I conduct psychological testing and assessment services for all age ranges. I specialize in emotional functioning and personality testing. This testing captures frequently undetected types of emotional disruptions or vulnerabilities that are often not included in neuropsychological testing. It can be very helpful in cases where the nature and extent of one's emotional problems are not so clear.
A typical psychological assessment includes the administration of various tests to determine one's strengths and vulnerabilities with regard to personality and emotional functioning, as well as some cognitive functioning. The testing usually takes between 3 and 6 hours. After testing, I score and interpret the test data and write-up a comprehensive assessment report that:
Addresses the specific referral question or concern at hand.
Addresses one's current level of emotional functioning.
Addresses one's current level of intellectal functioning (if applicable)
Addresses one's unique personality, including strengths and vulnerabilities.
Provides practical implications of this information.
Provides specific treatment recommendations.
Includes a feedback session to go over the report and answer questions.
The first step involves a one-hour consultation-session, during which we discuss whether or not testing can be of help. Sometimes this initial consultation is enough to suggest treatment recommendations, and determine if further testing is likely to lead to any more useful information. If it seems like conducting a full assessment would not yield much further information, you would only be charged for this initial consultation session, at an hourly rate of $195. This consultation fee would be waived if we agree to go ahead with the testing.
Costs are per assessment, not per amount of time it takes. Depending on the type of assessment being done, the cost ranges from $500 to $2,000, and I work to keep it as low as possible without compromising quality. The cost will be agreed upon before testing begins.
Some insurance companies will reimburse you for this type of psychological testing. To find out you would want to contact your insurance company to see if you have "out-of-network" mental health benefits. If so, the "procedure code" for this kind of testing is "96101 at approximately 10 units."