Psychological Assessment

Assessment for Children, Teens and Adults

Ages 5+

Identifying the problem is 50% of the solution

Our assessment team specializes in collaborative therapeutic assessment, an approach to testing that has been shown to be beneficial to participants. 

The Catalyst Center is proud to be neurodiversity-inclusive and LGBTQIA+ affirming.

Specialities

Collaborative therapeutic assessment is a brief, intensive process to identify emotional, learning, and/or attentional conditions. Psychological assessment provides a clear, data-driven picture of what may contribute to your difficulties. Feedback from your clinician and a final report provides clear guidance to help you thrive. 

Our team provides assessment for:

  • ADHD 
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Giftedness and/or Learning Disability
  • Diagnostic Clarification for emotional or behavioral concerns
  • Pre-adoption evaluation for prospective adoptive parents

We assess children, teens, and adults.

In child and teen assessment, we collaborate closely with parents, referring providers, and school personnel to understand your child and provide valuable recommendations.

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Meet our Assessment Team

Accepting New Assessment Cases

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Sarah Long, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Sarah Long is a gifted psychologist with over a decade of experience helping people to heal from the impacts of traumatic events and recover from eating disorders. Dr. Long leads the Eating Disorder team at Catalyst, provides EMDR, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy. Dr. Long also uses her expertise in Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment to evaluate complex Eating Disorder cases and provide guidance for treatment...

Joey Tadie, PhD, LCP

Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people. He is trained in EMDR and psychedelic-assisted therapy. He brings his high-energy, encouraging style to his work with clients dealing with depression, relationship problems, and trauma. He has special expertise in exploring spirituality and religion in therapy...

Erin Jacklin, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Erin Jacklin, CEO and founder of The Catalyst Center is passionate about psychedelic assisted therapy, assessing and celebrating neurodiversity, and depth supervision. A longtime meditator and keen observer of human patterns of behavior, Erin blends a calm centered presence with her deep knowledge base. She is not currenting taking new weekly therapy clients, but remains available for supervision, assessment, psychedelic assisted therapy, and business consulting...

CJ Clinkscales, PsyD

Dr. CJ Clinkscales is an intuitive clinician who has a gift for connecting deeply with clients. He brings a depth psychology perspective to his work in therapy, with adults and couples. He uses his skills in EMDR and psychedelic-assisted therapy to support deep, lasting healing. CJ is an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist who works with individuals (16-70 years old) and couples, specializing in his work with teens and young adults. He creates a space for you to be your most authentic self as you delve into the challenges you might be facing and works collaboratively with you to individualize treatment for your needs...

Chelsea Campbell, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Chelsea Campbell is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Assessment Coordinator at Catalyst. She brings a direct but caring approach to her work with couples and individuals. She has special expertise in working with athletes, high achievers, and couples communication. Working with Chelsea in therapy or assessment will help you identify and build on your strengths. She is easy to talk to and deeply knowledgeable...

AJ Grovert, PsyD, LCP

Dr. AJ Grovert is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with expertise in EMDR, perinatal mental health, psychological assessment and psychedelic-assisted therapy. She has significant experience and passion for working with Jewish clients, LGBTQ+ communities, female veterans, and those recovering from religious traumas. She has been in practice for over 10 years and specializes in a number of areas such as trauma, perinatal mental health, anxiety, and emerging adulthood...

Hear from our team

Assessment Blog

Rethinking the Stigmas of the ADHD Mind

ADHD is a diagnosis in our society that often comes with scrutiny and misunderstanding. Many dialogues proclaim that “ADHD is not a disorder” or “isn’t a big deal.” Further, individuals who have ADHD are often told they are “lazy,” “unmotivated,” “chaotic,” or “too much.” This is not true. Individuals with ADHD can hyper-focus, which often…...

What Could I Gain From a Psychological Assessment?

By Joey Tadie, PhD Have you ever been in a situation at work, school, or in your relationships when you felt stumped? I imagine you would have liked to have as much information as you could get to help you understand and effectively address the challenge. You also might have wanted to know potential resources…...

Mental Health Self Diagnosis and TikTok

An interesting phenomenon has been happening in therapy offices lately. A new client will come in, motivated to make an appointment because of a video (or many videos) seen on TikTok or Instagram. The videos are short, maybe 30 seconds. They might feature someone dancing in front of the camera, pointing to words on a…...
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What is Psychological Assessment for Anyway?

Did you know that Collaborative/Therapeutic Psychological Assessment can actually be a brief intensive way to make positive changes in your life? The impact of a well done assessment is that you have a deeper understanding of yourself (or your child) and have a clear game plan for what needs to happen for things to improve...
Meet Our Assessment Team

What is Psychological Assessment Anyway?

At the Catalyst Center we practice Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment, a well-researched, individualized approach to assessment that has been shown to be beneficial to those who participate in it. We use assessment as an opportunity for brief treatment geared towards answering your questions and planning your next steps towards living the life you desire. Check out this weekly series highlighting The Catalyst Center's approach to assessment and what types of testing we can...

Could Psychological Assessment Help Me?

A Powerful Approach to Assessment Did you know that Collaborative/Therapeutic Psychological Assessment can actually be a brief, intensive, yet highly efficient way to make positive changes in your life? A thorough assessment can help create a deeper understanding of yourself (or your child) and help you develop a clear game plan for how to improve…...

Looking to Adopt? Prepare for New Beginnings.

The adoption process can be daunting and there are many opportunities for support if you know where to look! The Catalyst Center is passionate about promoting healthy families of all types and we want to offer our expertise to help you prepare for the amazing, yet challenging changes...
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Looking At Yourself Through a New Lens

A well-done assessment can be an incredibly powerful way to make learn about your strengths, areas for growth, and possible ways to enact change in your life. Read more to find out about your opportunities for self-improvement...
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All About Psychological Assessment

The Catalyst Center wants to help demystify psychological assessment so that you can recognize the potential benefits this could have for you and your loved ones. We are releasing a weekly blog series to help your understand what assessment is, how it can help, and what you can expect from the process. Check back weekly…...
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