Our purpose at The Groves Assessment and Psychotherapy is to provide a safe haven for our clients to explore their thoughts, joys, fears and doubts. We hope to assist our clients in gaining the skills necessary to process life events, build lasting relationships, and improve their quality of life by developing adaptive behaviors and thought processes. We provide our services in English and Spanish.
The decision to see a therapist is a very personal one. Individuals realize that psychotherapy can involve examination of one's own conscious thoughts and feelings, your situation and the people around you. For some people, this can be very difficult at first, but the rewards are immense. Having a trained psychotherapist to work with you in this process is an instrumental asset. Psychotherapy helps people to enhance and maintain their physical and mental health, and promote honesty, intimacy and fulfillment in their lives. It helps people change negative patterns which they have lived with for a long time.
It is important to understand that therapy is different from friendship. As clinicians, we are not there to be your friend, but rather to guide you to insight and solutions to maladaptive patterns while providing you with the necessary coping skills to reach your full potential. During a session you and your clinician will do the hard work that will lead you to the answers that are already inside of you. Our clinical training enables us to challenge and support you in ways that your friends cannot. Often just telling someone who is not otherwise involved in your life about the pain or challenges you have can be very liberating, especially in the context of a therapeutic relationship.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Adjustment to Disability
Borderline Personality Disorder
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Depression / Anxiety
We provide assessments for a broad range of concerns and difficulties. We at The Groves value astute and meaningful work; therefore, the assessments will be comprehensive and will focus on answering the questions and concerns of the patient/client.
Psychological assessment is a process of testing that uses an arrangement of procedures to help arrive at some hypotheses about a person and their behavior, personality and capabilities. Psychological testing is nearly always performed by a licensed psychologist, licensed psychological associate, psychometrist, or a psychology trainee (such as an intern). Psychologists are the only profession that is expertly trained to perform and interpret psychological tests.
Neuropsychological assessments are designed to examine a variety of cognitive abilities, including speed of information processing, attention, memory, language, and executive functions, which are necessary for goal-directed behavior. By testing a range of cognitive abilities and analyzing patterns of performance in different cognitive areas, clinicians can make inferences about underlying brain function. Neuropsychological testing is an important component of the assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury, dementia, neurological conditions, and psychiatric disorders. Neuropsychological testing is also an important tool for examining the effects of toxic substances and medical conditions on brain functioning as well as identifying cognitive strengths and weaknesses of an individual.
Psychological and Neuropsychological assessment is the essential road map because it helps clinical professionals, treatment programs, and educational institutions to develop treatment planning and ensure treatment is effective and efficient.
Bariatric and Pain Evaluations
Pre-Employment Testing (Law Enforcement)
Testing for Academic Accommodations
Testing for Learning Disability