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Psychological Assessments

HELP affiliated neuropsychologists and psychologists offer a wide range of psychological assessments for evaluating and strengthening the mental health treatment or intervention plans of your patients. 

Psychological evaluation can be an invaluable tool for understanding and addressing the mental health needs of individuals of all ages.

 Psychological Evaluations can be beneficial for:

  • Legal capacity and competency exams.

  • Assessment for the patient’s psychological readiness for surgery.

  • Employment screening.

  • Vocational interests and skills inventory for individuals who are planning to enter careers or who are college-bound.

  • Neuropsychological assessment of adolescent and adult memory abilities and other cognitive functioning.

  • Adult personality assessment to assist with assessment of adult psychological dysfunction and mental health treatment planning.

  • Child and adolescent personality assessment to help in problem identification, diagnosis, and treatment planning in youth.

  • Child and adolescent behavioral and emotional issues that may impede an individual’s ability to thrive in home and school environments.

  • Child and adolescent assessment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and problems behavior in youths.

  • Assessments of pain, function, and psychological factors most frequently associated with chronic pain and rehabilitation patient.

  • Assessment of an individual’s verbal, nonverbal, and general cognitive ability.

  • Depression and Anxiety Screening.

Pain Management Assessments

Psychological Assessments for Pain Patients

HELP professionals provide psychological assessments that:

  1. Screen for pre-surgical selection of candidates for implantable pain therapies.
  2. Identify factors associated with positive and negative pain treatment outcomes.
  3. Recommend remedies for factors associated with negative pain treatment outcomes.
  4. Serve as a foundation for pain management therapies.
  5. Assist medical staff in supporting pain treatment patients in-home.
HELP psychological assessments consider factors such as:
  • Psychiatric/mood symptoms
  • Personality/behavior
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Psycho-social support
  • Experience and duration of pain
  • Pain medication behavior
  • Pain beliefs and coping
  • Impact of pain on functioning

HELP clinicians provide a variety of pain management therapies incorporating:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Family systems therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Meditation/relaxation therapy
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Stress management
  • Lifestyle change support

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to schedule a HELP psychological assessment or pain management therapy?
A HELP professional will respond to a referral within 48 hours. (self referrals welcomed)
How long does it take to receive the psychological assessment report?
The HELP clinicians with deliver a report within 10 days of the date of assessment. Special provisions can be made in emergency situations. Can psychological assessment or pain management therapies be provided in the home?
Yes. HELP professionals offer services in home, in office and in facility. Can HELP professionals provide a follow up visit after the evaluation?
Yes. HELP does provide in home counseling. Does HELP provide other services?

Pain researchers now recognize that psychological factors interact in complex multidimensional ways with physiological factors to produce individual’s personal experience of pain.


Assessment and treatment of these psychological factors is important for successful resolution of pain conditions.

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