What is Psychological Testing?

Our clinicians perform psychological testing for persons age 5 through adulthood. Psychological tests offer a formal way to measure traits, feelings, beliefs and abilities that can lead to people’s problems, or are characteristics of a psychiatric illness. Some tests assess the presence of certain conditions, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, or personality disorders. Other tests measure general well being and provide an overall picture of a person’s personality.

How Does Psychological Testing Work?

A psychological assessment begins with an interview with a psychologist and one or more formal psychological tests and concludes with a discussion of results of the testing. The purpose of Psychological testing is to gain a deeper, more complete understanding of the problem than can be gained from a brief office visit. It just means that additional information is needed before designing the best approach to address the problem. Be aware an appointment for psychological testing requires several hours of time to complete questionnaires or engage in face-to-face paper and pencil testing.