Testing Adults

Psychological testing for adults

Psychological testing for adults can be done in the comfort of your own home, or in conveniently located offices in Encino, Westwood and Culver City. It is typically used to provide diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations for treating therapists and physicians. Psychological evaluations may also be required by colleges, adoption agencies, and other entities for the purposes of competency or disability documentation.

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      Testing can include:

    • Disability documentation for college and graduate level students seeking reasonable accommodations while taking graduate level admission examinations (i.e., GRE Revised Test; LSAT; MCAT; etc). A psychiatric/psychological disability (such as, but not limited to, depressive, anxiety, and bipolar disorders) is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if a major life activity is substantially limited by such (i.e., school). Students can be impacted in the educational setting due to: difficulty in focusing and maintaining concentration; completing work within a time frame; being able to consistently function from day to day; and drowsiness, headaches and other medication side-effects. Learn more here: ETS (Educational Testing Service), and AAMC (guidelines for disability documentation for the Association of American Medical Colleges), andLASAC (guidelines for documentation of cognitive impairment for LSAT examination), and LDA – Learning Disabilities Association of America.
    • Adoption Evaluations for prospective adoptive parents; as required by some agencies and by most regions in Russia and Kazakhstan and for single parents adopting from Latin America. Psychological evaluations are used to determine if the prospective parents are suitable for adoption and how they will cope with the stress of an adoption. As a licensed psychologist, my evaluations are in compliance with international adoption requirements.
    • Social and emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.
    • Diagnostic clarification: Many people self-diagnose and are relieved to find that they have a recognized condition to which they can give a name. Others may feel they have been misdiagnosed by another professional and were given a “label” that they simply do not feel is accurate.
    • Adult ADHD: Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a mental health condition that causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. ADHD always starts in early childhood, but in some cases it’s not diagnosed until later in life. Adult ADHD can cause significant problems including unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, and low self-esteem – all of which can often be significantly improved with treatment.


Learn more on my Frequently Asked Questions page.