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

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
 

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
 

​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 Dublin, CA