Center for Psychological Services
Department of Psychology

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. 

Current Groups

Adult Group Therapy for Binge Eating

This group is tentatively scheduled to begin late February/early March 2019. It will teach skills based on dialectical behavior therapy. This group will meet on a weekly basis for 12 consecutive weeks on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm. It is appropriate for individuals 18+ years of age. Please contact us for more information, and to be placed on the wait list.

Adolescent Social Skills Training Group

Based on scientific research, this group will provide an opportunity for adolescents to improve their social skills and make friends. Participants must be between the ages of 13-18. This group is primarily for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Interested participants will be screened to ensure that treatment is appropriate for them.  This group will begin in March 2019 and will meet on a weekly basis for 12 consecutive weeks.  Sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7pm. Please contact us for more information, and to be placed on the wait list. 

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.