Uncover the insights and strategies you need to achieve your mental health goals with a comprehensive psychological evaluation.
Comprehensive Psychological Testing and Evaluations
A psychological evaluation is a comprehensive evaluation procedure that is designed to provide insight into an individual’s mental health and wellbeing. During a psychological evaluation, you will work with a mental health professional who will ask you questions about your personal and medical history, and administer various tests and assessments. The types of tests and assessments used will depend on your individual needs and concerns. Some common components of a psychological evaluation may include personality assessments, cognitive assessments, diagnostic interviews, and behavioral assessments.
Psychological evaluations can be beneficial for individuals who are experiencing mental health concerns or are seeking guidance in making important life decisions. They can provide you with a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, help you identify areas for improvement, and provide recommendations for treatment or further evaluation.
Diagnoses for A Range of Concerns
The comprehensive evaluation process gathers a broad array of information to understand a student’s current situation. Testing sheds light on areas including:
- intellectual functioning
- executive functioning
- behavioral issues
- social relationships
- emotional regulation
A formal diagnosis can be provided for issues such as:
- Specific Learning Disorders (e.g. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia)
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Mood Disorders (e.g. anxiety, depression)
- Intellectual disabilities/impairment and other psycho-social conditions
What to expect?
An ADHD assessment takes place over 3-4 sessions, including:
- a thorough clinical interview
- completion of multiple tests and questionnaires, and
- a debriefing session to discuss implications
As part of the process, we will also be reviewing any records you might have, and speaking with a family member or friend of knows you well.