Serving the San Diego Community
6363 Alvarado Court
San Diego, CA 92120-4913
The Psychology Clinic is a community mental health facility operated by the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University. The objectives of the clinic are to provide specialized psychological services to the community. In addition, the clinic serves as a training facility for the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego, Clinical Psychology Joint Doctoral Program.
The SDSU Psychology Clinic currently provides a wide range of psychological services to the general public. The clinic is staffed primarily by graduate students who are doctoral degree candidates in Clinical Psychology.
Adults, adolescents, and children can receive individual, group, couples, and/or family therapy in the clinic as appropriate to their needs. During initial consultation, you and your therapist will determine whether appropriate clinic services are available for you or referral is needed to a more appropriate agency or a private therapist.
Services for all types of psychological disorders are available in the clinic including help for individuals who are trying to cope with trauma, phobias, panic attacks, and other anxiety-related problems; both individual and group therapy are available for people experiencing feelings of depression and related emotional difficulties.
We also provide individual and family therapy for children and adolescents having emotional or behavioral problems at home or at school, and couples therapy for adults having relationship problems. Psychological assessment is also available for school-age children, teenagers, and adults.
Additional services provide individualized and group programs for the treatment of eating disorders, smoking, high blood pressure, and other health related problems.
Advanced students practice under the direction of licensed or license-eligible clinical psychologists, and receive intensive supervision on each case. All sessions with student therapists are videotaped as part of our training functions. If an appropriate therapist is not available when you request services you may choose to be placed on a waiting list, or if desired, we will help you find another therapist in the community.
As this is primarily a training clinic, therapy is typically restricted to four months duration and graduate students end their placement here in June. At that time, you may be asked to decide whether you want to end therapy, be transferred to a new therapist, or be referred to another agency or therapist in the community.
COST OF SERVICE
Fees are commensurate with the client’s ability to pay. Current fees range from $10 to $80 and are assigned on a sliding adjustable fee scale based upon income and number of dependents. We will be happy to explain the fee structure in detail during your first consultation. The Psychology Clinic also assists clients in obtaining insurance coverage reimbursement. You should be aware, however, that many companies will not pay for the services of student therapists. We will help you file claim forms, but you are responsible for the payment of your account.
Monday 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Tuesday 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Friday 9:00AM to 4:30PM
If you would like additional information, please call (619)594-5134.
To obtain additional information regarding other psychological services in the community, the San Diego Psychological Association maintains a referral number: (619)291-3451.
Our Clinic is located just East of the SDSU campus.
From either direction on Interstate 8, take the College Avenue exit. Turn South (towards the campus) and get into the far left lane. Make a drastic left turn (almost like a U-turn) onto Alvarado Road and travel about 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Alvarado Court. The Clinic is the first building on the right, and has a sign out front marked 6363. Parking is available in the lot to the right of the building, or on the street. Enter through the front of the building, and go to the right, to Suite 103.