As a clinical psychologist, I conduct psychological assessment with children, adolescents, and adults.  This includes evaluating an individual's cognitive, adaptive behavioral, and personality traits in a supportive and strengths based environment.  These evaluations are used to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder, Gifted and Talented, Twice-Exceptional, Cognitive and Developmental Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, and Mood and Thought Disorders.

In order to provide a more personalized and valuable experience, I work with the client to design these psychological assessment to answer questions a client has about his or her strengths and challenges in life.  Each assessment is specifically tailored to the client's questions.

Psychological Evaluations

All evaluations include consultation session, testing sessions, and a feedback session. Clients are provided a formal psychological report that will provide diagnoses and treatment recommendations and feedback from the assessment that is individualized to the client’s specific questions. The times below are estimates depending on referral questions, client’s questions, and complexity of testing. The cost of the assessment depends on the complexity of the assessment includes the testing, scoring of assessments, writing the report, the feedback session, and follow-up phone calls as needed.  Currently, Colorado Medicaid, CCHA, Optum,  Cigna Healthcare, and United Healthcare are accepted for psychological assessments.  Other insurances are billed at out of network rates.

 

Cognitive Testing:  General IQ testing, including strengths and deficits. Almost every client is given cognitive testing as it helps to rule out cognitive concerns.  

Achievement Testing: Used for comparing with IQ for Learning Disorders and Developmental Disorders.

Adaptive Behavior Testing:  Also compared with IQ and achievement scores to assess for Developmental Disorders/Delays, also used for clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, memory loss, or dementia to assess changes in function. Tests used include the WAIS-IV, WISC-V, Vineland Adaptive Scales-III, and several other tests.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity/Executive Functioning Testing: These tests include evaluating if a client has ADHD or other executive functioning difficulties. 

Mood/Thought/Personality Testing: This type of evaluation includes assessing if anxiety, depression, psychosis, trauma or personality characteristics are negatively affecting the client. 

 Autism Spectrum Testing: This evaluation utilizes the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2), Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADIR) as well as cognitive and adaptive tests to determine the presence of an autism spectrum disorder.