Providing affordable psychological services for the university and the greater Pittsburgh communities.*
We emphasize that people act in accordance with the meanings situations hold for them. In the Clinic, we promote healing and personal growth primarily through helping clients to develop their own fuller understandings of their lives and possibilities. Clients are encouraged to collaborate continuously about goals and their Clinic experience.
What we offer
Services are available to Duquesne University Students and employees as well as to the Pittsburgh Community. Doctoral students in Duquesne University's clinical psychology program provide all services. Licensed clinical faculty members and selected licensed adjunct faculty psychologists in the community are involved in the supervision of all doctoral students.
Services are provided with exceptional respect for confidentiality and individuality, and in a comfortable, pleasant setting. We provide individual, couples, marriage and family counseling and psychotherapy. We serve adults, adolescents, and school-age children. We provide opportunities for short term discussion of personal interests, concerns such as resolution of room-mate problems, couple relationship enhancement and lengthier psychotherapy for exploring and working through longer standing concerns, such as conflicts, anxiety, depression and loss.
Support groups can be set up as requested by students, such as international student or sexual minority groups. Psychological assessments for personal exploration or for third parties (employers, physicians, schools, therapists) are also available. Our consulting psychiatrist can meet with folks who might be helped via medication.
You may inquire about whether clinic services are available and appropriate for your concerns by calling or emailing the clinic. You may also suggest topics for support groups. Your inquiries will be addressed confidentially by the Assistant to the Director, Linda, who also will provide driving and parking directions, bus schedules and maps.
What to Expect
At a first visit, the prospective client meets with a clinician to ask questions and to discuss his or her situation, background and goals. Usually the intake interviewer becomes the therapist. This intake meeting lasts one to two hours. On the same day and/or later in the week two psychological tests are taken. The interviewer collaboratively discusses with the person possible implications of resulting patterns for that person's concerns.
Prospective clients may pick up at the clinic office, receive by mail, or down load our intake background form, and bring it with them for their first meeting. Once at the clinic, prospective clients also are asked to complete a brief checklist.