About the Center Clinic

The Center Clinic, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1997 and offers a variety of affordable treatment options to individuals in the community. We specialize in psychotherapy and comprehensive psychological evaluations with children and adults. Group therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy are also available. We invite you to look through our web site and call us if you have questions.  

The Center Clinic is an outpatient community mental health and training clinic affiliated with the George Washington University Professional Psychology Program. The program offers the Doctor of Psychology degree and is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Clinicians are advanced graduate students supervised by licensed, mental health professionals.


Confidentiality

What is discussed in psychotherapy sessions, as well as any testing data, is confidential and all staff members adhere to the guidelines of HIPPA and the laws of the District of Columbia. Patient records are maintained under strict security measures that are consistent with professional practices.

Psychological treatment is most effective when you feel able to be direct and honest with your clinician without fear that personal information will be shared with unauthorized persons. We do not release information outside the Clinic without your direct permission, except in situations such as those listed below.

The laws of the District of Columbia require the following exceptions to patient confidentiality:

  • If the therapist has knowledge of child, elder, or a person with disability is being neglected or abused.
  • If the therapist has knowledge of intent to harm himself/herself.
  • If the therapist has knowledge of intent to harm others.
  • If the therapist receives a court order to release information.

All clinicians are supervised and consult with licensed mental health professionals. This ensures that you are provided with quality care.


Clinic Closures

The Center Clinic is closed on all University holidays: Labor Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving (typically 2-3 days), Winter holidays (typically 2 weeks, and Spring recess (1 week in March).

The Center Clinic operates under the jurisdiction of the George Washington University. In the case of inclement weather wherein the University closes or changes its hours of operations (e.g. a delayed opening), the Clinic follows the University’s decision. To check the status of operations, visit the campus advisory website.


Location

The Center Clinic is located on the ground floor at 1922 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The name of the building is “Old Main,” and it is located at the intersection is 20th St and F.

Please use the private patient entrance located at the back of the building on 20th Street. The Clinic’s entrance is marked by a blue awning that reads “The Center for Professional Psychology.”

The door remains unlocked during daytime hours (9am - 5pm). Patients arriving between 5pm-8pm must knock to gain access. The Clinic is not staffed by a full-time receptionist, though graduate students staff the front desk at various hours. There is no need to check with our front desk staff. Please just have a seat and wait; your clinician will welcome you at the time of your scheduled appointment. The front desk is staffed during the evening hours. Please note that this coverage may vary in the summer months, so please be patient with us while waiting. 

The Center Clinic is located within walking distance of the Foggy Bottom, Farragut West (Orange/Blue/Silver lines), and Farragut North (Red line) metro stations. The 31, 32, 36, and 80 bus lines also operate within a few blocks of the Center Clinic. 

Metered street parking is also available. Please take note that rush hour time zones are honored on some nearby streets, so attend carefully to signage when parking your car.

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Clinic Hours & Location

The Center Clinic
1922 F Street, NW  
Suite #103 
Washington, DC 20052

202-994‐4937

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 PM

Meet the Clinic Directors

The Associate Directors of the Center Clinic are Dr. Stacey Dershewitz and Dr. Sarah Hedlund.