Q: How much does psychological assessment cost?
A: The fee you will pay is dependent on the assessment requested but will be reasonable and commensurate with the experience and expertise we delivery. The fee you will pay is discussed and agreed upon prior to beginning any service. For some services - including pre-surgical clearance and neuropsychological testing - some private insurance plans can be accepted to help lower cost. At Psych Testing Center, we can also provide you a Superbill for out-of-network benefits to when seeking reimbursement from your insurance plan.
Q: How long does a psychological evaluation take?
A: There are four appointments that occur as a part of a psychological evaluation. It is very important that a psychological evaluation be completed quickly and throughly. Therefore, we schedule all testing appointments for as soon as possible after the initial meeting, and then have feedback soon after the last testing appointment. On average, psychological evaluations take 2 to 3 weeks from first appointment to the feedback session.
Q: What age ranges do you work with?
A: We can see children as young as 5 years. Geriatric assessment is also offered for seniors.
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychologist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. Psych Testing Center will provide a written copy of our confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your psychologist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your psychologist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
California state law and professional ethics require psychologists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
- Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
- If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.