TGM Testing Clinics

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Get answers, fast.

Our clients come to us with all kinds of questions…

What’s wrong with my memory?
Why can’t I focus on things like I used to?
Why am I crying more than usual?
Do I need medication?
Am I bipolar?
Do I have a learning disability?
Why don’t my relationships work out?
Is it possible I have ADHD?
How can I get disability accommodations at school?
Do I have PTSD?
Why do I feel so different from other people?
I feel like something is wrong, but I don’t know what. What will help?

Having questions about your mental health and psychological functioning is totally normal! When you work with the clinicians at The Gracious Mind, your questions will be treated with care and compassion as we help you find the answers you need. Plus, we like to take an identity-affirming, strength-based approach, so you can rest easy knowing you will be safe and cared for.

Our Testing Clinics provide fast, thorough results on your timeframe – no waiting for follow-up appointments, wondering about the results, or delaying getting help. We can provide documentation, diagnostic summaries, and letters as needed, and we can communicate directly with your other providers or caregivers. In addition to diagnoses and documentation, we also provide recommendations and referrals to help you decide what’s next. 

For more information on the testing process, check out this blog post.

ADHD Testing – ages 8 and older

Our ADHD Testing Clinic provides you with a comprehensive psychological evaluation focused on exploring attention, concentration, motivation, and mood. You’ll spend around 4 hours at the clinic and complete about 2 hours worth of information at home, and the results and recommendations session will last about 1 hour.

This type of testing is generally covered by most mental health insurance plans, although you should check with your insurance provider to be sure. The self-pay rate is $900, and payment plans are available.

Adult Autism Testing – ages 19 and older

Our Adult Autism Testing Clinic (ages 19 and older) provides you with a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation focused on symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders, including attention deficit symptoms. You’ll spend around 5 hours at the clinic, complete about 2 hours worth of information at home, and we’ll spend about 30-45 minutes talking to someone who knows you well. Then, the results and recommendations session will last about 1.5 hours.

This type of testing is generally covered by most mental health insurance plans, although they may require a medical referral, so you should check with your insurance provider to be sure. The self-pay rate is $1200, and payment plans are available.

PTSD and CPTSD Testing – ages 12 and older

The PTSD and CPTSD Testing Clinic (ages 12 and older) provides you with a comprehensive psychological evaluation focused on exploring symptoms and severity of post-traumatic stress experiences. You’ll spend around 2 hours at the clinic and complete about 2 hours worth of information at home, and the results and recommendations session will last about 1.5 hours.

This type of testing is generally covered by most mental health insurance plans, although you should check with your insurance provider to be sure. The self-pay rate is $500, and payment plans are available.

Learning Disorders Testing – ages 8 and older

Our Learning Disorders Testing Clinic (ages 8 and older) provides you with a comprehensive psychological evaluation focused on academic and learning skills, disorders, and delays. You’ll spend around 4 hours at the clinic and complete about 2 hours worth of information at home, and the results and recommendations session will last about 1 hour.

This type of testing is generally covered by most mental health insurance plans, although you should check with your insurance provider to be sure. The self-pay rate is $1100, and payment plans are available.

FAQs

What happens at my appointment?

When you register for a Testing Clinic, you’ll be assigned a Care Coordinator who will help with the arrangements and provide any administrative support you might need throughout the registration, testing, and results processes. You will have a handful of forms and questionnaires to fill out online prior to your appointment, which your Coordinator will help you navigate.

On the day of your test, you will work with clinicians who are experienced in a variety of areas, including psychologists, therapists, psychometricians, and interns. You will participate in a clinical interview, where you can explain your symptoms and experiences to a clinician. Then, you’ll complete a variety of tests – often like little puzzles or game-like tasks. You’ll have some questionnaires and paperwork to fill out. After you leave, the clinicians spend several hours reviewing the data, consulting with other experts as necessary, and writing a thorough report with explanations. Then, you’ll spend about an hour discussing the results with a clinician, and we’ll send your results to your medical provider(s) if necessary.

Can I use my insurance for the assessment?

We accept some insurance plans, and work with our partners to help clients file for out-of-network benefits for plans we do not accept. We will obtain preauthorization prior to your appointment, but you should contact your insurance directly if you’re unsure about your coverage.

Can I bring someone with me?

Sure! It can be daunting to go to an appointment like this alone, so if you need to bring an emotional support human with you, we’re on board! There are some parts of the testing that your buddy can join, and on other parts they will have to wait in the lobby or explore the area. Let your Care Coordinator know if you’re bringing someone and they can give you more information about their options.

I’m bringing a child for evaluation, will I be in the testing room too?

Although the answer to this questions may vary based on the child’s age and developmental needs, we generally like to have a caregiver in the room for a portion of the assessment. You will have the chance to discuss your concerns and questions with the examiner, and you’ll provide any information you have about the child’s development and history. During the testing portions, we’ll ask you to hang out in our waiting room while your child completes the tests.

Do you prescribe medication?

We do not have a physician on site and we do not prescribe medication. However, our licensed psychologists can provide medication recommendations and referrals, and we work closely with psychiatrists, pediatricians, and primary care doctors to coordinate care.

Why is testing so expensive?


Testing fees are usually quite high, not only because of the labor and expertise required, but also because we use high-quality, evidence-based tests, which can be quite expensive as well. Even though our prices may seem high, we’re proud that we’re able to provide such excellent service at a lower cost than many other clinics.

There are several ways we keep our costs low – we have outsourced most of our insurance management, which reduces our administrative costs and allows us to focus on the work we do with clients. We also do a lot of community-based activities, including fundraisers, outreach, and retail projects, which help support our Testing Clinic. And, maybe most importantly, we are a training site for doctoral trainees, which allows us to provide robust and state-of-the art testing experiences at significantly lower cost while simultaneously investing in the rigorous training of future psychologists.

Is my privacy protected at the Testing Clinic?

Your protected health information (PHI) is very important to us, and we are fully compliant with HIPAA requirements in both virtual and in-person settings. Although you might occasionally see another person in our waiting room, all tests, interviews, and questionnaires are completed in a private setting. We’ll provide you with more thorough information about our privacy practices and your rights when you register for a clinic.

Who will I be working with?

We are a multidisciplinary team, which means you may work with a variety of mental health professionals who have different skills and expertise. Our assessment team is overseen by a licensed psychologist who will be part of your evaluation and who will ultimately create the final report and recommendations. You can expect an outstanding level of care and evaluation from our entire assessment team – meet our clinicians here.

We are extremely proud to partner with Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas to create unique and robust training experiences. Our assessment trainees have completed most or all of their doctoral coursework, and are completing their final examinations, doing research, and earning clinical hours necessary for licensure. Our trainees are hand selected from a pool of applicants, and we are very selective about who we accept to our training program, so you can be assured that we have the most outstanding emerging psychologists around.

What if I need documentation for school, work, or housing accommodations?

You will receive an electronic copy of your comprehensive report, and we can send those results to whomever you’d like (such as a doctor or therapist). We are happy to complete any documentation or forms you may need based on the results of the evaluation, such as accommodations requests or emotional support animal letters. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss those options and request documentation during your results and recommendations meeting.

Do you offer other types of testing?

Yes! We offer all sorts of customizable testing options based on your individual needs. If none of the options listed above feel like the right fit, contact our office to set up a free phone consult to discuss your needs.

What if I need more testing?

Our Testing Clinic is pretty comprehensive, so we do our best to answer all your questions after your evaluation. But, sometimes we uncover concerns or areas of interest during the evaluation, and we might think more testing could be helpful. If that’s the case, we will work with you to get the additional testing set up, or we can refer you to other providers if you prefer.

How do I get the results?

About a week after your testing, you’ll meet with a clinician to go over all the tests you took, explore the results and what they mean, and talk about what diagnoses or recommendations might be appropriate. These appointments generally last around an hour, so there is plenty of time to dig in and discuss.

If you need results sooner, let us know at registration and we can provide information about our next-day results option. Or, if you need to do a payment plan, we can wait a little longer for the final meeting. No matter when you get your results, you can expect the same standard of excellence and quality of care.

Does your traveling testing clinic go to other areas?

Absolutely! We’ll go anywhere we’re needed in the state of Texas! By partnering with local providers, we’re able to set up our traveling testing clinic in areas we don’t normally serve. In addition to our current clinics scheduled in Denton and Dallas, we’re working on scheduling clinics in Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin. If you’re interested in helping us set up a testing clinic in a different area, or if you want to be on our mailing list for future clinics, please let us know!

I have a question that’s not answered here….

We’d love to answer it! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.