Solara Mental Health offers a full-service psychiatric and psychological testing and assessment service. All of our applicants are screened through a combination of our internal treatment team and outside consulting professionals. Our Psychiatrist physicians and our psychological clinicians have extensive experience in psychiatric and psychological testing and diagnostics. Our assessment service is available to Solara Mental Health clients, as well as to others who may not be participating in our treatment programs. This does involve additional costs for some services rendered.
Every brain is a unique ‘puzzle’ of genetics (nature), experiences (nurture), physical health, learned responses, personality, trauma/injuries and diseases. Our tests and assessments can sort out the factors that influence how the brain is working, or not working optimally, in order to understand and explain abnormalities.
We then use this information to create a ‘road map’ of customized recommendations for the most effective and efficient therapy, treatments and medications.
The Solara Mental Health Center’s Assessment Clinic can perform screening and provide global and targeted evaluations. While each assessment entails components specific to its category and to the individual, most assessments include the following:
- Individual History
- History of the Problem
- Family History
- Substance Use
- Developmental History
- Medical History
- Social History
- Mental Status