Psychological Assessment
Home » Treatment » Psychological Assessment
Psychological Assessment at GIA Miami
At GIA Miami, we recognize that each of our patients is unique. We pride ourselves on delivering customized treatment packages for every person who walks through the doors of our accessible, modern, and welcoming Miami clinic.

Many of our patients have a clear idea of what they need help with. For example, they might be struggling with a cocaine or gambling addiction, or depression might be crippling their lives.

Others are in a different position – they know something’s wrong, but they don’t quite know what.

Either way, with GIA Miami, you’re in the best possible hands. Our comprehensive and compassionate psychological assessment helps our mental health and wellness experts develop an effective treatment solution.

Why Do We Use a Psychological Assessment?

At GIA Miami, our psychological assessments help us build a detailed diagnostic picture of your mental health.

Every patient has an initial psychiatric evaluation, but we sometimes need more information and recommend a more intensive psychological assessment. This assessment takes between four and six hours and includes a variety of clinical-standard tests.

This whole process helps us decide which treatments are best suited for your specific needs. In short, we look at your past and present to help you plan for your future.
Read more

How Will a Psychological Assessment Help Me?

The assessment process is a vital step in your journey of self-growth, and we will discuss our findings with you. Having an understanding of your condition can be reassuring. You’ll understand how certain triggers and past events could have contributed to your current state.

When we understand the problem, we can help you move towards the solution and help you understand how your treatment plan will work. We’ll also use it to set goals and milestones and rule out any other conditions that could be contributing to your symptoms.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
Although the term psychological assessment might conjure up negative images for some people, you can rest assured we carry out every part of the assessment with compassion and patient respect in mind.

We want to challenge the stereotype that mental health treatment needs to be unnecessarily difficult. Our aim is for you to feel at home from the moment you walk into our center.
Read more

How Do I Prepare For a Psychological Assessment?

We don’t need you to do anything special to prepare; however, the more information we have, the better. If you do have any existing documentation you think is relevant, please feel free to bring it along.

We’d also encourage you to think about your reasons for wanting an assessment. Gathering our thoughts can be difficult, especially in times of crisis, so keeping a journal in the days before could help. We’ll ask questions about:
  • Symptoms of mental health conditions
  • Worrying thoughts or behaviors
  • Events that worsen symptoms
  • Duration of symptoms
  • Frequency of symptoms
  • Substance use (if applicable)
We’d also like you to think about what your goals are. When we know what you’re aiming for, we can start helping you get there.
Read more

How Do I Know I Need a Psychological Assessment?

You know when you’re not feeling your best; however, some warning signs highlighted by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) include:
  • Sudden mood changes
  • Feeling nervous for no reason
  • Withdrawing socially
  • Excessive substance use
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty performing usual tasks
  • Increased sensitivity to sounds, smells, or touch
  • Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed
Read more

Can I Bring a Family Member or Friend With Me for Support?

We want you to be at ease during your time with us – the best healing takes place when we’re relaxed. If having someone with you would make your assessment easier, we would encourage you to bring them.

Additionally, you can have someone with you during any stage of your treatment if it will make you more comfortable.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

Explore The Best Treatment Options at GIA Miami

Whatever challenge you’re facing, GIA Miami is here to help you overcome it. Our personalized treatment packages are designed to fit around your life – our thorough psychological assessment helps us find the best fit. Call us at 833.713.0797 today.
Read more
Quality care in the heart of Miami
Contact us today
Call 833.713.0828
PROGRAM LINKS
Related Articles
TESTIMONIAL
“I didn’t think it was possible to enjoy mental health treatment. Turns out it’s not all doom and gloom. I want to say a massive “thank you” to all of the staff who helped me come so far.”
~ Emma

Start the first day of the rest of your life

We’re here when you need us
Call Today 833.713.0828
Pioneering the world of non-invasive brain stimulation and mental wellness
Life wants you back. Now.
Contact Us
Helping you back to your best self
Visit us at
1501 Biscayne Blvd
Suite 200, Miami, Florida 33132
Have a Question? Call Us!
Tel. 833.713.0828
crossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram