The SDSU Psychology Clinic is a community mental health facility operated by the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University. The objectives of the clinic are to provide psychological services to the community. In addition, the clinic serves as a training facility for the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and is a member of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics.
The SDSU Psychology Clinic currently provides a wide range of evidence-based psychological services to the general public. The clinic is staffed primarily by graduate students who are doctoral degree candidates in Clinical Psychology.
Adults, adolescents, and children can receive individual, group, couples, and/or family therapy in the clinic as appropriate to their needs. During initial consultation, the client and therapist determine whether appropriate clinic services are available for you or referral is needed to a more appropriate agency.
Services for all types of psychological disorders are available in the clinic including help for individuals who are trying to cope with trauma, phobias, panic attacks, and other anxiety-related problems; both individual and group therapy are available for people experiencing feelings of depression and related emotional difficulties.
We also provide individual and family therapy for children and adolescents having emotional or behavioral problems at home or at school, and couples therapy for adults having relationship problems. Psychological assessment is also available for school-age children, teenagers, and adults.
Additional services are available for treatment of eating disorders, smoking, high blood pressure, and other health related problems.
Advanced students practice under the direction of licensed or license-eligible clinical psychologists, and receive intensive supervision on each case. All sessions with student therapists are video-recorded as part of our training functions. If an appropriate therapist is not currently available potential clients are placed on a waiting list, or if desired, are given help to find other services in the community.
As this is primarily a training clinic, therapy is typically restricted to four months duration and graduate students end their placement here in June. At that time, clients may be asked to decide whether they wish to end therapy, be transferred to a new therapist, or be referred to another agency or therapist in the community.
COST OF SERVICE
Fees are commensurate with the client’s ability to pay. Current fees for therapy range from $15 to $85 and are assigned on a sliding adjustable fee scale based upon income and number of dependents. Please inquire about the fees for cognitive/psychoeducational assessments. We will be happy to explain the fee structure in detail during the initial consultation. The Psychology Clinic also assists clients in obtaining insurance coverage reimbursement. You should be aware, however, that many companies will not pay for the services of student therapists. We will help provide documentation for insurance claims, but clients are responsible for payment at the time of each session.
Monday 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Tuesday 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM to 7:00PM
6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92120