Psychological Services

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All of our services are free and confidential, protected by law and ethical standards. Whatever your concerns, a confidential conversation with a Center clinician is a good place to start. Here are some of the options available to you through the Well-Being Center.

Individual Therapy

The Well-Being Center can provide up to 6-8 sessions of weekly individual therapy per academic year. Many students find that their concerns can be addressed in these sessions. However, the Well-Being Center is an outpatient clinic and may refer a student off-campus for the most appropriate care to best meet their needs. 

The first step is attend an initial consultation. You an schedule an initial consultation by calling 202-885-3500 or by visiting MGC 214. Please arrive in the viritual waiting room 30 minutes before you appointment time to complete paperwork. 

Single Session Appointment

Single Session Appointments are for individuals who need professional support about a specific non-crisis concern but do not want a full course of therapy. These one-time sessions can be useful for those who are looking for community referrals, want to problem solve a specific problem, or want to learn a few skills. Please note, same day appointments are not available.

Please see the Single Session FAQ for more information.

Crisis Support

You can always reach a qualified clinician 24/7 via ProtoCall. This service is available after hours (including nights, weekends, holiday breaks and during weather closings). You can reach a licensed clinicians via ProtoCall at 202-885-7979

Referrals

Off-campus referrals can be a great option. They’re often recommended to students who may require intensive, extensive, or specialized services. To obtain referral information you can an appointment for an initial consultation or schedule a Single Session Appointment.

Want to learn more about referrals? Please take a look at these helpful resources on Referrals to Private Care.

Students seek psychological services for a wide variety of concerns, including:

  • Relationship challenges
  • Intimacy and sex concerns
  • Culture and identity
  • Experiences of oppression and marginalization
  • Anxiety or panic
  • Life and career decisions
  • Depression, hopelessness, and suicidal thoughts
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Eating and body image
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Trauma reactions
  • Coping with disability and ability differences
  • And many more …

Psychological services are free and confidential.