Services & Fees
We specialize in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders involving depression, anxiety, trauma, emotion regulation, and relationship distress. We offer both individual and couple therapy.
For information regarding the cost of services, go to the Fees section at the bottom of this page.
The initial assessment consists of one or two sessions in which a clinician asks questions about the problems currently being experienced. Based on the information gathered, a list of treatment options is generated and then shared with the client(s) during a feedback session, which occurs approximately 1-2 weeks after the initial intake session(s). Treatment options at the Psychology Clinic can include individual, couple, and/or group psychotherapy, as described below. Referrals to other local mental health care providers may also be made, when appropriate.
Individual psychotherapy is available to adolescents and adults who are experiencing a variety of mental health symptoms. We specialize in time-limited interventions that use principles from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), behavioral activation (BA), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Individual psychotherapy typically includes one 50-minute session per week for 12-16 weeks. Specific arrangements may vary slightly and are collaboratively negotiated once therapy begins. We provide treatment for a variety of psychological disorders, including depression, panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD, phobia, and disordered eating. Individual psychotherapy services are supervised by Drs. Crystal Dehle, Nick Allen, and Maureen Zalewski.
Group Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapy groups typically start in the fall and may be done either alone or with in conjunction with individual therapy. Like our individual psychotherapy services, group psychotherapy is a time-limited intervention that uses evidence-based interventions.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral treatment, (Linehan, 1993), that is effective for a variety of emotional and mental health issues. At its core, DBT targets emotion regulation, which often underlies aspects of depression, anxiety, eating disturbances, impulsivity, substance use, and challenges in relationships.
We will be offering 2 DBT Skills groups, starting in the fall. Each group meets weekly for a total of 24 weeks (2.5 hour groups). DBT skills group cover the following modules: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Groups are run by 2 leaders, and will be comprised of 6 to 12 other group members. DBT skills group is not a process group. Rather, clients will learn many skills to help improve their ability to tolerate stress, cope with emotions, interact more successfully with others, and accept painful parts of their lives. To have the most cohesive group possible, we take clients who are committed to staying in the group for all 24 weeks. New group members may attend one session before committing to joining the full group. DBT Skills groups are supervised by Dr. Maureen Zalewski.
We provide relationship assessments and treatment to many types of couples dealing with a variety of problems and difficulties. We see heterosexual, gay, and lesbian couples at varying points in their relationships (married, cohabiting, engaged, separated). Services start with a careful assessment that involves both partners, designed to answer the question as to whether couple therapy would be appropriate and helpful. Partners are provided with feedback about the assessment as well as treatment recommendations, which may or may not include couple therapy. If couples therapy is not appropriate, we make other treatment recommendations that better addresses the current needs of both partners.
We provide Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) for couples who are dissatisfied with the quality of their current relationship. IBCT is an evidence based approach to treating relationship difficulties that has been shown to be effective in increasing relationship satisfaction. It includes interventions designed to help partners change themselves in ways that improve the quality of the relationship, as well as increase acceptance of individual differences between partners that have become a source of distress.
Some couples have only recently started experiencing difficulties and decide to seek help. Others have more long-standing problems in their relationship. Many couples who come to therapy are ambivalent about whether or not to continue in their current relationship, and a thorough assessment can help provide clarity for partners about their commitment to the relationship.
We also provide treatment to couples coping with major demands, stressors, and changes—both expected and unexpected. Our services can help those who have a solid, satisfying relationship, but are struggling to deal with difficult life stressors like a chronic or acute illness for one or both partners (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, or cancer) and feel overwhelmed and concerned about how to support each other through a difficult time.
In addition, we provide evidence based partner-assisted cognitive behavioral treatments for individual psychological disorders like depression, panic disorder with agoraphobia, and OCD. Couples may or may not be experiencing relationship distress along with one partner’s individual symptoms. Couple therapy services are supervised by Dr. Crystal Dehle.
Individual and couple psychotherapy services are provided on a sliding scale basis. Fees for services range from $10 to $50 per session and are due at the time of service. We do not bill insurance. Currently enrolled UO students and military veterans pay the minimum fee for assessment and psychotherapy ($10).
We are committed to serving all individuals, especially those who typically have limited access to mental health care services, and we never turn anyone away for a lack of funds.
To inquire about services or to schedule an initial intake assessment, please use the contact information provided on the Contact Clinic page.