General Psychotherapy and Assessment Clinic

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General Psychotherapy & Assessment Clinic

Welcome to the UNCW GPAC!


Our Clinic

The mission of the UNCW General Psychotherapy & Assessment Clinic (GPAC) is to be a center of excellence in training psychologists and serving the community. We are a psychology clinic associated with the UNCW Doctoral Program in General Clinical Psychology (Click here for more information on this program). The clinic also provides affordable psychodiagnostic assessment services (e.g., testing for learning disabilities, ADHD, etc.) for individuals ages 18 and up.

Professional Services Available

The professionals who will be delivering your care at GPAC are upper-level graduate students earning their doctoral degree. They will be receiving guidance and supervision in their delivery of psychotherapy and psychodiagnostics assessment by UNCW faculty supervisors. Professional services are offered in the areas of clinical expertise of our faculty supervisors. Because we are part of a major research university, our faculty supervisors and student therapists employ the most helpful, evidence-based treatment methods. This includes a focus on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of mental health concerns including anxiety disorders, depression, and substance use disorders. We are fortunate to have experts in several specialty services or areas of practice. Please note that we are unable to accept clients who are under the age of 18 or those who are eligible for Medicare.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The UNCW GPAC embraces the concept of human diversity and the goal of providing sensitive and competent care to all. We maintain a commitment to treat all patients/clients as valued and respected individuals across all differences. The UNCW Community recognizes that global diversity is increasing in our everyday lives and asks all of us to challenge ourselves to develop qualities of adaptability, flexibility, and versatility so that we may all learn to work effectively with those different from ourselves. The GPAC Clinic is further committed to the concept of cultural humility in training and in providing services. We embrace an inclusive definition of diversity, including age, culture, developmental and acquired disabilities, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic differences. Further, we wish to learn from others while facilitating healing in our lives, and in the lives of those we serve and train.

Affordable Fees

We are a non-profit training clinic, which allows us to provide clients with professional, confidential psychological services that are affordable. Psychotherapy session fees are determined with your clinician at the beginning of treatment using a sliding scale (range: $10-$40 per session; based on income). The assessment services offered by the clinic vary widely. Accordingly, after determining your assessment needs, your provider will work with you to negotiate a rate. For brief mental health diagnostic assessments, fees are currently reduced to a flat rate of $100- $200. For psychoeducational diagnostic assessments (e.g., learning disability, ADHD), fees will vary from $200-$500. Of note, fees must be paid by the client, as we do not work with insurance companies at this time. We will make every effort to provide you will affordable high-quality services. 


The No Surprises Act 2022

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for this before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than what was outlined in the Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of this document. However, your provider and the clinic director will ensure that you know the cost of your assessment before we begin. 

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit