CPSD is an affordable, community-based mental health clinic.

Established in 1984, we’re part of the Department of Psychology at VCU. All of our therapists are students in our doctoral programs. The clinic serves as a practical part of our graduate students' training. All students are supervised by licensed psychologists who have years of experience in their field.

We offer assessment services as well as individual, couples and group therapy. Services are offered in-person and virtually through telehealth appointments. All services are evidence-based, meaning they’re supported by research.

If you are interested in becoming a CPSD client, you can find answers to many common questions about getting started on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Community Support

The CPSD also contracts with Richmond-based agencies to provide testing, therapy and consultations. We offer competitive prices to contracted agencies, schools and other organizations. Contact us to learn more about these services.

Who We Serve

We offer outpatient services to members of the VCU and central Virginia communities. Services are available to individuals of all backgrounds and a wide range of ages — from preschoolers to seniors — and couples and families of all types. Consistent with VCU’s non-discrimination policy, the CPSD welcomes individuals of every race, national origin, religion and sexual orientation.

At the CPSD, you can expect individualized, high-quality care at an affordable cost. Get a full description of our services.

From Our Director

Review the welcome message from Nicole Fischer, Ph.D., ABPP, and director of the CPSD.

Meet Our Team

We are a team of business and clinical staff and faculty practicum supervisors dedicated to providing a welcoming and helpful counseling environment.

Specialty Clinics

CPSD offers one specialty clinic to our clients.

The Multicultural Clinic

The VCU Multicultural Clinic is a community-based, comprehensive mental health team that provides services to children and adults who are experiencing emotional, interpersonal, and behavioral and psychological difficulties.