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Why are psychological assessments beneficial?
Some diagnoses require that you complete a psychological assessment to be correctly diagnosed. Moreover, if you have ADHD and/or a Learning Disorder or another mental health diagnosis that would negative affect your ability to perform in the workplace or educational setting, a psychological assessment can provide you with recommendations to help you succeed. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) educational and workplace settings are required by law to make reasonable accommodations for you. A common example of this is students who complete a psychological assessment, are diagnosed with ADHD, and need more extended test-taking time in school in a room by themselves to improve concentration. For more information on the Americans with Disability Act, please visit ADA.gov.
I'm worried about being labeled by a diagnosis.
Providing diagnoses is part of the psychological assessment process. We absolutely understand the concern of wanting to avoid any negative labels or emotions that come along with receiving a diagnosis. The intent of diagnosing is to give treatment providers a common language to talk to each other in. It is not to reduce your experience or to make you feel bad about yourself. During the feedback session, we will discuss what the diagnosis means and how to cope with it if you find it to be upsetting. Alternatively, we've also worked with many clients who expressed feeling extremely relieved after receiving a diagnosis. For someone who has struggled with ADHD or a Learning Disorder all of their life, a huge weight can be lifted knowing that the ADHD or Learning Disorder was the cause of their difficulties at school or work, not that they are stupid or lazy.
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