Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessments


We Assess, Diagnose And Treat Mental Health Conditions

The Groves Assessment and Psychotherapy offers Psychological assessments services in McAllen, Texas. Psychological and Neuropsychological assessment is the essential road map as it helps clinical professionals, treatment programs, and educational institutions to develop treatment planning and ensure treatment is effective and efficient. Our licensed clinicians will provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your condition and the best possible treatment plan with unmatched competency and compassionate hearts.

We will work with you to understand your symptoms and help you develop the skills and resources you need to manage your condition. Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life and live a healthy and productive life.

McAllen's Leading Psychotherapy Service
McAllen's Leading Psychotherapy Service

Improve Your Life With An Assessment

We specialize in a range of psychological assessments for adults and adolescents including neuropsychological exams due to personal injury and to assess for dementia or a neurodevelopmental disorder; evaluations for ADHD, personality disorders, learning disabilities, and dyslexia, as well as differential diagnosis evaluations. Through assessments we can recommend accommodations for academics as well as for important examinations such as the ACT or the LSAT.

  • ADHD Testing
  • Bariatric Surgical Clearance
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Immigration Evaluations
  • Neuropsychological Evaluations
    • Personal Injury
    • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Dementia Evaluations
  • Forensic Evaluation
  • Personality Assessments
  • Pre-Employment Testing (Law Enforcement)
  • esting for Academic Accommodations
  • Testing for Learning Disability
  • Treatment Planning

Bariatric Surgery Clearance

With over 10 years of unparalleled experience providing psychological clearances, our psychologists recognize the idiosyncratic mental health challenges faced by weight loss surgery patients, allowing us to clear patients for surgery that other psychologists are unwilling to clear. Specialization of evaluations allow our psychologists to provide surgeons with significantly valuable information, assisting in the likelihood of compliance in bariatric surgeries. Most patients can be seen within 5 business days along with receiving the requested reports within the same time frame (expedited as needed).

Neuropsychological Assessments

Neuropsychological assessments are designed to examine a variety of cognitive abilities, including speed of information processing, attention, memory, language, and executive functions, which are necessary for goal-directed behavior. By testing a range of cognitive abilities and analyzing patterns of performance in different cognitive areas, clinicians can make inferences about underlying brain function. Neuropsychological testing is an important component of the assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury, dementia, neurological conditions, and psychiatric disorders. Neuropsychological testing is also an important tool for examining the effects of toxic substances and medical conditions on brain functioning as well as identifying the cognitive strengths and weaknesses of an individual.

L-3 Law Enforcement Psychological Evaluations

At The Groves Assessment and Psychotherapy, we strive to provide quality services for local agencies and individuals seeking careers within law enforcement and armed security services. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requires a pre-employment psychological evaluation for those seeking employment as a Peace Officer, County Jailer, Dispatcher/Telecommunicator, or School Marshal. Psychological evaluations are also required for students enrolling in a Police Academy in the State of Texas.

Our evaluations are done in a private office with a licensed psychologist who provides an evaluation that is comprehensive and fair for both applicants and the law enforcement agency/academy itself. The primary goal of the evaluation is to ensure that individuals have the psychological fortitude to handle the unique demands of law enforcement and supporting services.

Additionally, we provide pre-employment evaluations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Pediatric Psychological Assessments

At The Groves, our clinicians use an evidenced-based approach to help identify your child’s needs. Our goal is to provide you with a detailed psychological assessment that will map out your child’s overall functioning and help determine what are the best intervention. Our approach consists of using detailed interviews with the caregivers, child, and providers, along with standardized assessments, which can help determine the presence of neurodevelopmental, anxiety, mood, or other childhood disorders.

We understand the path towards receiving appropriate help for your child may seem difficult, but here we strive to help parents find the best help for their children.

Private Security Psychological Evaluations

In Texas, following a recent legislative update, it's now mandatory to possess an MMPI for Level III on record with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for all renewals or new applications initiated after September 1, 2023. Mental health professionals utilize the MMPI not solely for clinical evaluations but also to assess an individual's suitability for specific professions.

At The Groves Assessment and Psychotherapy, we strive to provide quality services for local agencies and individuals seeking careers within private security services.

Our assessments take place in a confidential office setting under the guidance of a licensed psychologist, ensuring a thorough and impartial evaluation for both applicants and the Texas DPS. The core objective of these assessments is to ascertain individuals' psychological resilience to effectively manage the distinctive challenges inherent in private security services.

How We Do It!

Psychological assessment is a process of testing that uses an arrangement of procedures to help arrive at some hypotheses about a person and their behavior, personality and capabilities. Psychological testing is nearly always performed by a licensed psychologist, licensed psychological associate, psychometrist, or a psychology trainee (such as an intern). Psychologists are the only profession that is expertly trained to perform and interpret psychological tests.

Frequently Asked Questions

A psychological assessment is an evaluation of an individual’s cognitive and emotional functioning. The purpose of a psychological assessment is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the individual in order to make recommendations for treatment and/or other interventions.
Anyone who wants to understand their own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors better can benefit from a psychological assessment. Psychological assessments can also be helpful in understanding why someone may be struggling in school, at work, or in personal relationships.
A licensed psychologist, licensed psychological associate, psychometrist, or a psychology trainee (such as an intern).
The length of a psychological assessment depends on the specific questions being addressed but typically takes several hours to complete.
A psychological assessment usually consists of an interview, questionnaires, and testing. The interview provides information about the individual’s history and current functioning. Questionnaires are used to assess different areas of functioning, such as emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Testing is often used to assess cognitive functioning, such as intelligence and memory.
Yes, psychological assessments are typically covered by insurance.

Why Choose Us

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Upon request, our therapy dog, Pavlov, may be able to join your therapy sessions. In psychotherapy, dogs can help reduce stress and blood pressure. Furthermore, dogs provide a feeling of joy, a desire to live, and they generally accelerate the healing process.

Offer Convenient Appointment Times

We offer convenient appointment times to fit your busy schedule. Our availability includes virtual and in-office sessions as well as evening and weekend appointments. We know that starting therapy can be daunting, so we aim to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.

Team of Exceptional And Experienced Therapists

The Groves Assessment and Psychotherapy team of exceptional and unparalleled experienced therapists provides comprehensive mental health services to individuals, couples, and families in South Texas.

Variety of Therapeutic Approaches

We utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches such as schema therapy, psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as psychiatric treatment.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

The Groves Assessment and Psychotherapy can provide the necessary support to improve your mental well-being. Our team of professionals has years of experience in the field and is passionate about helping those who need it.

We want to help you get on the path to recovery. With our assessment, we can develop a treatment plan tailored specifically for you. You’ll be able to work with one of our therapists in order to get back to living a healthy, happy life.

Contact us today at 956-800-5679 for more information or to schedule an appointment!