Learn through Psychological Testing
“So what is psychological testing anyway?”
Great question! Psychological testing provides a way to help people learn and answer questions about their personalities, behavior, abilities, and learning difficulties. Clients and healthcare professionals frequently contact me to conduct psychological evaluations because I provide a superior quality product based on years of honing my craft. I consistently schedule clients for testing within a week of the phone call and provide clients with comprehensive written reports within two to five days following their appointments. My reports are
- easy to understand,
- customized and
- always contain practical recommendations.
Clients not only feel confident about the information I provide to them, but feel very comfortable throughout the process given that I am down-to-earth and personable. : )
I believe in working as part of a team so, with the client’s permission, physicians, mental health professionals, supervisors, teachers, etc. are contacted after I conduct evaluations to share with them treatment plans and recommendations to help clients heal and reach their maximum potentials.
Psychological testing services are provided ONLINE or IN PERSON to children (who are at least 8-years-old), adolescents, and adults to evaluate for conditions such as:
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (children, adolescents & adults)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Conduct Disorder
- Learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia/reading disorders; dyscalculia/math disorders; dysgraphia/writing disorders);
- Anxiety (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia)
- Mood disorders (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder)
- Relationship problems
So how do ONLINE psychological evaluations work?
Clients who elect to to complete ONLINE psychological evaluations first talk to me on a HIPAA-secure video platform (similar to Skype or FaceTime) where I obtain information about their current problem as well as their family, school and relationship history. Throughout this process I strive to connect with clients on an emotional level so they know they’ve been heard and understood; it’s my job to earn their trust and forge a strong working alliance. Following the interview, clients complete a series of psychological tests on the website of a test publishing company that I work with – also HIPAA-secure. I monitor and interact with them as they complete the tests. The process is simple, flexible and convenient! : )
I no longer accept insurance to cover the costs of psychological evaluations. However, many clients have FSA/HSA cards they can use for this purpose. Also, I can provide clients with a “superbill” (i.e., a special receipt for services) that they can submit to their insurance companies for possible reimbursement of services rendered.
Psychological evaluations are a great way to learn about yourself and come up with game plans to help you get from where you are to where you’d like to be! : )
Christopher J. Quarto, Ph.D., PLLC, Licensed psychologist
Tennessee & Michigan