Psychological Services

Members of the university community and the greater Washington, D.C., area can take advantage of the Meltzer Center: Psychological and Community-Based Services. For other services not covered at the Meltzer Center, GW offers several other options for counseling and therapy.

In case of emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.


The Meltzer Center 

The Meltzer Center: Psychological & Community-Based Services logo

Providing a variety of mental health services to local residents, the Meltzer Center is a training facility for the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences's clinical psychology program. Doctoral trainees are supervised by licensed clinical psychologists.

Visit the Meltzer Center


Other GW Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Offering a range of individual and group counseling services as well as training for interested students, the Student Health Center is a resource for all GW students. If you need immediate assistance, please call 202-994-5300 and ask to speak with the counselor on call (available 24/7), or visit during walk-in hours.

Fees: Sliding scale, or insurance

The Center Clinic

Housed within the Professional Psychology Program, the Center Clinic is staffed by doctoral students and open to GW students and community members.

Fees: Sliding scale

Art Therapy Clinic

Focused on creative growth for children, adults and families, the clinic is based out of Alexandria and open to GW students and members of the D.C./Maryland/Virginia community during the academic year.

Fees: Sliding scale

Community Counseling Services Center

The GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development offers counseling and career assessment services to students and D.C.-area community members, as well as clinical training for graduate students. Visit by appointment only.

Fees: Sliding scale

Speech and Hearing Center

The center serves GW students and D.C.-area clients, from infants to senior citizens. Services include assistance with communication impairments, hearing evaluations, cochlear implant mapping, stuttering and accent modification, language support and voice training. Graduate students in training at the center are supervised by certified clinicians.

Fees: Set; GW Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Family Members receive a 50% discount off services.

Crisis Hotlines

Crisis hotlines provide 24/7, free and confidential support and resources for people in distress.