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

I can provide comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for treatment recommendations for ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, differential diagnoses, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and others.

— Kimberly Trainor, Educational Psychologist in West Boylston, MA

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

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 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

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

— Peter O'Donnell, Psychologist in State College, 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

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

I have practiced as a Psychometrist for 8 years.

— Roxi Odom, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Brandon, MS

Administration of intelligence, personality, projective, neuropsychological, achievement, and vocational assessments. Areas of assessment include diagnosis (DSM), prescreening for hospitalization, surgical procedure, mental status screens, parenting, disability, competency, forensic, court evaluations.

— Peter O'Donnell, Psychologist in State College, PA

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

-Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Pre-Surgical Psychological Evaluation -Psychological Testing for Evaluation of Adult / Geriatric Decision-Making Capacity -Neuropsycholocial Screening -Psychological Evaluation and Treatment for Gender Transition / Transgender Surgery -Psychological Evaluation and Testing for Complex Diagnostic Clarification (including Personality "Disorders")

— Joe Paciarelli, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist in Greenville, SC

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

Work in the area of sexual risk management is most effective when it is guided by evidence-based psychological assessments. I am trained in a number of assessment tools that will help us to build an individualized treatment plan to guide our work together. This information can be used to develop strategies for our work or to educate treatment teams (ie. Probation/Parole/Courts) in building effective supervision and treatment plans.

— Brian Finnerty, Licensed Professional Counselor in Collingswood, NJ

I provide assessment and evaluation services for a wide variety of concerns in children and adolescents including autism, anxiety, depression, cognitive ability, and learning difficulties. I use a collaborative assessment model to help parents better communicate with and understand their children, and to help children and adolescents better understand themselves.

— Annie Holleman, Psychologist in Austin, TX

I specialize in psychological assessment and testing to help clarify and present an accurate picture of what the problem might be and how best to help. My extensive training and experience in Autism assessments, ADHD evaluations, IQ/Cognitive Abilities, Learning Disabilities, and general diagnostic psychological testing allows be to help my clients and create a plan for families.

— Dr. Ryan Lloyd, Psychologist in Vancouver, WA

I assess for lapses in verbal behavior, adaptive, and communication skills using such assessments as the VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, and AFLS.

— Madeline Frank, Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

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

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

I specialize in Neuropsychological Testing for ADHD, Developmental Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Alzheimer's, Intellectual Disabilities, and Language Disorders.

— Sarah Borish, Psychologist in Berkeley, CA

I specialize in autism assessment only, and do not do other psychological evaluations. As a board certified behavior analyst and autism assessor I conduct assessments focused on behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to document how those observed and reported behaviors meet (or do not meet) diagnostic criteria for ASD. I provide a comprehensive, in-depth written report of all assessment findings and present the report in person to answer any questions about the results.

— Wendela Marsh, Counselor in Salem, OR

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 provide psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for all ages. Many clients seek evaluations for ADHD, autism, learning disorders/dyslexia, personality and behavior disorders, developmental delay, giftedness, and mood/anxiety disorders.

— Dr. Kristin Edwards, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Tampa, FL

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

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