I am licensed to provide a number of different therapy assessments, however the person seeking assistance must determine the potential benefits and purpose of conducting a therapy assessment. All assessments are confidential and become the property of the person seeking assistance:
This is the most comprehensive assessment that is often required when a number of professionals are involved in the care and treatment of an individual. The purpose is to understand an individual’s level of functioning over time. This type of assessment addresses the person’s history: education, work, relationships, family dynamics, important life events and significant life changes. It also includes a clear and comprehensive understanding of the persons’ strengths, abilities and resources. Finally, it offers recommendations for treatment.
This type of assessment is based on criteria set out in the DSM IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). This type of assessment may be helpful for treatment of mental disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, adjustment disorders, etc.
Many people want to understand the nature and severity of their addictions. It is very important when a person’s life (relationships, work and overall mood) is severely impacted by their use or abuse of substances. It is often necessary to treat and rule out addictions before any other issues can be addressed.