ADHD Assessment

ADHD Assessment

Immediate openings for Counseling and Assessment services with Dr. Staley are now available!

Dr. Cameron Staley is now offering assessments for adults (18+) seeking a formal evaluation for an ADHD diagnosis.

Have you ever wondered if you have ADHD?

It is estimated that 2.5% to 4.4% of adults meet criteria for ADHD (APA, 2022) with fewer than 20% of adults with ADHD being accurately diagnosed and receiving treatment (Ginsberg et al., 2014). Many women go undiagnosed until later in life due to learning compensation strategies that may mask difficulties or presenting with more inattentive symptoms that often go unnoticed until demands for organization increase with education, work, or family responsibilities.

Many adults with ADHD report struggling throughout life with a sense of underachieving or being unable to meet their full potential. Often, adults with undiagnosed ADHD seek counseling to address other mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety) which may be secondary to ADHD, or they experience challenges in their relationships, education, or employment due to attention related concerns. It is also common for parents to be curious about having ADHD after their children complete an assessment for ADHD and they realize they have experienced similar lifelong struggles.

The ADHD assessment will also screen for other mental health concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, PTSD) that may contribute to or result from ADHD symptoms. This assessment is not a full neuropsychological evaluation and will not provide diagnostic information about other conditions such as learning disorders or traumatic brain injury.

What can I expect during the evaluation process?

Step 1 – Complete Assessment Questionnaires

  • Share information about your childhood development, educational background, work experience, medical and mental health, and relationship history.
  • Complete standardized rating scales for adult and childhood symptoms of ADHD and common related mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, and trauma.
  • Complete a symptom checklist of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity features of ADHD and share examples of daily struggles that result from these symptoms.

Step 2 – Meet with Dr. Cameron Staley

  • One to two appointments for you to share more about your history, current symptoms, and review the information you provided on the assessment questionnaires. You will be able to share more about your background, experiences, symptoms, and ask questions during your appointment.
  • The meetings will feel more like a guided conversation than an evaluation with the goal of increasing your comfort leading to more openness and authenticity to facilitate the accuracy of identifying ADHD.

Step 3 – Report Write-up

Dr. Cameron Staley will then write up your detailed report which provides a summary of the background information you shared in the questionnaires and interview, results regarding ADHD diagnosis or other mental health concerns, and recommendations for next steps.

Step 4 – Feedback Appointment

Once the report is complete, you will be invited to schedule a feedback session with Dr. Cameron Staley where you will be given the opportunity to review and make corrections to the report as needed, discuss the findings and recommendations, and ask questions you may have regarding the process or next steps.

Am I eligible for an ADHD evaluation?

Dr. Cameron Staley is a licensed psychologist in the states of Utah and Idaho and a member of PSYPACT which authorizes him to provide online counseling and psychological services to individuals across the United States living in the following states:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia – DC, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, WisconsinWyoming

In order to engage in counseling services or psychological assessment with Dr. Cameron Staley, you must be located in one of the above participating states during the time of your appointment. To learn more about which states participate in the compact you can view a map on the following link: https://psypact.org/page/psypactmap

Rate

One payment of $1,000 due at time of first appointment.

References

American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.). 10.1176/appi.books.9780890425787

Ginsberg Y, Quintero J, Anand E, Casillas M, Upadhyaya HP. Underdiagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adult patients: a review of the literature. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders. 2014;16(3):23591.