Correct Diagnosis + Correct Treatment = Progress
Psychological testing is helpful in understanding in a systematic way (based on well researched evaluation instruments) a person’s intellectual, educational, and emotional functioning. It is often used in situations where it is difficult to determine the underpinnings of intellectual, educational, and/or emotional problems and challenges. While children and adolescents can at times tell you how they hurt, they often have difficulties pinpointing why they hurt and what is hurting. Adults in crisis also may struggle in terms of understanding the factors leading up to and contributing to the crisis situation. Psychological testing involves obtaining knowledge and understanding to identify specific treatment goals targeting the presenting problems.
From questions and concerns comes understanding, and answers
leading to clarity of the path toward progress