Psychological Assessments

MEND Seattle is excited to announce culturally attuned, neurodiverse-affirming, and person-centered psychological assessments for adults and adolescents age 13 and up. Our assessments are done by La Tonya Littleton, LMHC, or Phoenix Butterfly, LMHCA, both Saybrook University Clinical Psychology intern clinicians, specifically trained in conducting these assessments with close supervision and support of licensed clinical psychologists. Our approach is not about pathologizing or labeling, it's about empowerment, self-awareness, self-love, and giving you information, support, resources, and tools to help you lead your fullest lives possible.

Your MEND assessment starts with a brief consultation by phone to go over general information about the process, fees, and scheduling, and the following is a brief description, which your provider will go over in detail and answer any questions or concerns you have along the way.

Your first appointment will be an intake session, which can vary in length but is usually 60-90 minutes and can be done by phone, virtually, or in-person. During this intake appointment, we’ll gather information about your history (family, education, medical, mental, behavioral), past treatment experiences (including past diagnoses), and what symptoms you’re experiencing or are concerned about (past and present).

The next series of appointments involve two 1-hour sessions or could be one 2-3 hour session, depending on specific concerns such as attentional, cognitive or executive functioning, learning, sensorimotor functioning, or visual-spatial processing. During this series of appointments, information is gathered using rating scales, questionnaires, interviews, and observations. For children and students, this may involve parents or caregivers, teachers, and reviewing relevant records. Your provider will communicate what they determine is necessary as you proceed through this assessment process.

Approximately 1-2 weeks after these evaluations are complete, your provider will meet with you to discuss your results during which time you will receive a comprehensive evaluation report, incorporating diagnostic impressions, tailored recommendations, and possible treatment options.

In some cases, a brief ADHD assessment could be appropriate if you’ve already received a prior evaluation or if your provider determines information gathered gives a conclusive result without requiring further evaluation. Estimated total self-pay costs for a brief ADHD assessment range from $450 to $600.

Estimated total self-pay costs for a psychological assessment range from $600 to $1,200.

Payment is due at the time of each appointment. Any outstanding balances must be paid prior to receiving your written report.

MEND is an in-network provider with Premera, and we are working on adding First Choice, Kaiser, Molina, and Regence in the coming weeks and months. If you are wanting to use insurance, please be sure to provide your insurance information when you submit your questionnaire (a form will be sent to you by one of our providers).

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