Personality assessments can be useful if you’re struggling to make the progress you want to see in your life. These assessments can help you understand more about your personal strengths and weaknesses, and about what kinds of patterns you tend to fall into. If you already have a therapist or psychiatrist, a personality assessment can clarify your mental health diagnosis and point your treatment in the right direction. If you’re not in mental health treatment, an assessment can give you recommendations about next steps that might be helpful for you.
I offer personality assessments for adults (18+) who are looking for more insight into their mental health. My assessments are particularly useful for people who are feeling stuck in therapy or for those who don’t know where to begin. I can help answer questions about your mental health that you, your therapist, and/or your psychiatrist might have. I use only the most up-to-date and empirically supported objective and projective measures, which is another way of saying: these assessments are the real deal.
Examples of Questions That a Personality Assessment Can Answer:
- How do you handle stress and what can you do to handle it better?
- Why do you keep falling into the same relationship patterns?
- What are your go-to thinking styles and how do they affect you?
- What are your psychiatric symptoms and how do you cope with them?
- Do you have a mental health diagnosis, and if so, what is it?
- If you would benefit from therapy or psychiatry, where should you begin?
- What should your therapist or psychiatrist do to most effectively help you?
The Difference between Personality Assessments and Therapy
I don’t do personality assessments with my own therapy patients because that can feel like cross-contamination. Instead, I like to be an objective third party that can help direct your mental health treatment. My assessments can clarify your diagnosis and design the type of treatment that will be most effective for you. Many people find that personality assessments jump start their mental health treatment so they see faster progress.