Ask a Therapist: “What is Psychological Assessment for Anyway?”

Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment

Did you know that Collaborative/Therapeutic Psychological Assessment can actually be a brief intensive way to make positive changes in your life? The impact of a well done assessment is that you have a deeper understanding of yourself (or your child) and have a clear game plan for what needs to happen for things to improve.

At The Catalyst Center, our approach to assessment is a little different from what most people think of when they think of “Psychological Assessment.” We focus on maximizing the positive, therapeutic impact of assessment by taking the time to get to know you as a real and complex person. We talk and write in a clear and easy to understand manner that takes all the confusing jargon of psychology and translates it into regular language that everyone can get. We move beyond trying to put a label on you or your kid and instead work WITH you collaboratively and respectfully to understand what is working and what is not working in your life, why you’ve gotten stuck in some spots, and most importantly, what we can do to get you unstuck and moving in a healthier direction.

With the recent expansion of assessment expert, Dr. Joey Tadie’s hours at The Catalyst Center, we are now able to offer high quality collaborative assessments without the wait! Instead of the typical 4-8 week wait to begin the assessment process, we are currently booking new assessments as quickly as just 1-2 weeks out.

This is a wonderful opportunity to give yourself or your child the gift of being deeply and expertly understood, and receiving a detailed, personalized plan for growth and healing tailored just for you.

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Joey Tadie

Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people and helping them to transform their lives. It's like he can see who you could be, and helps you get in touch with that part of you and grow into it. Dr. Tadie has a genuine spirit and a deep and abiding faith in our capacity to grow and heal. An expert in psychological assessment, Dr. Tadie is an integral part of the assessment team at The Catalyst Center. He works from the perspective the assessment can and should be used as a way to create meaningful change in your life. Using the principles of Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment he analyzes the assessment data to discover what has been getting in the way of living the life you desire, and works collaboratively with you using his extensive expertise to create a road map of how to get there from here. Dr. Tadie utilizes his extensive training and experience as a psychologist to help you move past your challenges and live your life to the fullest. His disarming nature is well-balanced by his scholarly side; he is a passionate student of research, theory, and technique with several publications to his name. People love how he is both down to earth and deeply knowledgable about what works to help you create a your best life.