The Catholic University of America

 

Psychiatry Services

 

The Counseling Center provides medication consultation services with Ms. Ali Phillips, the Center’s consulting psychiatric nurse practitioner. Ms. Phillips is at the Counseling Center on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

 

Eligibility

Only students who are participating in individual therapy at the Counseling Center are eligible to meet with Ms. Phillips. Clients who are interested in discussing medication treatment may contact their individual counselor for more details on scheduling an appointment.

 

Students who are not in individual therapy at the Counseling Center but who are interested in consulting with a psychiatric provider may schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor to discuss local referral options. Counseling Center clients who require frequent psychiatric consultations (e.g. weekly) or psychiatric monitoring over the summer will be referred to off-campus psychiatric providers.

 

Attendance Policy

Psychiatry sessions are typically every 2-4 weeks for medication management. The exact frequency will be determined by Ms. Phillips.

 

Due to very limited availability and high demand for psychiatry services, students are permitted only one no-show or cancellation for psychiatry appointments per semester. If a student exceeds this limit, he or she will no longer be eligible to meet with Ms. Phillips and will be referred off-campus for psychiatric services for the remainder of the academic year.