Evaluation & Diagnosis
One of the most important steps you can take toward better mental health is getting a proper initial screening. Accuracy and thoroughness are key. A correct initial screening can make all the difference when it comes to getting the precise type of help you need. That’s because the results of your initial evaluation and diagnosis will direct you and your therapist toward the next stage: identifying and selecting the right treatment from your many options.
What to Expect
We conduct comprehensive screenings to assess your emotional, behavioral, or cognitive state. Your provider will ask about your concerns, any symptoms you’re experiencing, your general health, and medical history, among other things. This process often takes more than one session to complete.
In some cases, we will run neuropsychological screenings before making a diagnosis. These in-office screenings are designed to measure specific abilities, skills, and deficits that inform the process of finding the right diagnosis.
We welcome those exploring their mental health options to visit RIVIA Medical for a second opinion.
During second opinion visits, we conduct the usual comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis as noted above – but we can also review a proposed treatment plan by another mental health provider – whether that includes therapy, medication, or both.
Our goal with second opinions is to provide our professional opinion as to your condition and treatment after a thorough assessment. We will take the time necessary to answer any and all questions you have – so that you can make the best, most informed choice when it comes to your mental health.
After Your Diagnosis
After you have completed your initial evaluation and received a diagnosis from a provider at RIVIA, treatment options like psychotherapy and/or medication may be suggested, depending on the diagnosis and your treatment goals.