Individual counseling is provided for clients who are experiencing interpersonal difficulties
at home or at work. Problems such as depression, anxiety, phobias, sleep disturbances,
adjustment problems, and stress-related difficulties are commonly treated. The center
also has a state-of-the-art program on the treatment of problem gambling. Additionally,
marital/couples' therapy is provided for couples who are experiencing difficulties
related to conflict resolution, spouse abuse, sexual dysfunctions, or other problems
requiring joint intervention.
Services are provided for children experiencing difficulties at school or at home.
Services include individual counseling, consultation, and other interventions for
use in the school and/or home. Center staff who specialize in dealing with childhood
problems work closely with children, their parents or guardians, and school personnel
in the management of the child's difficulties.
Counseling is provided for problems requiring family interventions. Therapists trained
in family therapy provide counseling for problems resulting from interpersonal conflicts,
blended families' issues, and adjustment to divorce.
Individual and group counseling is provided to aid clients in such activities as smoking
cessation, weight loss, pain and headache management, adjustment to chronic illness
and traumatic loss, and stress reduction. Therapists trained in medical psychology
and cognitive-behavioral interventions work with individuals experiencing problems
in such areas to promote a more healthy lifestyle.
Services include the evaluation of intelligence, achievement, personality, psychomotor,
and other skills and abilities in children, adolescents, and adults. The staff work
closely with school personnel in the evaluation of children suspected of being eligible
for special education (e.g. children with learning disabilities, mental retardation,
giftedness, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, behavioral disorders). In conjunction
with The University of Memphis Office for Students with Disabilities, the Center provides
evaluation and consultation for students experiencing academic problems in college.
Screening and treatment are provided for children with problems of enuresis or encopresis.
The emphasis of the program is on training parents to deal with the frustrations of
soiling or bedwetting, and to implement behavioral treatment procedures for the child
in the home.
For further information or to schedule an appointment to talk with one of our therapists,
please call The Psychological Services Center at (901) 678-2147.