Neuropsychological Testing

Testing and Assessment Services

A neuropsychological assessment gives detailed information about your thinking skills, such as attention or memory. It is intended for people who have concerns about these skills to help guide treatment. The assessment includes a conversation with a psychologist about your thinking difficulties and taking a set of tests measuring thinking skills. You will receive feedback about your performance on the tests as well as recommendations and strategies to help you in your daily life.

Examples of common patient concerns include:

  • ADHD
  • Problems with organization and planning
  • Difficulties learning
  • Memory issues
  • Developmental Delays/Intellectual Disabilities
  • Problems being efficient
  • Communication issues
  • Difficulties due to medical issues or injury
  • Birth trauma (incident in utero, premature)
  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Genetic Disorder
  • Stroke and Vascular Problems
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

The outcome of a neuropsychological evaluation is a written report that summarizes your cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as recommendations for treatment and support. The report may also include a diagnosis of a mental health or behavioral condition, if appropriate. Your neuropsychologist will review the report in detail with you and strive to answer any questions you or your family members have.

Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Expect?

The process of seeking and completing this type of evaluation takes time and collaboration. We try to make this process as easy and efficient as possible. Here’s what you can expect:

Step 1: Contact our Intake Coordinator, Rachel Johansson, at 978-921-4000 to schedule an appointment. During this call we will verify if we accept your insurance and will gather any necessary clinical information.

Step 2: Evaluation Appointment. During this appointment we will discuss your concerns and what questions you hope this assessment will answer. This entire appointment is comprehensive and typically lasts several hours.

Step 3: Feedback Appointment. This is an important meeting because it is when we discuss all of the results from the evaluation, diagnosis, and recommendations. All feedback sessions are done over telehealth.

Step 4: Report. Following the feedback appointment, we will send you a report that includes all of the information covered in the feedback session.

Why Should I Choose Family Counseling Associates?

EXPERTISE:  Our team has years of experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations for adults (ages 18+) and older adults. This sets us apart from other practices in the area which focus primarily on children. Adults experience different thinking-related challenges than children do, and it’s important to work with a neuropsychologist who has expertise in the difficulties you’ve been noticing. We have particular specialty in the assessment of:

Find out more about our experience at the Team page and learn more about the conditions we assess for by viewing the testing areas listed in the Testing menu.

COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT:   We offer a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation that assesses all aspects of cognitive functioning, including attention, memory, processing speed, and executive functioning. As a patient at FCA, you will receive a more detailed evaluation than what you might from other providers. This in-depth information can aid understanding of your cognitive strengths and weaknesses and inform a treatment plan.

INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION:   Our team takes a personalized approach to neuropsychological evaluation. We work with you to understand your individual needs and concerns, and tailor the evaluation accordingly.

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH:   We routinely communicate with referring providers from outside FCA, such as primary care physicians and psychiatrists, to ensure that the providers you trust can use results of testing to help inform your care. Additionally, we work closely with a large team of therapists and prescribing providers at FCA, which allows for quick and seamless referrals for treatment when necessary.

TIMELY & QUALITY FEEDBACK:   Our team strives to provide you with useful and personalized information about your thinking skills shortly following completion of testing. This allows you to take the next steps toward living the life you want to live, sooner.

Family Counseling Associates has a strong reputation for providing high-quality care. We pride ourselves on a comprehensive, evidence-based and personalized approach and our patients routinely voice satisfaction in the results. 

Welcome Medical Psychology Center Patients!
We are excited to announce that Medical Psychology Center of Beverly, MA has officially merged with Family Counseling Associates effective 4/19/2024. We look forward to continuing to provide mental health care to Medical Psychology Center's existing patients and the Beverly community!