Testing & Assessment
Numerous sources may request an evaluation of an individual, including physicians, attorneys, educators, and employers. This information can then be used to receive disability benefits for education, help find a diagnosis for treatment, as well as other purposes. Testing can also be used as a starting place for counseling. With the results, therapists can formulate an efficient and beneficial therapy approach. If you are interested in learning more about assessment services, you may contact our intake department at 614-442-0664 to request more specific information.
Evaluations offered at Comprehensive Services include but are not limited to the following:
- Psychological testing for psychiatric, mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties
- Dual diagnosis assessment and psychological evaluation
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Evaluation
- Learning Disability testing
- Career skill set assessment and testing
- Psychological Assessments and reports are usually completed within 2 to 3 business days of testing and data collection.
Hypnosis may be utilized for relaxation, weight management, smoking cessation, and pain management and may be combined with traditional methods of psychotherapy. Hypnosis is a natural, yet altered state of being, where the mind becomes relaxed. It is in this relaxed state of mind that one allows themselves to be open to positive suggestion.
A hypnotherapist works with the client to guide them into a relaxed state where they (the client) can then use the power of their own subconscious mind to create new and healthy habits. The job of a hypnotherapist is to act only as a guide and a teacher. Clients must want to make the change for themselves or the journey is fruitless.
The hypnotherapist will continue to work with a client for as long as necessary to teach the process of self-hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is a tool that once learned, the client will always be able to use to help them create positive changes in their life whenever they feel necessary.
Biofeedback is the process of increasing an individuals awareness of their body state and physiological functions in order to help regulate these states and functions for better health and performance. The most common uses of biofeedback include pain control, like migraine headaches, and chronic back pain, and stress reduction. The process focuses on key physiological systems, including heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tone, and pain perception.
With biofeedback, individuals learn to change patterns in the body so it works more efficiently. For example, when treating stress, a computer program translates information from heart rate rhythms onto a display on the computer screen; the person’s interaction with the computer program teaches him or her how to regulate his or her heart rate and reduce the body’s stress response. Once trained, the individual can improve his or her performance and feelings well-being during stressful situations without the computer.
Dr. Richard Davis, Ph.D., EEG-BCN, Shauna Hoover, LPCC, and Dr. Laurie Berger, Ph.D. are also trained in Neurobiofeedback, a form of biofeedback that trains brain waves to function more effectively to address symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, disorders on the autism spectrum and dementia. These two techniques – biofeedback and neurobiofeedback – are often used together to optimize symptom reduction and relief.