Insight Psychology, PLLC

Evaluation

A client, a medical professional, or an agency may request an individual psychological evaluation. The goal of the evaluation is usually to understand a person's psychological functioning, including unique strengths and areas of difficulty. Often, the goal is for the client and the psychologist to decide whether to start treatment (and what kind). Sometimes the goal is to clarify a diagnosis, if any such diagnosis applies. The evaluation, also known as a clinical interview, is usually a 90-min. conversation, but it may be shorter or longer. The psychologist asks questions about such topics as the person's thoughts, feelings, habits, history, health, and so forth. The psychologist may also decide to administer questionnaires. Sometimes, a more comprehensive assessment using specialized tests may be recommended.

Psychotherapy usually starts with an evaluation. We are currently not accepting new psychotherapy patients.

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