Psychological Assessment Services

I offer a wide range of psychological assessment services, including Independent Psychological Evaluations (also known as IME). Psychological assessments tend to be requested by third parties such as insurance companies, medical or rehabilitation professionals, or disability management companies.

Psychological assessments conducted for specific purposes may answer the following type of questions:

Insurance claim or disability management assessment:  What psychological factors prevent this client from functioning optimally and returning to work? What supports and accommodations does this client need to function optimally and return to work? What activities or work duties would this client have difficulties completing as a result of psychological factors? Is this client expected to recover further, or are current difficulties likely permanent?

Psychodiagnostic or personality assessment: Would this client’s psychological functioning be better described as a Phobia or as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? Are this client’s depressive symptoms the result of chronic pain or other factors? What personality features explain why this client has difficulty in a given area of life?

Psychological assessments include some or all of the following components:

  • Review of file documentation provided by the client or referring agency
  • Semi-structured clinical interview
  • Psychometric testing
  • Collateral information from other health care providers or significant others
  • DSM diagnosis
  • Formulation of relevant causal or contributing factors
  • Prognosis and (treatment) recommendations
  • Written assessment report 
  • Feedback of assessment findings to the client 

Feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss an assessment referral.