I specialize in testing for all ages. I assess intellectual ability (IQ), mental processing, verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, general aptitude, academic potential, and behavioral and emotional functioning. I offer recommendations for any problems found, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), ADHD, and family conflict. I also offer psychological evaluations for refugees seeking asylum.
The assessment includes a detailed report and a feedback interview. Assessments can be useful to help select a career, understand problems at school, objectively measure personal strengths and weaknesses and to develop a greater personal understanding and insight.
Common questions include:
Do you take insurance for psychological testing? Please note that insurance companies often do not cover psychological testing and rarely reimburse for the full cost of an evaluation. Some policies will cover a portion of testing if it is related to a medical issue (e.g., a traumatic brain injury or seizure disorder) or a complicated psychiatric diagnosis. Generally, however, it is best to assume insurance will not cover an entire psychological evaluation. You can read more here.
What about fees?
Psychoeducational: Anywhere from $600 to 1,800 depending on the referral question. (This includes initial consultation, a review of background data, structured and semi-structured interviews, test administration, scoring, interpreting results, report writing, and the follow-up meeting with individual (or parents) to review results.
Comprehensive Plus: From $2,500 depending on your concerns: approx 15-20 hours of testing, consultation, evaluation and writeup time. As for psychoeducatioal (above) but with extra testing for complex problems, such as personality testing and specific neuropsychological tests.
A partial payment is required at the beginning of testing, with the balance due at your results review appointment. I will not provide the results of your evaluation until payment has been made in full. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card.
You can read more about fees and insurance here.