Psychological Testing and Evaluation

Psychological testing and evaluation, sometimes called psychological assessment, involves a series of tests that help a qualified therapist determine the cause of mental health symptoms. The goal of this type of testing is to identify the correct diagnosis and provide the appropriate treatment. The underlying cause of the problems someone is facing isn't always clear and tests can help provide clarity for a wide variety of issues. For example, if a child is struggling in school, they may undergo tests for learning disabilities. Evaluations can also help identify things like personality traits, anger management issues, anxiety, depression, interpersonal skills, memory, ADHD and more. If you are interested in psychological tests and evaluation, contact one of TherapyDen’s experts today.

Meet the specialists

As a Licensed Master Level Psychologist, I am trained to provide psychological testing. Psychological tests offer a formal way to measure traits, feelings, beliefs and abilities that can lead to people's problems. Some tests assess the presence of certain conditions, such as depression, anxiety, anger control or susceptibility to stress. Other tests measure general well-being and provide an overall picture of a person's personality. A typical psychological assessment includes an interview with

— Patty Cowan, Psychologist in Lawrence, KS

I conduct full psychological evaluations on individuals from infancy on up. Results are utilized to formulate plans for remediation and/or accomodation.

— Dr. Nancie Spector, Clinical Psychologist in NEW CANAAN, CT

Often the symptoms of a psychological disorder are obvious, such as when a child experiences academic and social problems at school, or an adult struggles to maintain personal and professional relationships due to anger issues, but the cause of the problem is not always clear. Psychological testing and evaluation consists of a series of tests that help determine the cause of psychological symptoms and disorders, to determine the correct diagnosis and follow up with the appropriate treatment.

— Jacqueline Santana Sparber, Psychologist in Homestead, FL

Every new client begins with psychological evaluation. This first session is important to open up the possibility of determining the main area for psychotherapy and in allowing each client to give details (in their own words) on topics that are integral for treatment. With an assessment as the starting point, small/short-term (and sometimes larger/long-term) goals are established. A small goal, along with detailed information, opens the door to effective mental health treatment.

— Robert Oaks, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Columbus, OH

Comprehensive evaluations are carried out for a range of reasons. These may include providing diagnostic clarification for various conditions including ADHD, learning disabilities, or mood disorders. They may be used to provide various treatment recommendations. Assessments are also used in providing treatment recommendations or identifying appropriate accommodations for work or school.

— Brian Benjamin, Clinical Psychologist in Pasadena, CA

I have practiced as a Psychometrist for 8 years.

— Roxi Odom, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Brandon, MS

I’ve completed three post-doctoral fellowships-one in forensics, one in neuropsychology, and one in medical psychology. I can test from preterm birth to age 74. I provide testing for accommodations, disability, immigration, and personal injury, in addition to general psychological, personality, and cognitive/intellectual evaluations.

— Margaret Donohue, Psychologist in Glendale, CA

When you are unsure what your child is dealing with, psychological testing may be helpful. Testing can help us understand your child's strengths as well as areas that need support. This could include be concerns about a learning disorder, attention difficulties (ADHD), or understanding if they are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other issues. Testing can also help you and your child understand their personality and provides recommendations about how to best support them.

— Heather Chamberlain, Clinical Psychologist in San Rafael, CA

​My assessment process is intentionally collaborative - your questions and your child’s unique needs are considered every step of the way. I use neuropsychological, personality, socioemotional, behavioral, academic, and cognitive measures, and produce a written report that is yours to keep. I provide you and your child with therapeutic feedback, and can help advocate for your child’s needs.

— Elena Baikova, Clinical Psychologist in Alameda, CA

Testing services include ADHD, Developmental Evaluations, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disorders, Mood & Personality Disorders; pre-/post-employment evaluations for law enforcement candidates; fit-for-duty assessments; pre-surgical evaluations; TPAPN evaluations; Substance Use; and other comprehensive assessments.

— Amanda Sharp, Psychologist in San Antonio, TX

If you or a family member has been referred for psychological testing, you probably have some questions about what to expect. Or you may have heard about psychological testing and wonder if you or a family member should be tested. In many ways, psychological testing is similar to medical testing. The results of the tests will help inform develop a treatment plan. Psychological evaluations serve the same purpose. Psychologists use tests and other assessment tools to measure and observe a client’s

— Shawn Hales, Psychologist in Towson, MD

You aren't sure if you need therapy but you have some big questions about yourself. If you are wondering if something is wrong with you, or just the world you live in, an evaluation can get you answers. But you don't feel comfortable spilling your guts to a stranger and are worried about what judgement you might have to deal with. I make evaluation a therapeutic process - where you feel completely understood and definitely not judged. Let's look at the big picture together and get some answers!

— Megan Carney, Psychologist in Meridian, ID

I provide psychological assessments for children and adolescents. Psychological assessment is the use of empirically validated psychological tests to assess the patient's cognitive, academic, and personality functioning. Testing can help you, your family, teachers, and other health care providers to understand complex behaviors and emotions, clarify diagnostic questions, and develop helpful treatment recommendations.

— Miranda Gabriel, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist in Campbell, CA

I have experience working as a psychometrist at a rehabilitation hospital where I administered neuropsychological testing.

— Jennifer Forster, Counselor in West Linn, OR

I specialize in diagnosing autism for individuals as young as 24-months. I have been trained in the "gold-standard" of autism assessments to help you and your loved one receive the services they need for continued success.

— Kevin Goldberg, Clinical Psychologist in DALLAS, TX

I provide comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations for children aged 3 through young adult to assist with diagnosis of ADHD, Autism/Asperger's, Traumatic Brain Injury/concussion, or Specific Learning Disabilities. I also consult with families and schools to assist with accessing special education services or educational acccommodations.

— Jennifer Larson, Clinical Psychologist in Raleigh, NC

Dr. Perle is a neuropsychologist, specializing in the assessment and diagnosis of cognitive difficulties. Common referral reasons include ADHD, learning disorders, concussion, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, and emotional concerns such as depression and anxiety. She has experience providing assessments in a wide variety of settings to individuals across the lifespan.

— Alexandria Perle, Clinical Psychologist in Wheaton, IL

I do have all the necessary assessment to back up the process. I also do understand that some of us need more than narrative to be on board and i am well trained in administering a wide range of evaluation to justify my decision.

— Christian Longue, Counselor in Austin, TX