"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

— Viktor E. Frankl

"The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration, which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results."

— Carl Jung

"A failure is not always a mistake- it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying."

— B. F. Skinner

"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family."

— Virginia Satir

"But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication."

— Abraham Maslow


Mental Health Evaluation

This will be a comprehensive evaluation of the client’s mental health. Clients may be required or recommended by the court, law enforcement, employer/future employer, physician, or current mental health provider to seek evaluation.

Evaluations will cover a variety of areas pertinent to mental health including (but not limited to) Developmental History, Cognitive Functioning, Personality Functioning, Intrapsychic concerns/issues, and Interpersonal concerns/issues. Information will be gathered via interview, objective assessment, projective assessment, and behavioral observation. Evaluations may be conducted in multiple sessions.

Depending on the circumstances specific to the individual being evaluated, interviews may be conducted with other professionals involved to produce the most accurate evaluation of the client. These professionals may include social workers, physicians/psychiatrists, teachers, drug and alcohol counselors, and employees of mental health centers. Interviews with anyone other than the client will not be conducted without the appropriate signed consent and authorization of the individual being evaluated. Information will not be shared with any party without signed consent of the client.

For further information regarding mental health evaluation, please contact KPCS.