Dr. Pita has over 30 years experience evaluating adults, and juveniles on a wide range of psychological and emotional issues. On this page, you can learn a little more about the assessment services offered. In most cases, assessments will be completed within a week, or sooner if necessary. Dr. Pita would be happy to answer your questions, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
Types of Assessment Offered
- Court ordered evaluations: custody, divorce, foster care, juvenile offenders, juvenile certifications, civil litigation, personal injury suits, trauma and abuse, and adult forensic cases.
- Personality assessments, mental health screens, medical assessments ( i.e., transplants, bariatric procedures, etc.)
- Intelligence and achievement testing
Assessments require anywhere from 3.5 to 8 hours or more. The length of time to complete an assessment generally depends on the complexity of the issues involved and the questions needing answers. Each assessment includes the taking of a comprehensive history, a review of all provided records, a mental status examination and of course the test battery itself. Following the assessment, Dr. Pita will begin the process of scoring and interpreting each test individually and then together within the context of the person and his or her background to form a comprehensive report to include diagnosis and recommendations . The report will then be reviewed with you in detail and can be provided to designated court representatives, attorneys, other qualified mental health professionals etc. If necessary Dr. Pita is available for court testimony .
Contact Dr. Pita by email through the website contact form with a description of the reasons for the assessment, any time lines in place, questions you might have etc. You can also reach him by phone at 469-671-2145. He will respond promptly.