A UNCW clinic is providing affordable mental health and testing services to residents of the Cape Fear region. The $20 sessions are conducted by UNCW psychology doctoral student clinicians under the supervision of licensed faculty in the Department of Psychology. 

The nonprofit General Psychotherapy and Assessment Clinic offers services to clients ages 7 and older who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or who need help problem solving or coping with a variety of difficulties. It also provides gifted-and-talented student evaluations and testing for learning disabilities, as well as other diagnostic assessments for all ages. 

“We established this clinic as a center of excellence for training psychologists and serving the community,” said UNCW psychology professor and clinic director Kate Nooner. “This will be the same high-level, evidence-based testing and treatment you would get in the private sector.” 

The staff includes second- and third-year doctoral psychology students who are supervised by Nooner and psychology professors Sally MacKain and Len Lecci. Currently, third-year students conduct therapy sessions. Second- and third-year students perform testing services.

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Originally published Oct. 10, 2019.