Psychological Services Center

The Notre Dame Psychological Services Center (NDPSC) is a non-profit mental health service, training, and research center operated by the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. We offer low-cost mental support for adults, children, and families to Notre Dame, South Bend, and the surrounding communities. You do not need to be affiliated with Notre Dame to receive therapy or assessment services from us and anyone may apply for services.

Services are provided by doctoral student therapists from the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Notre Dame. As our student therapists are not yet licensed, all of the services they provide are supervised closely by licensed Notre Dame faculty members.

Sessions are recorded for training purposes, and the supervisor reviews the recordings to ensure the student therapists provide the best care possible. The recordings are confidential and are used only to provide feedback to the student therapists. The clinic director of the Notre Dame Psychological Services Center is Jennifer Hames, Ph.D., HSPP.  The Clinical Psychology program at Notre Dame is accredited by the American Psychological Association. 

If you are in crisis, please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 or go to your closest hospital emergency room.

Services Provided

Services provided at the Notre Dame Psychological Services Center currently include:

Adult Therapy

At the Notre Dame Psychological Services Center Adult Therapy Services, we serve individuals age 18 and up and couples.  We provide individualized, scientifically supported therapy services to resolve life concerns, treat mental health conditions, and improve quality of life. We continually read the scientific literature to provide the most up-to-date and effective treatments for your concerns. Following the initial intake period, your therapist will suggest a therapy approach that matches your goals and is based on the best available research. Our most common treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and other behavioral therapies, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).  

Clinical Studies Building

Examples of concerns we treat include: 

  • Anxiety Disorders 
  • Mood Disorders (e.g., Depression) 
  • Trauma/PTSD 
  • Insomnia 
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 
  • Personality Disorder 
  • Couples/Marital Therapy 
  • Other Personal Problems 

Location:  Adult therapy services are located in Notre Dame's Clinical Studies Building., 501 N. Hill Street, South Bend, IN 46617 (Click here for map). The driveway to our parking lot is just off Cedar Street. Additional parking may be found along Cedar Street, as well.  The clinic can also be accessed via Transpo bus route #7 (Notre Dame Ave. & Cedar St. stop).

Child and Family Therapy

At the Notre Dame Psychological Services Center Child and Family Therapy Services, we serve children and adolescents from age 2-17 and their families.  We provide scientifically supported therapy services that are customized to the unique needs of your child and family. We continually read the scientific literature to provide the most up-to-date and effective treatments for your concerns. Our treatment practices reflect current best practices in child clinical psychology. Consistent with these best practices, children’s individual care will typically involve parents and/or guardians to facilitate a comprehensive clinical assessment and to provide robust and consistent support for children across home and school environments.

Center for Children and Families Building

Examples of concerns we treat include: 

  • Anxiety (e.g., separation anxiety, generalized anxiety)
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress
  • Behavioral problems 
  • Attention and Organizational Concerns

Location:  Location:  Child and family therapy services are located at the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families, 1602 N. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN 46635 (Click here for map).

Contact Us

If you are interested in seeking services at the Notre Dame Psychological Services Center, please call us to be added to our waitlist for therapy services. Our waitlist times may vary depending on the time of year and the number of graduate student therapists providing services. All prospective clients will be screened to ensure our therapists in training are equipped to provide the type and level of therapeutic care that may be indicated, and referrals may be provided if we cannot provide the type or level of indicated care.  

For adult individual therapy (age 18 and older) or marital therapy services, please call 574-631-9640.

For child and family therapy services (age 2-17), please call 574-631-0954. 

Please note that our phone lines are not staffed, so please leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible. 

Our clinic only accepts referrals directly from the prospective client (or from a parent or legal guardian in the case of individuals under 18). We do not accept referrals via fax from an individual, provider, or external agency.  Of note, the fax number that is listed on our Psychology Department website is linked to a copier that is not located in our clinic, and it is not a secure location to send faxes. 

We do NOT Provide

  • Emergency or walk-in appointments 
  • Psychiatric (medication) prescription services 
  • Child custody evaluations 
  • Adult psychological assessment
  • Crisis phone counseling—please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling 988 if you are in crisis, or go to your closest emergency department. 

Cost for Services

We offer affordable outpatient mental health services. Therapy services are offered at a flat rate of $10/therapy session. Fees for psychological assessments vary depending on the nature of the assessment and are agreed upon before beginning the assessment. Fee reductions based on financial need are available on a case-by-case basis. 

Our therapists are not providers connected with insurance companies. 

Make a Payment

If you are a current client of the Notre Dame Psychological Services Center, please click the following link to make a credit or debit card payment via our secure electronic payment portal.

  • All major credit and debit card types are accepted
  • The portal will ask you to input your invoice number, but you can leave this section blank
  • When the portal asks you to input “client name” please ensure you are entering the name of the client (not the name of the person making the payment if that person is not the client)
  • Clients will not be subject to any fees for making a credit card payment.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flex Spending Account (FSA) cards are unable to be accepted at this time. 

Make an online payment