University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
November 18, 2010
Contact: Joy Crawford-Washington, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6211

USA Expanding Psychological Clinic Services
with New Location and Open House


The University of South Alabama Psychological Clinic is hosting an open house Friday, Dec. 3 from 2-5:30 p.m. at University Commons to promote the expansion of services and new clinic space. The outpatient clinic facility offers affordable, high quality services to all people in the Gulf Coast Region including USA faculty, staff and alumni. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The basic therapy and counseling fees for the general public and alumni are $15 and $5 for students and staff. There are additional fees for assessments and evaluations. The services include individual, marital, family, child, adolescent and group therapy. In addition, they offer sexual abuse recovery treatment, eating disorders treatment, pain and stress management, anxiety and depression treatment and sports psychology

“We are excited to announce the expansion of services that will support our community,” said Dr. Elise Labbe’-Coldsmith, director of the USA Psychological Clinic. “We look forward to showcasing our new location. The overall interior of the clinic has undergone a renovation and it provides more space that’s comfortable and attractive for patients and their families.

Those seeking psychological services can select from licensed clinical and counseling psychology faculty members; and pre-doctoral psychologists with a master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology, who are obtaining additional experience in the delivery of psychological services or from psychology graduate students working on their master’s of psychology degree.

The USA College of Arts and Sciences and the USA College of Education is the first in the state to have the combined clinical and counseling psychology doctoral program. USA’s program is unique, offering both clinical and counseling psychology using a unified approach to doctoral-level training, which is being done at the USA Psychology Clinic.

The clinic is open for psychological services from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. - 5pm Friday, and all records are confidential. For more information about the open house, services, fees and a list of clinical and counseling program faculty at the USA Psychology Clinic, call (251) 460-7149.
The clinic is also hosting the “Heads Up Alabama” Art Display through Dec. 15 on Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., in the hallway of the USA Psychological Clinic. For more information, visit


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