How Do I Get Started?
Do you believe that you would benefit from psychological testing? We would love to help you. To begin the assessment process, contact us for intake. After the intake, a licensed clinical psychologist will administer a 90-minute, in-person diagnostic interview; this is an integral part of the assessment process as a means to rule-out medical or psychological conditions or concerns. The diagnostic interview will allow the psychologist to gather information on the following: the reason for referral, developmental history, health and psychiatric history, education and employment history, social history, childhood and family history, and alcohol/drug history.
The assessment itself typically consists of one four-hour appointment that includes a variety of tasks and tests to measure attention, memory, intellectual functioning, personality, mood, and emotional functioning (approximate time may vary according to individual needs). The licensed clinical psychologist will analyze, evaluate, and summarize the assessment results, and discuss results with you during a one-hour feedback session. The feedback session is inclusive of individual test results, diagnosis, and detailed treatment recommendations that are designed to help you decide the best steps to take in getting back on track with your goals. Fees for psychological assessment are based on the specific battery of tests used. Insurance will often cover a portion of these services, and we work with your insurance company to pre-certify coverage of the assessment.
If you live in Chicago and would like to learn more about our psychological testing services or would like to schedule an appointment, contact Symmetry Counseling today.