Psychological Services Center: Services



Behavioral Medicine Clinic

The Behavioral Medicine Clinic at the Psychological Services Center provides behavioral treatment to individuals from the community as well as medical patients from outpatient clinics at OSUWMC. We especially welcome patients from Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Weight Management, but individual treatment is available for any patient with behavioral or psychological symptoms associated with other physical health problems (e.g., chronic pain, cancer, kidney disease). Common treatments include stress management, smoking cessation, coping skills training, and behavioral interventions to enhance adherence to lifestyle changes that promote healthy living and management of a chronic health condition.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Clinic

The CBT Clinic at the Psychological Services Center is our general adult treatment clinic. Our focus is on developing, training, and delivering state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral therapy.

All clients will complete standardized diagnostic questionnaires to aid us in developing a treatment plan. Additionally, all therapy will begin with an initial clinical interview that will include a discussion of treatment goals and will include a thorough screen for psychological symptoms and current problems. We employ Cognitive-behavioral treatment methods that are designed to address a variety of mental health concerns, including stress management, depression, and anxiety.  As a component of our treatment, we provide education about mental health issues and when appropriate make referrals for other mental health services.

Mindfulness Clinic

The Mindfulness Clinic at the Psychological Services Center offers evidence-based treatment for people coping with stress. Therapy is offered via Zoom in a group-based setting to help people build a lifestyle to support healthy stress coping strategies.

All therapy will begin with an initial clinical interview during which clients will be asked to complete a series of psychological questionnaires and cognitive assessments to screen for psychological symptoms and current problems. Following the initial clinical interview, clients will attend an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention program.

The first week of class will last 3 hours, all subsequent classes will last 2.5 hours.

This year (2020) the clinic will offer two specialized groups along with the clinic open to anyone interested in MBSR for stress reduction. The following groups will be offered:

  1. For individuals with mild-to-moderate brain injury, with brain injury occurring at least 12 months prior to the assessment session.
    • Wednesday classes: 9:00am – 11:30am (beginning September 30th, 2020)
    • Thursday classes: 4:00pm – 6:30pm (beginning October 1st, 2020)
  2. For midlife adults (aged 45-65 years) with hypertension.
    • Wednesday classes: 5:00pm - 7:30pm (beginning September 30th, 2020)
  3. For adults experiencing high levels of stress.
    • Monday classes: 3:00pm - 5:30pm (beginning September 28th, 2020)

Between week 6 and week 7 classes, clients will be asked to attend a 4-hour retreat on Saturday, November 7th or Sunday, November 8th at 9:00am. Following the eight-week intervention, all clients will be asked to complete a final clinical interview to review changes in psychological symptoms, current problems, and stress coping strategies.