Psychological Evaluations

Psychological Evaluations assess various dimensions of emotional wellness, mental health, and cognitive abilities. These evaluations include an assessment interview and an array of standardized tests.

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What is a psychological assessment?

A psychological evaluation gives a mental health provider a snapshot of your emotional state. The assessment looks at thinking, reasoning, and cognitive function. Also, the psychologist will note your mood, behaviors, daily functioning, and social interactions. Psychological evaluations are like medical tests. When a patient goes to a doctor with chronic pain, fatigue, or other symptoms, a medical doctor often orders tests to find out what is happening with the patient physically. Instead of tending to physical needs, a psychological evaluation observes and measures a persons behaviors, thoughts, and emotions to determine a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.