Psychological Services Center

About the Psychological Services Center

The Psychological Services Center (PSC) is an outpatient mental health clinic that provides services to individuals across the life spectrum from young children to older adults. The fees for services are affordable, using a sliding scale and one's ability to pay. The fees range from $0-$40 for therapy services. Assessment is also offered at a very affordable cost.

Services offered include:

The PSC is not able to provide emergency services. If you have a life threatening emergency, please go directly to your nearest emergency room or dial 911.

National Depression Screening Day

Free confidential depression screenings are offered annually. Established to aid individuals in understanding depression and its symptoms, this day raises awareness about the various treatment options available to those who are experiencing depression symptoms. All screenings are open to the community, anonymous, free, and confidential; all ages are welcome.

Learn more about depression.

National Memory Screening Day

Annually, the PSC hosts National Memory Screening Day, during which free, confidential memory screenings are offered. This screening provides an opportunity for individuals to meet with a professional regarding symptoms they may be experiencing. All screenings are open to the public, anonymous, free, and confidential; all ages are welcome.

Learn more about problems with memory.

National Eating Disorder Screening Day

The PSC annually hosts National Eating Disorder Screening Day, which allows individuals an chance to disscuss symptoms they may be experiencing for free and anonymously. All screenings are open to the public, anonymous, free and confidential. All ages are encouraged to attend.

Learn more about eating problems.

National Anxiety Screening Day

National Anxiety Screening Day provides screenings for individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety, with confidential opportunities for indivuals to consult a professional to learn more about anxiety and the symptoms they may be experiencing. All screenings are open to the community, free of charge, and anonymous. People of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Learn more about anxiety.

The Psychological Services Center (PSC), located in Room 1009 in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, is a clinic and training facility. It serves the community as an outpatient mental health clinic that provides services to individuals across the life spectrum from young children to older adults. The entry of the PSC is privately located on the north side of the McGowan Center on Marywood's campus. The PSC is composed of several individual, couple, family, and group therapy rooms, as well as a reception area and waiting room.

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Who will know that I am in therapy? (Confidentiality) 

In accordance with ethical principles and federal and state law, all sessions here at the PSC are kept strictly confidential between client and therapist. However, there are some limits to confidentiality: Safety concerns may limit confidentiality. If we suspect that you are at a risk to yourself or others, if you should disclose abuse of a child or if we would receive a court order. All sessions are video and audio taped exclusively for supervision and training purposes.

*See the Marywood Psychological Services Privacy Policy for more information.

What is the fee/cost?

The fee for each 50-minute session varies for each individual. The PSC operates on a sliding scale that ranges from $5 to $40 for therapy sessions. Assessments are also available for an affordable price.

Do you take insurance?

The Psychological Services Center does not accept any form of insurance.  However, the discounted sliding scale fee still makes treatment at the PSC very affordable.

How do I make an appointment or contact my therapist?

You can contact the Psychological Services Center at 570-348-6269. You will be asked a few brief questions before an intake session can be scheduled for you. Contact your individual therapist by calling the PSC's phone number and leaving a message for them.

What can I expect during my first session? 

The first session is a 90-minute Diagnostic Assessment used to gather information about a client prior to the start of treatment. The Diagnostic Assessment is used to gain as much information as possible to get an idea of what your needs are, in an effort determine how we can best serve you. You should plan to spend approximately 2 hours for this interview and paperwork. During this session, a weekly session fee will be decided ranging between $5 and $40.

Why are the sessions videotaped?

The PSC is a training clinic therefore, all sessions are video and audio recorded for supervision training. Only your individual student therapist and the licensed psychologist supervising them have access to these recordings. Recordings are used to ensure that clients receive the best level of care possible.

Who are the therapists?
The therapists providing services at the PSC are students enrolled in either the master’s clinical psychology program or the doctoral clinical psychology program. Student therapists are closely supervised by both their individually licensed supervisor and the Clinic Director.

Psychological Services Center Staff

Karen L. Osborne
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Matthew Schaffer
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Clinical Supervisors

Matthew Schaffer
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Caroline M. Johanson
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Lindsay Phillips
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