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Psychological Evaluations

What we offer

We offer brief psychological evaluation and verification of diagnosis to individuals dealing with cognitive, academic, behavioral, social-emotional, substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma, psycho-sexual, bariatric, veteran, or parental fitness deficits.

We also offer psychological evaluation to candidates for bariatric surgery to determine their psychological readiness for the procedure. Our aim is to connect diverse clients across the lifespan to needed psychological, social, and medical services using culturally relevant psychological evaluation approaches. We service children, adolescents, and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds.

What’s involved

Our evaluations generally involve an initial Psychiatric Intake (Phase I: Clinical Interview) session in which we simply ask questions about the background of you and your family (usually 1 hr.), followed by a Testing session (Phase II) to examine the educational, psychological, cognitive, behaviorally, and personality factors and skills in question (usually 3-4 hrs.).

Based on the results of the evaluation, we provide a report with recommendations through our final Feedback session (Phase III) to help you understand the outcome of your testing diagnosis, so you can become the best you that you can be.

Our flexible hours and convenient scheduling, that includes evening and weekends by appointment, support us in this mission. Payment is due in full before each phase of psychological evaluation can begin. Please Note: We do charge for additional time it takes to analyze data and write up the report. (Approx. 3 to 4 hours)

Phase #Phase DescriptionDurationDescriptions
1Clinical Interview1 hr.Gather info about your background
2Testing Session3-4 hrs.Administer a Battery of Tests
3Data Analysis3-4 hrs.Analyze data and write report
4Feedback Session1 hr.Review results

Types of Evaluations Offered

Psycho-Educational Evaluation

Our psycho-educational evaluations help clients gain an understanding of child, adolescent, and/or adult cognitive, academic, social-emotional, and behavioral functioning. In particular, we assess cognitive/intellectual ability, academic achievement/processing, and a number of specific skills related to the learning process including gifted and talented evaluation and assessment of potential learning disabilities and behavioral challenges.

Parental Fitness Evaluation

Our parental fitness evaluations assess the capacity of a parent to parent their children. Whether you are currently separated from your children or fearful that you could be separated from your children in the future, we provide objective testing that identifies your strengths and weaknesses as a parent and offer recommendations for improvement in areas where you may be struggling. Our goal is to help you become the best parent you can be while maintaining the best interest of your children.

Substance Abuse Evaluation

Our substance abuse evaluations assess the extent of a person’s drug or alcohol use. The evaluation consists of testing reviewing the participants’ history and current relationship with the substance. We assess the current risk and effects of the substance in order to tailor a plan to provide the best change at recovery. We aim to help create a path for what the next step will entail, whether it be outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, substance abuse programs or treatment meetings.

Psycho-Emotional Evaluation

Our psycho-emotional evaluations assess clients emotional functioning and well-being, including their levels of depression and anxiety, personality styles, and specific psychological disturbances and their severity. We also offer brief and long-term psychotherapy support through our therapy programs to assist clients with psycho-emotional challenges and healing.

Domestic Violence Evaluation

Our domestic violence evaluations consist of an in-depth looks at the person’s overall effects from the violence in order to understand the impact and severity of symptoms. We provide testing that analyze the extent of the maltreatment and circumstances that may surrounds the issue. We aim to help the survivors better understand the situation, how to support themselves, and provide tools in order to continue to protect themselves.

Psycho-Sexual Evaluation

We offer psycho-sexual evaluations that examine the context of a person involved in sexual misconduct. The participant will be evaluated for their risk of repeating the behaviors, identifying behavioral patterns, and analyzing risk factors that may contribute to the offence. Applying the information analyzed, we create treatment and interventions that will be the most beneficial to the participant.

Trauma Assessment

Our trauma assessments consist of determining the extent in which a person has experienced a traumatic event/events. This involves analyzing the event/events, their mental health, their behavioral health, and the proceeding impacts of the event/events. We aim to create a better understanding of the trauma and the impact it may have carried in order to create a treatment plan that is tailor to benefit the individual’s specific symptoms.

Bariatric Pre-Operative Evaluation

We offer pre-surgical psychological assessment to bariatric programs and weight loss surgery patients seeking approval for surgery. Psychological evaluations are usually required prior to bariatric surgery with a focus on ensuring that the client’s mental health is sufficient for the surgery and its outcomes. We aim to help prepare patients mentally for the challenges ahead and identify potential barriers to help them achieve a successful post-operative lifestyle. Most surgical candidates are considered mentally healthy enough for the surgical procedure; however, we do offer special recommendations to assist clients with developing more effective coping skills, emotional support, and realistic expectations.

Veteran Evaluations

We provide Evaluation Assessments for Veterans and Active Service Duty Members to better evaluate their eligibility for Compensation and Pension (C&P) Benefits Claims. Our exams are one-time, non-treatment exams for individual Veterans in the Georgia area.

We also provide these evaluation services to organization on a contract basis. Please ask your GlobeCoRe Representative about getting started with an Evaluation Contract for your organization.