Psychological assessment is a scientifically-grounded way of learning about how a person's mind works. By gathering detailed information from multiple sources - including interviews, observations, and standardized tests - we develop a comprehensive "map" of your psychological functioning.
Assessment can be valuable for children and adults who are struggling in their academic or vocational settings, for people with complex mental health concerns who would like to clarify their diagnoses, or for anyone who would like to understand themselves better. Conditions that can be explored through assessment include:
- ADHD and executive functioning delays
- Learning disorders and differences
- Developmental delays
- Memory problems
- Mood disorders
Anxiety and trauma disorders
Assessment is an in-depth process that usually takes several meetings, including interviewing and administering standardized tests. At the end of your assessment, we will provide you with a detailed report describing our findings and recommendations.
We are committed to providing assessments that are comprehensive and carefully tailored to your needs. We are respectful of neurodiversity and oppose approaches to assessment that pathologize cognitive and emotional differences. Our reports address not only your psychological differences, but also the emotional impact of being different in a world that is designed for neurotypical people. We believe that, instead of trying to change people who process the world differently, we should work toward a world that is supportive of all kinds of minds.
Our full fee for assessment is $250 per hour. Because of the time required for our psychologists to conduct a thorough assessment and write a detailed report, the total cost is generally around $4500-$5500. Depending on your needs, we may sometimes be able offer a shorter, tailored assessment at a lower cost.
If you have out-of-network insurance coverage, we can usually help you to receive reimbursement for 40-70% of the total fee.
For clients with financial need, we someitmes have openings for sliding scale assessments at a lower hourly rate. View our sliding scale chart for an estimated hourly rate>>
Collective Assessment is an innovative process developed by Drs. Matthew Oyer and Loren Dent for assessing children, adolescents, and young adults who are in crisis. Collective assessment combines traditional psychological assessment techniques with a broader assessment of the networks in which the individual is embedded, including their immediate and extended family, healthcare providers, schools and workplaces, the carceral system, and the political and cultural surround. Collective assessments are conducted by an interdisciplinary team from the fields of psychology, social work, counseling and psychiatry.