Psychological Evaluations & Formal Assessments

Any of our counselors can perform assessments and/or psychological evaluations. This typically involves a minimum of three sessions with a counselor, which can be billed either through your insurance or using our sliding fee scale:

  • The first session is the “getting to know the client” portion; the counselor will perform a diagnostic interview, mental health status exam, etc.
  • During the second session, the counselor will typically administer the MMPI (Minnesota
  • Anger Management

    Anger presents itself in many different ways. Underneath the anger often lies sadness, shame, fear, or guilt. Anger can affect our relationships in significant ways.

    Use the questions below as a self-reflective guide.

    Do you…

  • find it difficult to control how you act when you’re angry?
  • feel like your anger is like a volcano that erupts unexpectedly?
  • fear that your anger causes you to hurt people you love?
  • experience other people being afraid of your anger?
  • Addiction & Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse /addiction may include over-use of the following substances: alcohol, amphetamines, caffeine, cannabis, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, nicotine, opioids, phencyclidine, sedatives, hypnotics, anxiolytics, or polysubstances.

    Use the questions below as a self-reflective guide.

    Do you…

  • find yourself using something more often and in greater quantities than you intend to?
  • need more and more of a substance to get the desired effect?
  • have
  • Attachment Issues

    Often times, following adoption or other transition in custody, a child shows difficulty in forming an appropriate and trusting relationship with his primary caretaker(s). For the adult, it can be confusing to know how to show love to the child when she seems to avoid or resist healthy relationships. Adults in these situations can feel scared, frustrated, hopeless, and even guilty. The children may have emotional and behavioral issues such as lying passive aggressive behavior,…

    Aging

    With each season of life, there are gains and losses. Perhaps this year or in this life stage, you are wrestling with how to make sense of and cope with the losses that come along with it.

    Use the questions below as a self-reflective guide.

    Do you…

  • feel distress about getting older?
  • have frustrations with changes in your body and mind as you age?
  • feel that aging is a bad thing?
  • have thoughts that aging makes you obsolete?
  • Autistic Spectrum (Asperger’s Syndrome, etc.)

    Children and adolescents on the Autistic Spectrum can face difficulty in relationships and day-to-day life. For their caretaker(s), knowing how to relate to a child on the Autistic Spectrum can feel confusing when it seems that he or she does not reciprocate emotion, joy, or interest. Adults oftentimes experience frustration, confusion, isolation and guilt. The children may have emotional and behavioral issues such as few peer relationships, rigidity in interests or …