Virtuous Circle Counselling


Psychological Assessments Calgary

Psychological Assessments In Calgary

At Virtuous Circle Counselling, our team of mental health experts offers children, adolescents and adults psychological assessments in Calgary to help gather information about their mental health and provide an unbiased view of what is happening. 

So, what is a psychological assessment? A psychological evaluation includes information regarding a person’s mental, emotional and cognitive health. A psychologist will administer this test to assess the cognitive abilities of the client, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as take note of anything that might be affecting them.

Virtuous Circle offers assessments that are appropriate for many situations, including:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioral disorder affecting approximately 9% of school-aged children. A diagnosis requires that symptoms impair a child’s ability to function academically or socially. We offer assessment tools to identify children at risk for ADHD as well as appropriate interventions for treatment. Oftentimes ADHD goes misdiagnosed into adulthood. We also offer assessments to diagnose adult ADHD.

  • Behavioural Behavioural assessments are designed to identify the best supports and interventions for children and adults with challenging behaviours.

  • Cognitive Check-ups These check-ups assess memory, attention, processing speed and executive function. The check-ups are also useful for monitoring cognitive changes over time in order to establish whether there is a need for further assessment or treatment.

  • Mental Health A mental health assessment is used to determine if an individual has a mental health condition. The assessment will determine if the individual needs treatment or not.

  • Psychoeducational (Learning Abilities and Education) We offer assessments for learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, and other disabilities that can impact how you read, listen and write. These assessments are usually done with a series of tests that include timed reading tests, timed writing tests and standardized tests.

  • Gifted  Cognitive and academic tests are used to assess giftedness which is IQ intelligence significantly higher than average. We offer gifted assessments that support parents to enrol their children in gifted programs or schools to enhance their child’s learning strategies.

  • Neuropsychological (IQ, Memory, Executive Functioning, etc.) We offer comprehensive evaluations that can highlight problems related to cognition such as memory, processing speed, attention deficits, and more.

  • Brain Injury If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion or other brain injury, we can provide the assessment and treatment needed to navigate your recovery process successfully.

Our Assessors

Nicole Hartfeld (SW)
Provisional Psychologist/Assessor
Stephanie Innocent Assessments Calgary
Stephanie Innocent (SE)
Provisional Psychologist/Assessor
Nicole Granger Wannop Calgary Assessor
Nicole Granger-Wannop (SW)
Provisional Psychologist/Assessor
If you are struggling with a mental health concern, it is crucially important that you seek out a qualified professional. Virtuous Circle Counselling is here to help, and we can help to determine your next steps. We offer various psychological assessments in Calgary to suit your needs and we will work hard to ensure that you make positive gains in your ability to navigate through life’s challenges. Contact us today.
Psychological Assessments In Calgary

Is A Psychological Assessment Worth It?

There are many reasons why individuals go through psychological assessments. Some just want to improve their personal and professional well-being while others want to understand themselves and their motivations better. When it comes to understanding why one may need a psychological assessment, the reasons can be many. For example, if an individual feels that his family life, friendships and professional relationships are suffering due to some negative aspects of his personality or behaviour, then there is a good chance that they will benefit from psychological assessment services.

A psychological assessment will give you an honest, personal view of yourself. This self-awareness can lead to life-changing career, relationship and lifestyle choices. Is it worth it? It can be the difference between knowing your destination and just going in circles.

Psychological Assessments By Virtuous Circle Counselling

The Virtuous Circle Approach to Psychological Assessment: We believe that every individual is unique and his/her situation requires an individualized approach. Therefore, our assessment process is designed to meet the specific needs of each client. We begin with a thorough interview to gather information about the client’s background, current functioning, strengths and challenges. 

In addition, we often arrange for additional information such as school reports, medical history and diagnostic testing results to be transferred to us for review. Once all the relevant information has been obtained and reviewed we formulate an assessment plan with the client. If necessary, we also provide recommendations for further services (e.g., consultation with other professionals or referral to treatment).

We offer flexible hours and appointments are available during evenings and weekends. Please call us at 587-856-8369 or fill out a contact form if you would like more information about our services or to book your psychological assessment in Calgary today!

Psychological Assessments Questions

Everything. Well, there are specific areas which are associated with the evaluations and they include learning, behaviour, social skills, mood and anxiety, and cognitive processing; but comprehensive psychological evaluations go beyond just assessing as symptoms. The comprehensive evaluation looks at the client as a whole person with a focus on their strengths, what is currently going well for them, what areas of concern they may have shown in their past or current functioning, and to plan accordingly for their future needs.

Mental health assessments are done by a variety of professionals, depending on what you or your loved one need assessed. A mental health assessment is basically a few tests and/or questions used to give a psychologist or mental health professional an idea of how your mind is working. The results of a mental health assessment are given to your doctor so they can report back to you any important findings.

A Psychological Evaluation is a process that helps to determine what psychological factors are influencing a person and/or their behaviours. An evaluation usually begins with an exam by a psychologist who conducts an interview of the person and reviews their history, including any psychiatric diagnoses that have been made and the results of previous evaluations. Depending on the type of testing that is to be completed, a Psychological Evaluation can take 2 to 8 hours.

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We are currently accepting new clients however being a good fit is everything in a therapeutic alliance. When you’re ready, please contact us for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we match your needs and goals.

We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.