Frequently Asked Questions
Psychological testing (also referred to as psychological assessment) is an opportunity to learn more about yourself; testing will shed light on your symptoms, functioning in various areas of your life, personality, and any possible psychiatric diagnoses. Psychological testing involves meeting with one of our Licensed Clinical Psychologists for a comprehensive intake and completion of a variety of psychological testing measures.
In addition to learning more about yourself, testing may also aid your providers (psychiatrist, psychotherapist, primary care doctor) in better understanding your symptoms so they can provide you the most tailored treatment(s).
Psychological testing can take anywhere from three to ten hours of in-person assessment, depending on your presenting concerns; we will be able to better determine the length of time as we learn more about your symptoms and what you would like to get out of testing. After all testing is complete and we received all of your required paperwork, writing up your report will take about two weeks (on average). Once your report is complete, we will schedule a feedback session with you to review the results.
We ask that you please complete all required paperwork prior to your first appointment; we cannot begin your appointment until all paperwork has been received.
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for testing. You may decide to bring a drink and a snack to testing. We may ask you to bring other medical records, as needed.
We are in-network with and happy to accept the following insurances:
– Blue Cross/Blue Shield – PPO (all PPOs plans except – Blue Choice)
– Cigna PPO
– Optum PPO
– United PPO
We also accept individuals who decide to pay out-of-pocket for services. Those who pay out-of-pocket are welcome to submit out-of-network to their insurance, but we are unable to do that for you.
Psychological testing results for minors (under the age of 18) will be sent to their legal guardian/caregiver; we will discuss the limits of confidentiality in length with any minor and their guardian/caregiver prior to testing.
For adults (over the age of 18), results will only be released to you. We encourage signing releases of information to referring providers (such as a psychiatrist, primary care doctor, or psychotherapist) but this is not required.
Yes, it is an option to complete some portions of the assessment measures online. However, parts of psychological testing will need to be completed in person. We are happy to discuss these options with you.
No, we do not offer psychological testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
No, we do not perform custody evaluations.
Yes, you may choose to use the results of psychological testing for academic accommodations. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that your school/university/workplace will accept our diagnoses and recommendations; however, we welcome this discussion with you and can provide more information on a case-by-case basis.
Please indicate your interest in having a therapy dog present for your psychological testing session when you make contact with us. Although we cannot guarantee they will be available, we will do our best to accommodate this preference.
We do not offer weekend psychological testing appointments but may offer weekend feedback session appointments as needed. We are happy to write a letter of absence if your school or workplace requires it. For most individuals, psychological testing will be complete after one to two appointments, so taking time off from school or work will not be a recurring concern.
Yes, at times we are able to meet with several different people from the same family to conduct psychological testing (resulting in separate reports for each person). However, this will be determined at the time of testing.
No, at this time we are not accepting new clients for individual psychotherapy.