The Psychological Services Center
The PSC is balancing service access and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will slowly transition back to in-person services and will continue to offer telehealth during Fall 2021. Please call 901.678.2147 for further information and questions
The Psychological Services Center (PSC) is a community clinic that provides therapy and psychological evaluation services to children, adolescents, adults, and families with diverse backgrounds in the greater Memphis metropolitan area. Our mission includes:
- Providing affordable outpatient services. We use a sliding scale for therapy services and offer low-cost evaluations to individuals and families.
- Training graduate students to become competent psychologists. Our students are closely trained and supervised by licensed psychologists with doctoral degrees.
- Promoting research. We support research projects that investigate how psychological services help the community.
Because we are a training clinic, hundreds of individuals and families who could not otherwise afford psychological assistance receive quality services at a reduced fee every year.
In-Person and Telehealth Appointments
Therapists have been providing services through telehealth during the pandemic. Telehealth has facilitated access to some services, and it also has been a barrier for some individuals. The PSC will start slowly opening its doors to in-person services observing best practices. Beginning September 7, 2021, the PSC will offer in-person services and will continue to provide telehealth. Our therapists, examiners, and supervisors will evaluate the type of service that can best fit clients’ needs while observing safety practices.
The PSC provides interventions to help children, adolescents, and adults dealing with interpersonal difficulties, grief, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health symptoms.
The PSC provides interventions to families and couples struggling with communication, structure, and conflicts within the family or relationship.
The PSC provides interventions to change unhelpful habits. We provide treatment for those who want to quit smoking, other substances, and gambling. We also provide treatment to manage weight, sleep problems, and chronic pain.
The PSC provides brief parent consultation to assess a specific behavioral concern (e.g., sleep problems, toileting, tantrums, noncompliance, etc.) to develop a behavior plan.
The PSC provides a brief assessment for specific academic concerns (e.g., reading fluency, sight word recognition, math fact fluency, etc.) to determine the most effective intervention for the individual, which can then be implemented at home.
The PSC conducts assessments for a variety of academic disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, and/or dysgraphia) and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disability).
The PSC conducts assessments of one or two academic areas (i.e., reading, math, or written expression) or an IQ test to determine eligibility for enrollment to an optional school in Shelby County Schools.
For further information or to request services, please call us at 901.678.2147.
Therapy session fees are based on the total family income of the client. University of Memphis students enrolled at least part time and University of Memphis faculty receive a discount for therapy services. Evaluation fees are based on low-cost flat fees according to the type of evaluation needed. Because the PSC uses a sliding scale and flat fee for assessments, we do not bill insurance companies. Please contact the PSC at 901.678.2147 for more information.
Psychological Services Center
Department of Psychology
The University of Memphis
Psychology Building Room 126
400 Innovation Drive
Memphis, TN 38152-6400
Our service hours starting September 7, 2021:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The PSC is not equipped to provide emergency services. If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911 or the following resources at no cost:
Memphis Crisis Center 901.274.7477
Tennessee Statewide Crisis Phone Line 1.855.274.7471
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255