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. 

Center Fundraising

Save the date for the GMU CPS 4th Annual Fundraiser on Monday, March 2nd from 6-9pm. This year's fundraiser, hosted by the Marriott Fair Oaks, will be a tasting event featuring many local restaurants and wineries! Our popular silent and live auctions will return with fun items for all. All funds raised will help support our lowest income clients. Tickets are available now: https://advancement.gmu.edu/psyclinic 

Sponsorship opportunities are available! 

Current Workshops

“Managing stress and giving to others: A family workshop and volunteer afternoon”

Please join us on Monday, January 20th from 2-4PM for a FREE workshop and family volunteering event. Managing stress and giving to others: A family workshop and volunteer afternoon is geared  toward all families with children ages 5 and up!  Our goal is to help your family manage stress together, while also helping teach our children the value of focusing on others.  Children and teens will be making cards and writing stories to send to our active military personnel.Teens who attend may also earn community service hours!  There is no cost (and yes, we will have snacks).

RSVP Required:  https://www.allforgood.org/projects/9kDvE08q

“Keeping our Soldiers Safe: Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury”

Presented by: Dr. Dara Dickstein, Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences & Dr. Emanuel Petricoin III, Co-Director, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University

Bring your family and friends for a free, interactive science discussion. The evening will be opened by U.S. Veteran Sgt. Tom Bates sharing his experiences on the battlefield and the personal challenges he faces after experiencing multiple blast exposures. Learn about the science of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the neurodegenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Hear about the latest research findings by Drs. Dickstein and Petricoin and their quest to diagnose TBI, sub-concussive events, and CTE. In addition to speaking with the scientific experts, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with associations who are dedicated to supporting military, veterans and their families. Exhibitors include Coming Home WellNova Veterans AssociationVirginia Department of Veteran ServicesHope for the WarriorsGMU Center for Psychological ServicesMedical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), and more.

Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Virginia

Registration: Free, Sign up to attend at: http://capmm.gmu.edu/node/133

Current Groups

Adult Social Anxiety Group

Based on the latest scientific research, this group will teach participants skills to better cope with anxiety. Participants will learn how to be more comfortable in social situations, cope with anxious thoughts and feeling and examine the ways they think about being negatively evaluated. This group is scheduled to begin October 2, 2019.  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 Anxiety Group

Based on the latest scientific research, this group will provide an opportunity for adolescents to develop skills to better cope with anxiety. Participants will learn how to be more comfortable in social situations with their peers, cope with anxious thoughts and feeling and examine the ways they think about being negatively evaluated. This group is scheduled to begin October 10, 2019. Participants must be between the ages of 13-17. Interested participants will be screened to ensure that treatment is appropriate for them. 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.