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Adult Clinic

Adult Clinic

The UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Community Clinic provides adult psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological and personal concerns including:

Depression

Anxiety

Grief

Anger

Academic or Vocational Functioning

Interpersonal Relationships

Family Functioning

Self-Esteem

Discrimination Related to Personal Identity


Our Approach

Our theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and integrative. We take a focused and evidence-based approach to psychological treatment. In individual therapy, you work together with your therapist to find useful ways to understand and improve your psychological functioning. Individual therapy focuses on your concerns, guided by one or a combination of established therapy methods.

All of these methods involve talking with your therapist with the goal of seeking to understand and solve your difficulties together. All services are provided in an environment that is sensitive to age, multicultural and ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, and individual differences.

We also offer adult assessment services for ADHD and LD, Learning Disorders.


How is Therapy Different from Assessment?

 TherapyAssessment
Duration

Weekly or bi-weekly, hour-long sessions.

Time-limited, several appointments of a few hours each.

Goal

Provide strategies and skills in the context of an ongoing therapeutic relationship to reduce distress, based on collaboration between therapist and client.

Gather information about symptoms and functioning to answer a specific question, for example, "Does my son meet criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD?" or "Why am I having trouble retaining information when reading?"


Applying for testing accommodations or requesting medication and need documentation.

Process

Discuss presenting concerns with therapist, in which therapist will provide skills and strategies for client to practice.

Comprehensive interview, history.

Psychological testing, IQ, achievement

Integrated report with feedback and recommendations.

Interested in becoming a client, want to make a referral, or have questions?