We offer a variety of psychological testing services for adults and children.
What is Psychological Testing?
The word test is often used, but is incorrect. A test has a right or wrong answer; however, the activities used for assessment purposes are different. For this reason, psychological assessment or evaluation is a more appropriate term. A psychological assessment is conducted by a licensed professional, who has been trained and supervised in the particular area being evaluated. A number of mental health professionals can perform assessments, depending on the complexity of the questions being answered. Evaluations requiring personality and IQ testing should only be done by a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia.
When appropriate, our office may be able to complete all or part of your evaluation online via our secured telehealth platform. However, evaluations for children and those requiring IQ or academic testing are generally conducted in person. For in-office services, our clinicians work out of our Atlanta, Georgia office. For telehealth (online) evaluations, our psychologists are licensed to work with clients in the following states: Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.
Here are the types of psychological assessments we perform:
Employers, Schools, Private Firms, State, County & Federal Government
- Evaluations to determine an employee's ability to effectively continue performing her/his current job functions (Fitness-for-Duty).
- Evaluations to determine a student's ability to effectively continue performing in an educational environment and the supports needed to achieve ongoing success relative to ADA guidelines.
- Independent Medical Examinations (IME's) for work related, acquired psychiatric, and diagnostic concerns.
- Providing expert opinions regarding the validity of a diagnosis and level of impairment relative to one's ability to work.
- Evaluation of professionals in safety sensitive, healthcare, and the legal field for pre and post employment review.
- Evaluations to determine an individuals ability to participate in Drug Court, rehabilitation, and other diversion programs.
Veteran's Disability Benefits
While we cannot guarantee results, our psychologists have a decade of experience providing expert medical opinions regarding Veteran's claims in the areas of PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), MST (Military Sexual Trauma), and acquired psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. We have worked within the VA system in two states and independently. We cannot provide any legal advice on your claim; however, we can conduct an evaluation and when appropriate, correctly complete nexus letters and DBQ's (Disability Benefits Questionnaires). In many cases, we conduct these evaluations via telehealth (video conferencing). These services are not covered by insurance and are an out-of-pocket expense. We are licensed to provide Veteran's with telehealth evaluations in the following states: Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.
Individuals and Families
- Evaluations required prior to a surgical procedure.
- Evaluations for learning differences in children and adults with special education needs requiring ADA accommodations.
- Evaluations for children with gifted and exceptional abilities.
- Psychological assessment related to questions regarding an individual's ability to parent his or her children.
- Psychological assessment for establishing or verifying a mental health diagnosis.
- Evaluation of an individual's capability of working and level of disability.
- Court ordered evaluations.
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What happens during a psychological assessment?
A psychological assessment may use information such as standardized evaluation tools, current problems, school or employment records, family functioning, personal and medical history, in addition to other information. This enables the psychologist to get an idea of what has been occurring in your life. In this process, you will be interviewed and asked to complete a number of tasks. The activities are based on the client and the question you need answered. When deemed necessary and you are first notified, I may also visit with and talk to others that can provide me additional information about your life. Psychological assessment is a flexible process with the goal of answering questions or issues through the collection, evaluation, and analysis of appropriate data.
Does Insurance Pay For Psychological Assessment?
This depends on the type of assessment, the policies of your insurance carrier, and our offices. In general, there are few types of assessments fully covered by insurance. Clients largely pay this expense out-of-pocket. Please contact our office for questions regarding fees and payment options.