A Mental Health Assessment:
A mental health assessment is a professional helps you to understand if there is a mental health problem. This evaluation generally involves answering questions verbally, receiving a physical test, completing a questionnaire and online questions. It becomes the first line of defense when seeking treatment for mental illness.
An assessment helps determine the exact nature and extent of a person’s mental illness. Using a variety of tools, mental health professionals can gain insight into a person’s personality. At no point in the process is the professional judging you, rather, they are working to help you understand and manage any issues or symptoms impacting your life.
Violence related charges (i.e. domestic violence, domestic assault, disorderly conduct, domestic dispute, etc.) may require you to complete an Anger Management Assessment. The purpose of our Anger Management Assessments is to help obtain an accurate understanding of your relationship with anger. This involves you speaking with a counselor, providing a brief history of your anger and discussing other areas of your life.
The job of the clinician is to work with you to identify your relationship with anger. Other areas of your life will also be explored to determine how they may relate in that relationship. The conclusion of the assessment involves the clinician making a clinical diagnosis along with any/all treatment recommendations (i.e. education and/or counseling. A variety of instruments may be completed with a Anger Management Intake, Personal Anger Assessment, Clinical Anger Assessment & Anger Social survey.
** Deneen Bunch holds a total of 19 years of experience providing Professional Alcohol and Drug Assessments & Mental Health Evaluations to private individuals, Individuals working with Department of Children's Services, DUI/DWI Court Ordered and Attorney's request for A&D assessments.