Psychological assessment is a non-invasive intervention that often yields remarkable information about the “inner workings” of an individual, analogous to the use of an X-ray or MRI, to identify a person’s unique potential strengths, areas needing further improvement and/or their enduring and non-rehabilitative problems.
There are many reasons why a client, or a health care professional, might request a psychological assessment. For some clients, an accurate diagnosis can be clarified. Medical decisions about the use of medications, surgery, or health related interventions are often guided by the judicious utilization of psychological assessment.
Healthcare professionals have often referred their clients to us for second opinions, to refine their clients’ differential diagnoses, and to optimize their treatment planning.
Some people wish to learn more about themselves and about the deeper nature of the interplay of manifest and latent personality factors which comprise their character structure.
Others are significantly concerned their current neurocognitive abilities and want to assess whether or not there may be a risk of “executive functioning” problems, such as with learning new things, problem-solving, memory, decision-making, concentration and attention, and so on, as well as, what can be done to improve such functioning.
For those who are married, contemplating marriage, or who are otherwise partnered, we provide relationship-compatibility assessments that can help couples quickly learn about similarities and differences.
Assessments also offer concrete guidance to teens and adults about possible career paths. Assessed skills, interests, values, and abilities can be compared and contrasted with literally hundreds of jobs to help carefully match each individual with rewarding careers options.