Dr. Frey conducts psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Oftentimes, the symptoms of a psychological disorder are obvious, such as when someone struggles with excessive anger, anxiety or nervousness, depression or sadness. Likewise, some academic or social problems can be identified through gathering background information and current observations. However, there are times in which the problem and its origins are unclear. Psychological testing and evaluation involve administering a sequence of tests that determine the cause of the symptoms and disorders, so that the correct diagnosis and course of treatment can be determined. Psychological assessments can be used to determine academic placements or interventions, prepare for surgeries, assess personality characteristics, as well as to diagnose learning disabilities, psychological disorders, attention problems, and intellectual giftedness. The psychological assessment process helps to ensure that the client will receive recommendations for treatment tailored to his or her individual needs. To make an appointment with Dr. Frey, please contact the main office at (813) 907-9191.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT is an amazing and effective approach to tolerating distressing emotions and learning how to cope well. The group includes information on radical acceptance, mindfulness, regulating emotions, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. We have a skills group held Tuesday afternoons – if you are interested, you can contact Valerie Siegman for more information at (813)-255-4180.