Evidenced-based psychological services are provided to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing emotional, behavioral, learning or adjustment difficulties.  Services include:

  • Consultation
    In-depth interviews are conducted with clients, who also complete relevant questionnaires.  Consultations determine the dimensions of the client’s problems, establish a working diagnosis, and provide recommendations.
  • Assessment
    Clients are interviewed and evaluated using standard psychological testing procedures to determine intellectual, academic, and personality functioning.  A feedback session is held to discuss findings and a formal written report summarizing the results is provided.  Findings from psychoeducational assessments often help in determining eligibility for special class placements, curriculum modifications and testing accommodations in educational settings.
  • Individual Therapy
    Clients meet with a therapist, usually on a weekly basis.  Individual therapy is useful when personal issues affect one’s ability to cope with the demands of daily living or result in personal distress.  Emphasis is often placed on the acquisition of practical skills which can alleviate symptoms and promote better functioning.
  • Group Therapy
    Clients are seen weekly in a small group.  Group therapy is indicated when clients share common concerns or the therapeutic process is enhanced in a social context.  Specialized groups focusing on adult coping skills and the development of social skills in children are frequently offered.
  • Family and Marital Therapy
    Couples and families are seen together when relationships within the marital or family system are the central focus of treatment.

Cost for Services
Fees at the Center are arranged on a sliding scale basis, which is determined according to family income.  As a Vincentian University, St. John’s is committed to make these services available to those most in need.

The Center prides itself on being responsive to the diverse cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds of its clients and trainees.  This is in keeping with the University’s goal of serving a diverse community population