Ham Lake Psychological Testing

Woman with therapist during psychological testing
Nystrom & Associates Ham Lake Psychological Testing team is ready to help you or a loved one to get the care they need. Symptoms of a psychological or neuropsychological disorder can sometimes be clear, however, oftentimes the issue is not as easy to pinpoint and requires testing to rule out certain conditions and provide an accurate diagnosis. Testing is a way of evaluating behavioral patterns, social and emotional functioning, and intellectual abilities in order to understand the strengths and capabilities an individual may have, as well as difficulties or impairments they may face. Ham Lake Psychological Testing can be used to help guide treatment as well as provide information to the individual, as well as family members, teachers, doctors, social workers, mental health professionals, and other care team members, so they are able to support and help that individual improve functioning.

Benefits of Psychological Testing

  • Helps to clarify mental health diagnoses and provide insight
  • Provides insight and understanding of strengths and weaknesses
  • Help identify developmental delays
  • Helps with identifying cognitive impairments or concerns (ex. memory concerns), and establishing baseline abilities
  • Used to assess the level of focus and attention issues, and identify or rule out Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Used to assess academic ability and identify or rule out a learning disorder
  • Helps with identifying autism spectrum disorders
  • Helps guide treatment plan goals and lead to referrals for appropriate services
  • Provides information for individuals to share when applying for social security or other disability services
  • Helps provide information that may be helpful to obtain school services, such as an IEP or 504 Plan, early entrance into kindergarten, acceptance in the gifted/talented program
  • May be required for employment, such as for a Police Officer
  • Provides information regarding psychological functioning to determine appropriateness to participate in surgery

Schedule An Appointment Today!

If you or someone you love is suffering from psychiatric disorders, there is hope. Life with a mental disorder does not have to be a daily struggle.
Discover the world of difference treatment can make for you as well as your loved ones. Call the professionals at Nystrom & Associates today at 320-460-8028.

About Ham Lake, MN

Ham Lake is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 15,296 at the 2010 census. The earliest record of settlers in the Ham Lake area goes back to 1855, and in 1856, the settlers established a town located just south and west of a lake shaped like a ham. The settlers platted and sold lots for a community they named Glen Carey, a Scottish name meaning "beautiful valley". The location was widely advertised as a future city. However, in 1857, all of the houses were destroyed by a prairie fire. The settlers soon left the area as they had nowhere to live. There was no more settlement until 1866, when a Norwegian man settled in the area. He was soon followed by other Scandinavians. The Scandinavian settlers found it difficult to pronounce the Scottish name of Glen Carey. Since no official name had been chosen by the people, the commissioners named it Ham Lake, after the lake which had acquired that name on account of its shape.