Academic Evaluations

We offer private assessments to determine your child’s IQ and placement eligibility for gifted classes.  While you can have your child tested through your local school district, there is often a long wait time to secure an appointment which may lead to delays in placement.  The benefit of having your child tested in a private setting is that you can schedule an appointment usually within a week and have the report before the next school cycle begins.  Summer is a great time to schedule an appointment since your child is more at ease, parents have more flex time, and reports are made ready prior to the school’s commence.

ADHD Evaluations Treatment

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common condition that compromises the individual’s ability to attend, concentrate, and remain focused on the task at hand.  Symptoms range from mild to severe and may compromise educational, social, and vocational interests. The assessment of symptoms will identify the degree of deficit and provide strategies to improve performance and argue for tailored accommodations as warranted.

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Adoption Evaluations

The process of adoption is a rigorous journey filled with forms, training, assessments and a sundry of emotions. The adoption evaluation should meet the criteria dictated by the country you are choosing to adopt from. It’s important to know that each country has their own protocol and that deviation from the requirements may delay the adoption process. The key to making sure this process goes well is to pay careful attention to what your child’s country of origin requires. .

Bariatric Evaluations

Pre-surgical assessments are required by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery to ensure that candidates for surgery are physically, psychologically, and emotionally stable to follow through with post operative directives so they may enjoy their new life style.

Anxiety / Panic

Anxiety Disorders are the most common psychological disorders in the United States effecting both children and adults alike. Anxiety disorders take on many forms such as panic, nervous tension, and free floating worries that can cause overwhelming and persistent angst that may interfere with daily living. Treatment is designed to help the person regulate their body’s visceral responses so that life stressors become manageable. A simple screener is offered so that you can determine your level of distress in quantifiable terms but is not a substitute for professional judgement and clinical care. Press “Read More” to determine your current emotional state.

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Media Suitability Evaluations

Media Evaluations are assessment measures designed to screen prospective candidates for television reality shows and/or high risk media roles.  The evaluation is designed to assess the suitability of prospective contestants to determine their level of psychological and emotional endurance.  Risk assessments help to identify a goodness of fit between the individual and the demands of the media project to ensure a successful completion.  Behind-the-scenes psychological consultation for contestants experiencing psychological distress during the filming is available.

Immigration/Hardship Evaluations

migration evaluations vary according to the individual’s needs. Hardship assessments document evidence in support of extreme hardship endured by the qualifying relative in the event he/she would be separated from the applicant or if asked to relocate abroad. The I-601 waiver application was approved by the Administrative Appeals Office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. There are other forms of immigration evaluations such as the Domestic Abuse Waiver which documents indicators of abuse in order to file for legal status separate from their U.S. citizen spouse; and the Political Asylum evaluation which documents a psychological and physical associated with racial, ethnic, religious, or political persecution in their country of origin.

Depression

Depression is an emotional condition that may affect children and adults alike. It causes persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest and other accompanying symptoms depending on the individual. There are different forms of depression and varying levels of severity which may interfere with your ability to think clearly, conduct business, and/or interact socially with others. The episodes may be short lived or chronic requiring immediate professional intervention. A simple screener is offered so that you can determine your level of distress in quantifiable terms but is not a substitute for professional judgement and clinical care. Press “Read More” to determine your current emotional state.

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Self Esteem

Your personal self concept effects the way you view your relationship with others and the world around you. It determines your belief about your abilities and self-imposed limitations which influence your motivation and outcomes. Your self worth begins during your early developmental years and starts to take shape during adolescence leading you into adulthood. A healthy self image is associated with personal satisfaction, security, and confidence in your decision making, ability to manage critique, and effective interactions with others. A simple screener is offered so that you can determine your level of self efficacy in quantifiable terms but is not a substitute for professional judgement and clinical care. Press “Read More” to determine your current self image.

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Parental Concerns

While there are numerous books written about child rearing, each child has their own individual needs and do not come with instruction manuals. There are numerous parenting styles that range from Authoritarian to Permissive approaches that influence the way children will respond within a given situation. It’s important to note that too much or too little of aspects of each approach could be less than beneficial to your child so balance is always encouraged. We offer assessment, guidance, and interventions on how to you, as a parent, can maintain a level of balance when interacting with your children, adolescent, or teen. A simple screener is offered so that you can determine your parental style of in quantifiable terms but is not a substitute for professional judgement and clinical care. Press “Read More” to determine your approach to children rearing.

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Relationship/Conflicts

Relationships of all types are difficult to maintain since we do not live in a social vacuum. Each one of us has a unique way of perceiving and experiencing the world. We often approach conflict resolution based on our belief system and vehemently dispute all other resolutions when challenged. While this approach may appear logical, we do not take into account our partner’s views which suspends solutions from taking place. The goal in relational therapy is to create a space of understanding, communication, and love between two people so that each partner feels their view matters. A simple screener is offered so that you can determine the strength of your relationship in quantifiable terms but is not a substitute for professional judgement and clinical care. Press “Read More” to determine how strong your relationship is with your loved one.

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