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Assessments & Why are they important?

Psychological assessment is the process of evaluating an individual’s mental health and behavioral functioning through the use of standardized tests, observations, and other methods. It is typically conducted by a mental health professional and is used to diagnose mental health conditions, determine appropriate treatment options, and measure progress in treatment.

Why is psychological testing important?

  • Psychological assessment is important because it can help identify mental health conditions and other issues that may be impacting an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

  • It can provide a more complete understanding of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, which can be useful in making decisions about treatment and support.

  • Psychological assessment can help diagnose conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), among others.

  • It can also be used to assess an individual’s cognitive abilities, such as memory, problem-solving skills, and intellectual functioning.

  • Psychological assessment can help identify the underlying causes of an individual’s symptoms and provide a basis for developing a treatment plan that is tailored to their needs.

  • It can also be used to monitor an individual’s progress in treatment and make any necessary adjustments.

  • Psychological assessment can help individuals and their families better understand the nature of their struggles and the options available for addressing them.

At WholeLife, we will perform your primary assessments during your first session.  The Assessment session is typically 75 minutes while a regular session is 50 minutes. Though we only schedule one Assessment session during a treatment period, we will continue to assess and provide feedback to you throughout your treatment.

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