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)
- Eating disorders
- 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.