Assessments

Psychological assessments aim to measure aspects of a client’s cognitive abilities, behavioral patterns, and emotional functioning. Testing helps to target any potential needs for therapy or school/work accommodations by establishing an appropriate psychological diagnosis; it also helps to coordinate care with your doctors or any other agency that may require your most up to date psychological information. A comprehensive evaluation can take anywhere between several hours to multiple days, depending upon the type of testing needed. Typically, a one-hour initial diagnostic interview is followed by a customized psychological evaluation on a separate day. After the evaluation has been completed, patients will be invited to participate in a feedback session along with their therapist in order to review the final results of their testing. At this time, the therapist and patient will discuss the therapist’s follow-up treatment plans or clinical recommendations along with the patient’s impressions of the test results. Testing services can help to facilitate a better sense of understanding between a client and his/her environment by revealing the client’s individual strengths and challenges more clearly. Additionally, psychological testing can create opportunities for a more streamlined approach to follow up services. GCBH offers neuropsychological, psychological and educational evaluations as well as diagnostic screenings to assess for:

  • Learning disorders
  • Academic achievement
  • Evaluation for intellectual disability
  • Adaptive functioning
  • Personality characteristics
  • Developmental delays
  • Evaluation for Autism Spectrum Diagnosis
  • Issues regarding mood and anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Troubles with speech and communication
  • The effects of past traumatic events
  • A decline in cognitive abilities or memory loss
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Challenges related to Traumatic Brain Injury
  • And much more…

GCBH offers testing and therapeutic services for several different presenting conditions across all ages; click here to read more. Most psychological testing is covered by health insurance providers. GCBH accepts most private insurance carriers and will work with you to secure all necessary benefits whenever possible. If your insurance company cannot cover the services that you need, GCBH will create a payment plan that is right for you. If you have already been previously tested, GCBH invites you to share your evaluation results with us so that we can better serve your testing needs. Feel free to call us at (847) 329-9210 for more information or to schedule your testing services.