Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations and Assessments
Accurate assessment is a crucial first step in diagnosis for you or your loved one. With an accurate diagnosis, the most appropriate treatment can be selected. We gather information through a collaborative clinical interview, relevant background information, previous records, behavioral observations and advanced psychological testing. With that information, we perform a detailed analysis of your psychological symptoms, generate appropriate treatment recommendations, and deliver the information to you in a detailed report and a feedback meeting.
Psychological Evaluations for Learning and Intellectual Functioning
Psychological Evaluations for ADHD
Psychological Evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Psychological Evaluations for Behavioral and Emotional Disorders
Children and adults experience emotional distress and disturbances in behavior for a number of reasons. When the reasons for the symptoms are unclear, a psychological evaluation can help. We can determine whether children’s behavior at home and school is within reasonable limits or whether there is cause for concern. The results of a diagnostic evaluation can help clarify the nature and origin of oppositional and defiant behavior and more serious conduct problems. Symptoms might be explained by an ADHD diagnosis or might constitute a separate behavioral or emotional disorder. For adults and teenagers, we can help clarify symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions. We will estimate which diagnoses are primary vs. secondary and how the diagnoses interact and overlap.
Psychological Evaluations for Personality and Social Functioning
Stable character traits, personality patterns, and social functioning emerge in the mid-to-late teens and early adult years. People are often curious about these patterns, and seek to understand and enhance them in the interest of personal growth. Others recognize a distinct problem with their personal or social functioning and seek individual and group psychotherapy to help understand and change their patterns of emotional reactivity and behavior. A comprehensive personality assessment helps provide the necessary insight and direction.
Psychological Evaluations for Surgery Readiness
A psychological evaluation is commonly required to determine whether surgery is an appropriate option. We conduct evaluations to assess readiness for bariatric (weight loss) surgery and pain alleviation surgery such as spinal cord stimulators. Your surgeon will refer you to us for evaluation, which usually is conducted in a single appointment.