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

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

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

At Summit we specialize in comprehensive Neuroeducational Evaluations that are developed through meaningful and targeted assessment and consultation. All psychologists at Summit are dual licensed clinical psychologists and school psychologists who specialize in evaluating and supporting school aged children. Our philosophy is to rule out differential diagnoses, identify an individual’s strengths and areas of need and consult with parents to help them best advocate for their child.

— Summit Psychological Assessment & Consultation, Educational Psychologist in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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

Psychologists are uniquely trained in conducting psychological assessment to answer the seemingly impossible questions. We recognize that being in a couple is vastly complicated. You might currently be in couples therapy but feel stuck with your therapist- assessment is an incredible tool to illuminate the dynamics that hold you back. If you hope to learn more about your relationship, or to kickstart couples work, assessment gives you ample information to get started on your journey.

— Philadelphia Couples Therapy, Clinical Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA

I conduct psychological testing for ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, learning disorders, gifted children, intellectual disabilities, and psychiatric diagnostic clarification.

— Ziv Bell, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Mercer Island, WA

Administration of intelligence, personality, projective, neuropsychological, achievement, and vocational assessments.

— Peter O'Donnell, Psychologist in Bellefonte, PA

I conduct fitness for duty evaluations for both current employees and prospective employees. These evaluations are typically conducted to assess the suitability and reliability of individuals in high stakes occupations (e.g., medicine, aviation, law enforcement). My experience in conducting fitness for duty evaluations dates back to the beginning of my military service and continues to date.

— Dr. Joye Henrie, Psychologist in Albuquerque, NM

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