Counselling Psyc Assessment
Many people access testing services as children, teens, or adults for many different reasons. Counselling Psychology Evaluation can answer the questions you have about yourself or your children; to help you to increase functioning; to understand yourself or your children better; and to obtain a clear path forward. Often testing is the answer to years of unanswered questions about yourself or your children and associated struggles you or they may be having. Often, assessment is the bridge between your point of pain and your desired outcome.
Our clinicians have focused much of their doctoral education specializing in psychological testing & assessment and are committed to providing the highest level of evidence-based and ethical care. Doctoral-level study in psychology is the highest standards of training in the practice of counselling psychology.
Please refer to the assessment's menu below. You will also find associated pricing and details of testing, followed by frequently asked questions and booking information. We look forward to utilizing testing and clinical expertise to answer your toughest questions and light your pathway forward.
$ 2500 (comprehensive)
Brief Assessment: A screening assessment that can be helpful for diagnostic clarification. Does not include a report on cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Approx 2 hrs testing & 2 hrs report writing.
Standard Assessment: Provides a more complete assessment of attention and cognition that is helpful for diagnostic clarification, strengths/weaknesses, & strategies. Approx 2-4 hrs testing & 2-4 hrs report writing.
Comprehensive Assessment: The gold standard for assessment for ADHD which includes detailed assessment with additional instruments to further determine cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and diagnostic classification including strategies. Approx 4-6 hrs testing & 4-6 hrs report writing.
*All of the above packages include a letter to your University Accommodations Department, if needed.
For Children, Youth, & Adults
Psychoeducational evaluation is most helpful to determine academic or intellectual issues, delay, or learning disorder so that you can explore further funding or support.
In psychoeducational testing, your testing includes a series of tests that evaluate:
concentration & attention
visual & verbal reasoning
impulsive response style
oral expressive skills
For Children,Youth, & Adults
$2500 (ASD Assmt)
$3400 (ASD + ADHD Assmt)
This comprehensive assessment is useful to gain diagnostic clarification around ASD. Additionally, this assessment provides an assessment of IQ with associated recommendations. This evaluation typically requires 4-6 hours of testing and 4-6 hours of report writing.
If you choose, ASD and ADHD can both be assessed in a package to reduce associated individual testing costs. Combined ASD and ADHD testing requires 5-7 hrs of testing and 5-7 hrs of report writing, including strengths and weaknesses as well as strategies.
Prenatal & Postnatal Mom Assessment & Wellness Plan
Standard: Diagnostic screening assessments relevant to moms mental health. Creation of a personalized wellness plan with recommendations.
Comprehensive: Diagnostic screening assessments relevant to moms mental health. Creation of a personalized wellness plan with 2x follow up 50 minute counselling appointments included.
Stress Management Package for Men
Standard: Diagnostic screening assessments relevant to men's stress. Creation of a personalized wellness plan with recommendations.
Comprehensive: Diagnostic screening assessments relevant to men's mental health & stress. Creation of a personalized wellness plan with 2x follow up 50 minute counselling appointments included.
Determines level of intellectual functioning and determines whether an individual meets the DSM-5 criteria for a diagnosis of intellectual disability. Approx 2-4 hrs of testing & 2-4 hrs of report writing.
Many children may qualify for gifted educational programs where they may benefit from specialized programming that can enhance their emotional, academic and social needs.
Parents and educators can make informed educational decisions for their children and obtain in-school supports so children can reach their full potential.
Mental Health Assessment
(behaviour. social, emotional, personality)
For Children, Youth, & Adults
Prices vary based in referral question to be answered and assessments to be utilized
Assessments for mental health are helpful in diagnosing mental health disorders, including personality disorders. This can also help you and your therapist to move forward with therapy and your goals for treatment.
Assessments assist to describe your symptoms objectively.
Career, Employment, or OccupationalInterests Assessment
For Teens and Adults
Formal assessment can help you to determine personal strengths and aptitude towards particular career paths. They can also be helpful in helping a highschool student to decide on post-secondary educational path, or an adult who is wanting to transition to a different career path that better meets their interests/needs.
A career assessment: can explore your aptitude, work patterns and style, and identify career choices that are suitable to your interests and aptitude.
Assessment will encompass:
Career Interest Profiler assessment
Myers-Briggs Type Personality assessment
Strong Interest Inventory
Approx 2-4 hrs of testing & 2-4 hrs of report writing
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do assessments cost what they do?
Counselling Psychology assessment encompasses many elements and require several years of post-secondary education and training to be done competently. Assessment involves clinical interviews, the selection of testing instruments (which have varying cost to your clinician), admininstering tests according to strict protocols, reviewing medical information, reviewing assessments from teachers, parents, physicians, and other providers, interpretation of all information and integration into diagnostic impressions, strengths, weaknesses, and recommended treatment and support, as well as report writing that involves time, expertise, and care. All of these factors are included in the costs associated with testing and assessment. This is a specialty field most comprehensively covered in doctoral-level education.
What are your policies around paying for my assessment?
Upon your first assessment appointment, 50% of the total cost of your assessment is required and can be paid via etransfer, cash, or major credit card. Upon booking your results appointment, you will be required to pay the remaining 50% prior to the start of the appointment. You will leave your results appointment with a copy of your report and a receipt for services rendered. (Please note that if you are paying by major credit card, a surcharge of 4.5% will be added to the overall package cost for credit card processing fees.)
Can my assessment be claimed under my benefits plan?
Typically, yes, however all insurance plans are different in what providers and services they cover. Typically counselling is covered, but you will want to check if assessment services are also covered, and is it covered by your clinician (Registered Clinical Counsellor). We are not responsible for an assessment not covered by your insurance company, and thus we recommend you contact them to confirm coverage prior to booking. Alternatively, you may be able to claim services under a health spending account, or collect receipts for health services that may be claimed under health care expenses for tax purposes. Please consult with your accountant on same. Adults may be covered for psychoeducational assessment through government programs and post secondary students accessing student loan funding may be able to apply for reimbursement for a portion of their costs through the Canada Student Loans program. For Indigenous clients, Jordan's Principle may be able to provide reimbursement for assessments for those under the age of 18. Additionally, if you are being assessed for PDD/AISH funding, speak to your caseworker to see if they are able to cover associated fees.
How many appointments will I attend to complete testing?
The time it will take to complete testing will depend on the type of testing and package you have booked. In general, you will have an initial testing interview appointment one week, followed by a second appointment for testing the next week (this varies in length), followed by a feedback appointment the following week where your results are reviewed with you. You will receive a formal written report no later than 2 weeks after your feedback appointment which will be securely emailed to you for your records.
What types of testing does Erinn NOT do?
Erinn does not do neuropsychological testing, custody evaluations, court-ordered evaluations, or forensic assessments.
An assessment appointment requires Erinn to book a significant amount of time in her schedule specifically for you. When you book an assessment, Erinn begins work on reviewing the referral reasons, preparing assessment materials, and dedicating a large amount of time in her schedule for in-person testing.
When you book your intake interview appointment, 50% of the total fee for testing is due by the start of the appointment.
If you provide less than 48 hours notice to cancel your booked assessment package, your initial 50% deposit fee will be non-refundable in order to compensate Erinn for the time she has spent preparing materials and your file for testing procedures.
If you do not show for your appointment, the 50% deposit will be retained fully to compensate for time and materials. Should you decide to rebook an assessment, you will be required to begin again with providing a 50% deposit, as the past deposit was retained to compensate Erinn for your previous no-show appointment.
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