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What is a psychological evaluation?
A psychological evaluation or assessment can be used to assess cognitive ability, social, emotional, or behavioral functioning, academic achievement, and personality. These evaluations can be used to answer questions about ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, intellectual disability, learning disorders, trauma and PTSD, and more.
The psychological evaluation is a process that includes the administration of assessment measures, clinical interview(s), scoring and interpreting the results, consulting with providers (e.g., current therapists), preparing the comprehensive written report, and time reviewing the results with clients and/or caregivers. Each evaluation includes a report that details and interprets the evaluation results and provides extensive recommendations for home, school, therapy, and/or any other appropriate interventions.
If you are interested in proceeding, please complete the request form below and someone will be in touch regarding scheduling and specific rates. Thank you for considering Healing Spaces Psychological Services! You can also schedule a consultation and intake appointment with Dr. Jackson online.
Prices and Fees
Pricing is transparent and simple.
We charge a flat fee of $2500 for evaluations. This fee includes the intake interview, administration of assessment measures, scoring and interpreting results, record review, collateral contact (e.g., conversations with teachers, previous therapists, etc.), report writing, one feedback session, and the comprehensive report. There are no hidden fees.
Payment for services is fee-for-service. Clients can pay via credit card, debit card, or health savings card. We do reserve a handful of reduced-fee evaluations based on financial status. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for that option, please complete the following form.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a comprehensive evaluation entail?
We will assess for academic achievement, behavioral functioning, cognitive/intellectual abilities, social functioning, trauma, personality or emerging personality, and executive functioning.
Will the evaluation assess ALL of those areas?
Our evaluations are comprehensive, yet tailored to your individual needs. If the purpose of the evaluation is to assess for learning disorders, then the evaluation will focus heavily on testing cognitive ability, educational achievement, and executive functioning, and we will screen for any emotional and/or social difficulties. If the concern is primarily emotional or behavioral-based, then our evaluation will focus on assessing those areas in detail, and educational achievement may only be screened, as an example.
What is the waitlist for an evaluation?
There is no waitlist, though, we are currently scheduling intake appointments for May and days of testing in June. If you need an expedited evaluation, please indicate that below. There is a fee involved.
What does the process look like?
The evaluation is scheduled in three parts:
A 60-minute virtual intake appointment with the client or caregiver(s).
The day of testing (approximately 6-8 hours).
A 60-minute virtual feedback session to go over the results of the evaluation.
There are also things happening behind the scenes (e.g., scoring assessments, report writing, and contacting teachers). The entire process takes approximately 4-6 weeks.
Is payment due immediately?
No, payment is typically split into three payments: There is a $550 fee due on the day of the intake appointment, then half of the remaining balance is due on the day of testing, and the final half is due on the day of the feedback session.
I think I have ADHD, why do I need a comprehensive evaluation?
Diagnosing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be more time-consuming and complex than taking questionnaires. Symptoms of ADHD also overlap with symptoms of other mental health disorders. For example, your difficulty paying attention could be due to ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. In addition, ADHD is often comorbid (or exists together) with other diagnoses. A comprehensive evaluation is recommended to provide an accurate diagnosis or diagnoses.
Do you provide court-ordered evaluations?
Hi, I am Dr. Jackson!
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10+ years of experience working with people to provide accurate diagnoses and recommendations for the next steps in their journey of healing. My evaluations are comprehensive and might be best for individuals seeking to rule out the presence of several diagnoses and those with a complex trauma history. If you have questions about whether this is for you, please do not hesitate to schedule a free 15-minute consultation!