Psychological evaluations: evaluate trauma, attachment issues/disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, disruptive behavior disorders, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, intelligence testing, substance abuse, adjustment disorders, etc…Many factors are taken into consideration when determining what type of testing is required. The specific questions to be answered will determine the type of evaluation, the time required for the evaluation, and the cost. In some cases, testing requires multiple visits to our office. Testing usually begins with a diagnostic interview, when our clinician will attempt to get a detailed personal history, with an emphasis on whatever prompted testing. Depending on the presenting problem(s), you will likely be asked to fill out several questionnaires, complete various scientific measures of aspects of psychological functioning, and when necessary, prior records (report cards, IEP records, previous psychological evaluation, and medical records) may be reviewed.
Once the results are interpreted, you will return to the office to discuss the findings and a written report will be provided with a diagnosis and recommendations, if applicable.
Counseling must be adapted to meet the developmental needs of preteens and adolescents. In many cases the counselor may also work with the caretaker of the child.
Individual therapy is a collaborative effort between you and your therapist. Our goal is to provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for you to address the issues that are concerning you. Therapy often includes techniques to increase awareness and the capacity for self-observation, change behavior and cognition and develop insight and empathy. Therapy may address specific forms of diagnosable mental illness, or everyday problems in managing or maintaining interpersonal relationships or meeting personal goals.