Assessment

Psychological assessments help us gain a better understanding of a person’s learning style, strengths and areas of weakness. They are also used to develop a game plan to help that person succeed in school, work, relationships and life.

Parents, teachers, physicians, lawyers, social workers, and other mental health clinicians often need assessments to better understand children, youth, adults and families.

At Seagram & Associates, we offer a range of assessments including:

  • Psychoeducational
  • Mental health assessments
  • Risk management assessments

Why would I do an assessment?
There are many reasons people come to us for assessments. Here are some examples:

  • You are facing challenges in your life and want to understand why
  • You want to understand how serious your depression/mood disorder/anger really is, and whether you may need medication to control it
  • You need help developing a strategy to help you thrive in spite of difficult life circumstances
  • You or your child is struggling academically

What’s involved in an assessment?
A psychological assessment is an in-depth study of a person. In general, we require 6-8 hours of one-on-one time with the individual, during which we will ask questions, and have you complete a series of exercises and tests. We may also interview teachers, family members and others who know you well and can help us understand you better.

How much will it cost?
A clinical psychologist will invest anywhere from 3-5 days on a single assessment, depending on the nature of the questions being addressed. Testing costs are included in the assessment fee. A comprehensive written report is provided at the conclusion of each assessment. Keep in mind that many private health insurers cover the cost of assessments, and we will always provide you with and estimate of the assessment cost upfront.

Depending on the extent of testing, the cost of a psychoeducational assessment ranges from $1800-$2200.