Visiting the Clinic During COVID-19

Note: The ASU Psychology Clinic is offering in-person assessments and some in-person therapy. We are also able to offer therapy via telehealth. See Telehealth or contact us for more information. Please view this video regarding our updated procedures and visiting the Clinic at this time.

Your safety is important to us. Here is a brief overview of what we're doing to keep you safe:

  • Given that we are a healthcare setting, face coverings (e.g., a mask) are still required at this time (as of 5/27/2021)
  • Following University Guidelines & Requirements
  • Enhanced cleaning procedure, such as disinfecting the room before and after each session, disinfecting commonly used surfaces, and cleaning testing materials after each use
  • Staggering appointment times so that only one client is in the waiting room at any time (children may be accompanied by a caregiver or parent only) and extra cleaning time
  • Temperature checks and COVID-19 symptom screenings at check-in
  • Optional protective barriers and precautions in place for testing rooms (e.g., plexiglass)
  • Staff and clients are washing hands before and after testing

The ASU Psychology Clinic is a community-based training clinic dedicated to providing comprehensive psychological services to High Country residents and Appalachian State University students at an affordable cost. Since its inception in 2001, the mission of the Appalachian State University Psychology Clinic has been:

  1. To provide high quality psychological assessment and treatment services to residents of Western North Carolina.
  2. To conduct research aimed at advancing our understanding of effective assessment and treatment strategies for a variety of psychological problems.
  3. To train graduate students in the provision of evidence-based psychological services.
  4. To be sensitive to the effects of diversity-related issues such as the impact of privilege, oppression, marginalization, discrimination, and other forms of intolerance on our patients' stress, coping, and adjustment. Within the Psychology Clinic, we believe it is important to view an individual in their contexts, which are often shaped by systems of oppression, while also recognizing and celebrating strengths that arise from our differences. We strive to create an atmosphere where we foster dialogue and promote actions that respect and honor all persons. As a training clinic, we are based in a program that strives to develop in our students a professional identity grounded in an active sense of social responsibility combined with an appreciation and respect of cultural and individual differences.

The ASU Psychology Clinic is staffed by graduate student clinicians from the Clinical Psychology graduate program at Appalachian State University, and operates under the leadership of Dr. Jacqueline Hersh, licensed psychologist and faculty member in Appalachian State University's Psychology Department. Dr. Hersh is credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.