Licensed Clinical Psychologist
If you or your child have been referred for psychological testing, you probably have some questions about what to expect. Or you may have heard about psycho-educational or neuropsychological testing and are wondering if you or your child (or a family member) should be tested. Psychological testing may sound intimidating -after all we're usually looking to investigate any existing challenges or problems- however, it's designed to help. Only when we understand what the problem is can we figure out how to best address it. Please contact me with any specific questions you may have.
Tests and assessments are administered for a wide variety of reasons: Learning issues in school can have a number of different causes. A difficulty focusing, for example, could be caused by a reading disorder, ADHD, anxiety or a combination of different factors. Testing can clarify the underlying issues. With any assessment I do, I look at the whole child/individual in the context of his/her family, social, school and/or work environments.
I choose measures that are appropriate for the child's/individual's age and developmental stage and those that best answer the referral question(s). This process includes: clinical interviews with the child/individual, parents, caregivers and teachers (as appropriate), also using standardized questionnaires as well as administering the most up-to-date testing instruments. I utilize 100% HIPPA compliant, paperless intakes and a fully mobile secure patient portal, which clients can access anytime anywhere.
Whether a family/individual is looking for a first-time evaluation, seeking an initial diagnosis, or pursuing a DOE mandated re-evaluation for a student to establish continued need for services and accommodations (as part of an IEP or 504 plan), I will design and administer a comprehensive testing battery and analyze the results. There are times when it makes sense for a family or an individual to have a consultation to determine whether testing is indicated; we can meet for a consultation and think it through together. I'm also available to offer a second opinion on a prior diagnosis or treatment recommendations. Please contact me to set up a consultation.