Do You Want To Better Understand And Find Solutions
To The Challenges You Face?

Are you looking for a definitive way to assess your strengths and weaknesses while clarifying what you need to thrive? Would you like to identify any potential problems with cognitive functioning or emotional reactivity and find recommendations for treatment?

Perhaps you’re involved in custody hearings or about to undergo bariatric surgery and need a psych evaluation for proof of mental competency. Or maybe you’re the parent of a child who is struggling in school, and you want to know if Autism, ADHD, or dyslexia is responsible. 

Individuals Of All Backgrounds Can Benefit From Psychological Evaluations

For instance, you may be a working professional who feels like fear, self-doubt, or some equally invisible force is holding you back. If you’re a young adult who’s navigating college or searching for the right career, you may be looking to evaluate your skills and abilities so you can make the most informed decisions possible. 

Or maybe you’re curious if a mental health concern is creating problems, and you want to prevent those issues from setting up roadblocks in the future. Similarly, you may have a child or teenager whose unexplained hyperactivity, nervousness, or mood swings make you worry for their well-being.

Regardless of your circumstances, Key Counseling Group offers a broad range of psychological and psychoeducational evaluations that can help you make sense of the unknown. If you are ready to learn more about yourself or your child, we can give you answers that can improve everything from mental health and academics to relationships and outlooks on life. 

So much is possible once you have the answers that explain your challenges and the ability to address them effectively.

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Psychological Testing Services Are Becoming Increasingly Popular

 

Covid-19 completely disrupted the lives and academics of many children and teens, which is just one reason why our services are so necessary. Unfortunately, most schools can’t offer testing for everyone who needs it nor can they provide comprehensive testing or diagnose learning disabilities. So many parents find themselves on an endless waiting list—or the child’s problem gets ignored altogether.

Never have school resources across the country been stretched so thin.

The pandemic has also taken a toll on relationships, bringing to light many adults’ hidden symptoms of larger issues, such as ADHD, anxiety, and cognitive impairments to name a few. And given that anxiety and depression affect a combined 61 million people nationwide, a lot of individuals are dealing with underlying challenges they probably don’t even know exist.

 

Finding Clarity Through Psychological Testing

 

Many people navigating these issues are often misunderstood because of their symptoms. For instance, children who are inattentive or have trouble following directions are frequently viewed as defiant or “the bad kid.” And many adults experience problems in relationships because their partners can’t interpret what their symptoms are really trying to communicate. 

That’s why our services are so beneficial. A psychological assessment can help you positively identify if, for instance, a child has Autism versus a learning disability—or if an adult is demonstrating evidence of ADHD versus memory loss. In cases involving certain cognitive disorders, our clinicians can even make recommendations for treatment options and provide additional support. 

With the awareness and resources you’ll gain from our psychological testing services, you can finally understand what is going on and empower yourself to do something about it. 

 

A Psychological Evaluation Can Offer You Answers And Practical Support

 

The overarching goal of our assessments is to give you a better understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, skills, and abilities. In order to do that, psychological testing looks at a broad spectrum of issues related to developmental disorders, cognitive functioning, and emotional reactivity. 

At the same time, it provides you with an ally, someone who understands what you are going through and can make recommendations for treatment options that speak to you.  

Here are a few of the common areas our assessments cover:

  • Academic Problems 

  • Social-Emotional Concerns

  • Attention/Focus Issues

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Divorce Proceedings

  • Custody Competency

  • Orchiectomy Procedures

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • Autism
     

A Little About The Logistics Of The Psychological Evaluation Process

 

We’ll start with a free 30-minute consultation conducted by our Director of Psychological Services, giving us time to discuss the reason for your referral or why you’ve sought out our services. 

 

During the consultation, we’ll also determine whether testing virtually or in person is the best option for you as well as the day and time of day that is going to work with your schedule. Then, we’ll set you up with a psychologist who best suits your needs.

From there, we’ll complete the necessary paperwork and schedule the assessment.

 

Once the test is conducted and we have the results, we’ll prepare a report and have it reviewed by a second psychologist for accuracy and approval. After the results are compiled, and the report validated, we’ll schedule a 50-minute session to review our findings with you

The evaluation itself lasts 2 to 3 hours, and there’s no need to prepare in advance or bring anything with you. If you are the parent of a child or teen coming in for testing, you’re free to accompany them, or we can meet independently. It just depends on their age, comfort level, and preference.

Once the psychological assessment has been completed, we’ll send you an official finalized report for your own records. In most cases, we have the comprehensive psychological report completed and ready for review within three weeks from the evaluation date.

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In addition to the evaluation itself, we offer referrals for therapy when appropriate. And the report we give you can be shared with schools, employers, doctors, and anyone else who may be able to help with accommodations.

 

If you want answers to your questions, a psychological evaluation can be a powerful tool that helps you better understand the challenges you or your loved one is experiencing. Testing can provide detailed information for identifying strengths and weaknesses, clarifying diagnoses, and tailoring a treatment strategy specific to you. 

 

Ultimately, our assessments eliminate the guessing game, producing definitive answers that can help you or someone you love navigate life with greater ease.

Perhaps You Are Considering A Psychological Assessment But Still Have Some Questions.

​I have a difficult time with testing, so will this be pass/fail?

With psychological evaluations, there’s no right or wrong answer, so please don’t feel any pressure to perform. The tests we administer are only meant to produce a “snapshot” of your functioning within whatever context you’re having difficulty. We simply want to determine your strengths and what you need to find success. In the process, you may even discover why you have trouble with testing. 

What will a psychological assessment be able to tell me?

 

Many people can sense when something is off in their lives, but they can’t quite put their finger on it. Instead, they spend time, money, and energy looking for solutions without really knowing what the problem is. 

Our assessments not only put a name and a face to what’s going on, but they also help you identify and build upon the innate strengths, skills, and abilities that make you unique. Testing also provides diagnostic clarity for a host of mental health concerns as well as guidance for interventions.

 

Are your psychological evaluation services culturally biased in any way?

 

Testing is biased when the scores of one group are 1) significantly disparate and 2) have higher predictive validity (the extent to which an assessment’s score predicts performance in the future). 

 

In our experience, we have not encountered this difference nor any signs of biased predictability. If you would like to discuss this subject in greater detail, we’d be honored to talk at greater length during your free phone consultation.

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Let Us Help You Find The Answers And Solutions You Seek

 

If you are ready to understand the challenges facing you or a loved one, we’ll help identify the steps you can take to make positive, lasting changes in life. Please call us at 678-400-9477 or use our contact form to set up your free 30-minute phone, virtual, or in-person consultation. Learn more about the states we serve.

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Dr. Darnell T. Logan, EdS
Logan@keycounselingatl.com