At Therapy Utah, we want you to have a clear picture of the challenges you’re facing. Our in-house psychologist can provide evaluations in accordance with court orders and assessments to help diagnose issues that may require specialty treatments.
What is a Psychological Evaluation?
Have you ever had physical symptoms and that seemed to go on for too long? If so, you may have visited a doctor who, based on what you reported, would authorize various tests to be run. This doctor would provide specific treatment for your individual needs based on the results of those tests.
Just like a medical doctor, our psychologist is asked to perform psychological evaluations when someone finds themself with mental health issues that appear to be lasting longer than 6 months and don’t have any known causes. After a discussion about your specific symptoms, our psychologist will choose the tests he feels would be most helpful for providing you with a clear answer.
Psychological evaluations are diagnostics performed by psychiatrists to diagnose various challenges, including:
The purpose of these evaluations may be to:
- Assist with the creation of a custom treatment plan
- Identify the underlying cause of specific symptoms
- Predict potential future challenges as the result of a condition
- Provide updated information after a previous psychological evaluation
- Diagnose a disorder that requires specific psychiatric treatment
Our on-site psychologist can also perform assessments for therapy clients, including adults, couples, families, and children or adolescents. These assessments help Therapy Utah match each client with a therapist whose methods fit their unique needs.
The cost of psychological evaluations at Therapy Utah varies depending on the client’s age:
- Ages 12 and under: $1200
- Ages 12–17: $1500
- Ages 18+: $1800
Why Choose Therapy Utah for Psychological Evaluations?
Therapy Utah takes a detailed and personalized approach to psychological evaluations. When you contact us for support, we go above and beyond to make sure your experience is comfortable, accurate, and valuable.
Confidential & Secure
We take doctor-patient confidentiality extremely seriously, and hold all evaluations in a secure environment for your comfort and peace of mind.
Our own in-house psychologist conducts every evaluation personally—guaranteeing authentic and reliable results. Dr. Brian Chandler has more than 30 years of experience conducting psychological evaluations, and is the author of Approaching Life with Confidence: Defeat Depression and Anxiety by Taking Charge of Your Mind.
From providing psychological evaluations for use in court cases to assessments for individual clients, Therapy Utah is ready to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions about Psychological Evaluations
Who Should Have a Psychological Evaluation?
All kinds of people have psychological evaluations for various reasons. These include people who have been:
- Recommended after hospital stays
- Mandated by courts
- Required by schools, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, or prisons
- Referred by GPs or family doctors
How Long Does a Psychological Evaluation Take?
At Therapy Utah, our psychological evaluations typically take 3–4 hours. However, the length of your evaluation may differ depending on your specific needs. We’ll do our best to communicate with you ahead of time if we need to keep you longer so you can adjust your schedule accordingly.
What Kinds of Conditions Can a Psychological Evaluation Diagnose?
Psychological evaluations can diagnose an extremely broad spectrum of mood and behavioral disorders and other mental health challenges. At Therapy Utah, our psychological evaluations often help patients diagnose:
- Anxiety disorders (including OCD, PTSD, Panic Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
- ADD, ADHD, BPD, and other behavioral disorders
What Are the Benefits of a Psychological Evaluation?
Psychological evaluations can provide you and your therapist with a better understanding of your needs. They can also provide a diagnosis for any specific mental health conditions you may be struggling with, allowing you to obtain a prescription for necessary medications or other specialty services that can provide essential support.
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