The Psychological Services Center
Part of the California Institute of Integral Studies


 

For a number of years this was the Psychological Services Center's' website. However the Psychological Services Center is now part of the California Institute of Integral Studies' website.
Content is from this site's 2010 -2016 archived pages.
For the most up to date information about the Psychological Services Center, go to:
www.ciis.edu/counseling-and-acupuncture-clinics/psychological-services-center.

 

Psychological Services Center

Psychological Services Center is a non-profit clinic providing psychotherapy to the San Francisco Bay Area community since 1997. We are a part of California Institute of Integral Studies, training doctoral students from the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Program of CIIS. People of all ages, sexual orientations, and economic, spiritual, and ethnic backgrounds will find staff that brings sensitivity and understanding to diversity issues.

California Institute of Integral Studies

The current website for the California Institute of Integral Studies is: https://www.ciis.edu/

California Institute of Integral Studies(CIIS) is a nationally recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of 1,300 students pursuing degrees in twenty-two academic programs in its schools of Professional Psychology, Consciousness and Transformation, and Undergraduate Studies. In addition, CIIS hosts a vibrant array of events through its Public Programs, including workshops, concerts, and conferences. The Institute sponsors six counseling centers offering affordable mental health services in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about CIIS, visit www.ciis.edu

At the Psychological Services Center we view psychotherapy as an intermittent lifelong process where individuals seek services for varying periods of time as the need arises. Our service model holds brief and longer-term therapy as being equally valuable, where length of therapy and the treatment approach are determined by the presenting concerns as well as client preference.

Psychotherapy is an active process, where our clients are encouraged and empowered to begin making the changes in their lives that are consistent with their therapeutic and life goals. Using a holistic approach to counseling, we provide psychotherapy with a focus on overall well-being. We encourage attention to emotional, physical, and spiritual development as important aspects of an individual's total mental health.

California Institute of Integral Studies
507 Polk St. Suit 420 San Francisco, CA 94102
415.346.1011

Psychological Services Center: Therapy for Mind, Body, and Spirit

Psychotherapy is viewed as an intermittent, lifelong process where individuals seek services for varying periods of time as the need arises. Our service model holds brief and longer-term therapy as being equally valuable, where length of therapy and the treatment approach are determined by the presenting concerns as well as client preference.

 

  • Relationship Struggles
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity Issues
  • General Emotional Stress

 

Compassionate, quality, and affordable Depth Oriented Psychotherapy

Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Are you overwhelmed with work, relationships, or just life in general? Let one of PSC's caring and skilled clinicians help you make the effort to move out of that stuck situation.

Psychological Services Center (PSC) has been providing individual, group, and couple therapy as well as psychological assessment for nearly 20 years. As part of the California Institute of Integral Studies, we provide therapy services focused on mind, body, and spirit.

We welcome people of all ages, sexual orientations, and economic, spiritual, and ethnic backgrounds.

How We Work

PSC views therapy as an ongoing and lifelong process. This means whether you are hoping to do shorter piece of work focused on a specific issue (such as a break up or work problem) or to form a longer relationship with the goal of examining larger life patterns, our therapists will provide a warm, empathic, and thoughtful presence with the aim of supporting you in your growth.

We view psychotherapy as an active process. Clients are encouraged and empowered to begin making changes that are consistent with therapeutic and life goals. Our clinicians use a holistic approach to therapy, with a focus on the client's overall well-being. In doing this, we encourage attention to emotional development as this is an important aspect of mental health.

 

Appointments

We are open Monday through Friday, 8 am-8 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm. Please contact us to schedule.

Fees

We offer a sliding scale with fees ranging from $110-$40 per 50 minute session.

There is a flat fee of $40 for individual treatment, $50 for couple treatment, and $50 for psychological assessment for your first appointment with us. During your first session, a fee, based on your total household income, will be determined. Extenuating financial circumstances are considered in fee setting.

We do not accept health insurance, Medicare, or Medi-Cal at this time. We can provide monthly fee statements which can be used to seek reimbursement from an insurance provider.


Our Services

Individual and Couple's therapy

We provide weekly short- and long-term therapy to individuals and couples. Multiple time per week therapy is also available if desired and/or deemed needed.

Supportive Therapy Groups

We offer the following weekly therapy groups:

  • Mondays
    6:30-7:45pm
    Women’s group — a place for female identified folks to talk & think about life
     
  • Tuesdays
    6:30-7:45pm
    Men’s group — male identified members to talk & think about life
     
  • Wednesdays
    1-2:30pm
    Hearing Voices group — a safe and supportive space for people struggling with hearing voices, having visions, and other unusual and extreme experiences

    6:30-7:45pm 
    Off the Binary group — a place for human identified members to to about gender nonconformity in a a supportive space
     
  • Thursdays
    6:30-7:45pm
    Coming Out group — A place for LGBTQI individuals to talk about the coming out process

Assessments

Assessment services are available for individuals seeking personality and cognitive testing, as well as academic, vocational, and diagnostic assessment. We work in collaboration with clients, referring therapists, and other mental health professionals.

Clinicians

Our therapists are CIIS Clinical Psychology Doctoral students. All therapists are closely supervised by a licensed psychologist from our surrounding professional community. Our clinicians are experienced, competent, and well prepared to address clients concerns.

The counseling staff at the Psychological Services Center are mature, advanced CIIS Clinical Psychology Doctoral students, many already with an M.A. degree and over 500 hours of clinical experience. All counselors are closely supervised by licensed psychologists from the professional community to maintain a high level of quality care for clients. Our multicultural staff of therapists is experienced, competent, and well prepared to address psychospiritual issues and any other emotional-psychological concerns that are present. Counselors are trained from a multi-theoretical orientation that emphasizes self-awareness as a central tool for change.

Permanent Staff

Clinic Director
Lani Chow, PhD 

Clinic Manager
Tori Branch, PsyD

California Institute of Integral Studies
507 Polk St. Suit 420 San Francisco, CA 94102
415.346.1011

 


 

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