Psychological Services Center

University of Mississippi

Clinical Services

Commonly addressed problems include but don’t have to be limited to

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People make appointments at our Center for a wide variety of reasons

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In addition to therapy services, we also provide a variety of state-of-the-art psychologicalassessments for evaluating learning disabilities, ADHD and attention problems, intellectual (IQ) ability, emotional problems, suitability for bariatric/gastric bypass surgery, chronic headache problems, to name a few.

About Therapy and Treatment

Many people come to the Clinic seeking either individual treatment or family therapy. We also offer group therapy for certain issues, and couples therapy is very common.

If you are hurting, or your life is too stressful or lacking the kind of joy you feel should be there, talking with someone trained in focusing in on the causes and solutions that work for you can be powerfully effective.

The Clinic offers individual approaches that are tailored to your needs. Individual therapy begins with your first phone call, where we decide on the very best person for you. The first time you come in, you will spend about an hour and a half in an initial consultation with a therapist.

Treatment is a process that uses approaches and techniques that have been scientifically demonstrated to offer effective, long-lasting help for people suffering from a wide range of issues. Treatment can help spur on better functioning in your life, fulfill aspirations for personal growth or achieve self-improvement.

Treatment is a much richer experience than the simple exchange of words and advice. The process of being open and frank with someone else helps you to be more honest and clear with yourself.

As treatment progresses and your trust in the therapist’s non-judgmental acceptance of your thoughts and feelings is established, you can use the process to come to a deeper understanding of where different issues in your life have come from, and what you can do about it in your day-to-day life. In treatment, you intentionally make yourself vulnerable to another human being and you may talk about some things that are very painful for you. However, it is the very process of trusting that it’s safe to release your feelings–the good and the bad–and knowing that the therapeutic relationship permits you to safely explore deeply felt sources of conflict and dissatisfaction that will finally allow you to make lasting, positive changes in your life.

One of the biggest misconceptions about counseling and therapy is that seeing a therapist is a sign of weakness.

In fact, quite the opposite is true. Recognizing the need for help and seeking professional treatment takes courage, strength, and will. Working together, you and your therapist will identify your goals—what you want to have happen, and a plan on how to get there. Treatment has one purpose: that something of positive value will come out of it for you.