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Center for Psychological Services
Department of Psychology

The GMU Center for Psychological Services is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19/Coronavirus, and is taking recommended steps to limit exposure to our students, staff and clients. We are following guidelines from George Mason University. For current clients, you may be eligible to utilize telehealth remote sessions. Please contact your clinician to discuss this option, and complete the Telehealth consent form found on the 'Forms' page. 


Center for Psychological Services

The GMU Center for Psychological Services provides evidence-based assessment and treatment services to people of all ages across the Northern Virginia and greater Capital region. Services are primarily provided by graduate students under the supervision of qualified, licensed professionals. All of our supervising faculty are affiliated with GMU, practicing, teaching, and/or conducting nationally funded research. As leaders in our specialty fields, we keep up to date with the most relevant and innovative developments in assessment and intervention. 

Center Fundraising:


The GMU Center for Psychological Services is looking to raise funds to combat some of the challenges brought to our community by COVID-19. We would like to:

With the goal of spreading awareness about the Center, and to help raise funds we have a challenge for you for Mental Awareness Month.

While this was initially for Mental Health Awareness Month in May, we hope you will continue to MOVE!  We want you to #MoveforCPS! We are asking you to run, walk, cycle or roll a 5k for us at any point. When you are done, donate $20 to the center on post a picture on your social media, and nominate 5 friends to do the same. 

Food for Thought

Thank you to everyone that attended and/or supported our 4th Annual Fundraiser, which was held on March 2, 2020. The fundraiser was a great success, and a good time was had by all that attended. Most importantly, we raised more than $62,000 for the Center's mission to provide evidence-based clinical training in mental health counseling and other mental health services in the Northern Virginia community. 

Please read this note of thanks from our Director, Dr. Robyn Mehlenbeck.

Click here to see pictures from the event!

Current Workshops

Please join us for our FREE, on-line workshop series: Mental Health and Wellness During COVID-19. Each workshop will be hosted by GMU CPS therapists, and will offer live Q&A opportunities. You can join all three, or select the one that is most meaningful for you!

  • Monday, May 11th at 6pm - "Staying Healthy During Quarantine: Eating, Sleeping and Exercising"
  • Monday, May 18th at 6pm - "Managing Relationships During Quarantine"
  • Monday, June 1st at 6pm - "Navigating Loss of Normalcy and Future Uncertainty" 

Current Groups

DBT for People Living with HIV

This DBT-informed group is specially tailored for people living with HIV. The group will begin to meet in April (day and time TBD) for approximately 14-15 weeks, depending on the needs of the group. You must be 18+ years old to participate.  Interested participants will be screened to ensure that treatment is appropriate for them. If you are interested in more information, please email us, or call us at (703) 993-1370.

DBT Group

The DBT group incorporates Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills to help adults (18 years and older) cope with and manage intense emotions. The group meets on a weekly basis, and it takes about 24 weeks to complete all the skills modules included in the group's curriculum. All group members are required to have an individual therapist while participating in the group. The group runs continuously throughout the year and accepts new members in "rolling admissions". If you would like to be contacted regarding future openings, please contact the intake office to find out how you can be placed on the wait list.