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Sometimes, you need answers. You might have questions about whether you or your child has ADHD, Learning Disabilities, or other mental health diagnoses. You might be going through a divorce or child custody situation and need to assess parental capacity. Or, you may want to get a deeper understanding of your mind, your strengths and weaknesses, and your personality traits. Psychological assessments can offer incredible insights, diagnostic clarity, and solutions for overcoming life’s most challenging trials. You and your family deserve answers; we want to help you find them.
We offer therapy sessions and psychological assessments in Spanish as well / También ofrecemos sesiones de terapia y evaluaciones psicológicas en español.
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What is a Psychological Assessment?

Psychological Assessment (also called Psychological Testing) evaluates symptoms, functions, and underlying differences in the brain and how they play out in the real world. Assessments utilize evidence-based psychological measures backed by decades of research to collect and analyze psychological traits accurately. 

Psychological Assessments usually involve meeting one-on-one with a psychologist to complete a series of tasks and answer questions about your life (or the life of your child or loved one). Many assessment tasks are simple and similar to school activities (e.g., vocabulary tests), while others may be more complex and challenging. 

Some assessments are brief and may only take an hour or two, while others are much more comprehensive and can take several hours to complete. Depending on your schedule and the amount of testing, the assessment may occur in one meeting or are spread over multiple sessions.  

After testing, a psychologist will write a report detailing the results and what they mean. This report provides you (and the court, when applicable) with information found through the assessment. Privately requested assessments will then include a feedback session where you and the psychologist review the results together and discuss their recommendations. Court-ordered assessments may not involve this feedback session, and the process may differ depending on the circumstances.

Who Can Provide A Psychological Assessment?

Psychological Assessments can only be provided by licensed psychologists and licensed professional counselors. Technicians or other mental health professionals may administer some measures, but only a psychologist or LPC is qualified to interpret and make conclusions based on the findings from an assessment. WMPS’s assessment psychologists and counselors are trained to help you find the answers you deserve through evidence-based psychological testing.

How Can Assessments Help?

Psychological Assessments can assess for a wide range of emotional, social, and behavioral issues. Here at WMPS, these evaluation include:

  • Emotional Functioning
  • Personality Traits
  • Attention and Executive Functioning
  • Intellectual Abilities
  • Learning Capacity
  • Social Wellbeing
  • Risks and Safety Concerns

Based on the comprehensive assessment results, psychologists can offer recommendations for treatment and answer your questions. Some examples of this include coping skills for issues with cognitive processing speed, referral for psychotherapy or couples counseling, or support that might be important in school or work.
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What Does Psychological Assessment Look Like At West Michigan Psychological Services?

You and your family deserve answers. Our Psychological Assessment services provide accurate information about psychological functioning and how to enhance it. We strive to make the assessment process as stress-free and straightforward as possible. Unless the court has ordered your assessment, your information will be confidential and shared only with those you authorize us to disclose. 

We start with an initial consultation to determine which measures and sources of information are needed for your assessment. We will then schedule a time to complete the assessment battery and gather your information based on availability. A copy of the assessment report can be provided upon request. 

Our assessments help you or your child:

  • Identify underlying mental health issues
  • Understand intellectual strengths and weaknesses
  • Uncover explanations for symptoms and dysfunctional behavior
  • Learn about the mind on a deeper level
  • Determine the next steps for treatment

Psychological assessments can offer a window into your world and provide language for what you are experiencing. These insights can give hope for improvement and strategies for improving your life. You deserve a chance to learn more about yourself or your loved one, and we want to help make that happen. Contact West Michigan Psychological Services about scheduling an assessment today!

Types of Assessments

WMPS is proud to offer comprehensive, individually tailored psychological assessments for people living in Michigan. While we provide assessments for a wide range of diagnostic and functional concerns, some of our primary assessment services include:

  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, etc.)
  • Personality and Strengths/Weaknesses
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Parent Capacity Evaluations
  • Department of Health and Human Services Evaluations
  • Custody Evaluations

Contact us today if you or a loved one are interested in getting an assessment.