Diagnostic Assessment & Evaluation
What is a Diagnostic Assessment?
Diagnostic assessments are often referred to as mental health tests, psychology testing or diagnostic evaluations. They are tools used to determine your overall sense of well-being and how your experiences may be impacting your mental health, thinking, reasoning, memory or behavior. An assessment is an initial meeting where you and a counselor will talk about your relationships with others, medication usage, physical and social concerns, and life experiences.
Through this initial meeting, your counselor will determine if you have a diagnosable mental health issue and collaborate with you to figure out the best next steps to take.
Why Might Someone Want a Diagnostic Assessment?
There are many reasons why a person may want a diagnostic assessment. For some people, an assessment provides answers that bring a peace of mind. For others, receiving a diagnosis is necessary for insurance purposes, getting testing accommodations at school, or prescriptions to treat their behavioral health disorder. No matter the reason, a diagnostic assessment is a great first step for care.
More extensive assessments may be used to evaluate a person who has been referred because of problems at school, work or home. For example, mental health tests may be used to find out if a child has learning problems, learning disabilities or behavioral disorders like ADHD.
How Do I Schedule an Assessment?
To schedule an assessment or find out more information, you can call an office near you or our main helpline.