Psychological Testing for Adults
Psychological testing is another way to refer to a diagnostic assessment or an evaluation. My job, as a Clinical Psychologist, is to use psychological tools to shed light on what is happening with your mental health. I don’t necessarily just look at one disorder – I help you create a map of your symptoms to understand yourself better, cognitively, emotionally, socially, and experientially. The end result is a thorough report that helps you and your treatment team make sense of your diagnosis and decide how to move forward.
I have training and experience with:
Mood and anxiety disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Substance use disorders
Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence
Schizophrenia and psychosis
Other personality disorders or personality types
Pregnancy and postpartum mental health
Why this matters:
A good assessment considers all reasonable possibilities and requires experience recognizing many different clinical problems. I don’t just “do” one disorder – I pull from a range of clinical expertise to inform my conclusions.
Before we start, I will gather some information about your needs and questions for the assessment. We will discuss what to expect, including the financial side, and I will answer any questions you have. All testing begins with a screening appointment lasting 2-2.5 hours. For some clients, this appointment answers the questions they brought to the testing – for others, a comprehensive assessment is necessary. We will talk through your options as we go. When we are finished working together, you will have a better understanding of your symptoms and what to do next.