Psychological assessment refers to the types of tests that we use to help identify strengths and areas for growth that affect one’s emotional, personal and professional development or adjustment. Personality tests help us understand an individual’s interpersonal style, basic personality traits and emotional functioning. In addition to clinical measures for things like depression, mood disorders or anxiety, these kinds of tests may also help identify defining general personality traits such as introversion vs. extroversion; dominance vs. submissiveness, leadership style, etc. These personality factors relate to a wide variety of issues in one’s life including school or work performance, marital or family concerns and overall happiness. We feel that such information is necessary in order to understand not just how we learn and process information, but also who we are as individuals and how we interact with others.

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