Psychology Research and Training Clinic

Hours, Location & Transportation

Brogden Psychology Building
Psychology Research & Training Clinic
1202 West Johnson Street, Room 351
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-5925

The PRTC is open Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Transportation & Parking
The PRTC can be reached by several major bus routes stopping on Johnson and University. Bus schedules are available at Madison Metro Transit. Public parking is available for a fee in the garage under Union South (entrance on W. Dayton St.), in Lot 17 (entrance on Engineering Drive, behind the Engineering building), and in Lot 7 (Grainer Hall lot, entrance at 325 N. Brooks St.).

For an interactive map of campus, including buildings, free campus bus routes, and public parking, click here.

About The Clinic

The Psychology Research and Training Clinic (PRTC), located within the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been serving the community for over 30 years by providing confidential psychological services to adults, adolescents, and children.

Our graduate clinicians are advanced clinical and counseling psychology doctoral students who are supervised by licensed psychologists. The PRTC provides outpatient treatment for issues such as depression, anxiety, problems with stress and adjustment, relationship and couples problems, eating disorders, substance use, learning problems, child/adolescent emotional and behavior problems, and parent-child relational difficulty. Services are provided using primarily individual therapy.

The PRTC also conducts psychological testing and evaluation, including tests of intelligence, memory, academic function, personality, and psychopathology. The PRTC does not have a psychiatrist on staff and cannot provide management of psychiatric medications. However, our graduate clinicians are available to consult with physicians if referred clients are currently prescribed medication.

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Commitment to Diversity
The PRTC welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and aspects of identity, including race, ethnicity, nationality, political party, culture, sex (or sex assigned at birth), gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, religious belief and non-belief, and level of ability/disability. We recognize that our training program and clinic staff are embedded within a larger culture that includes values, beliefs, biases, and practices that routinely advantage some individuals and disadvantage others. We explicitly disavow and strive to work against the differential treatment of people on the basis of these and other factors that are often prejudged by the larger culture.

Our commitment is to treat our clients with respect, act in ways that build trust, and honor the trust placed in us. We are open to perspectives that are different from our own. We support our clients’ efforts to engage in and repair relationships. We believe that prioritizing one’s personal identity and values alongside evidence-based treatment will promote the relief of suffering and progress towards therapeutic goals.

We understand that during times of social, political, economic, and environmental strife, it is sometimes difficult to feel seen and heard. The PRTC is committed to creating a space for clients to express personal concerns, explore their values, and find ways to make their values come to life.

Clinic Forms
PRTC- Referral Resources

PRTC- Notice Of Privacy Practices

PRTC- Individual Consent For Release Of Information

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”

-Lao Tzu


Cost of Services
The PRTC is a fee-for-service clinic and does not accept private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare. However our initial therapy intake fee is low, $30.00, and each client’s session fees are determined using a sliding scale based on post-tax income and family size. The standard therapy session fee of $60.00 may be adjusted to as low as $10.00 per session. This brings the cost of therapy within the reach of many people who otherwise might forgo services.

Psychological testing is billed at a set fee; intelligence testing including feedback and report is $150.00, and other evaluations including testing for learning disability, ADHD, psychopathology, and adaptive function range from $200.00 to $400.00 (includes feedback, recommendations, and report).

To Obtain Therapy Services
Call the PRTC at 608.262.5925 & complete a phone screen and to learn more about our services. The Assistant Clinic Director will then schedule an intake appointment or provide you with referrals to other providers in the community.

To Obtain Assessment Services
Call the PRTC at 608.262.5925 and speak with the clinic Administrator who can provide additional information about the types of assessment offered, cost, and availability.  Click here for more information about Testing Services.

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Professional Staff

Linnea Burk, Ph.D., HSPP Licensed Psychologist Clinic Director (608) 262-9079
Christopher J. Gioia, Ph.D., HSPP Licensed Psychologist Assistant Clinic Director (608) 262-6352
Sherri Stroebel, Clinic Administrator (608) 262-5925