Testing and Assessment

Psychological testing services offered:

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What is psychological testing?

Psychological testing (also called assessment or evaluation) is the process of doing a deep dive into a person's history and relationships with themselves and others in order to answer the referral question. This process is similar to doing detective work to understand "why am I like this?"

What is involved in doing an assessment?

An assessment can span several weeks to complete because of how many components are required. Most assessments will include 

Some of these can be done remotely, and some must be done in-person.

How long does an evaluation take?

A psychological evaluation typically can take 4-6 weeks to complete from start to finish. Sometimes that can be shorter or longer, depending on the complexity of the situation and how quickly forms and other information are submitted. 

The usual course of an evaluation follows this format: 

How much does it cost?

The standard rate for assessment-related services is $200/hour. This includes face-to-face time as well as time required for scoring and interpretation of data, and report-writing. The total cost varies depending on the number of measures administered, the complexity of the case, and the time required to complete the report. A $500 deposit is required to initiate the testing process, which begins with the intake.

Your insurance may cover psychological testing and evaluation. Call the number on the back of your insurance card to find out. Ask the following to have a full understanding of what you may be financially responsible for:

For more help navigating insurance and these terms, follow this link.

How do I best prepare for an assessment?

To prepare for a psychological evaluation, the ideal steps include the following:

What should I expect at the end of everything?

At the end of an evaluation process, you can expect to have a written report that includes all the pieces of information necessary to understand what may be going on. That includes your history, the results of your testing, any diagnoses that may be appropriate, as well as recommendations and considerations. 

You'll have an understanding of why you are experiencing your current symptoms, as well as what you can do about them. Recommendations are organized based on medical, mental health treatment, occupational, social, and home domains so you can have many tools and directions. The feedback session will go over the results, how to navigate the report, and some of the primary recommendations to focus most on.

You are not guaranteed to receive a diagnosis, or to be diagnosed with what you believe you may have. Many conditions and typical life stressors can show up in someone's life similarly, and feel disruptive or distressing. Your results will be tailored to you, taking into account all of the factors that can impact what you are currently noticing.