Psychological Evaluations and Testing
We have over 15 years of experience conducting full psychological evaluations. Specifically, we have evaluated children, teens and adults, with a variety of diagnoses, including concerns with hyperactivity, depression, trauma, conduct problems, mood problems, severe anxiety, PTSD and sexual concerns. We also have worked with military service members and Veterans claiming disability. Moreover, we have assisted college students and adults in early career development and later transitions help clarify their career goals. Evaluations and testing can help determine diagnoses and answer questions about various topics like the following:
Math and reading problems (e.g., dyslexia)
Career Path and Transitions (e.g., college major)
Prescreening for employment such as law enforcement
A psychological evaluation (or testing session) can take anywhere from two hours up to five or six hours. However, sessions are no longer than four hours at a time. Tests, or assessments, are in the form of questions on paper or on a computer, and can involve different activities like solving puzzles, math problems, analogies, or vocabulary. Questionnaires cover topics related to mood symptoms and personality characteristics. A typical evaluation starts with an in-depth clinical interview with one of our professional staff that includes family history, mental health history and current mood symptoms, physical health, relationships, education, and employment. After all the information is gathered and assessments/tests are administered and scored, the results are written up in report form, which is shared with the client or the referring agency that requested the evaluation.