Adult ADHD Testing
& Other Assessments 

Meet Dr. Stone

Assessment can offer unique insights into the problems that you are facing. There are many different types of assessment, each designed to shed light on different issues. Testing can provide diagnostic clarity, treatment directions, and recommendations for moving forward. At present, I offer the following types of assessment:


ADHD Testing – Adults

 

What is it?
 

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder – meaning that it tends to be present at an early age and continues into adulthood. Research tells us that most children who have ADHD will continue to exhibit signs and symptoms into adulthood, though the way that those symptoms present themselves may change.

Symptoms of ADHD in Adults:
hyperactivity or impulsivity
inattention or challenges with focus/concentration, or other executive functions such as task initiation, cognitive flexibility, planning/organization, time management, or emotional control.


What can I expect?

The symptoms of ADHD can overlap with many other disorders. In fact, up to 80% of people who have ADHD have additional mental concerns such as anxiety and depression. Because of this, it’s important to conduct a thorough clinical interview and do a range of tests to be able to examine the problem from multiple angles to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. From there, appropriate treatment recommendations can be made.
After all testing is complete, you will be able to schedule a follow-up feedback session where you will get a copy of the report detailing your results and be able to ask any questions that you have.  

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Disability Assessments – Adults

 

What is it?
 

Learning disabilities can come in many forms, most commonly in reading, or writing, or mathematics. Learning disabilities can have an impact on performance at work or school, and can also impact self-esteem. Many children with learning disabilities are identified early on and provided with supports in the classroom, but some are not. Some children do reasonably well until adolescence or even adulthood, and then find themselves frustrated because they seem to be bumping up against limits that they didn’t know were there. Assessment can help to identify strengths and weaknesses related to learning and determine if a learning disorder is present.

Who would be a good candidate for this type of testing?

Learning disability testing can be particularly helpful for adults who are struggling in specific areas in their pursuit of secondary education, such as reading, writing, or math. Colleges and universities can provide accommodations for students who have been assessed for learning disabilities, and this type of assessment would meet those requirements and provide recommendations. There are also some cases where students who have been identified as having a learning disability in adolescence or childhood are required to be reassessed to access accommodations at the college level. Finally, students who are planning to take certain standardized tests (GRE, MCAT) may need to provide documentation of a learning disability to qualify for accommodations such as extra time.

 

What can I expect?

Learning disability testing will look at your cognitive functioning as well as academic skills. A thorough clinical interview is essential to learn about you and your educational history, combined with tests that measure cognitive and academic performance. Because learning disabilities often co-occur with ADHD, additional tests may be administered if ADHD is suspected. Overall testing takes 4-5 hours. Following the assessment, you will be provided with a report, including recommendations, during a feedback session that will explain your results. If you are seeking accommodations for a specific school or standardized test, please let me know so that I can make sure to use the assessments that those institutions require.

 

 

 

Personality Assessment – Adults

 

What is it?

Personality assessment can serve many functions. Oftentimes, we may be struggling at work, or in school, or in our relationships and not know why. We may find that we are falling into the same ineffective patterns repeatedly, or that we are not satisfied with our lives and feel stuck. Personality assessment can help to identify problems that you are facing, and provide diagnostic clarity and treatment recommendations for moving forward.

 

Who would be a good candidate for this type of testing?

Many issues can be identified through personality testing – it may be issues related to mood, such as depression or anxiety, behavioral regulation such as emotional outbursts or anger, or interpersonal issues that are getting in the way of connectedness and effective communication. Any adult that is interested in learning more about themselves and the problems that they face may benefit from this type of assessment. For adults who are currently in therapy, this type of testing can also help to provide further insight and enhance your treatment goals.  

What can I expect?

Personality assessment begins with a thorough clinical interview to learn more about you and the problems you are facing, followed by brief screening measures, standardized personality measures, and projective tests. Testing can take 3-5 hours depending on the types of tests needed to address your concerns. Following the assessment, you will be invited back for a feedback session to go over the results of the test and be provided with a copy of a detailed report

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Interested in Testing? Call us Today to set up your Consultation Session! 
281-837-6912

Meet your Psychologist!
Dr. Michelle Stone 

Life can be busy and demanding, and as a result, oftentimes our mental health is the last thing on our minds. However, doing so can sometimes make us less able to engage with the things that matter to us most, leaving us feeling disconnected from our friends, family, work, or values! If you’re here, that means that you are hoping to find someone who can help you navigate the struggles that you are having and regain balance. I would be honored to work with you to help you take steps toward being the best version of yourself!

 

 

 

My Story

My name is Dr. Michelle Stone, and I am a Licensed Psychologist

who works with adults. Like many others, I wanted to become a

therapist because I am passionate about helping others. My own

positive experiences in therapy as an adolescent prompted me to

pursue this career so I could provide the same comfort and relief

to others that I had received myself. As a result, I have been involved

and engaged with learning about psychology for more than half of my life.

I am dedicated to collaborating with my clients in a safe environment

that allows them room to grow. Growth and change can be challenging,

and even a little scary or uncomfortable at times, and I want to be there

to provide the support that people need to face these challenges with

confidence. It is of paramount importance to me that the people I work

with feel heard, respected, and seen.

 

My Therapeutic Approach

In my practice I use an integrative approach that I tailor to the needs of
each individual client, pulling wisdom and techniques from psychodynamic

theory, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, dialectical behavioral

therapy (DBT), and culturally-affirming approaches. I am curious about and

invested in every person who walks into my office, and I hope to help my clients

foster that same curiosity in themselves! I believe that we are all the experts in

our own lives, but that there may be times that we encounter obstacles or blind

spots that prevent us from moving forward in a way that is effective and/or congruent

with our values. I’m here to help you learn about yourself more deeply and discover

any ineffective patterns that might be holding you back, creating room for growth

and change. My approach tends to blend exploration of the past to determine how

problems may have begun, and then helping you create new, individualized solutions

and coping strategies so that you can move forward on the next steps in your journey.

There is nothing more important to me than establishing a strong therapeutic relationship,

so I welcome feedback and strive to create a space that is collaborative, warm, and safe.  

 

In addition to therapy, I am also passionate about psychological assessment to help people learn more about themselves. Click here for more information on Assessments. 
 

Education and Training

I received my Masters degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. I completed my doctoral internship at Southern Utah University, and completed my postdoctoral residency at Sam Houston State University. I also hold a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

As a graduate student I worked with clients in multiple settings, including college counseling, community mental health, and private practice, settling into college counseling for a few years after graduation. The breadth of these experiences allowed me the opportunity to meet clients from all different backgrounds who were struggling with a wide range of problems, including anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment disorders, ADHD, and relational issues. I have a lot of experience working with and supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ community and am affirming of all sexual and gender identities.

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Services Offered by Dr. Stone

  • Adult ADHD Testing

  • Personality Assessments

  • Learning disability Assessments

  • Individual Therapy for Adults struggling with:
    -Anxiety 
    -Depression
    -Trauma
    -Adjustment disorders
    -ADHD
    -Relational issues.

  • Experience working with and supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ community and am affirming of all sexual and gender identities.