Psychological Testing Services
Psychological testing for mood, anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties.
Benefits of Psychological Testing
Psychological testing can help therapists and clients better understand what is going on and help to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Clients and their therapists often request psychological testing at the beginning of treatment or when treatment progress has stalled.
It is sometimes helpful to determine what kinds of emotional and personality traits are obstacles in improving a client’s mental health, and determine the best treatment modalities for improving overall well-being.
Cognitive Testing may be helpful if a client is experiencing difficulty with memory, attention, or learning. A Primary Care Physician may refer them to psychological testing. The results of the cognitive tests are used to provide recommendations and available treatment options to you and your family that are geared toward optimizing quality of life across work, home, and community settings.
Often the combination of cognitive testing and emotional tests can help determine how factors interact and impact functioning.
We also offer: Fitness for Duty/Return to Work Assessments and Parental Fitness Evaluations.
Reasons for Psychological Testing
Psychological Testing can help determine complex diagnoses. It can also help clarify symptoms, coping style, and personality and helps to specify a particular therapeutic style that may best assist the client. Clients experiencing stalled treatment (no improvements) can gain information from testing, and assessments may be used to identify factors limiting progress.
Mental Health testing helps answer questions of fitness where decisions are being made about clients based on their psychological functioning (i.e., returning to work).
Lastly, a psychological evaluation gives you and your therapist objective evidence that can be used in decision-making processes.
What is the Psychological Testing Process Like?
Psychological Testing is tailored to each person and the process includes:
An initial appointment with our Pscychologist, Ed Bieda, LCP.
At this appointment, Dr. Bieda will gather information and discuss with you what he feels will be the best plan for testing.
Once testing is complete an additional appointment will be scheduled.
At this appointment Dr. Bieda will offer feedback from the testing and provide a written report; this report includes findings, along with helpful and practical recommendations (including suggestions for accommodations).