Psychological Testing

Psychological Testing Services for Children and Adults

While comprehensive psychological evaluations typically require in-person office visits, some types evaluation, and some portions of the psychological testing process can be conducted remotely via secure telehealth technology.

Psychological testing and assessment are similar to medical tests. If a patient has physical symptoms, their pediatrician or primary care provider may order X-rays or blood tests to understand what’s causing those symptoms. The results of the tests will will be used to develop a treatment plan.  Psychological testing serves the same purpose. Psychologists use tests and other assessment tools to measure and observe a client’s behavior to arrive at a diagnosis and to guide treatment.

If a person is having problems at work or school, or in personal relationships, tests can help a psychologist understand whether he or she might have issues with learning disabilities, anger management or interpersonal skills, or certain personality traits that contribute to the problem. Other tests evaluate whether clients are experiencing emotional disorders such as anxiety or depression.

Benefits of Psychological Testing

Psychological testing and evaluation consists of a series of tests that help determine the cause of psychological symptoms and disorders, to determine the correct diagnosis and follow up with the appropriate course of treatment.  Psychological Testing is helpful in diagnosing a variety of  issues, including:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • PTSD, Panic Disorder, and other anxiety disorders
  • Thought disorder, and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders
  • Cognitive and memory impairments

We also provide psychological evaluation services to facilitate adoptions, employment, military enlistment, bariatric surgery, and gender transition.

Email Jonathan DeRight, Ph.D. or call 703.680.4200 x112
Email Brandie Bartlett, Psy.D. of call 703 680-4200 x122