Psychology Research and Services Center (PRSC)

Clinical Services

Clinical servicesThe PRSC is a full service outpatient psychology clinic that operates within our clinical psychology doctoral program. We offer therapy for common emotional and behavioral concerns, following the most current evidence-based trends in the health care fields. In addition, we offer services within specialty clinics and research programs. The PRSC's outpatient clinic provides affordable services to Houston and the UH community, serving as one of the few sliding scale mental health providers in the Houston area.

The majority of outpatient services are provided by advanced doctoral students under the supervision of Clinical faculty members.

Individual psychotherapy

The PRSC's general outpatient clinic offers psychotherapy using evidence-based approaches to change. We offer treatments for a range of behavioral, psychological, and adjustment problems.

This includes cognitive and behavioral treatments for depression and anxiety.

Couples Counseling

Couples therapy is offered to couples in committed relationships who want to improve their communication and intimacy. We offer couples therapy, multi-couple group therapy, and a brief "Couples Checkup," all designed to improve relationship functioning.

Assessment Services

We provide a wide range of psychological testing and evaluation services for both children and adults on a sliding fee scale (e.g., intellectual/academic assessment, personality assessment, assessment of behavioral functioning).

PRSC Specialty Clinics Accepting New Clients

PRSCIn addition to the therapy and assessment services offered within our clinic, services are offered through the following specialty clinics:

Anxiety Disorder Clinic

This clinic provides state-of-the-art assessment and cognitive-behavioral therapy for people with an Anxiety Disorder. Empirically supported treatments for panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder are provided for a substantially reduced fee.

Peter J. Norton, Ph.D.

Anxiety and Health Research Lab / Substance Use Treatment Clinic

This clinic is designed for the study, assessment, and prevention/treatment of anxiety-substance use disorders as well as general promotion of positive health behavior change (e.g., increasing physical fitness levels). It is also a teaching laboratory that trains undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and visiting scholars in the measurement, analysis, and integration of processes that govern anxiety-substance use relations and their physical health and socioeconomic correlates (e.g., physical illnesses, life satisfaction).

Michael J. Zvolensky, Ph.D.

Center for Forensic Psychology

This center is dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge in psycholegal issues and the development of state-of-the-art practices in psycholegal consultation through advanced forensic research and application of such research and theory to professional practice.

CFP offers forensic consultation and evaluation services in a variety of criminal and civil areas of law. Forensic research areas include evaluation of services for divorcing families, evaluation of child witnesses, and jury decision-making. The development of CFP provides a meaningful connection between these diverse areas and encourages future exploration of areas where psychology interfaces with the legal system.

John P. Vincent, Ph.D., ABPP
Gerald E. Harris, Ph.D.
Tonya Inman, Ph.D.

Assessment Clinic

This clinic provides psychological testing and evaluation. The Adult Assessment Clinic offers intelligence testing, academic skills and achievement testing, and ADHD evaluations for adults.

The Child Assessment Clinic offers intellectual/achievement/academic/learning disability evaluations, as well as psychological evaluations of behavioral and emotional problems in children.

Paul J. Massman, Ph.D.
Jack M. Fletcher, Ph.D., ABPP
Gerald E. Harris, Ph.D.

Center for Couples Therapy

This center provides assessment and therapy services for couples in committed relationships. The Couples Check-up involves a comprehensive assessment of a couple's strength and weaknesses in communication.

This profile is based on scientific research on couples' communication as it relates to long-term relationship success. Couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties as well as those who want to make an already good relationship even better can benefit from the Couples Check-up. Couples therapy is also available for couples who need help making changes to improve their relationships.

Julia Babcock, Ph.D.
John P. Vincent, Ph.D., ABPP

Children’s Intervention Services

The Children’s Intervention Services provides individual therapy for children with internalizing disorders who are at risk for development of anxiety and depressive disorders or are at‐risk for suicide. Children identified through a variety of community referral sources are provided with early interventions services in developmentally appropriate ways to reduce the escalation to more serious forms of psychopathology.

John P. Vincent, Ph.D., ABPP

Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston

SACH is a clinical research center in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston dedicated to understanding the connections between children’s sleep at night and their behavior and emotions during the day. Our research focuses on helping school-aged kids manage and overcome their anxiety, fears, and sleep-related problems. SACH offers both research opportunities and low-cost clinical services for families based on the latest scientific evidence.  

Candice Alfano, Ph.D.