Diagnostic Assessment and Evaluation


If you want to identify personal struggles, underlying mental health issues, substance use disorders, grief and loss, or complex concerns like trauma, our qualified clinical team can help.

Whether you are dealing with your own struggles or the struggles of a loved one, you may feel lost, disconnected, or unsure of what to do. Sometimes it is hard to find hope that things could ever change. You are not alone, and we are here to help.

Hanley Center Counseling’s Diagnostic Assessment Program can help you find answers. We are here to help you understand what is happening as well as what to do about it. Maybe something just feels “off” with you or a loved one. Stress, trouble sleeping, sadness, a sense of disconnect, feeling overwhelmed, or lacking purpose can all be signs of an underlying problem. Our brief, confidential assessment program is designed to help you uncover the source and tend to it.

Our streamlined services can:
  • Diagnose underlying mental health issues
  • Help you uncover substance use disorders
  • Determine if you need further psychiatric or therapeutic support
  • Identify a pathway to healing
  • Develop a plan for healthy family dynamics
  • Provide documentation for courts or legal reasons

Choose from Three Types of Assessments


A personalized, confidential mental health consult
with a masters-level therapist

In-person or virtual | 60 MINS



A quick and flexible solution
to help you assess your
mental health

In-person | 2-4 HRS


Comprehensive Assessment

Understand how severe a problem might be and discover tailored care options

In-person | 4-8 HRS


Standard Assessment

If you are looking for a quick and flexible solution to help you assess your mental health or substance use, our standard assessment can help. We complete a detailed diagnostic assessment, including psychological testing and clinical interviews, and leverage this to recommend a path for wellness.

Your Standard Assessment includes:
  • Completion of an initial questionnaire and screening tool that you can complete over the phone or online in the comfort of your home (10-15 minutes).
  • Face-to-face interview with a therapist who will help guide you through a process of discovery to really get to the root of what is happening. The therapist may also have you complete additional assessments as part of this process based on your specific needs (1-2 hours).
  • Follow-up visit with your therapist to discuss findings and recommendations which will be provided to you in a written report. Recommendations will provide you with immediately accessible options, not just ideas and ideals (1 hour).

Comprehensive Assessment

For when you have a good idea of what the problems are, but have no idea how to handle them. 

Perhaps you or someone you love is experiencing something that is causing problems in life. Substance use, gambling, sexual activity, gaming, relationship with food, emotions or impulses–all of these have the potential to be areas of concern. Our Comprehensive Assessment helps you hone in to understand how severe a problem might be. We can also help you discover what kind of care will give you or your loved one the best chance at lasting health and wholeness.

This assessment is also appropriate for individuals who may have been asked by their employers or the legal system to complete an assessment following some incident.

Your Comprehensive Assessment includes:
  • Completion of an initial questionnaire and screening tool that you can complete over the phone or online in the comfort of your home (10-15 minutes).
  • Urine drug analysis (UDS).
  • Baseline neurocognitive and personality assessments (1-3 hours).
  • Face-to-face interview with a therapist who has reviewed your screenings and may provide an additional assessment based on initial tests. From here, the therapist will join with you in a guided interview that will explore the problem that brought you in but, more importantly, help to illuminate you as a whole person (2-3 hours).
  • For assessments that involve a return to work or legal purposes, you may provide references that the therapist will speak to by phone to provide additional perspective or confirmatory information.
  • A follow-up visit with your therapist to discuss findings and recommendations. You may wish to include others in this session and, as this is often very helpful, you should discuss this with your therapist beforehand (1-2 hours). 
  • A comprehensive report provided to you in the digital format of your choice that includes:
    • Testing results
    • A summary of your interview with the therapist
    • Clinical recommendations

Hanley Center: Most Insurance Accepted

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Contact Information

Address: 933 45th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33407