Below, please find answers to some of the most common questions patients ask. If you have more questions, please contact me directly or send me a note online.
How do I know if I need to see a therapist?
If your daily activities or relationships are being negatively impacted, it may be time to talk to a therapist. Important markers that tell you it is time to get help may include:
Changes in your sleep or eating patterns, whether increasing or decreasing
Missing work or school
Once enjoyable activities no longer give you pleasure
Increased difficulties in your relationships
Don’t wait until your symptoms become even worse. Change and healing is possible.
Why is psychological testing sometimes important?
Psychological tests can help your psychologist make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for you. There are many different types of tests for different problems, disorders, and people. There is no one-size-fits-all test. Your psychologist is able to select the most appropriate test for your individual case in order to obtain the right information. Psychological tests can also be a great way to measure progress over time.
Why can't all clinicians, such as master-level clinicians perform psycholgoical testing?
Only, licensed clinical psychologists are expertly trained to administer psychological tests and interpret the results. Master-level clinicians do not receive this training and therefore are not qualified to purchase or administer many psychological assessments and tests.
Why did you become forensically trained?
The field of forensic psychology is a passion of mine. In addition to finding the field of forensic psychology both fascinating and challenging, it also provides me with an opportunity to provide valid, reliable information and knowledge to the justice system knowing that I am taking a part in helping to ensure that justice is served equally and fairly.