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OUR SERVICES: Comprehensive Evaluation | Psychotherapy | Pharmacotherapy

Comprehensive Evaluation

At the beginning of treatment, one of our partners will conduct a thorough clinical evaluation with the client and, if he or she is a child or adolescent, the client’s parents/caregivers. Clients also have the option of a receiving a combined evaluation by one of our therapists, either a psychologist or clinical social worker, together with our psychiatrist, for a integrated, multidisciplinary assessment. The evaluation may take place during the initial visit or over the course of several visits. The goal of this assessment is to gain an understanding of the client’s current problems, the history of the client’s difficulties and, if relevant, his/her treatment history. Information will also be gathered about other aspects of the client’s life, including interpersonal relationships, academic and work history, developmental and medical history, and family psychiatric history. Following the evaluation, findings and treatment recommendations will be discussed with the client, and an individualized treatment plan developed.