We have extensive training and experience in psychological assessment and provide a broad range of assessment services for children, adolescents, and adults. Each evaluation is tailored to address a patient's specific concerns and/or questions.
Psychodiagnostic Assessment: Sometimes, a patient is experiencing psychological or behavioral symptoms (e.g., worry, sadness, difficulty concentrating, relationship challenges) that are hard to understand and characterize several disorders or areas of difficulty. Psychodiagnostic assessment provides clarity regarding the nature and etiology of one's symptoms and aids in the development of individualized, targeted treatment.
Psychoeducational/Cognitive Assessment: These evaluations help patients, their parents, their teachers, and their employers identify cognitive strengths and areas for growth. These assessments are instrumental in answering the following questions:
Do I/does my child have ADHD?
Do I/does my child have a learning disability?
Do I/does my child have other cognitive or memory impairments?
Do I/does my child qualify for accommodations at school, work, or during standardized testing (e.g., the SAT)?
Does my child qualify for a gifted/talented program?
Does my child qualify for special education services?
Which interventions would be most helpful for me/my child?
Occupational/Fitness for Duty Assessment: Psychological evaluation is an essential component of the employment application process for many individuals seeking to begin or return to work in civil service or law enforcement. These evaluations aid in demonstrating fitness for employment or challenging disqualification determinations.
Psychological Screening for Elective Surgeries/Procedures: Psychological evaluation is also an essential component of the process for obtaining clearance to undergo bariatric surgery and other elective procedures.
We gather information from multiple sources during the course of the evaluation. Depending on the nature and purpose of the evaluation, these sources may include:
A clinical interview with the patient
Interviews with parents/other family members, teachers, or employers
Review of academic, medical, psychological, or vocational records
We then integrate information drawn from these sources in a written report reflecting our diagnostic impressions and recommendations for intervention, services, and/or accommodations. As a final step, a follow-up session is often scheduled with the patient and/or their parents so that we can discuss our findings and provide meaningful feedback regarding the results of the assessment. We are committed to collaborating with caregivers, educators, and healthcare providers so that assessment results can be used effectively to inform treatment planning and service provision.
Please contact us to schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your psychological assessment needs.