Psychology Clinic

2205 Tolman Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1650
Telephone: (510) 642-2055 || Fax: (510) 643-1922

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 7:00 pm (by appointment)
Reserved parking available. Wheelchair accessible.

Allison Harvey, Ph.D.

Psychology Clinic Director

Laura B. Mason, Ph.D.

Psychology Clinic Associate Director

The Psychology Clinic at the University of California's Department of Psychology is a center for clinical training and research. The Psychology Clinic is part of the Clinical Science Program in the Department of Psychology at UC Berkeley. This graduate program is committed to excellence in scientific training, and to using clinical science as the foundation for designing, implementing, and evaluating assessment and intervention procedures.

Established in 1963, The Psychology Clinic provides mental health services to Berkeley and surrounding Bay Area communities. We conduct research in a variety of areas, such as intervention programs for hyperactive children, preventive interventions for families with school-aged children, qualities of marital interaction, prevention of school failure, and the emotional and social difficulties associated with mental illness. Our staff includes doctoral students and interns in the Clinical Science Program and supervising faculty and clinicians from the community.

The Psychology Clinic provides a variety of services on a sliding-fee scale, including therapy for adults, children, families, and couples, psychological assessment, community consultation and preventive interventions. The Psychology Clinic also provides referrals to appropriate agencies.

  • Therapy Services.  We provide therapy for individuals, families, and couples. Young children are often seen in play therapy, and consultation with parents or caretakers is provided. Both heterosexual and gay/lesbian couples are seen in couples therapy. Group therapy focused on special issues is sometimes available.
  • Assessments.  We offer psychological testing for children, adolescents, and adults. Consultation accompanies each assessment to determine the best way to gather and to use the information.  Scroll down for information about the Center for Assessment at the Berkeley Psychology Clinic.
  • Community Consultation and Preventive Intervention. We offer consultation and can design preventive interventions for public and private organizations such as schools, mental health and criminal justice agencies, and local communities.
  • Referrals. To receive referrals to other agencies, telephone the Psychology Clinic at (510) 642-2055, Monday through Friday, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00.

The Center for Assessment at the Berkeley Psychology Clinic

As the growing body of accumulated research increases our understanding of how and when mental illnesses develop, and as new treatments become available, assessment is becoming increasingly important for early detection of problems and for treatment selection and resolving treatment impasses.  Assessments are important for determining eligibility for a range of educational and community services (e.g., special education, affordances for disability), to evaluate cognitive functioning (e.g. neuropsychological screening for dementia and brain injury), and to determine which treatment services are needed.

The Center for Assessment at the Berkeley Psychology Clinic offers a high quality assessment service to the Bay Area community.  We have assembled a team of experienced assessors and supervisors who are devoted to this effort.  A full range of assessment services is offered with accommodations made for lower income clients.  The Center for Assessment is also able to provide expedited services when rapid turnaround is required.  The Center uses a collaborative therapeutic assessment model in which the client is an active participant in her or his assessment. 

The Center for Assessment is headed by Dr. Allison Harvey (Director of the Clinical Science Program, The Psychology Clinic and the Center for Assessment at the Berkeley Psychology Clinic) and Dr. Laura Mason (Associate Director of the Psychology Clinic).  The assessment supervisory team is headed by Dr. Bruce Smith.