Psychological Evaluations

Psychological Evaluations

Psychological evaluations assist in exploring behavior, thoughts, and emotions. Psychological evaluations clarify a variety of diagnoses including anxiety, depressions, OCD, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, and other mental and emotional health diagnoses.

Our comprehensive approach considers each individual’s primary concerns, unique circumstances and relevant medial, academic, and social-emotional history.

Assessments can assist with the following:
  • Clarifying diagnosis
  • Identifying deficits in social, emotional, or behavioral functioning
  • Assessing brain injury
  • Pre-surgical psychological screenings
  • Pre-employment psychological screenigns
  • Providing referrals for additional beneficial  accommodations or therapies (i.e., psychiatry, psychotherapy, neurofeedback, or other specializing therapies including alternative or integrative medical treatments)

The Assessment Process

  1. Initial Intake: 15-minute initial phone consultation to discuss concerns and the type of evaluation indicated. After this call, intake forms will be sent via an email link and can be completed online.
  2. Testing: 1-2 sessions of face-to-face testing with client. Each session is typically 2-3 hours.
  3. Scoring, Interpretation, Records Review & Report Writing: After testing is complete, this process takes 1 and 1/2 weeks to 2 weeks.
  4. Results Session: 1-hour feedback session with client, or parent(s) if testing a minor. Testing results, diagnosis (if indicated) and an individualized treatment plan outlining specific treatment options, accommodations and recommendations are reviewed. A comprehensive report is provided during this session.
  5. Connection to Referrals. Local referrals are provided as needed and may include psychiatrists, pediatricians, psychotherapists or psychologists, or integrative medical doctors or naturopaths.
  6. Coordination of Care Session (Optional for an additional fee): 1-hour session to consult with other relevant parties, such as consulting with physicians, therapists, or involved family members. This session can be scheduled after the final results session. Telephone and face-to-face sessions are availab.e

The time frame for a comprehensive psychological or psychoeducational  assessment is typically 2 to 3 weeks. Some assessments require less testing hours, which decreases this timeline.