**Please note: Our psychologists are available to provide consultations for current and former patients via telehealth (videoconferencing). We also continue to offer new appointments for assessment services. However, in an effort to protect our staff and patients all new consultations will be provided by telehealth (videoconferencing). When appropriate we will seek prior authorizations from health plans for future in person testing and will collect rating scales, records, and other data electronically. Once it is safe for in person testing, individuals who have had the initial consultation and have been pre-authorized by health plans will have in-person testing scheduled in the order of the completion of their initial consultation.
What is a Psychological Evaluation?
A psychological evaluation aims to clarify diagnosis and assist in treatment planning. It does so through an in-depth clinical interview, sometimes talking to individuals close to the person being evaluated, and “tests” or “assessments”. Testing involves the use of formal tests such as questionnaires or checklists that are standardized. A psychologist determines what information to use based on the specific questions being asked.
A clinical psychologist performs psychological evaluations. He or she is a doctoral-level licensed psychologist with expertise in behavioral health. Not every psychologist performs these evaluations but rather one who has training in the use of these instruments.
Psychological evaluations helps an array of disorders, including:
- Bipolar disorder
- Schizophrenia or thought disorder