Who We Are
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a teaching clinic?
The training of future generations of psychologists is a central element of our mission. All services at CHC-PSC are provided by advanced-standing doctoral psychology trainees and closely supervised by licensed psychologists on the graduate faculty at Chestnut Hill College. Psychology trainees meet regularly with their faculty supervisors to discuss and receive guidance on their clinical work, to formulate assessment and intervention plans, and to ensure that the assessment and treatment they provide is evidence-based and effective. Supervisors work with psychology trainees behind the scenes and occasionally observe their clinical work in person at the clinic. Supervisors periodically review audio or video recordings of trainees’ work (with client consent) in order to be able to provide detailed and specific guidance. CHC-PSC supervisors possess substantial expertise and experience in many areas of clinical practice and constitute an invaluable resource and essential source of clinical knowledge, wisdom, and support for psychology trainees. The intensive and multifaceted supervision that all trainees receive ensures quality services for all clients served by the PSC.
Do you offer emergency services?
CHC-PSC does not offer after-hours emergency services. We also do not offer crisis services and do not have staff on call to deal with crisis situations. We are unable to provide same-day services to new clients.
If you are in crisis, please call 911, or report to your nearest Emergency Room or Crisis Response Center.
These are additional Emergency resources for individuals in need of immediate support:
National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, Call or text 988, available 24/7
1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline–24/7, Free, Confidential)
(703) 527-4077 (CrisisLink–Free, 24/7, Confidential)
1-877-838-2838 (Veterans’ Crisis Hotline–Free, 24/7, Confidential)
How do I make an appointment?
Prospective clients are invited to call CHC-PSC at 215.233.1914 to ask questions, get information about the clinic and/or to register for services. When you register for services, you’ll be asked to complete a brief phone interview with a member of our staff, in order to gather background information, discuss the type of service being requested, and understand your current concerns.
Is there a waitlist, and if so, how long?
Please note that the waitlist for psychological assessment is typically 5-6 months long. The waitlist for therapy is more variable and often dependent on scheduling logistics. We will do our best to estimate waitlist timelines, but it is impossible to be precise. Prospective clients and registrants are welcome to contact the clinic at any time to get updates on the waitlist.
What is the cost for services?
We are committed to the provision of high-quality, affordable services. Thus, fees are established using a sliding scale, based on household income. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. We are not in-network with and do not submit claims to any insurance.
Are tele-health services available?
CHC-PSC is currently offering psychotherapy in-person and also via tele-health.