Psychological Assessment

What is psychological assessment?

Psychological assessments are based on referral and needs of the individual. Psychological assessments can be utilized in several different ways, some of which include: to assist adults seeking mental health treatment, adolescents with behavioral and emotional challenges, to identify learning disorders, clarify diagnoses, help guide ongoing supportive treatment or accommodations, evaluate the origins of challenges with work, school, or relationships, to name a few.

Evaluations can be comprehensive or specific, but tend to include an in-depth clinical interview, in addition to the administration of various testing measures. Which measures that will be administered will be determined based on client need. Some of the possible areas these measures can evaluate include cognitive abilities, academic abilities, personality, behavioral functioning, attentional abilities, and emotional functioning.

What does the process look like?

Typically, the combination of an in-depth clinical interview and the selected assessment measures administered will tend to take between one-to-three visits. A comprehensive assessment can yield a broad overview of psychological functioning, which would include intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses, personality patterns, and various psychological diagnoses.

The final step in the evaluation process includes the feedback session, which will occur around four weeks after the final testing session. The feedback session will be held with the individual that was assessed (adolescent or adult) and if the evaluation is for an adolescent, the feedback session will also include a guardian/parent. During this session, the evaluator (psychologist) will discuss the results of the assessment, answer questions, and provide recommendations and referrals. Recommendations could include specific information to inform future psychotherapy treatment, accommodations for academic support, psychiatric medication support, etc.

Once testing is completed, a comprehensive report will be provided, where the results and recommendations will be reported and explained. The report is provided shortly after the feedback session.

Pricing & Fees

We are a self-pay practice and a psychological assessment, regardless of its type, is a flat-rate fee which is billed to the client at the time of service. We accept most debit and credit cards, as well as flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) cards.

We are not currently accepting insurance as it is our preference to invest our time and attention to clients, as opposed to negotiating with insurance companies. This provides far greater flexibility in care and allows clinicians to meet clients’ needs first rather than the rigid, impersonal, and often arbitrary expectations set by insurance companies.

Depending on your personal preferences and insurance plan, you may still be able to use your insurance provider to pursue full or partial reimbursement for our services as an “out-of-network provider”.

Where are these services provided?

Psychological assessment services will involve meeting at an in person, specified location. Meeting in person to perform these services (such as an in-depth clinical interview, administration of certain assessment measures, and providing a feedback session to review the results of the assessment) is important to ensure accuracy.

Clients will be required to travel to our office in order for services to be rendered. This typically would involve several meetings, depending on the complexity of the assessment and unique needs of the individual. The location where psychological assessments will be administered is at our office at:

52 Nashua St, Milford, New Hampshire 03055