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Biopsychosocial Assessments

While we conduct a basic biopsychosocial assessment at the beginning of therapy, this biopsychosocial assessment is a comprehensive evaluation approach used to understand people from a holistic perspective. It takes into account biological, psychological, and social factors that influence a person's health and overall functioning. The assessment can include a battery of standardized measures and typically includes the following components:

  • Biological Components:

    • Medical History: Including past illnesses, surgeries, chronic conditions, and medications.
    • Current Physical Health: Including any recent health concerns or symptoms.
    • Family Medical History: Family history of medical conditions to identify potential genetic predispositions.
    • Substance Use: Assessing the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or any other substances.
  • Psychological Components:

    • Mental Health History: Past diagnoses, treatments, and any psychological disorders.
    • Current Mental Health Status: Current emotional and psychological well-being, including symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns.
    • Cognitive Functioning: Cognitive abilities, memory, and thought processes.
  • Social Components:

    • Social History: Including living conditions, marital or relationship status, family dynamics, and social support systems.
    • Education and Employment: School and work, past and present.
    • Cultural and Societal Factors: Factors that may influence the person's beliefs, values, and behaviors.
    • Life Stressors: These can include financial difficulties, trauma history, and major life events, which may affect mental and physical health.

Additionally, biopsychosocial assessment may also include a spiritual component to comprehensively assess an individual's overall well-being. This acknowledges the role of spirituality and religion in a person's life which can influence a person's values, beliefs, coping mechanisms, and sense of purpose. 

***Please note that our diagnostic and evaluation services do not include psychological testing at this time. These testing services generally require a licensed psychologist or trained clinician.