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Psychological Assessments

Our providers offer personally tailored evaluations to assess for a variety of mental health disorders to inform the best and most appropriate treatment for clients. The process of a psychological assessment entails a structured clinical interview, testing, and a feedback session.  
All assessments offered require being in-person at our Fairfax office.
Below are the types of testing we offer:

1) Psychological Assessment: A series of scientifically developed tests and procedures
that assess various aspects of one’s psychological functioning. More specifically, the main
purpose of a psychological assessment is to gain a better understanding of an individual’s
behavior, strengths and weaknesses, cognition, emotional reactivity, personality, and
biopsychosocial interactions. Recommendations for treatment/remediation are provided to meet
the specific needs of the individuals to improve the identified areas of weaknesses. Test
batteries will be tailored to the specific needs of the individual in order to answer referral
A detailed description of the process is provided below:

Clinical Interview: Structured and/or semi-structured discussions with the client,
caregivers, teachers, and other individuals familiar with the client. Interviews allow
observation of social, language, and communication skills. 
Test Administration: An assessment of Intellectual Functioning (IQ) and
personality assessment through nom-referenced measures; these are tests that are
standardized (“normed”) over clearly defined groups with representative characteristics
of age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other features. These tests allow for
comparison of the assessed client to the average, typical group in order to determine the
nature of treatment required to support the client.
Behavioral Observations: Observing the client’s verbal and nonverbal behavior before,
during, and after the assessment (when permitted, observation of client in his or her
natural environment such as the classroom, home, playground, place of work, etc.).
Informal Assessments/Collaborative Data: Source of supplementary information to
support formal test procedures which may include school records, standardized test
scores (SAT/ACT), medical records, informal background questionnaires, and other
personal documents. 

2) Trauma-Focused Psychological Evaluation: An evaluation that includes a traditional
psychological assessment and trauma-specific measures to identify the effects of trauma on one’s
neurobiological (e.g., self-regulation, learning, judgment, decision-making capabilities),
emotional, behavioral (e.g., aggression and disruptive behaviors) and psychological functioning;
interpersonal relationships, socio-environmental interactions. Test batteries will be tailored to
the specific needs of the individual in order to answer referral questions. The entire procedure
typically ranges between 14-16 hours, which includes the entire process of a psychological
assessment with an emphasis on trauma-specific protocols.

3) Neuropsychological Assessment: An in-depth assessment of skills and abilities linked
to brain functionality. The evaluation assesses neuro domains of cognition, malingering,
achievement, attention, processing speed, language, visuospatial, working memory, learning and
memory, executive functioning, sensory-motor, personality, and adaptive functioning. The entire
procedure typically ranges between 16-20 hours.

Mindful One is considered both in and out-of-network, accepting some commercial health insurances.  Please call our office to explore eligibility of services under your plan.  A sliding scale is offered on a case-by-case basis. 

Please call 571-206-1606 to schedule your psychological assessment.
Alternatively, you may send an inquiry below and we will respond within 24 hours.


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