluation services, please call at 404-413-6229 and request to speak with an assessment counselor.
An assessment counselor will return your call usually by the next business day.  He/she will discuss your needs and determine whether we can provide the evaluation you need.  If we are unable to meet your current need, referral assistance will be provided.  Following the initial telephone call, a completed application, previous records and a nonrefundable deposit are required.  Due to the volume of requests for assessments, appointments are generally scheduled several months in advance.
An evaluation typically involves 2-4 appointments of a few hours each. The balance of the assessment is due at the first appointment. Youth are generally scheduled in the morning hours (an excuse for missing school can be provided). Appointment length is determined based on age and functioning of the client. Adults sometimes can complete the testing in two appointments. The complete process is typically completed 6-8 weeks from the initial interview session.

In addition to an interview, the evaluation includes various tests, including, but not limited to achievement, intellectual, processing, neuropsychological, behavioral and emotional testing.  Tests are chosen based on the specific nature of the presenting questions or referral concerns.  Evaluations include information from various sources, including family members and school personnel.  School records and previous treatment records are an important part of an evaluation.

Assessments are conducted by graduate students who are supervised by a licensed psychologist. The supervising psychologist closely reviews all steps of the assessment.
At the end of the assessment process, a final session is held to provide results and recommendations. Additionally, a written report will be provided within approximately three weeks of the final assessment session.  If the adult client or parent/legal guardian of the child client provides a written consent to release information, the evaluation findings can also be discussed with other family members, the school, and/or treatment providers in an effort to facilitate the most appropriate intervention.

The Psychology Clinic currently offers specialized clinics in several areas, including Dr. Tricia King’s research lab which evaluates the clinical outcomes of survivors of childhood brain tumors and other medical conditions.

46The Psychology Clinic offers evidence-based assessment and treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and related disorders in children and adolescents. Common concerns include excessive worry, discomfort in social situations, separation anxiety, specific fears/phobias, and compulsive or ritualized behavior. The treatment approach is cognitive-behavioral and has been supported by numerous, large-scale research studies.
81The Developmental Neuropsychology Lab at GSU is currently examining outcomes in survivors of childhood brain tumors, congenital heart disease, and other medical conditions across the lifespan. For more information or to see if you qualify for research opportunities, please call 404-413-6339.
mindfulnessThe clinic’s Mindfulness Group offers the opportunity to practice mindfulness through the use of meditation, experiential learning and group discussion. Participants learn how to change their relationship to challenging thoughts and emotions as well as how to participate more fully in the present moment. Please call 404-413-6229 for more information.

 

IF YOU ARE A POTENTIAL CLIENT OR WOULD LIFE TO MAKE A REFERRAL, please call us at 404-413-6229.