PSYCHOLOGICAL / PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT

 

We are often aware we are experiencing difficulties in life, but it is hard to pinpoint the cause of our distress. A comprehensive psychological or psychodiagnostic evaluation allows us to identify specific problems that you are experiencing, how they developed, and what function they serve. It also helps us identify personality traits that might contribute to difficulties you may be experiencing.

Personality impacts how we perceive ourselves and others, which in turn influences relationships. However, we are not always aware of the makeup of our personality structure or how it impacts our lives. Identifying personality traits, interpersonal style, personality strengths and weaknesses, as well as how our personality influences our ability to tolerate stress and how we perceive ourselves can allow us to take action to enhance personal growth and improve relationships.

I conduct a comprehensive assessment, which involves a clinical interview, structured diagnostic assessment, collateral information from treatment providers and/or family members, a review of medical/academic records, as well as standardized test measures. This information is then compiled into a report that outlines one's background, testing results, diagnostic impressions, and specific  recommendations to address any issues that are identified.