Thank you for visiting my assessment page. I hope you will take the time to read about the assessment process and the possible value of psychological assessment. If you have any questions about psychological assessment and/or if I might be a good fit to provide you with assessment services, please contact me through my website.
I offer the following assessment services to individuals ages 14 and older.
1. ADHD and Learning Disabilities - I offer a full battery of tests designed to accurately assess for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder as well as co-occurring disorders such as learning disabilities, mood disorders, or behavioral difficulties.
Common referrals for ADHD testing include a physician recommending/requiring testing before prescribing medication, a learning institution requesting an assessment to inform decision-making related to providing accommodations and IEP development, or an adult wanting more information related to their difficulties with attention and focus.
2. Psychological Evaluation - I offer personality and psychological assessments for individuals who are seeking clarification in regards to mental health symptoms and diagnoses. There are many reasons an individual or an institution may seek a psychological evaluation. I am able to provide an evaluation when the reason for testing is to clarify diagnoses, functioning, and to glean treatment recommendations.
3. Therapeutic Assessment- To enhance a patient’s care with their mental health provider, psychiatric provider, or medical provider, I offer therapeutic assessments. This assessment process involves working collaboratively with a patient and their treatment time. I will meet with a patient for an interview, review records, and administer personality and psychological assessments to gain diagnostic clarification and make recommendations based on the assessment findings. This process is done collaboratively with a patient’s care team with the purpose of enhancing ongoing treatment.
The assessment process can be best understood broken down into the following discreet steps.
Before the initial session I will ask you to complete paperwork online. When you arrive we will spend 55 minutes discussing your reason for seeking assessment services and review pertinent information related to the purpose of the assessment. This includes gathering information about your current symptoms, psychological and social history, and family history. Another important aspect of the interview is to clarify any goals you may have for the assessment process.
Depending on the type of assessment, I will ask you to provide relevant academic or medical records that can inform the assessment process. I encourage bringing records with you to the first session and/or upload the documents via a secure portal before the session. I will review these records and integrate the relevant information into the writing of the report.
The next phase involves administering questionnaires and tests. While some of the questionnaires can be done outside the office, most of the tests need to be administered in office. I utilize a range of measures; the types and quantity of measures depend on the purpose of the assessment.
Below are some of the psychological tests and scales I typically utilize in the assessment process:
Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale-Fourth Edition (BAARS-IV)
Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale – Long Form (BDEFS-LF)
Beck Anxiety Interview (BAI)
Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II)
California Verbal Learning Test – 3 (CVLT-3)
Conners’ Adult AD/HD Rating Scales
Delis-Kaplin Executive Function System (D-KEFS)
Integrated Visual and Auditory 2 Continuous Performance Trial (IVA-2 CPT)
IVA-2 Rating Scales: Self, Mother, Father
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory—Fourth Edition (MCMI-IV)
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Second Edition-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF)
Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)
Wechsler Memory Scales-Forth Edition (WMS-IV)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Third Edition (WIAT-III)
Wide Range Achievement Test – Fifth Edition (WRAT5)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
Wender Utah Rating Scales for the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (WURS)
A report is provided for you at the end of the assessment process. This report is a comprehensive summary of the test results and conclusions. The report is adapted to meet the requirements that you have for testing. For instance, an academic institution might require particular types or a range of tests to verify the need/suitability for accommodations. Or, a court ordered evaluation might require a particular instrument to be utilized. A signed report will be provided for your records.
Once the report is finished the final step is to meet for a 55-minute results meeting. In this meeting the results are reviewed, including psychological diagnoses and treatment recommendations. This is an important meeting to discuss any questions you may have about the report results, conclusions, recommendations made in the report.
Fees, Payment, Insurance
Assessment fees are $250/hr. An initial downpayment of $500 is due when testing begins, and the final report will be released when payment is submitted. An estimate of the cost will be provided at the start of testing, but may fluctuate depending on testing process.
I do not bill “in-network” with insurance providers but do provide insurance-ready receipts. This “super bill” includes relevant information that insurance companies need to process reimbursements. Clients are responsible for submitting their own reimbursement documentation once they receive the “super bill.” Reimbursement rates depend on your specific insurance plan, and thus your insurance provider will be able to provide information regarding the reimbursement process and rate.