What is a Diagnostic Assessment?
What is an evaluation and diagnostic assessment?
A diagnostic assessment is a clinical evaluation provided by a licensed professional in order to gather information to determine appropriate treatment based on the initial problem, current mental status, and the diagnostic impression. The clinician will share the results of the diagnostic assessment with you in order to begin treatment planning.
Common referrals for diagnostic assessment include
- Depression treatment
- Grief counseling
- Post-traumatic stress treatment
- Mental health counseling
- Anger management counseling
- Anxiety treatment
- Suicidal thoughts