Evidenced-based psychological services are provided to children,
adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing emotional,
behavioral, learning or adjustment difficulties. Services
In-depth interviews are conducted with clients, who also complete
relevant questionnaires. Consultations determine the
dimensions of the client’s problems, establish a working diagnosis,
and provide recommendations.
Clients are interviewed and evaluated using standard psychological
testing procedures to determine intellectual, academic, and
personality functioning. A feedback session is held to
discuss findings and a formal written report summarizing the
results is provided. Findings from psychoeducational
assessments often help in determining eligibility for special class
placements, curriculum modifications and testing accommodations in
- Individual Therapy
Clients meet with a therapist, usually on a weekly basis.
Individual therapy is useful when personal issues affect one’s
ability to cope with the demands of daily living or result in
personal distress. Emphasis is often placed on the
acquisition of practical skills which can alleviate symptoms and
promote better functioning.
- Group Therapy
Clients are seen weekly in a small group. Group therapy is
indicated when clients share common concerns or the therapeutic
process is enhanced in a social context. Specialized groups
focusing on adult coping skills and the development of social
skills in children are frequently offered.
- Family and Marital
Couples and families are seen together when relationships within
the marital or family system are the central focus of
Cost for Services
Fees at the Center are arranged on a sliding scale basis, which is
determined according to family income. As a Vincentian
University, St. John’s is committed to make these services
available to those most in need.
The Center prides itself on being responsive to the diverse
cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds of its clients and
trainees. This is in keeping with the University’s goal of
serving a diverse community population