Specializing in counseling, therapy, and ADHD testing, Great Oak Counseling staffs a team of highly qualified counselors, therapists, and psychologists ready to guide you or a loved one through life’s various challenges. With years of experience, the staff at Great Oak Counseling helps individuals with ADHD testing, ADHD spectrum tests, ADHD diagnosis tests, depression, anxiety, anger management and more. If you are wondering where to get ADHD testing, then you are in the right spot. All of our counselors have advanced training and certification in many specialty areas including ADHD, trauma and PTSD, abuse, and counseling for teens and children.
Do you, or a loved one, find it difficult to concentrate even though a task is important or necessary? Do you, or a loved one, find yourself fidgeting, daydreaming, or having trouble sitting still at inappropriate times? Does your home life, work to-dos, or school work suffer as a result of inability to keep alert? If you are shaking your head ‘yes’, then it may be the right time to speak with a doctor and see a mental health professional about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Symptoms of ADHD usually include difficulty focusing on tasks, trouble concentrating, impulsive actions, and/or hyperactivity.
If you are on the search for ADHD testing, or even using your favorite search engine to find “ADHD testing near me”, please reach out to the team at Great Oak Counseling. Our staff is experienced and knowledgeable. For example, take a moment to learn more about one of our counselors, Dr. Janice Ward. Dr. Ward is a licensed professional counselor who has worked in agencies, clinics, and schools in the Southeast Region for 20 years. In her counseling sessions with Great Oak Counseling, she uses Person-Centered and Reality/Solution Focused therapy. Dr. Ward uses strategies and techniques from a variety of counseling theories to meet the needs of clients. She is currently in the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist and has experience with clients of all ages. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to; depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, crisis, grief/loss, and a variety of childhood issues such as ADHD, reactive attachment disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and others. Dr. Ward also has extensive experience in completing educational evaluations for learning disabilities.
In addition to individual therapy, Great Oak Counseling offers psychological and diagnostic services for a variety of mental health needs including intelligence testing, ADHD testing, diagnosis, and treatment, and personality testing. This is important because some individuals have undiagnosed mental health issues that stand in the way of effective treatment. While counseling effectively improves mental health, some individuals benefit from a combination of medication and counseling. In order to receive proper medication, an accurate diagnosis is vital. Psychological evaluations can provide clarity for misunderstood symptoms.
One such test provided at Great Oak Counseling is something we refer to as intelligence testing. This is performed by a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certified Psychological Evaluator and is used to determine the child’s full-scale intelligence quotient. In addition, this test can help identify strengths and limitations in other cognitive functions. For this test in particular, the evaluation process often begins with a cognitive assessment. This assessment will look at cognitive abilities including verbal comprehension, processing speed, working memory, fluid reasoning, and visual spatial reasoning. Upon the completion of the cognitive test, a norm-referenced achievement test is then administered. Assessment of achievement is an integral part of assessment used to rule out or diagnose learning disabilities. If any further testing is warranted in any specific area(s), additional assessments will be administered.
To set up an appointment or ask for additional information about any of our services or testing options, please give Great Oak Counseling a call at 573.271.2008 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office is conveniently located off Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, with the major crossroads of Kingshighway & Broadway. We are easily accessible from I-55 at Exit 99 or 96. Our offices are designed to help you feel welcome and at home in a professional setting. We look forward to hearing from you soon and answering any questions you might have!