Counseling and Educational Services Clinic

Counseling and Educational Services Clinic

StudentsThe University of Denver Counseling and Educational Services Clinic, located in the Morgridge College of Education, offers counseling, psychological assessments, consultations and educational services to the community on a sliding scale fee basis. We provide services to those who do not require hospitalization, medical care or emergency services.

The Clinic is a unique training and research facility for Counseling Psychology and Child, Family and School Psychology students. Counselors are doctoral, educational specialist and master’s students who are supervised by doctoral-level licensed psychologists.

Services include individual and group counseling for children to adults, psychological assessments for adults, and psychoeducational assessment and consultation for infants, children, adolescents and young adults (aged birth to 21 years old).

Counseling services are available to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families with personal, career, family, educational and other life concerns and offers counseling, assessment, consultation, support and therapy groups, as well as referrals to other community services when appropriate.

 (include individual and group sessions)
  • Assertiveness/Anger
  • Career Decisions/Change
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Eating Problems
  • Family Changes
  • Friendship and Support
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Changes
  • Parenting Strategies and Skills
  • Problem Gambling
  • Recovery from Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Confidence/Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Trust
  • Work Issues

As a low-cost, high quality service for the community, the Clinic also offers a unique training experience for counseling psychology masters and doctoral students. Students are closely supervised by a licensed psychologist through state-of-the-art technology, which allows students to learn while best serving the needs of their clients. Students receive supervision mid-way through counseling and assessment sessions, which enables students to immediately adjust counseling interventions and assessment feedback to ensure a positive experience for clients.

The Clinic also conducts ongoing research in the areas of treatment preference, treatment effectiveness and problem gambling. Students are encouraged to become involved in Clinic research to bridge the knowledge between research and practice, consistent with the counseling psychology program’s scientist practitioner model.

Counseling and Psychological Assessment Services Fees

Clinic fees for counseling and psychological services vary from $10 to $125 per hour and are determined on a sliding scale fee schedule based on gross monthly income. DU students, staff and faculty receive a 10% discount on counseling and psychological assessment services. The Clinic accepts cash and checks as forms of payment.

The Clinic is strongly committed to providing services to those in the community who are underserved such as the economically disadvantaged as well as (ethnic, sexual orientation and religious) minorities. We are committed to providing services to the community, regardless of ability to pay.

Please contact the Clinic Director, Dr. Pusavat, at 303-871-3230 or for further information about fees.

To learn more or schedule an appointment

andrea pusavat

Dr. Andi Pusavat
Counseling Services Director
(Counseling Psychology Program)
303-871-3230, KRH 145
Strict confidentiality is maintained.

Clinic Staff

Clinic Supervisors:
Andi Pusavat, Ph.D., Clinic Director, Clinic Supervisor
Matthew Enright, Psy.D., Clinic Supervisor
J. Michael Faragher, Psy.D., Clinic Supervisor
Elizabeth Muiño, Ph.D., Clinic Supervisor
Amber Olson-Garriott, Ph.D., Clinic Supervisor
Marina Papirova, Ph.D., Clinic Supervisor

Clinic Assistants:
June Ashley, M.S.
Galana Chookolingo, M.A., L.P.C.
Whitney Fujii-Doe, M.A.
Elizabeth Harris
Lauren Sams
Keaton Zucker, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

The Child, Family and School Psychology and Educational Services Clinic at the University of Denver provides psychoeducational assessment and consultation for infants, children, adolescents and young adults (aged birth-21 years old).

Services are designed for families who are concerned that their child’s development may not be typical, and for students who may be experiencing difficulties with learning, achievement and/or school-related behavior problems.

We provide assessment, consultation and recommendations for the following areas:

  • Early childhood developmental abilities and disabilities
  • Behavior problems that interfere with academic performance
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity screening
  • School and classroom behavior difficulties
  • Giftedness and high achievement
  • Learning disabilities
  • Math difficulties
  • Reading difficulties
  • Parent/student advocacy skills
  • Social and/or communication skills

We also offer a Comprehensive Battery, which includes a personalized selection of assessments, including an individual intelligence test, an academic achievement battery, testing in specific academic areas as indicated, and, as needed, socio-emotional testing, ADHD screening and/or school visits

As a training center for education specialists and doctoral students, the Clinic is committed to delivering high-quality research-based services to families. Our clinical approach integrates the extensive clinical experience of our doctoral level, licensed, supervising school psychologists with the commitment and creativity of our graduate students who use up-to-date assessment and consultation methods based on state-of-the-art research.

Educational Services Fees

Educational services fees vary based on the type of assessments performed and are based on a flexible, sliding fee schedule.  The comprehensive battery is $650, however, components of the testing may be selected individually and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

As a training clinic, we do not accept public or private insurance; however, families are readily accommodated by our fee structure and sliding scale. We are committed to providing high-quality services to a culturally and economically diverse clientele.

Please contact the Educational Services Director for a breakdown of fees and for sliding scale requests.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact:

Ana Candelaria

Dr. Ana Candelaria
Educational Services Clinic Director
(Child, Family and School Psychology Program)
303-871-2838, KRH 146
Strict confidentiality is maintained.

Counseling Services Hours:

Monday 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm

Educational Services Hours:
Vary based on assessments required. Contact the Educational Services Director for more details.

The Clinic follows the University of Denver academic calendar and is closed during quarter breaks. For Clinic closure dates, please see the University of Denver academic calendar.

The Clinic is located on the University of Denver campus:

University of Denver
Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall (Building 83 on campus map)
Room # 140 (First floor)
1999 East Evans Avenue (at High Street)
Denver, CO 80208-1700
303-871-3910 Confidential fax

Hourly paid parking is available in Lot 302 or 316W. Pay stations accept coin, bills, Visa and MasterCard.

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