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Despite having suffered the symptoms of mental illness for many years, very few of our clients have had the opportunity for the type of thorough evaluation that can uncover the root of their problem and provide a clear path toward reclaiming quality of life. Should it be deemed important, we will administer a series of in-depth psychological evaluations that help us gain a complete picture of your cognitive, emotional, social, and vocational functioning.

Our Process

Psychological Diagnosis is an optional add-on and is conducted if you would like a diagnosis or if the treatment team needs assistance understanding the full mental health landscape. Psychologists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat mental health problems and disorders. They hold a masters or doctoral degree in psychology and usually within a specific specialty area or areas like clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology. A psychologist cannot prescribe medications. Their expertise includes psychological testing and assessment of emotional and cognitive functions, the diagnosis of emotional and cognitive disorders and the use of evidence-based psychological treatments and psychotherapies. The assessment usually takes place over 3-4 sessions with a licensed psychologist. The psychologist will ask a variety of questions to rule in or rule out various different mental health conditions and will arrive at a diagnosis or diagnoses at the end. This information will be presented as a report, shared with you and your health care team and will be yours for your medical record if you need it in the future.

Objectives of Psychological Testing

We will achieve diagnostic clarity. Create a personalized treatment plan that addresses the full scope of your mental health disorder and any other obstacles standing in your way to a fulfilling life. Provide you with the insight and language to better understand yourself and your disorder. Develop effective, well-tolerated medication protocols that will be constantly re-evaluated throughout your treatment to achieve the best results