What is a Psychological Evaluation?
A psychological evaluation or assessment can be used to assess various areas of functioning, including cognitive ability, social, emotional, or behavioral functioning, academic achievement, or personality. These evaluations can be used to answer questions about the presence of any diagnoses or mental health disorders (e.g., depression), to understand the impact of trauma on one's life, to determine whether someone has cognitive or learning difficulties, etc.
The psychological evaluation is a process that includes 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. The entire process takes approximately 4-6 weeks.
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!
Pricing is transparent and simple. We charge a flat fee for evaluations, which includes the intake interview, administration of assessment measures, scoring and interpreting results, writing the report, a feedback session, and the comprehensive report. There are no hidden fees. Payment for services is fee-for-service; we do not accept insurance. Clients can pay via credit card, debit card, or health savings card. We do reserve a handful of reduced fee evaluations. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for that option, please indicate that below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will the evaluation assess ALL of those areas?
Our evaluations are comprehensive, yet tailored for 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 for evaluations! The day of testing is typically scheduled 4-8 weeks after initial contact. If an individual needs 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: the intake appointment, which is a 60-minute virtual appointment with the client or caregiver(s), the day of testing (approximately 4-6 hours), and a feedback session to go over the results of the evaluation. The feedback session is also a 60-minute virtual appointment. The process takes approximately 4-6 weeks.
Is payment due immediately?
No, payment is split into three payments: There is a 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.