Apply for Services
The CPSD requires an application for all services.
An assistant director may contact you, after reviewing your appilcation, to learn more about your needs and goals and to be certain that our clinic is a good fit for you. If we can meet your needs, you will be contacted by a therapist to schedule your first appointment. If we can not meet your needs or you would prefer to be seen sooner than our schedule allows, we will provide you with a list of community resources.
Important information about our clinic:
The CPSD is a training clinic for advanced graduate students in the VCU Department of Psychology. It typically takes 10-14 days for us to review your application. We cannot guarantee an appointment to any applicant.
We do not offer 24/7 crisis services at our clinic. If you are in immediate crisis, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room. Another option is to call a suicide hotline, such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.
If you are a VCU student and in crisis, University Counseling Services offers walk-in crisis services during weekday business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) After hours, contact VCU Police at (804) 828-1234 and ask to speak to a counselor.
Important information regarding applications:
- A separate application for each person is required for those applying for Couples Counseling.
- A contact name for the doctor or agency referring those to the CPSD is required.
- Deadlines, if applicable, should be included.
We are not currently accepting:
- Applications for psychological evaluations for custody
- Requests for medications management and/or prescribing medications
Click here to apply online. Important: CPSD only accepts applications with all forms completed. CPSD does not review applications immediately.
Printed applications require Adobe Reader. We do not accept scanned application forms by e-mail. Please mail, fax or deliver all printed applications to the CPSD. Click here for address and fax information.