Psychological assessments are often conducted in order to guide treatment and inform educational, medical, and legal professionals as they make decisions about care and quality of life.
For Children and Adolescents
Every child has his or her own unique set of strengths and interests, and our greatest hope for our children is that they will succeed and fulfill their dreams. Sometimes, however, our children may struggle, in school, with peers, at home…and the usual attempts to help or guide them just don’t seem to have the impact expected. If you find yourself wondering why your child is struggling, this may be the time to initiate a comprehensive evaluation.
Comprehensive evaluations are provided to identify your child’s unique strengths and areas of challenge that may point to learning problems, attention and concentration issues, emotional challenges, or atypical developmental such as autism spectrum disorder.
Educational, psychological, and pre-surgical evaluations are provided for adults, who sometimes find they are struggling at work, in relationships, in college, or in their health. Comprehensive evaluations identify your unique strengths and areas of challenge that may point to learning problems, attention and concentration issues, emotional challenges, or atypical developmental such as autism spectrum disorder.
Your physician or a health care specialist may refer you for a psychological evaluation before determining your candidacy for a surgical procedure. Medically necessary pre-surgical evaluations can provide vital information about your readiness for surgery, as well as personalized guidelines based on your strengths that will help you attain optimal post-surgical success. Pre-operative assessments are frequently requested for bariatric, chronic pain, and in-vitro fertilization procedures.
Concern for aging, disabled, or dependent loved ones can increase awareness of the fragility of their personal and/or financial decision-making process. When a cognitive or psychological evaluation becomes a critical component of your loved one’s future, I take great care to uphold their dignity, and consider the personal strengths and life history of the individual, while providing vital information as part of a legal decision-making process.