May Taylor (she/her)

Ph.D.

Psychological assessment for children and adolescents

Psychologist in Austin, TX

Services

About My Clients

Do you know that something needs to change for your child or family, but you aren’t sure where to start? Are you wondering if a specific diagnosis might apply to your child, and what type of services may help? I provide psychological assessment to answer questions about diagnosis and treatment options. I also offer consultation to parents/caregivers, which may be helpful if your child has already had previous testing and you need help understanding it.

My Background and Approach

Psychological assessment is NOT therapy or counseling. A typical assessment with me includes an initial meeting with parents/caregivers to clarify what questions you hope the assessment will answer, and talk about your child’s history, life story, and current challenges. The next step is psychological testing - I meet with your child one-on-one for several hours to administer a variety of tests - and multiple parent- and teacher-completed questionnaires about how your child is functioning at home and at school. Then, I will have a feedback meeting with you (and, if desired, with your child) to explain all of the results and any diagnoses that apply, and discuss recommendations for what to do next. Finally, I pull all of this information together into a formal psychological report, including test scores, diagnoses, and treatment recommendations, that you can take with you to other professionals who work with your child.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that the psychological assessment process has the power to be transformative and to deepen parents’ and caregivers’ understanding of their children. I feel strongly about making the process beneficial in and of itself, rather than just being a “box to check” to receive a diagnosis or be eligible for services. I am experienced in testing for specific concerns such as ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, trauma-related disorders, and anxiety and mood disorders, but I can also work with you to answer more general questions, such as “Why is my child so angry all the time?”, “Why isn’t she making progress in therapy?”, or “Why is he having so many problems in school?”

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 270/session

Info

512-270-1371 Email May
4412 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756

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