Psychological Assessment Services in New York City
Psychological Assessment at Madison Park Psychological Services
At times it can be very difficult to put into words our experiences, thoughts, and feelings. As a result, we can be left feeling misunderstood, alone, and unsure about what would help us feel better. A psychological evaluation can uncover underlying cognitive difficulties, emotions, motivations, and conflicts that we may not be fully aware of. As such, it gives us a more accurate understanding of ourselves, a coherent narrative about our inner working mind, and a road map for making effective changes.
At MPPS, our assessment service uses specialized evidence-based measures, including intelligence, neuropsychological, personality, and projective testing. We use a comprehensive approach whereby we examine the complexity of the whole person in order to understand a client’s psychological functioning. The strength of our approach allows us to uncover psychological difficulties, even if they are masked by other problems, and to understand them and the complex manner in which they interact. We are therefore able to explain in simple language difficult problems and ensure that nothing is missed in the process of understanding them. This multimethod approach is the foundation of our assessment successes. Our clients feel understood and in control of what they need to do in order to achieve psychological well-being.
What kind of evaluation is right for me?
The goal of an evaluation is to carefully and comprehensively assess and identify strengths and weaknesses across multiple areas and to understand what may be interfering with our ability to function at our highest potential. After completion of the assessment, we offer our client a comprehensive and therapeutic feedback that includes practical recommendations to facilitate their growth. In addition, if psychological treatment is indicated, we develop an individualized treatment plan to effectively deal with the person’s difficulties and help them achieve their goals.
We can answer broad questions, including the following:
- What is the nature of my psychological difficulty?
- What is the best form of psychotherapy for me?
- Why can’t I concentrate at work or school?
- How can I improve my relationships with others?
- How can I be more organized and productive at work?
- Why am I not getting better in my treatment?
- Do I require accommodations at school, such as extra time for exams?
In addition, we assess specific diagnostic questions, including the following:
- Do I or my child have attention deficit disorder?
- Do I or my child have a psychiatric disorder?
- Do I or my child have a learning disability?
- Do I or my child have an intellectual disability?
- Am I developing memory problems or dementia?
In situations where specialized measures are requested (e.g., MMPI-2, Wechsler Intelligence Scales) for screenings or placement, we can provide them. We also provide psychological clearance for elective surgeries or elective procedures (e.g., bariatric surgery).