Welcome to my website and to my practice! It is my hope that this site will be a helpful resource for people who are considering a psychological evaluation. Please look around. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact me. I am happy to answer any questions about psychological evaluations in general or my practice specifically. (And I update the site regularly to provide information that people find the most helpful, so your questions and feedback will help me continue to make the site as informative as possible.) I can be reached by phone at 607-379-1468.
Are you considering obtaining a psychological assessment for your child or yourself?
Referrals for psychological testing may include topics such as:
- Learning concerns of all kinds,
- Attention problems
- Gifted identification
- Social/emotional adjustment
- Behavioral challenges
- Developmental delay
- Autistic spectrum disorders
- Cognitive challenges
- Challenges with mood and with coping
- Relationship challenges
Perhaps you have noticed that your child is having difficulty – at home or at school – and nothing you have tried has fixed the problem. Observed challenges like these can be complex to understand and it can be confusing to know how to help.
Perhaps you are seeking documentation to clarify or support a diagnostic impression.
Perhaps you and your treatment provider actually know what the problem is, but need the documentation that a psychological report can provide to get the help and support that is needed.
Perhaps you, your child, and/or a third party, such as an educational setting or service provider, need suggestions about where to go from here to address these challenges, including accommodations or modifications that can be helpful.
I work from a strength-based person-centered approach. This means that I try to understand the difficulties that a child or adult may be facing within the context of their strengths, their struggles, their experiences and their world view. It is my goal that the end result of the evaluation (which includes DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnoses, if appropriate) will be an understanding of the source/cause of an individual’s challenges that will lead to recommendations that are appropriate, not just for the problem, but for the whole person.
As one part of the comprehensive psychological evaluation I provide you with a written report that documents any challenges I observe and includes recommendations about accommodations, interventions and modifications to address those challenges. Psychological assessment reports will contain detailed recommendations that families and individuals can take back to their school and/or outpatient treatment provider for implementation.
My practice consists exclusively of psychological assessment. At this time I am not currently taking new appointments for my private practice. I do not provide ongoing psychological treatment.
Please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to talk with you, to answer any questions you might have about psychological evaluations, and to help you plan your next step!