You have symptoms and they are really having a negative impact on you, your family, your children, people you care about, at work, at school, in your personal life, etc., and so on. That is a rough place to be.
You are trying so you’ve talked to someone knowledgeable, like your doctor, school counselor, therapist, friend, psychiatrist, etc. and they’ve said you might have a mental health condition and you need an assessment. Do you need a “regular” mental health assessment, a comprehensive psychological assessment, or a neuropsychological assessment?
The Gold Standard
A comprehensive psychological assessment is a gold standard because of what it covers and how it can be useful to you. And it is a serious undertaking.
A Comprehensive Psychological Assessment Can Help Get You Clarity
DCNE has administered many comprehensive assessments for people with many different symptoms and difficulties. Working with our clients in this way is incredibly rewarding because we know that each will leave with a long written report that includes all sorts of insights and explanations to keep them moving forward in their lives.
One major reason people get a comprehensive assessment is that they are often required for extended time on standardized tests (e.g. SAT, GMAT, LSAT, etc.) as well as accommodations at school or work and often for admissions to private schools. DCNE’s comprehensive assessment will give you the clarity you need and evidence to justify your request wherever you need support.
DCNE’s Approach to Comprehensive Assessments
A comprehensive assessment is a team effort. It includes meetings with the DCNE Testing Therapist, includes input from third parties (teachers, loved ones, etc.), and a full written report. It investigates learning challenges, learning disabilities, IQ, processing speeds, achievement tests, reading tests, and an extended conversation with the Testing Therapist (called a semi-structured clinical interview). What is finally included in your comprehensive assessment will be custom tailored to you.
After all of the information from anyone providing input (e.g. clients, teachers, parents, loved ones, therapists, doctors, school counselors, etc.) is collected a report is drafted. Typically, a team of reviewers provides input in the final report because more brains are better than one. This report is what you will need to get medication, and accommodations, and provide a number of recommendations to point you in the right direction. The report will be around 25 pages and will include a summary of everything your DCNE Testing Therapist did during the assessment. We will also have a follow-up appointment to talk through the results and what they mean.
Start Your Comprehensive Psychological Assessment Today in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia
Maybe you are struggling and don’t know where to turn. Or you’re tired of not knowing what is going on. Whatever the reason, a Comprehensive Psychological Assessment can be the answer you are looking for.
Our skilled team of clinicians will guide you through the process. We offer consultations for anyone interested in our services or who wants to know more. You can book your consultation on our website, by texting us at 202-998-ADHD (2343), or by emailing [email protected]. We offer free consultations because we want to answer your questions before we begin neurofeedback training with you or someone you know. We are your resource to make it easier, even if you don’t work with us.
Other ADHD Services Offered by DCNE
DCNE doesn’t just provide comprehensive assessments. In fact, we provide a range of assessments that might be cheaper, less time-consuming, and give you just as much clarity. We provide an ADHD Assessment as well as a QEEG. Find out more about them during your consultation or by checking out our other services. In addition to Comprehensive Psychological Assessment, we offer Neurofeedback Training and counseling. We aren’t just an “uh huh, tell me more” kind of therapy practice. We want to get in there with you and provide real tangible results through assessments, behavioral counseling to keep you on track or get you back on track, and emotional processing to deal with the stigma of mental health and not feeling good enough. It is a complete package to get you where you want to be. That is what gives us the most joy!