Psychological Testing

Psychological Testing

Psychological testing (assessment) is a broad set of procedures that psychologists are uniquely qualified to offer. Testing can help with diagnostic clarification and discernment in the following areas:

  • ADHD

  • Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Determine need for Classroom Accommodations or Standardized Testing Accommodations

  • Executive Function Difficulties (Executive Dysfunction)

  • Memory Impairment

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Psychotic Disorders (Schizophrenia and related conditions)

  • Personality Disorders

  • Substance Abuse and Treatment Planning

  • Career Planning/Determining Vocational Direction

  • Pre-Marital Discernment/Pre-Marital Counseling

  • Identification of Obstacles & Treatment Planning for Couples Therapy

  • Autism/Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  • Intellectual Deficits/MR

  • Understanding Normal Variations in Personality Style and Team/Group Dynamics

Beyond the use of psychological testing as a diagnostic tool, perhaps the most powerful use of these procedures is to increase self-understanding, sense of agency, and to help other people in one’s life (i.e. parent, teach, spouse) have greater compassion and understanding for what an individual is experiencing.

My approach to assessment is collaborative and my clients have an integral role in developing the questions to be addressed during the testing process. In addition, my clients’ input is usually essential during the results discussion session/s, during which time we discuss the test findings, explore what the results mean, and discuss appropriate recommendations based on what the assessment data reveals.