I am currently accepting referrals for adult (ages 18+) ADHD assessments.
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which means that it is 1) based in the brain and 2) develops in childhood. For many years, it was thought that all children outgrow ADHD as they transition into adulthood. We now know that this is not the case, and that about 4-5% of adults have ADHD.
I offer adult ADHD assessments that are based on best-practice adult ADHD diagnosis and the most up-to-date research on how ADHD is expressed in adults.
About ADHD Assessment
What does an ADHD assessment entail?
An adult ADHD assessment will typically involve a psycho-diagnostic interview, a collection of self-report and other-report questionnaires, a review of any records that can provide developmental information relevant to ADHD (for example, school report cards), and cognitive testing.
After your assessment, I will provide you with a written report that details and explains all of the assessment findings and interpretations. This report will also outline individualized recommendations to help you manage and improve your quality of life.
How much is an ADHD assessment?
The rate for assessments is $220 per clinical hour.
Will my insurance cover an ADHD assessment?
The Nova Scotia Health Insurance Program (MSI card) does not cover the cost of assessments. However, the fees may be covered if you have private insurance (a policy from your employment, university, or college). Most university/ college students have extensive coverage for psychological services! Popular insurance plans that cover your service at Green Leaf Psychological include (but are not limited to): Sun Life Financial, Manulife, Great-West Life, Blue Cross, Desjardins, and Green Shield. If you have any questions about assessments, fees, or insurance, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Do I need a physician's referral for an ADHD assessment?
Yes, you need a referral from a physician in order to get an ADHD assessment.