CWRU’s Psychology Clinic adds therapy for children, adolescents

Case Western Reserve University’s Psychology Clinic, which has offered confidential, low-cost mental health services to adults since the 1980s, has added therapy for children and adolescents.

Fees range from $5 to $50 an hour, based on a client’s income.

The clinic offers cognitive behavior therapy for people coping with trauma, anxiety, nervousness, worry, sadness, depression or loss. It also provides psycho-educational assessments for possible learning disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).

The clinic is the practical training for the Department of Psychological Sciences clinical program, which is accredited by the America Psychological Association.

“Our clinic’s mission,” said Norah Feeny, the clinic’s director and an expert in anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, “is to help the community through this active, vibrant training program for our graduate students.”

Clients meet individually with doctoral students in the clinical psychology program for therapy, while a licensed psychologist from the Case Western Reserve University faculty or an outside community agency supervises and monitors the student’s therapy.

Prospective clients are given a free assessment to determine a treatment plan before treatment begins. If a client requires emergency services or medication—psychologists cannot prescribe drugs—then he or she is referred to an appropriate mental-health agency.

The clinic recently moved from CWRU’s Mather Memorial Hall to new, state-of-the-art facilities within the Cleveland Speech and Hearing Center. The location offers on-site and nearby parking and is accessible by public transportation.

Appointments can only be made by phone (216.368.0719). No walk-in appointments are accepted.

The Psychology Clinic is among many resources available at the university where graduate students receive practical training in their fields. Other specialty campus clinics or consultant services are located at the dental, law and management schools.