Psychological Evaluation in Lafayette, Louisiana
Dealing with a mental illness or cognitive deficit can be a difficult process for both our clients and their families. Oftentimes, being able to pinpoint the source of these issues is in itself can be enough to alleviate the some of the stresses that accompany psychological and cognitive problems.
For both adults and children, Aucoin and Associates in Lafayette, Louisiana offers comprehensive assessment batteries for a variety of concerns, such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), depression, anxiety, mood instability, learning differences, developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and many others. Assessment procedures vary and are determined based on the unique needs of the client and their family. Such procedures may include a diagnostic interview, psychometrically-supported testing and rating scales, collateral interview (e.g., teacher interview), bariatric surgery clearance and school observations for school-aged children. The focus of all assessment activity within the clinic is to educate the client and their family of the nature and intensity of their possible difficulties, as well as to inform a comprehensive treatment plan.
Many people with mental illness and cognitive deficits go undiagnosed and untreated for years, and this can result in major issues down the road. At Aucoin and Associates, we strive to provide answers to the questions our clients have about their mental health. Our goal is to provide relief to clients and families who are struggling with these issues by not only offering psychological assessments, but also by developing an exhaustive treatment plan tailored to the particular needs of each client and their family.
Some of our clients seek only individual therapy or medication management, but some clients seek a more intensive treatment program, and we are happy to make programs such as skills training, family/parenting sessions, and couples therapy available to these clients. Our many diverse clinicians proffer a multitude of specialties and experience, so their resources are not limited to what they have in their repertoire, and their access to so many mental health professionals in-office means that they are able to propose more thoughtful solutions to clients who struggle with multiple difficulties.