What is wrong with your son? You may be unsure if there is a mental health disorder present or his behavior due to some type of trauma exposure. Sometimes it is not always easy to tell what is happening nor what’s already happened. Psychological testing can help. At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, we provide this type of testing to help create treatment plans for the many factors impacting teen lives. Call our treatment program today at 866.300.5275 to learn how our psychological testing services can assist your teen.
What Is Psychological Testing?
Psychological testing is a type of diagnostic procedure. One of our licensed psychologists will perform the test to try to learn as much as possible about a person’s mental health through a series of assessments. The process takes some time, but it is beneficial because it can provide a wide range of insights into what is happening with a person.
This type of testing looks at things like cognition, mental health, and a person’s intelligence. It also considers behavior. These studies can pinpoint what could happen to a person down the road, such as what may occur if mental health disorders do not receive proper treatment. It can also help provide insight into the type of care a person needs to achieve a better quality of life.
What Can Psychological Testing Provide?
The goal of this type of testing is to determine what is happening and why. It may provide insights such as:
- Determining if a mental health disorder is present and, if so, what type
- Creating a mental health treatment plan to address those needs
- Working to determine a person’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses
- Gathering information about personality and intelligence so that they can receive treatment or support
- Determine if a person could benefit from a specific type of treatment
If you think your teen could benefit from psychological testing, please reach out to Foothills at Red Oak Recovery today at 866.300.5275.
Why Should You Consider Psychological Testing for Your Teen?
Teens are always changing and growing, and their brains haven’t finished developing yet. However, that’s a good thing because treatment can offer help if there is a problem. If you feel that your son is not living up to his means or is displaying behavioral challenges that worry you, doing something about it is critical. An assessment like this can help to determine what your child’s specific needs are so that they can get proper therapy as needed.
Your son may benefit from a mental health treatment plan if there are concerns about our clinicians’ findings. This treatment may include engaging in various therapy types that may help improve behavioral challenges or encourage healing. Sometimes, a psychologist can also reassure you that your son is healthy and achieving at the best of his abilities.
Contact Foothills at Red Oak Recovery
If our team recommends psychological testing for you, don’t wait to seek out help. Our psychologist can work closely with your son to learn more about what’s going on and create a plan for managing their unique needs. We may recommend this type of assessment if your teen displays signs of mental health disorders or you’ve noted behavioral challenges that may need help. Don’t fear this type of testing. It is the first step in getting your child the support he needs.
It may be a component of many of our treatment plans, including:
- Trauma treatment programs
- Holistic healing programs
- Co-occurring disorder treatment
- Substance abuse treatment
- Process addiction treatment
Psychological testing is a tool that can help many people find their way forward when dealing with behavior, mental health, and addiction. Our team at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery provides this type of assessment to teens facing substance abuse or mental health challenges. If you are ready to find help for your teen, reach out to us by calling 866.300.5275 or connect with us online today.