Personal Injury/IME, Substance Use, Learning, Vocational, and Neuropsychological


What is a Psychological Assessment?

A psychological assessment is an information gathering process that provides insight into a person's unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses, offering suggestions on how to maximize personal outcome. It can help determine a diagnosis, intellectual giftedness, the extent of personal injury, eligibility for funding, return-to-work status, and more. An assessment includes both both interviewing and psychological testing.


What is a Psychological Test?

A psychological test is a set of questions or tasks that are administered in a specific way. It provides a type of score in which a person’s pattern of responding is compared to that of the general population, or to a clinical population.


Although the term "testing" may cause some anxiety, psychological testing is very different from a typical exam. Rather than focusing on how many questions were answered right or wrong, its purpose is to show the unique ways a person learns and functions: emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally. We can think of psychological testing as letting us gain insight into the individual strengths, challenges, and idiosyncrasies that we all have within us.


Because of how these tests are designed, they can actually tell us information about ourselves that we can't gather from other sources. This information allows us to understand personality and brain functioning much more thoroughly and accurately than through interviews, counselling sessions, or observation alone. In turn, we can come up with answers and solutions that would otherwise be unknown.

What to Expect?

The assessment appointment begins with an interview, which gives me a chance to ask specific questions about the presenting concerns and goals, as well as to gather background information. This is followed by administration of a series of tests, individualized and specified to client and referral needs. The assessment appointment typically lasts a full work or school day, although it may be broken-up into multiple days to best meet client needs.

Following completion of testing, I integrate and interpret findings into a comprehensive (yet easy-to-read) report, outlining  personalized recommendations. Within one to two weeks following testing completion, the report is ready. It may be reviewed in a debriefing session, which helps to maximize understanding of the results and recommendations.

What Types of Assessments do you Provide?

I provide a variety of psychological assessments, including neuropsychological, learning, disability, and psycho-legal, with all ages in the areas of:


  • IQ testing

  • Intellectual disability

  • Giftedness

  • Learning disabilities 

  • ADHD

  • Substance use

  • Return-to-work

  • Fitness-to-work

  • Personal injury

  • Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs)

  • Traumatic brain injury/concussion

  • PTSD

  • Alzheimer's and dementia

  • Vocational

  • Mental Health

  • Personality 

If you, a loved one, or your client needs an assessment, please feel free to contact me for more information. I take referrals from all sources, including private clients, insurance companies, law firms, health professionals, and public and government agencies.