PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

Psychological Testing and Assessment 

Are emotional or cognitive difficulties impacting your overall well being, but you are unsure of their cause or how to identify the type of help you need? Maybe you’ve hit a dead end when searching for answers, or perhaps you’ve already spent valuable time and money on therapy and counseling or medications that proved to be ineffective.

These experiences are often frustrating and overwhelming. Fortunately, there is hope. One powerful way to find the answers you need is through a formal assessment performed by an experienced psychologist.

This type of evaluation stands alone in its ability to provide you with the answers you seek.Ultimately, the assessment will present you with the results of psychological testing and a straightforward explanation of these results. It also explains the root of your symptoms, provides any relevant diagnoses, and recommends the most appropriate treatment(s) for you.

Although the following examples describe only a few you may seek testing, some common questions are to understand why you are struggling with school, work, or relationships; to find out why you experience issues with your mood or difficulties with socializing; the reasons for your difficulties with substance abuse; to gain a deeper understanding of your personality in order to shed light on the careers or relationships that are right for you.

Types of Assessment

We offer a comprehensive diagnostic psychological assessment to evaluate cognitive, emotional, and personality functioning. In addition, we offer the following specific evaluations for adolescents and adults:

  • ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • IQ; Achievement

  • Learning disabilities

  • PTSD

  • Substance abuse

  • Personality styles

  • Mood, anxiety, and personality disorders

  • Psychosis and dissociative disorders

The Assessment Process

While the process and cost will differ for each individual based on your specific needs, a psychological evaluation generally follows a three-session schedule:

  • An initial session where you describe your reasons for seeking the psychological evaluation and present any relevant medical records.

  • A second session where you will be administered the appropriate tests.

  • After you have received and read your report, a third session where your psychologist provides feedback on the results of your evaluation, treatment recommendations, and answers any questions you may have.