Lucia J. Stubbs, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Practice Owner
Through the use of a variety of standardized psychological assessment measures, we will attempt to answer the question(s) that has led to this assessment. Such questions typically concern socioemotional and cognitive functioning, more specifically, neurodevelopmental functioning, attentional capacities, learning abilities, executive functioning, personality, and psychiatric symptoms.
The assessment process generally includes an interview and administration of several psychological tests. Testing typically consists of:
- Intake: Initial Intake with a parent or an adult examinee is a 1.5 hour session. During this session detailed information about developmental, psychological, social, educational, and medical history is gathered.
- Observation: School/work/classroom observation might be a component of the evaluation process in certain circumstances
- Testing: Testing takes several hours. If appropriate, testing can be chunked into two or three sessions. Several different activities are used to assess:
- Intellectual abilities
- Language, communication, and verbal abilities
- Visual problem solving abilities
- Executive functioning
- Learning and memory
- Adaptive functioning
- Social skills
- Emotional regulation
- Behavioral functioning
- Feedback: This 1.5 hour session is focused on discussing identified strengths, weaknesses, and tools that will help the examinee be most successful.
- Report: A completed report of the results is typically available no longer than 4 – 6 weeks after testing. This is a comprehensive document that provides an understanding of symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment recommendations.
Please note that at this time Dr. Stubbs does not perform court ordered evaluations, custody evaluations, or evaluations for social security benefits. In addition, Dr. Stubbs does not perform forensic evaluations, which are assessments of a patient in anticipation of and/or during prosecution or litigation. If you are considering using these results for a custody dispute, legal, and/or disability purposes, please consult with experts in those areas.
- Abuse/Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Anger & Stress Problems
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- School Refusal
- Sleeping Problems
- Social Skills Problems
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Treatment Services
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT)
- Family Therapy
- School and Teacher Consultations
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-informed care
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Chronic pain management
- Bioneuropsychology/Energy Psychology
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Positive Psychology