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.
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 need assistance immediately, 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.
- A separate application for each person if you are applying for Couples Counseling
- A contact name for the doctor or agency if you were referred to the CPSD
- Your deadline for services, if applicable
We are not currently accepting:
- Applications for psychological evaluations for custody
- Requests for medications management and/or prescribing medications
Apply Online Important: CPSD only accepts applications with all forms completed. We do not review applications immediately.