Psychological Evaluation Specialist

Cognitive Behavioral & Integrative Therapy located in Falls Church & Alexandria, VA

Psychological Evaluation

If you experience constant fear, sadness, or other signs of a mental health challenge, licensed therapists at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment in Falls Church, McLean, and Alexandria, Virginia, are here for you. They offer comprehensive psychological evaluations to diagnose and treat a variety of mental health struggles. Book an appointment online to schedule a psychological evaluation, or call one of the offices today.

What are psychological evaluations?

Psychological evaluations at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment use a series of questions and tests to assess your emotional, social, and behavior patterns. These evaluations are often useful if you struggle to understand or regulate your emotions. 

What do psychological evaluations screen for?

 Psychological evaluations at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment help your provider screen for these and other issues:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger management issues
  • Low motivation
  • Hopelessness
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
Psychological evaluations, also known as social-emotional testing, identifies situations that overload your coping abilities, allowing your psychologist to develop an effective treatment. 

Are psychological evaluations right for me?

 You might have ongoing sadness or fear. You could also have difficulty paying attention, managing your anger, controlling thoughts of self-harm, or often feeling hopeless about the future. 

What happens during psychological evaluations?

 A licensed psychologist at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment discusses your medical history, symptoms, medication regimen, and lifestyle habits during social-emotional testing. They evaluate defining traits of your personality, such as how you:
  • Relate to other people
  • React to stress
  • Perceive yourself
Your assessment, which consists of a series of questions and other tasks, allows your provider to determine if and how behavioral, social, and emotional difficulties impact your cognitive abilities. The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment offers social-emotional testing as an optional add-on to psychoeducational evaluations for kids. 

What should I expect after a psychological evaluation?

 During the feedback portion of a psychotherapy evaluation, your psychologist summarizes their findings into a comprehensive snapshot of your mental health, along with areas of emotional strengths and challenges. They make specific recommendations for alleviating roadblocks using individual psychotherapy or group therapy sessions. To learn more about psychotherapy evaluations and find out if they’re right for you, call your nearest Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment office, or book an appointment online today.
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