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Psychological Assessment

Psychological Assessments are the gathering and use of data to evaluate a person’s behavior, abilities, and other characteristics, particularly for the use of a skilled clinician to formulate a diagnosis and a compatible treatment plan. Psychological assessments use a variety of psychological tools and tests (such as interviews, observations, standardized tests, self-report measures, and other apparatuses) to assess diverse psychiatric problems as well as non-psychiatric concerns in clinical, educational, organizational, forensic, and other settings. From this data, a clinician can learn general to specific facts about the person and make an inference to their current function and predicted future behavior.

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Adult Psychological Assessments

​Psychological assessments gather information to evaluate a specific patient’s behavior, however, there isn’t a one-sex-fits-all evaluation. Our team of clinicians will tailor your assessment to you and your needs. Our goal is to use the data from these assessments to formulate a diagnosis and work with you (the patient) to create a treatment plan in order to best improve your day-to-day life. Furthermore, we hope to provide the patient with new insight about their unproductive and destructive patterns of behavior. Enabling the patient with greater awareness about their unconscious habits, stressors, and problems allows the clinician and the patient to work together to build tools to respond to different situations with.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Academic Achievement

  • Learning Disorders

  • Depression

  • Forensic Evaluation

  • Neurocognitive Assessment

  • OCD & other compulsive thoughts or rituals

  • Separation Anxiety and Fearfulness
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  • Sleepiness and Nightmares

  • Night terrors or sleepwalking

  • Excessive sadness

  • History of neglect or abuse (emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse)

  • Extreme aggression

  • Emotional Disturbances

  • Oppositional Defiant Behaviors or Disorders

  • Disturbances in conduct

  • Excessive shyness and separation problems

  • Eating disorders

Child & Adolescent
Psychological Assessments

A child & adolescent psychological assessment uses psychological tools and techniques to gain insights into a child or adolescent’s social, behavioral, and personality developments. This insight then allows our clinicians to tailor recommendations to play a child’s educational and mental health needs.  Our clinicians begin this intricate process by working to build a strong, trusting relationship with both the patient and their family. In child and adolescent psychological assessments this strong partnership and trust between all parties is essential. With children, play therapy is a vital tool used for the clinician to learn more about non-verbal signals of the child in a non-threatening setting. Adolescents, on the other hand, require more patient/clinician time, although parents are still an immense and important source of information. Our clinicians aim to work as a team to help both child & adolescent patients struggling with various problems and craft a narrative that accurately describes the complexity of their inner struggle and create instruments to help alleviate the problem.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Separation Anxiety and Fearfulness

  • Sleepiness and Nightmares

  • Night terrors or sleepwalking

  • Excessive sadness or depression

  • History of neglect or abuse (emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse)

  • Extreme aggression

  • Oppositional Defiant Behaviors or Disorders

  • Disturbances in conduct

  • Excessive sibling rivalry

  • School Readiness

  • Aggressive behaviors at school

  • Compulsive thinking or rituals

  • Inattentiveness and disinterest in learning

  • Educational issues

  • Excessive shyness and separation problems

  • Social development and preparedness for school

  • Eating disorders

  • Emotional disturbance

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