Psychological Testing Services

Psychological testing focuses on the emotional and psychological factors that may be interfering with a person’s daily life. St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute offers testing services to allow behavioral health professionals to get a more comprehensive understanding of a person, which helps them devise a treatment plan. 

Psychological testing can formalize diagnoses of anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders. Often this entails obtaining information from a variety of sources including personality questionnaires, projective tests, clinical interviews and behavioral observations. Some individuals may choose to be tested for both educational and psychological difficulties simultaneously. Individuals must be at least 3 years old to be evaluated.

Psychoeducational Testing

Psychoeducational testing is often requested to determine whether there is a learning disability or an attention problem (e.g., ADHD) that is interfering with performance at school or in the workplace. Psychoeducational testing usually involves administration of a test of intellectual ability and an achievement test. It is also likely to include questionnaires to be completed by the individual or by those who know the client, such as teachers or family members. Sometimes, when ADHD is being considered as a diagnosis, a computerized test is used. Other tests to assess specific abilities (such as reading, math or writing) may also be given.

How Testing Works

Either type of testing involves an initial one-hour consultation, which includes a clinical interview, to clarify the questions that will be addressed. At the conclusion of the consultation, the examiner can estimate how many hours will be needed for formal testing, scoring of test measures and writing the report. The cost of testing is largely determined by the amount of time it will take to do the testing, including the administration of the measures and the interpretation of the results. The psychologist conducting the testing is able to provide this information at the consultation.

Call us for more information about our psychological testing services.

We’re Only a Phone Call Away

Our Intake Coordinators are always available at 314-289-9411 to schedule a confidential assessment if you, a loved one, or a patient may be experiencing a mental health issue. For additional questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form.

In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Contact Us

New patients please call Intake Coordinators at:

314-289-9411

City of St. Louis, Missouri (Macklind)

1129 Macklind Ave, 
St. Louis, MO 63110 
314-534-0200 (returning patients)

Chesterfield, Missouri (West County)

16216 Baxter Rd. Stes 205 and 225,
Chesterfield, MO 63017
636-532-9188 (returning patients)

Belleville, Illinois

521 W. Main St. Ste 201B, 
Belleville, IL 62220
618-825-0051 (returning patients)