Psychological assessment is NOT therapy or counseling. A typical assessment with me includes an initial meeting with parents/caregivers to clarify what questions you hope the assessment will answer, and talk about your child’s history, life story, and current challenges. The next step is psychological testing - I meet with your child one-on-one for several hours to administer a variety of tests - and multiple parent- and teacher-completed questionnaires about how your child is functioning at home and at school. Then, I will have a feedback meeting with you (and, if desired, with your child) to explain all of the results and any diagnoses that apply, and discuss recommendations for what to do next. Finally, I pull all of this information together into a formal psychological report, including test scores, diagnoses, and treatment recommendations, that you can take with you to other professionals who work with your child.