Psychological Services Clinic

‌The Psychological Services Clinic (PSC) at Montclair State University (MSU) offers an array of affordable psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in northern New Jersey and surrounding areas. The PSC operates as the primary training clinic for students in the clinical psychology PhD and master’s programs and school psychology certification program in the Psychology Department at MSU. All services are provided under the direct supervision of professionally licensed and/or credentialed doctoral-level psychologists and MSU faculty members.

The PSC is located in the Center for Clinical Services (CCS) at 147 Clove Rd, Little Falls, NJ near Parking Lots 60 and 61 at the northernmost tip of the MSU campus. Please click here for directions to CCS, as well as interactive and printable campus maps. CCS is comprised of separate adult and child/family reception areas, 24 assessment and treatment rooms, and ADA accessible conference rooms. Each assessment and treatment room is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology that is HIPAA compliant for optimal client protection in terms of privacy and confidentiality.

Individual and Family Therapy

The PSC offers individual and family psychotherapy, using evidence-based practices to address behavioral and emotional difficulties experienced by children, adolescents, adults, and families. Common issues addressed include depression, anxiety, aggressive/impulsive behaviors, ADHD, family relationships, adjustment difficulties, trauma, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, social difficulties, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Sessions are typically scheduled weekly, and appointments are required. Psychotherapy services are provided on a sliding scale basis.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Mark Kitzie at kitziem@montclair.edu or (973) 655-4134. 

Psychoeducational Evaluations

The PSC offers psychoeducational evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. All services are provided by graduate students in school psychology at MSU, under the supervision of experienced and credentialed/licensed faculty in the Psychology Department. Assessments of cognitive, academic, behavioral, social/emotional, and other areas of functioning are offered.  Clinicians may also work with parents and school personnel to obtain additional information as needed. Finally, clients receive evidence-based recommendations for school, home and/or outside interventions. Typical reasons for referral to our clinic include suspected learning disabilities, emotional-behavioral problems, establishing baseline performance, eligibility for accommodations at the elementary, secondary and college level, and eligibility for Gifted and Talented programs and private school admission.

Tests utilized to measure cognitive functioning include, but are not limited to, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 5th Edition (WISC-V) and the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, 4th Edition (WPPSI-IV). Tests utilized to measure achievement include the Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement, 4th Edition (WJ-IV). We also utilize tests of behavioral and social/emotional functioning, such as the Behavior Assessment System for Children System, 3rd Edition (BASC-3).

Fees: A full psychoeducational evaluation is comprised of 4-5 appointments, including an intake meeting, 3-4 assessment meetings, and a feedback meeting, at which clients are provided with a written report.  The cost for this full assessment is $750.00 as of January 1, 2017. This is generally significantly lower than the cost of similar services provided by private clinics and individual practitioners. The PSC aims to provide services without regard to income; for qualifying individuals with limited ability to pay, the PSC offers services on a sliding scale basis. 

Appointments: Appointments for psychoeducational evaluations are available Tuesdays in the late afternoon and evening. During regular academic semesters, in accordance with the academic calendar at Montclair State, we schedule appointments to begin at 5:30pm. Please note that the PSC does not provide medical, medication, crisis intervention, or substance abuse treatment services.

For further information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Julia Coyne at coynej@montclair.edu (973) 655-3527.