GMU Center for Psychological Services Receives $7,000 Grant from Inova

GMU Center for Psychological Services Receives $7,000 Grant from Inova
From left: S. Wold, Administrative Supervisor of GMU CPS; Nicole Campbell, GMU CPS Intake Coordinator ; and Karen Berube, AVP Population Health, Inova

The George Mason University Center for Psychological Services (GMU CPS) received a $7,000 grant from Inova Community Health Promotion Fund on Tuesday, April 11 to support evidence-based services in treatment and testing for low-income clients in the Northern Virginia community. This is the second consecutive year that the CPS has been awarded a grant from Inova.

Inova representatives presented GMU CPS Administrative Supervisor, Silvia Wold, and GMU CPS Intake Coordinator, Nicole Campbell, with the award at a celebratory luncheon at Inova's administrative office. The purpose of the grant is to improve access to health services within the community, and will help the Center to fulfill it's mission of providing high-quality mental health services to members of the community at an affordable cost.  

The Center works with people with depression, anxiety, phobias and fears, PTSD, ADHD and other concerns, and helps make recommendations if someone is tested and diagnosed with a learning disability. They offer therapy and testing to children, teens, adults, and families on a sliding-scale fee, based on income level and number of family members.

In addition to serving as community mental health clinic, the CPS is affiliated with George Mason University's Psychology Department. As such, it serves as the primary training center for Mason graduate students in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program. Students begin working in the Center during their second year in the program and are supervised by experienced, licensed psychologists. 

GMU CPS is thankful for the support of the Inova Community Health Grant committee as it continues to fulfill it's goal of helping children, teens, adults and families by making testing and treatment services accessible and affordable.