A psychological evaluation is completed by a psychologist, using a variety of psychological instruments and tools to understand an individual’s psychological functioning. An evaluation may be requested to gain understanding of a person’s emotional, social, or personality functioning, or to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Evaluation of a child or adolescent also includes an extensive clinical interview with a parent. Evaluation also often include psychologist testing, direct observations and/or record reviews. Following completion of the evaluation, an appointment is scheduled to go over the results of the testing and to answer any questions that may arise for the client, parents, or other referral source.

Dr. Featherstone and Dr. Grapengieser have extensive experience and expertise in providingcomprehensive psychological evaluations. They believe that gaining a full understanding of an individual’s functioning enables them to provide accurate, effective solutions to improve performance. Recommendations are then developed out of this understanding, and involve targeted interventions for clients, parents, schools, service providers, etc.

An evaluation can include assessment and/or testing in some of the following areas:

  • Abuse/Sexual Abuse/Trauma
  • Attachment Style
  • Anxiety/Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Attention & Concentration (ADHD)
  • Achievement and/or Academic Functioning
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Difficulties
  • Conduct Disorder/Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Depression/Bipolar Disorder
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Executive Functioning
  • Gifted Assessments & Testing
  • Information Processing
  • Intellectual Skills
  • Learning Disorders
  • Memory
  • Parenting/Parenting Stress
  • Personality Disorders
  • Personality Functioning
  • Psychotic Disorders/Schizophrenia
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Social Skills
  • Trauma Assessment
  • Visual-Spatial Functioning