Welcome to the Psychological Services Center (PSC) at the University at Buffalo.
Director: Sarah Taber-Thomas, PhD
The tragic, racially motivated attack that occurred at the Tops on Jefferson Ave on May 14, 2022 has left our community reeling in sadness, anger, grief, and confusion. Following this tragedy, many organizations across our community have pulled together to offer a wide range of support and resources for those affected. Below are links to several of organizations with information on how to obtain immediate assistance with food, transportation, finances, mental health, and more. We will continue to update information as new resources become available.
For a complete list of local resources, please call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211.
The PSC is working to implement additional services specifically for those community members affected. Please check back soon for additional information.
The PSC specializes in the use of evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and adults. Our services are available to UB students, faculty, and staff, as well as individuals in the Western New York and Southern Ontario regions. We provide a broad array of psychological services, including counseling and therapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups; psychological assessment and testing; and psychoeducational workshops.
The Psychological Services Center (PSC) is a training and research clinic for the Clinical Psychology program in the Department of Psychology at the University at Buffalo. The Clinical Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association, and is dedicated to providing exceptional training to our clinical psychology doctoral students. Doctoral students are supervised by faculty members in the department and practicing psychologists in the community.
Our commitment to training emphasizes the use of the most effective and evidence-based treatments, to assure the best possible care for our clients. We strive to provide high-quality services to all persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, physical ability or attributes, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Heath and Safety: The PSC continues to prioritize the health and safety of our clients and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All staff and clients are required to follow social distancing requirements and wear masks while indoors in the clinic, regardless of vaccination status. All clients will also be required to complete a health screening prior to their visit. For more information regarding our current policies and procedures, please call 716-645-3697 or email us.
Treatment Options: We recognize that not all individuals are able or comfortable returning to services in-person, and as such, we will continue to offer treatment services through telehealth (using video conferencing so that you can see and hear your therapist) for the time being.
Resources: Below are some resources regarding stress management and self-care that may be useful.
During this time of transition, stress, and anxiety, we urge everyone to take time to care for themselves, and for one another.
Sarah Taber-Thomas, PhD, Director of the Psychological Services Center
John Roberts, PhD, Associate Director of Clinical Training
Jamie Ostrov, PhD, Director of Clinical Training
Location: PSC is located at 168 Park Hall on the UB North Campus, directly opposite O’Brian Hall at the end of Flint Loop.
Public transportation: Metro Bus Transportation from the South (Main St.) Campus, Get off at Flint Circle.
Note: If using a GPS, enter “University at Buffalo – North Campus, Flint Entrance.”
Parking: Free parking in the Park Hall Lot is available for clients of the PSC and the center’s associated programs. Clients may park for free in spaces marked “Clinic Patients Only” or in metered spaces in the Park Lot when a valid “Park Lot Permit” is displayed on the dashboard. You do NOT need to pay the meter if a valid “Park Lot Permit” is displayed on your dashboard. Please note that UB students and staff are not eligible to receive parking permits for the Park Hall Lot.