Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is provided in an individual therapy setting either in person or via telemedicine. CBT is an evidence-based approach to treating a variety of mental health diagnoses, such as situational stressors (grief, divorce, or life events), substance use disorders, eating disorders, and mood disorders, among others. It focuses on the interaction between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to the emotional distress and ineffective behaviors many patients seek therapy to address.

Therapists work with individuals to identify faulty, unhealthy thinking patterns and ineffective behaviors, while developing healthier ways to cope and improve their overall well-being and general mood. CBT is for adults with anxiety and other stress-related health conditions. CBT teaches individuals to learn better ways of coping by changing these behaviors and ways of thinking. 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Clinic

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment for high-risk and life-threatening behaviors in teen and adults with complex psychiatric disorders. DBT is a cognitive behavior therapy that strongly emphasizes the use of behavioral principles to facilitate change. This treatment blends an emphasis on acceptance (of oneself, of reality) with an emphasis on changing behavior. The overarching goal of DBT is to help people build a life worth living as they define it.

DBT therapy requires pre-treatment consultation consisting of 2-4 sessions to assess whether DBT therapy is an appropriate fit to client needs and to gain commitment to treatment.

Comprehensive DBT Programs (adult and university students/Healthy Minds University): Weekly individual therapy and group skills training for 12 months with between-session phone coaching, as needed.

DBT Skills Training Programs for adults, university students (Healthy Minds University) and adolescents: Skills training only. Clients maintain therapy with an established non-DBT provider.

Contact: 304-598-4214 ask for our DBT case manager Olivia DeVille.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

ACT is intensive community-based program that provides psychiatric services in Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, and Upshur counties. Case management, medication management and delivery of therapy services, crisis stabilization and linkage to community supports are offered. ACT services are provided to Medicaid-covered patients only. The patient must have a psychiatric disorder that has resulted in multiple hospitalizations.

Contact: 304-623-5661

Medication Management

We are able to manage medications for patients taking take medication as a part of their behavioral health treatment.

Contact: 304-598-4214

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based and effective psychotherapy modality proven to be effective in treating a wide variety of difficulties, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. EMDR is offered in an individual setting in person. 

Bariatric Psychology Services

The WVU Medicine Bariatric Psychology Clinic provides pre-surgical psychological assessment for bariatric surgery candidates as well as intervention to address problematic eating, disordered eating, binge eating, and healthy lifestyle change. We provide cognitive behavioral therapy to address eating behavior. We offer both individual and group services.

Providers include: Stephanie Cox, PhD, ABPP and Laura Aylward, PhD.

Neuropsychology Service

Our neuropsychology clinic works collaboratively to provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of pediatric, adult, and older adults with known or suspected brain dysfunction or psychological conditions. The clinic’s providers include ten neuropsychologists, many of which are board-certified in clinical neuropsychology, who deliver services to four main clinics and several multidisciplinary teams.

Our main neuropsychology clinic provides services to a variety of adult patients include pre- and postsurgical evaluations for epilepsy, brain tumors, and neuromodulation, and evaluations of neuropsychological conditions related to various dementias, autoimmune diseases, cancers, complex medical conditions, traumatic brain injuries, and forensic evaluations, among others. 

Our neuropsychology services are integrated into RNI’s Memory Health Clinic, a multidisciplinary specialty clinic that offers individualized diagnosis and treatment for dementia and support for caregivers. Our dedicated Concussion and Brain Injury Clinic focuses on providing comprehensive and tailored services for those who have sustained concussions.


Geriatric Services

Memory Health Clinic

RNI’s neuropsychology services are integrated into our Memory Health Clinic, a multidisciplinary specialty clinic that offers individualized diagnosis and treatment for dementia and support for caregivers.

Learn more about our Memory Health Clinic.

Geriatric Psychiatry Ambulatory Clinic

Patients referred to this specialty clinic are assessed for memory disorders and dementia and provided medication management, as appropriate.

This clinic is located at Healthy Minds – Chestnut Ridge in Morgantown.

Contact: 304-598-4214

Forensic Psychiatric and Psychological Evaluations

Forensic psychiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses on the interface of law and mental health. Professional services are available to attorneys, judges, government organizations, law enforcement, business corporations, and others. The WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry’s Division of Forensic Psychiatry offers experienced and unbiased professional opinions about a wide array of legal questions, including criminal and civil competency, the insanity defense, personal injury, medical malpractice and fitness for duty.

Patients are scheduled for an initial appointment to determine an individualized treatment plan.

Contact: [email protected] or 304-293-3331

Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders Clinic

Services include:

Contact: 304-598-4214

For Our WVU Family

Healthy Healers

WVU’s Healthy Healers initiative prioritizes faculty, staff, and trainee professional satisfaction and wellness as part of our institutional architecture. The program designs, integrates, and evaluates evidence-based strategies, both personal and organizational, to foster a culture of wellbeing. Healthy Healers encourages values and behaviors within the work environment that promote self-care and compassion for ourselves, our colleagues, and our patients. We recognize that “healthy” healthcare is delivered as a team, therefore “healer” includes the clinician as well as clinical and administrative support members.

The Healthy Healers program has developed and distributed information on wellness resources for the hospital and university; formed the Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee; provided visits by Gus the therapy dog; and provided other activities to support wellness, reduce stress, and show staff appreciation.

Contact: [email protected]

Find information about our Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

Healthy Minds University

Healthy Minds University (HMU) is a collaborative partnership with West Virginia University and Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCCPS) to extend student mental health services to those who would benefit from longitudinal continuity of care.

Healthy Minds University does not replace the services that Carruth Center offers, but instead supplements and serves as an additional entry point into the system to ensure access is met.

Learn more about Healthy Minds University.