Their purpose is to help make peoples lives better by providing them valuable information about themselves.
A general mental health assessment to review level of functioning and look at possible diagnosis when appropriate.
This includes a:
An assessment of whether a person qualifies for a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
This includes a:
*Also called a Psychiatric Evaluation Report
This written document is a comprehensive description of a person’s current and past presenting psychological symptoms, relevant medical issues, psychosocial functioning, relevant family history, risk and protective factors, mental status exam, diagnostic impressions, DSM-5 diagnoses (if relevant), and treatment recommendations.
A Comprehensive Mental Health Report may be required for the following:
Note: this is not an exhaustive list and other situations may apply
This is a 4-6 page document meant to communicate supporting evidence gathered (history of presenting issues, relevant medical, family history, risk and protective factors), diagnostic conclusions, and treatment recommendations.
The document is primarily for communicating with other psychologists, psychiatrists, and primary care physicians.
This is a short letter summarizing diagnostic findings and recommendations. Used for referrals or updates where a complete report is not required or requested.
A letter may include:
Such a letter may be provided in response to a physician request for an update regarding an ongoing mutual patient/client.
Note: this is not an exhaustive list of possible applications – please enquire about any forms or applications not mentioned above.
The above applications for support may or may not require the inclusion of a full or brief psychological report. Such requirements are agency specific.
The completion of all official paperwork (such as applications or progress reports) will have associated costs billed by the standing hourly rate, and prorated to the nearest 15 minute interval. (minimum time =0.5hr).
For forms and applications that do not request a separate psychological report, but which require the information, analysis, and conclusions that would normally be included in a full psychological report, the estimated time is equivalent to that of a comprehensive psychological report plus the time for completion of paperwork.
Assessment fee will be determined at the conclusion of the assessment by the number of hours taken to complete the assessment.
Payment is due prior to the completion of the assessment.
Below is a rough estimate of the time to complete each assessment:
Assessment and other services fee = $200/hr.
|Type of Assessment||Interview Time||Report Prep Time||Total Estimated Time|
General Mental Health Evaluation
3 - 5 hours
Comprehensive Report = 2.5 - 5 hours
5.5 - 10 hours
Brief Psychological Report = 1.5 = 2.5 hours
4.5 - 7.5 hours
4 - 6 hours
Comprehensive Report = 3 - 5 hours
7 - 11 hours
Brief Psychological Report = 1.5 - 3 hours
5.5 - 9 hours
Initial Phone Consultation
Minimum 0.5 hours (e.g. progress update for insurance)
Typically 1 -2+ hours
We are accepting new clients. Appointments are available throughout the week during daytime and evening hours. We’re located in comfortable office spaces in the Hillhurst/Kensington Area of NW Calgary, AB.
Any questions you may have about counselling or assessments we hope this website can answer but if not please contact us and we would be happy to address it.