Psychological Consultation Center
The Psychological Consultation Center (PCC) is a mental health service, research, and training facility established in 1968 as a training clinic for doctoral level graduate students in the Clinical, Behavioral Science, and School Psychology graduate programs offered through the Department of Psychology at URI. The PCC offers individual treatment options, adult assessment services, and a specialty clinic for children with anxiety.
The Psychological Consultation Center provides services to individuals and families. Some of the reasons that people seek services include: depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, difficulty managing behavior problems with children, difficulty coping with stressful life events, coping with grief/loss, and a variety of other issues. Individuals and families from the URI campus, surrounding Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts communities are eligible for services.
As a community consultation center, the PCC strives to provide a range of direct services (e.g., psychotherapy and psychoeducational assessments) and indirect services (e.g., community and campus-wide workshops) aimed at developing the competencies of individuals and groups within the community. As a part of the Washington County community, the PCC seeks to understand the salient issues that impact the mental health and wellbeing of our community, and to find meaningful ways to educate, support, and collaborate with others.
You can make positive changes. We can help.
Everyday life presents different challenges to us all. While everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed at times, when those feelings persist and/or interfere with your daily life, it can be helpful to reach out for support. Even people with good emotional health can experience distress and can benefit from professional consultation and support.
- Relates to how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life.
- Helps us better understand and make choices about how we handle stress, relate to others, and make decisions.
Our mental health is closely linked to our physical health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Behavioral health choices such as smoking cigarettes, sedentary lifestyles, poor diet, and poor sleep habits can create physical health concerns that can negatively impact an individual’s mental health. By discussing coping skills, behavioral patterns, and negative thought cycles, you can make positive, healthy changes to your life.