Assessment

Framework's psychologists provide psychological assessment (i.e. testing) for adolescents and adults. We're experienced, strengths-based psychologists who strive to:

  • Provide an accurate diagnosis based on your assessment results
  • Identify your strengths and help you leverage them to reach your true potential
  • Give tailored recommendations for your best treatment options
  • Collaborate with your physician regarding medication recommendations
  • Advocate for your accommodation at work, school, or on national exams (ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, etc.).

Framework offers ADHD assessment, personality assessment, and gender identity assessment for adolescents and adults. We invite you to explore the types of therapy we offer below and reach out if you think we'd be a good fit.

 


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ADHD

Living with ADHD can feel overwhelming. It can seem impossible to focus your attention on one task at a time, and leave you feeling like you're working twice as hard as others to get half as far. ADHD assessment can help provide a clearer picture of your symptoms, and help you receive the tools needed to maximize your true cognitive potential.

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Diagnostic

Understanding the interaction between our emotions, behaviors, and personality on the deepest level is critical to reaching our highest potential in life. Assessment can help to clarify your current symptoms and functioning, and create the best plan for the path forward. 

Fitness for duty assessment available to those in the military or public safety.

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Gender Identity

Feeling comfortable, congruent, and confident in ourselves is a fundamental human right. Exploration can help one clarify their gender identity and expression, see their gender history in perspective, and feel empowered in taking the next steps towards medical and/or social transition. Click below for more information about HRT and gender-affirming surgery referrals.


 

Psycho-Educational / ADHD Assessment  

ADHD is an incredibly impactful condition that is often misunderstood by others. ADHD can feel like you're working twice as hard to get half as far as others. Unfortunately, all too often our society sends the message that those with ADHD are "lazy underachievers" who are "faking it" and simply need to "work harder."

This societal message couldn't be further from the truth! ADHD is a neurological condition that alters your ability to maintain focus, stay organized, and shut out all the "extra noise" in your environment.  

Common signs of ADHD include: 

  • Difficulty focusing 
  • Short attention span
  • Procrastination and forgetfulness
  • Disorganization, messiness, or frequently misplacing belongings 
  • Boredom 
  • Difficulty staying engaged in conversation
  • Impulsivity or hyperactivity
  • Self-criticism and a poor view of yourself and what you can accomplish
 

 

Your brain shouldn't feel like a mystery to you. You deserve to know how to make it function in your favor.

 

If you believe you may have ADHD, a learning disorder, or any cognitive impairment, a cognitive assessment is critical to unlocking the keys you'll need to maximize your true cognitive potential. Once we've accurately identified your symptoms and their impact, we can work together to identify your best course of treatment, whether that includes ADHD coaching, medication, and/or accommodation (in school or on the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.).

Learn more about our approach to assessment

ADHD Coaching

ADHD coaching is a collaborative, active, and goal-oriented process. We'll work to identify your current ADHD-related struggles and I'll coach you in developing the self-awarenessskills, and strategies you can use to help conquer your ADHD. ADHD coaching can be brief and intensive in duration, or we can meet monthly in order to address the ongoing challenges that may arise in life and work.  ADHD coaching is often covered by your insurance, and can take place either in our office or online

 

Recommended resources:

Quality ADHD coaching delivered by a licensed therapist is a highly-effective treatment for ADHD. While no book should be considered a substitute for professional treatment, here are a few resources we recommend:


 
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Diagnostic / Personality Assessment

Understanding your emotions, behaviors, and personality on the deepest level is critical to reaching your potential in life.

Personality assessment can help to:

  • Determine your strengths and help you apply them to meet your goals
  • Clarify your current symptoms and functioning
  • Refine a diagnosis
  • Structure and inform which types of treatment may be best in order to create a customized treatment plan
  • Advocate for your accommodation in work or educational setting

Fitness for duty assessment available to those in the military or public safety.

Learn more about us and our approach to assessment

 
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Gender Identity

Feeling comfortable, congruent, and confident in ourselves is a fundamental human right. For transgender or gender non-conforming individuals, exploring your gender identity and gender expression with a psychologist can help:

  • Clarify your gender identity and expression (if you're still exploring and questioning)
  • Explore your feelings about social and/or medical transition
  • Document your gender identity for the purposes of name change petitions or medical intervention. 
  • Obtain an HRT or gender-affirming surgery referral letter from a psychologist

We strive to provide transgender-affirming services and maintain competence in gender assessment as guided by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health's Standards of Care. 

For additional information about transgender-competent medical services (endocrinology, psychiatry, etc.) in Los Angeles, check out St. Johns and UCLA

 

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

Receiving psychotherapy and/or assessment by a trans-specialized psychologist can be a very rewarding experience. While no book should be considered a substitute for professional treatment, here are a few resources we recommend: