Richmond Psychological Testing Services
Finding a qualified psychologist in Richmond, Va., who offers psychological testing and accepts your health insurance, can be difficult. We’re here to change that.
- Are you are seeking accommodations for standardized tests (ACT, GRE, SAT, etc.)?
- Do you think you might be struggling with a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, but need a professional assessment?
- Do you need to have your child screened for learning disabilities?
- Do you need help measuring your aptitude for various careers?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could benefit from psychological testing. Thriveworks Richmond offers professional psychological testing and assessment services for a wide variety of applications.
Is psychological testing for you?
Psychological testing is administered to measure and evaluate an individual’s behavior and personality. The results can be used to determine your eligibility for mental health services, qualify you for standardized testing accommodations, or prepare you for therapy.
What are the different types of psychological testing?
Some types of psychological testing include:
- IQ testing
- Rorschach Ink Blot testing
- ADHD testing and assessment
- Career testing and assessment
- Learning disabilities testing and assessment
What are some of the specific psychological tests offered at Thriveworks Richmond?
Specific psychological tests in Richmond include:
- WAIS-IV — Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
A measure of general reasoning and problem solving abilities and overall intelligence
- WIAT-III — Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
Assesses academic abilities such as math, reading, and writing skills
- Brown ADD Scales
A self-report measure that asks about ADHD symptoms and their severity
- CVLT-II — Connor’s Verbal Learning Test
Measures short and long-term verbal memory and attention
- Beck Scales
Self report measures that look at current mood functioning
- Ruff 2 & 7 Selective Attention Test
A visual task that assesses both selective and sustained attention
- Nelson Denny Reading Test
An academic reading task that measures vocabulary and reading comprehension skills
- PAI — Personality Assessment Inventory
A questionnaire that looks at emotional and personality functioning
Psychological testing is a two-way street
During psychological testing, you’ll be asked a number of questions. But it’s important for you to ask questions of your own so that you can be informed about the process.
Here are some things you may want to ask when seeking testing:
- Who will be performing the testing? What are his or her qualifications?
- What will the test results be used for?
- Who will have access to the test results?
At Thriveworks Richmond, we welcome this type of dialogue with our clients.
What is the testing process like?
Psychological test can be written or be computer-based. The questions vary widely based on the type of test. To ensure that the results are as accurate and useful as possible, it’s best to answer the questions as honestly as possible. Testing is sometimes combined with a clinical interview, which is a form of psychological assessment.
Psychological testing gets you ready for counseling.
If you believe you’re suffering from a mental illnesses such as depression or ADHD, the best course of action is to get screened. These types of illnesses can have overlapping symptoms, so it’s never a good idea to attempt to self-diagnose. The results of psychological testing can help you and your therapist development a plan of action for your treatment.
Put Thriveworks Richmond Psychological Testing to the Test
At Thriveworks Richmond, we understand your reason for seeking psychological testing is an important one. We also understand your time is valuable, which is why we have a “no waiting list” policy. Our goal is to get you an appointment in as little as 24 hours. You’ll feel right at home in our comfortable office (please help yourself to the complimentary coffee, tea, and drinks!).