Psychological Assessment

Psychological testing and/or evaluation is a process of gathering information through interviews, psychological tests, observations and other sources. At Hope, we have an extensive library of testing instruments that allow us to evaluate a wide variety of issues.

We provide testing for the following:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults
  • Learning Disabilities
  • IQ Testing
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders •
  • Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Adolescents
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Placement in Special Education or Gifted Programs
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood Disorders such as Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Child custody and Parenting Assessments
  • Disability Assessments
  • Clinical Personality Assessments
  • Risk Assessments as requested by the Fairbanks School District

Because of the variety of methods that can be used, we do not have a set fee schedule for psychological evaluations. Instead, upon referral for psychological evaluation, you will have a brief (approximately 20 minute) meeting with the psychologist. Please bring any pertinent information with you at this time, such as previous assessments, court documents, referral paperwork, etc. This meeting is used to determine why the assessment is being requested, what tests will be used, and what additional information might be required to complete the assessment. At the end of this meeting you will be given an “Estimate of Costs for Psychological Evaluation.” If you are agreeable with this estimate, a separate appointment will be made to begin the testing. Payments plans can be arranged, however, all costs must be paid prior to a final report being released.

At the first testing appointment you will be required to pay the full estimated amount given to you at the Intake Interview. If you have insurance, we will submit the claims to your insurance company and will refund to you any money the insurance company pays directly to Hope Counseling. If, at some point during testing, it is determined that additional tests are required that were not initially anticipated, the Psychologist will discuss those test(s) and the associated cost(s) with you. You will need to agree to and pay for the additional testing before it is completed.

After the testing is complete, the Psychologist will write a report describing the results of the assessment. In the event the psychological assessment was requested and paid for by a third-party, the assessment report will be provided directly to that third-party.