Psychological testing is a great investment in yourself or in your child!

Cost of administering, scoring, and interpretation of tests:

Psychological testing involves administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests; I will prepare a written report and provide a verbal discussion with regard to the test findings and recommendations.

  • I am a fee-for-service provider, and services are based on an hourly rate of $175 per hour. The cost for a full assessment is determined by the total number of hours required for me to complete the full evaluation process, from testing time to feedback session/results review with you. Typically, a full assessment ranges from $1500 to $3500. I will determine if only a few tests from the full battery are needed to avoid an unnecessarily lengthy and expensive procedure.

When payment is due:

  • For comprehensive evaluations (this does not apply to giftedness testing or early entry into Kindergarten evaluations, which are limited in scope and time), a partial payment of $600 is required on the day of testing
  • Balance is due at your feedback/results review appointment (approx. two weeks after testing is complete).
  • Payment can be made by cash or check

Medical insurance responsibility:

Many insurance companies do not cover psychological testing, and those who do will typically only reimburse a portion of the costs. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to determine benefits. Upon request, I will provide you with a statement of your account and I will assist you in submitting billing codes to insurance carriers for reimbursement of services rendered.

TIP: Ask the following, when you call your medical insurance carrier:

  • Is the cost of psychological testing covered?
  • Is there a deductible?
  • What portion will be reimbursed?
  • Is a referral needed from a primary care physician?
  • Is pre-authorization required?

Public School Testing: it is important to note that psycho-educational testing is available to all school-aged children and adolescents, free of charge, through their public home school. However, parents should be aware that school psychologists and other school personnel interpret test results primarily for the purpose of determining eligibility for special education. Furthermore, their training may be limited in scope and they may not have the available time or resources to provide a complete assessment battery in the school setting. Thus, school psychologists and other school personnel will be able to evaluate some, but not all of the information available and may not be able to provide you with a full, and perhaps, truly accurate picture of your child/adolescent.