Clients decide to have a psychological assessment completed for a variety of reasons. Sometimes an assessment is recommended by a therapist to provide additional information about a client’s current symptoms or mood. Other times, a client or therapist may be seeking diagnostic clarification, that is, a client may have had a number of past mental health diagnoses and/or may be unsure what diagnosis fits for them currently.
Psychological assessments completed at NewPath Mental Health Services are detailed, complete, and professional. We will work to with you to clearly review all assessment findings, in person, and will provide recommendations for future care to ensure you feel confident. While it’s common to be nervous or apprehensive about getting psychological testing, it is important to note that testing is only one of many tools that we use to help you and your therapist understand your needs.
Time to complete an assessment varies, but often an assessment can be completed within 6 hours (including projective or objective measures and a detailed clinical interview). For more information about NewPath's Psychological Assessments, please contact us.