Info For Professionals

As you are probably well aware, many clinical diagnoses and presenting problems are not easily distinguishable by simply asking questions or having caregivers complete questionnaires. Sometimes, a clear diagnostic picture can only be obtained when a professional is able to integrate a full developmental history, behavioral observations (based upon spending hours with the child and parents), objective test data, as well as school and/or in-home observations. The scope of your practice may be limited in how much of this you can provide to your patients. we are able to provide all of these services (as deemed necessary) with psychological evaluations, and with the parent’s consent, we will provide you a high-quality comprehensive report complete with all of this data as well as diagnostic impressions and a full treatment plan (if desired). When you refer your patient to us for an evaluation, we strive to provide you with all the data and information you need to move forward with medication (if indicated), recommending a treatment plan, and knowing how to prioritize goals in treatment or therapy.  We believe very strongly in a treatment team approach for patients. When different specialists work together, a more comprehensive view of a patient's care can be attained, which enables a better understanding of the patient's needs and goals.

Here are some of the questions we frequently help to clarify for professionals:

  • Are my patient’s symptoms clearly ADHD or are they normative for his/her age? I need quantitative, normed results.
  • Are my patient’s symptoms anxiety-related or ADHD?
  • Is the patient’s current ADHD medication helping? If so, is it helping just the inattention, the hyperactivity/impulsivity, or both? I would like both subjective and objective, quantitative test data to support this.
  • When my patient has multiple problems or disorders, which should we address first?
  • Does my patient have an intellectual disability? If so, what is the severity?
  • Does my patient have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, or another type of social communication difficulty?
  • Is the patient experiencing symptoms related to bipolar disorder or another mood disorder?
  • Does my patient have a learning disability?
  • What are the next best steps for this family: medication, therapy, or both?
  • What types of therapy would be most beneficial for this family (parent training, individual therapy, group therapy, or a combination of these)?
  • What evidence-based therapy approaches would be best to help this patient? (PCIT, TheraPlay, CBT, Interpersonal Therapy, ACT, DBT, ABA)
  • How should I be prioritizing goals in therapy with my patient?

If you would like to learn more about us or our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We look forward to collaborating with you.