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Albizu Clinic

Albizu Clinic offers developmental evaluations and group and individual therapy for children, adults, and older adults. Affiliated with Albizu University (AU), this clinic offers mental health services to the community. Since its inception in 1996, it has operated as a nonprofit organization in keeping with federal and local regulations. The clinic is part of AU’s practical teaching program for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees. Moreover, it offers evidence-based services to the entire community, such as individual, family, and couples’ therapy, as well as psychometric, psychoeducational, and psychological evaluations.

Clinical Proposals

  •  2001 – at present: Sexual Abuse Support Program for Victims and Their Families (PAF, by its Spanish acronym) (runs the Evaluation of Sexual Abuse Allegations [EAAS, by its Spanish acronym] and psychotherapy services). Training for professionals and students and research.
  • 2017 - 2018: VOCA (psychotherapy and forensic expertise for victims of domestic violence)
  • 2017: Massachusetts or Puerto Rico – Boston Founding
  • 2018: Ángel Ramos Foundation (evaluation and diagnosis of autism for children)
  • Satellite centers in 2017: 46 satellite centers, 102 students in practicum
  • Satellite centers in 2018: 46 satellite centers, 102 students in practicum

Doctoral Internship Program

The Albizu Clinic has an internship program for students in the Clinical Psychology program. This internship has been accredited since July 2016 by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is available to eligible students of the Psy.D. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology of Albizu University.

Therapy

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual therapy sessions are offered for children, adolescents, and adults. A mental health professional will seek to improve your quality of life by helping you deal with personal, behavioral, academic, or emotional problems, as well as any other situation that may provoke emotional distress.

Couples and Family Therapy

A mental health professional will help a couple and family work through any problems and emotional conflicts that are affecting them. The objective is to tend to the needs of each family member and to find solutions together in order to minimize tension and improve couple or family interactions.

Group Therapy

During these sessions, the group will work together to identify and focus on specific issues and concerns that provoke emotional distress. Our goal is to increase our participants’ support network and to help them manage their problems collectively.

Therapy for Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Abuse Survivors

Our goal is to emotionally heal people who have experienced any type of physical, psychological, or sexual assault through individual sessions. We will sensitively offer professional support and guidance in order to treat the psychological, emotional, and behavioral effects of these traumas.

Specialized Evaluations

The clinic administers specialized tests, such as psychometric, psychoeducational, psychological, and neuropsychological evaluations, to explore cognitive ability, learning problems, memory problems, personality, and emotional difficulties.

Costs

  • General services (provided weekly)
  • Initial interview: $20 per session
  • Individual therapy: $20 per session
  • Family therapy interview: $30 per session
  • Couples therapy interview: $30 per session
  • Group therapy: $15 per participant
  • Psychometric evaluation: $130, with payment plan
  • Psychological evaluation: $200, with payment plan
  • Psychoeducational evaluation: $230, with payment plan
  • Neuropsychological evaluation: $275, with payment plan

Service Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact information

Dr. Vanessa Rivera Cruz, interim director
787-725-6500, ext. 1575

Speech and language therapy

Speech and Language Therapy for Children

  • Services for infants, children, teens, and young adults from 0 to 21 years old in the areas of speech, language, dysphagia, fluency, voice, and literacy disorders.
  • We offer specialized services for children diagnosed with autism, intellectual disability, hearing impairment, and developmental deficiencies.

Speech and Language Therapy for Adults

  • Services for adults 21 years and older.
  • We have specialized clinics in the areas of feeding and swallowing (dysphagia), neurogenic and linguistic disorders (intellectual/cognitive impairment, CVA, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases that affect communication), voice, fluency, and articulation.
Evaluation and Diagnosis

Developmental Screening

  • This program is aimed at infants and children ages 0 to 5 with apparent developmental needs.
  • The psychologist and the speech pathologist perform an interdisciplinary screening to determine possible referrals for evaluation.

Pediatric Screening

  • We offer short tests to infants, children, teens, and young adults from 0 to 21 years old with suspected difficulties in the areas of language, speech, hearing, and feeding and swallowing (dysphagia) to determine the need for formal evaluation.

Adult Screening

  • We offer short tests to adults over 21 years of age with suspected difficulties in the areas of language, speech, cognition, hearing, and feeding and swallowing (dysphagia) to determine the need for formal evaluation.

Pediatric Evaluation and Diagnosis

  • Formal evaluation for infants, children, teens, and young adults from 0 to 21 years old with difficulties in the areas of language, speech, and hearing to determine the need for treatment.

Adult Evaluation and Diagnosis

  • Formal evaluation for adults over 21 years of age with difficulties in the areas of language, speech, hearing, and cognition to determine the need for treatment.

Evaluation in Feeding and Swallowing (Dysphagia)

  • Non-instrumental evaluation of children and adults with difficulties in feeding and swallowing.
  • Includes evaluation of individuals with selective, sensory, and neurogenic feeding profiles.

Screening and Audiological Evaluation

  • Evaluation of basic audiology that includes tympanometry, pure tones, otoacoustic emissions, and otoscopy.

Neonatal Screening

  • Screening tests with the use of pure tones and otoacoustic emissions.

Auditory Processing Evaluation

  • Evaluation aimed at children over 7 years old who can read and follow instructions. The objective is to evaluate the child’s ability to process auditory information.

Costs

Speech and Language Pathology Services

  • Screening - $ 10.00 - free
  • Evaluation/reevaluation (includes dysphagia) - $ 60.00
  • Basic auditory evaluation/reevaluation - $ 60.00
  • Auditory processing evaluation - $ 120.00
  • Therapies/treatments
    • Individual - $ 20.00 (45 minutes)
    • Group (up to two children) - $ 10.00
Hours of Operation for Speech and Language Pathology Services
  • Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact

787-724-6500, ext. 1400, 1402, 1441

  • SPEAK OUT! - Program aimed at adults diagnosed with Parkinson's to improve voice quality.
  • PEDALS - Intensive stimulation program for communicological, sensory and socialization skills aimed at infants under 3 to 5 years old with severe communication difficulties.

Location

Tanca Street 151, Old San Juan, P.R. 00902-3711

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