Legal Issues

During legal proceedings, custody disputes and other scenarios, a mental health professional is often called in to evaluate and comment on the mental health of parties involved. Our company has provided such evaluations - and received high marks - over the past decade. We have earned a reputation for providing thorough, non-partial services that are often required during legal proceedings.  

Court Ordered Evaluations

Court ordered psychological evaluations and testing are typically only performed by licensed clinical psychologists, counseling psychologists and school psychologists. Our activities are regulated by state statutes and licensing boards. 

Mental illness and/or mental fitness is not only relevant in a criminal proceeding; it may be relevant in a civil case as well. Civil court defendants, debtors and others brought before the court may suffer from mental disorders such as PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, or Borderline Personality Disorder. These disorders could affect the outcome of the case. 

Court Ordered Evaluations May Be requested for:

  • When a defendant tries to represent himself or herself
  • When a defendant claims incompetence
  • When a defendant claims insanity as a defense
  • Your current personal and professional goals

Psychological tests and evaluations provide a formal way to measure traits, feelings, beliefs and abilities that can lead to people's problems. It is important to understand that psychological evaluations are not therapy sessions, but instead are meant  to gain a deeper, more complete understanding of underlying problems or mental health issues. Depending on the client, a psychological evaluation may uncover longstanding conditions like anxiety, depression or anger issues. They may also provide a balanced picture of the person's personality overall.. 

***a preliminary interview will be used to determine if this service is appropriate for your needs.

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