a student at the GW Professional Psychology Center Clinic front desk

Clinic

 

"200+ Contact Hours with Patients/Week in Center Clinic" with a graphic of two people and a speech bubble between them

 

The Center Clinic is a community mental health center housed within the George Washington University’s Professional Psychology Program. The nonprofit clinic is staffed by clinical externs who are advanced doctoral students in the Professional Psychology Program. Externs are supervised by licensed, highly experienced professionals.

We provide short-term and long-term mental health services to patients in the Washington, D.C., area who may not otherwise have access to needed care. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, quality mental health services at low cost through our sliding-scale fees

We offer a variety of treatment options, with specialties in psychotherapy and comprehensive psychological evaluations with children and adults. The clinic also provides consultation, assessment and therapeutic services free of charge to local community service agencies, such as public and charter schools, homeless shelters and addiction recovery programs.

 


 

 


Our Patients

We work with a variety of populations, including college students, children and adolescents, adults with career and personal concerns, the LGBTQIA+ community, ethnic minorities and senior citizens.

The Center Clinic is best suited for individuals who may be struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Identity issues
  • Life transitions

 

 

We are not best suited to serve those who require:

  • Continued inpatient care
  • Treatment related to current legal issues
  • Consultation for educational planning (e.g., learning disability accommodations)
  • Assistance with substance misuse, abuse or dependency
  • Psychological evaluation or testing for the purposes of accommodations or special education privileges in schools, or any legal situations, under any circumstance. If learning problems are not central to the evaluation but might be included in the picture, we may provide information about the strengths and weaknesses of the individual’s abilities, rule out any other factors and suggest learning strategies.

 

 


Contact Us

 

Hours and Location

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Phone: 202-994‐4937

The Center Clinic
1922 F St. NW
Suite 103
Washington, DC 20052

Leadership

Stacey Dershewitz, PsyD
Associate Director

Sarah Hedlund
Associate Director

 

 


Crisis Resources

If you are experiencing a life threatening crisis and require care, dial 911 or go directly to your nearest emergency room immediately.

George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd Street Northwest, Washington D.C.
202-715-4000 ‎

Hotlines

If you do not require hospitalization but feel overwhelmed, you may call one of several national hotlines for assistance:

 

National Suicide Hotlines USA
Toll-Free / 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Deaf Hotline 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse
800-799-SAFE
800-799-7233
800-787-3224
800-942-6908 (Spanish Speaking)

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)
847-831-3438 (long distance)

Elder Abuse Hotline
800-252-8966

Alzheimer's Association Hotline
800-621-0379

 

The Center for Disease Control National Prevention Information Network
1-800-458-5231

National AIDS Hotline
800-342-AIDS (2437)
AIDS Hotline in Spanish: 800-344-SIDA (7432)
AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired: 800-243-7889

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline
800-227-8922

Family Crisis
Parent Hotline is a website dedicated to helping families who are in a crisis situation: 1-800-840-653

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-4673