The Psychology Clinic

CMU’s Psychological Training and Consultation Center

The Clinic is part of the Psychology Department at Central Michigan University and offers outpatient mental health services.  The Clinic serves residents of the mid Michigan area as well as members of the CMU community.   

Psychotherapy for a wide range of adult and child psychological disorders is offered at the Clinic, as well as couples and family therapy.  Psychological testing for problems such as learning disorders and deficits in attention and concentration is also available.  In addition, the Clinic offers a number of specialized therapy programs.

If we are unable to provide the needed services, referrals can be provided. We do not provide emergency/walk-in services or same-day appointments.

Services are provided by CMU Clinical Psychology doctoral students under the supervision of Psychology Department faculty.

 
General Information
The Clinic is located in the Health Professions Building on the campus of CMU, on West Campus Drive between Bellows and Preston in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
 
The Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and evening appointments are also available.
 
Fees for psychotherapy are adjusted on a sliding scale based on number of dependents and income, with fees ranging from $5.00 per session to $60.00 per session.  Costs of psychological assessment will vary depending on the nature of the testing.  We do not bill insurance, and cannot guarantee that services will be reimbursed by a third party payer.
 
Contact us for further information or to schedule an appointment at (989) 774-3147.
 
Clinical Services 
 
 
The Clinic offers scientifically-based treatments for many common troubles such as depression and emotional distress, anxiety, difficulties in adjustment, school related problems, behavior problems, stress, relationship problems, anger, substance abuse, and coping with health concerns. The treatment approach may be cognitive behavioral, family focused, or psychodynamic, but generally consists of weekly 50 minute appointments over the course of several weeks or months.  Clients can expect a collaborative, warm, and empathic environment as they work with their therapist to improve their quality of life.
 
Psychological testing for learning problems and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adults is available at the Clinic.  The assessment process includes a full day of testing followed by a second appointment about a week later to review test results and for feedback.  The full test report will be available within a week after the second session. 

Specialty Programs
 
Trauma and Anxiety Disorders Clinic (TADC):  TADC provides an in depth psychological assessment and state of the art cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders.  Treatment is available for those who struggle with anxiety, are experiencing psychological symptoms related to a traumatic event, have panic attacks, or are dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder.  Supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Meadows.
 
Violence Reduction Training Program (VRTP):  Individuals who have experienced problems related to their aggression can benefit from the VRTP program, which focuses on the development of skills to reduce the risk future incidents.  Group treatment consists of 14 weekly 90 minute sessions, and couples treatment is an option for partners to address aggression in their relationship.   Individual therapy for aggression and/or aggression is also available.  Supervised by Dr. George F. Ronan.
 
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT):  This program is for children between the ages of 2 and 7 who exhibit chronic behavior problems at home and at school.  The PCIT program helps parents acquire the skills necessary for managing their child’s behavior problems, and improve the quality of their relationship.  Parents and children both participate in treatment.  Supervised by Dr. Larissa Niec.  Please call the PCIT office directly at (989) 774-6639 for information about this clinic. 
 
Neuropsychology Clinic:  This specialty clinic offers comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, with an emphasis on providing practical recommendations for patients and care providers.  Areas of assessment include general intellectual functioning, memory, problems solving, sensory/motor functioning, communication ability, academic skills, and emotional functioning.  Supervised by Dr. Reid Skeel.  Please call Dr. Reid Skeel directly at (989)774-6485 for information about this clinic.
 
Health Psychology Clinic:  Some of the problems addressed in this clinic include obesity/weight regulation, eating disorders, post bariatric adjustment, chronic pain, coping with chronic illness, health promotion and disease prevention, healthy lifestyle, and stress management.  Cognitive behavioral treatment is aimed at improving adjustment, health, and well being.  Supervised by Dr. Donna Wollerman Ronan.  
 
Learning Acceleration Clinic:  This program provides remedial education services to students from 5 – 15 years of age who are academically delayed in basis skills.  Components of the program include comprehensive assessment of academic skills to determine the degree of skill deficits and strengths as well as research based practices to reduce academic difficulties.  Students meet with their therapist for an hour and a half three or four days a week.  Supervised by Dr. Michael Hixson.
 
Supervising Clinical Faculty 
 
I. David Acevedo, PhD, Clinical Program Supervisor
Elizabeth Meadows, PhD, Clinical Program Supervisor, Director of the Trauma and Anxiety Disorder Clinic
Larissa Niec, PhD, Clinical Program Supervisor, Director of the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Clinic
Stuart Quirk, PhD, Clinical Program Supervisor
Donna Wollerman Ronan, PhD, Clinic Director, Clinical Program Supervisor, Director of the Health Psychology Clinic
George F. Ronan, PhD, Clinical Program Supervisor, Director of the Violence Reduction Program
Reid Skeel, PhD, Clinical Program Director, Clinical Program Supervisor, Director of the Neuropsychology Clinic
Nathan Weed, PhD, Clinical Program Supervisor, Director of the Psychological Assessment Clinic

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