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.

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Quintessential Health provides comprehensive psychological testing for a variety of mental health concerns in children, adolescent, and adult populations. We provide educational and workplace accommodations when necessary.

— Quintessential Health, Clinical Psychologist in ,

A neuropsychological assessment is a specialty exam that tests a person's thinking skills such as attention, memory, processing speed, and executive function. After thorough medical record review, in-person interview and testing, I will provide you results about current cognitive skills and possible diagnoses.

— Kristen Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA

There are so many reasons a person may need to complete psychological testing. Psychological testing allows me to take a deep dive into a person’s psychological functioning. We have decades of research to support the use of different tests to help make good clinical treatment decisions. I specialize in conducting Personality Testing, Diagnostic Clarification, Emotional Support Animal Evaluation, Forensic Evaluations, and Risk Assessments.

— Dr. Angela Webb, Clinical Psychologist in Bonne Terre, MO

Many older adults experience a degree of change in certain cognitive domains as they age. However, marked changes such as significant memory loss are not a part the normal aging process. If you or someone you care about are experiencing concerning changes in areas such as memory, attention, language, visuospatial skills, and/or executive functioning (i.e., higher-order thinking skills like planning, organizing, and multitasking), it is advisable to schedule an evaluation.

— Natalie Regier, Clinical Psychologist in Bethesda, MD

Clinical neuropsychological evaluation clarifies the brain-behavior relationship and provides a comprehensive cognitive snapshot of an individual. The evaluation involves a clinical interview, review of records, and testing.

— Marlene Garza, Psychologist in New York, NY

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

A neuropsychological evaluation is the study of how the brain functions. The brain is divided into areas associated with different functions and skills such as attention, executive function, motor skills, visual perception, sensorimotor skills, visual motor skills, visual and verbal memory. These brain functions can be impaired or limited at birth or after a brain injury.

— Dr. Melisa Flores Ruiz, Clinical Psychologist in Orlando, FL

I provide cognitive (IQ), academic testing, and personality assessments . I also conduct neuropsychological screenings (to help determine if a more thorough assessment is needed).

— Bianca Jones, Psychologist in Houston, TX

I also offer psychological testing and evaluation - please reach out to me for more information. This includes ADHD, Autism, Learning Disability, Personality, diagnostic, pre-adoption and pre-bariatric assessments.

— Melinda Hammond, Psychologist in Plainfield, IL

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

As a psychologist I have received extensive training in providing psychological testing for children, adolescents, and adults. I have provided all kinds of evaluations, including those related to diagnostic clarification, school based/learning disability, underlying psychosis, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and personality constructs. I specialize in child and adolescent psychological assessment and actively enjoy the entire testing process.

— Laura Waters, Psychologist in Los Angeles, 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

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

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

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

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