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During the Fall semester the PSC will remain fully remote and functioning at full capacity.  Our therapy teams will continue through Zoom therapy sessions, and assessments will be conducted remotely as well.  Our student therapists use computers that are maintained by UMass IT to ensure security, and we abide by the highest standards of confidentiality and protection of client privacy.  We ask that clients fully engage in Zoom sessions, from a quiet room with limited distractions.  It is our privilege to continue to offer support and psychological services to the Amherst and UMass community during this difficult time.  


Team Leader:  Bruna Martins-Klein, Ph.D.   Team Members:  Grace Cho, Shannon Gair

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Team provides psychotherapy to clients across the lifespan.  We aim to provide care to younger, middle-aged, and older adults (55+) clients with depression, anxiety, identity/role issues, difficulty adjusting to illness and/or cognitive changes, caregiving difficulties, end-of-life issues, grief, insomnia, and other challenges faced across the lifespan from an ACT-informed lens.  ACT promotes non-judgment and use of metaphors and mindfullness, to increase awareness and defusion from sensations, thoughts and feelings that arise in-the-moment, and enhance commitment to goals that align with personal values to promote well-being.  Students will learn the foundatins of ACT and develop client-centered care conceptualizations, build collaborative therapeutic relationships with younder and older adults (55+), and gain skills in conducting evidence-based ACT interventions across the lifespan, via individual therapy and group services in the community in partnership with the Amherst Senior Center.  

PSC Fee Policy

The Psychological Services Center is a low-fee-for-service clinic.  We provide an alternative for individuals who may not otherwise be able to receive services.  We do not, however, offer a sliding fee scheduled as our fees are very low In comparison to other providers in the community.


The following fees are in effect for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Individual Therapy, 50-min session:      $30

Individual Therapy, 90-min session:      $40

Couples Therapy, 50-min session:         $30


Low-Fee Psychological Assessment Program

Individual completing a test

We have a low-fee assessment program that provides reduced cost psychological assessments to members of the campus and off-campus community who meet income eligibility criteria. Our specialized assessment clinical team can conduct full psychological assessment batteries (cognitive, emotional, and projective testing), neuropsychological testing, learning disability assessments, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessments. We can consult with parents and schools about educational accommodations and coping with academic difficulties. Clients who are not eligible for our low-fee program still receive services at rates 40% lower than those charged in the private sector.


General Adult Psychotherapy

Adult individual therapyWe provide both short- and longer-term psychotherapy on an outpatient basis.  We work with the full range of mental health conditions with the exception of individuals who require acute or emergency interventions.  Our specialties include a behavioral activation/cognitive-behavioral treatment of depression team.  This team primarily will accept clients coping with depression, but we also accept those experiencing a range of anxiety symptoms, co-occurring depression and anxiety or general life adjustment concerns that are affecting mood.  PSC clinicians may also utilize psychodynamic/interpersonal, and integrative approaches to psychotherapy.  We serve clients who experience anxiety symptoms (e.g., social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, obsessive hoarding/cluttering, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder), depressive symptoms (depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal depression), relationship or family difficulties, couples issues, as well as general mental health problems and issues of life stress. 

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Children in uniforms

We provide child and adolescent therapy. Our services can focus on individual psychotherapy for children and adolescents, parenting support counseling and parenting training, school consultations, family therapy, or an integration of any of the above. We serve children who suffer from depression, behavioral difficulties, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety symptoms. We also can help with parenting issues, parent-child/parent-adolescent conflict, difficulties with peers, difficulties at school, difficulties coping with stressful events, self-esteem issues, family problems/conflict, bereavement, toileting problems, and Tourette Syndrome.  Our Child Therapy clinic team is headed by Dr. Rebecca Stowe.