Foothills at Red Oak Recovery provides a wide range of treatment and therapy services for our clients to give them their best chance at recovery and success after their time with us. One of these options is psychological testing for your teen to assist with the treatment process.

What is Psychological Testing?

young man in need of psychological testing

At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, families will be offered the opportunity to have their teen assessed by a psychologist to determine the types of psychological testing services will best meet their individual needs. A time will then be set for the psychological testing to take place in a quiet and comforting setting. Testing often includes formal assessments along with interviews. These tests will help determine the mental, emotional, or behavioral challenges your teen is experiencing and how we can best tailor their treatment plan to meet their specific needs.

What Information Will Psychological Testing Provide?

Testing can help provide numerous pieces of valuable information for you, your child and our team. Treatment is never one-size-fits-all, and psychological testing allows us to provide the most effective mental health treatment for your teen and to help you better understand the underlying reasons for your child’s struggles.

Assessments can reveal information about the following:

  • Personality traits
  • Academic strengths and challenges
  • Severity of psychological or emotional struggles
  • Behaviors that are symptoms of anxiety or depression
  • Behavioral patterns
  • Known coping mechanisms and styles
  • Reasons for aggressive behaviors
  • Cognitive strengths and challenges
  • Worldviews
  • Stressors and pressures currently facing
  • Learning style
  • Trauma history and related symptoms

Once this information is gathered, our team will integrate it into your teen’s treatment plan. An individualized treatment plan is crucial to the effectiveness of treatment. Instead of having each client participate in each of our services, we create a plan that allows our clients to participate in the types of services that are needed most.

Psychological testing utilizes valid and reliable measures to provide a clear diagnostic picture and inform the development of a treatment plan.

For example, a teen may be in need of depression treatment or anxiety treatment for unknown reasons. Comprehensive testing can uncover potential learning difficulties which are influencing the teen’s sense of self and fear of failure. Psychological testing gives us the information we need to determine how to tailor our approach to best support your teen during their time with us. Additionally, psychological testing can help you understand how to better support and challenge your child in the future.

Foothills at Red Oak Recovery

Foothills at Red Oak Recovery is located in Ellenboro, North Carolina and provides the safe and welcoming environment 14 to 17-year-olds need to heal and grow. Our team is ready to help teens and their families get back on track to living healthy, happy lives.

Along with psychological testing, we also provide the following services:

If you are ready to get the help your teen needs, reach out to Foothills at Red Oak Recovery now. Contact us today at 866.300.5275 to learn more about psychological testing and our other available services.