Tallahassee Psychology Group
Comprehensive Testing and Evaluation Services
NOW OFFERING CONCEIRGE TESTING AND EVALUATION
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.”
Dr. Brene Brown
Welcome. Thank you for taking time to visit my website. For many of you this may be your biggest and/or first step towards your healing and I recognize the courage and vulnerability it has taken to get you to this very moment. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your growth process.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Chika Hooper, Ph.D. and I am a Florida licensed psychologist born and raised in the beautiful capital city, Tallahassee, FL.
I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia and have many years of experience working with individuals in various clinical settings. Over the course of my career I have provided individual, group, and couples counseling to clients at Florida A&M University, University of South Florida, Kennesaw State University, and the James A. Haley Veteran Hospital in Tampa, FL. Prior to entering my doctoral program, I earned a Master’s of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Florida A&M University.
The culmination of these experiences has shaped my social justice and strengths-based lens. While testing and evaluation was a part of my doctoral training, this service has become my primary professional identity within the last 3 years due to my desire to enhance diagnostic clarity for children and adults which drive intervention, to provide specific recommendations to improve one's quality of life, and to provide psychoeducation to better understand one's strengths and vulnerabilities.
Allow me to help you gain insight into your identified problems and direct you to helpful resources specific for you.
The Tallahassee Psychology Group is a testing and evaluation only practice.
My practice offers testing and evaluation services for the following concerns:
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (6 years old +)
-Autism Spectrum Disorder (3.5 years old +)
-General Mood and Behavioral Concerns (6 years old +)
- Intellectual Ability (6 years old+)
*Unfortunately, my practice does not offer individual, couples, or group counseling**
Fee for Service
The Tallahassee Psychology Group now accepts Capital Health Plan and most Aetna Insurance plans.
A $50 nonrefundable appointment fee is required to schedule and hold appointments for testing. This fee is separate from your copayment.
Concierge Testing Services
An Out-Of-Pocket EXPEDITED Testing Service
What are the benefits of opting for Concierge Testing Service?
-An expedited testing experience in terms of timeframe from testing to receiving the report.
- Testing appointment will be scheduled within 1 week.
-Testing results via the in-person feedback session will be provided within 2 weeks.
-Testing report with recommendations will be provided 1 week after feedback session.
How much is this service?
-ADHD and Autism evaluations start at $2000
-General Mood Concerns starts at $1500
- Intellectual Ability starts at $1800
* Half of the fee is due within 48 hours of setting the appointment. Final Half is due on testing day.*
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, what do the evaluations typically include?
Clinical interviews with the Indvidual, parent, spouse, and/or teacher
Assessment of Cognitive Functioning
Assessment of Emotional, Behavioral, Psychological, and Social Abilities
Assessment of Executive Functioning
Assessment of Adaptive Functioning
Assessment of Memory
*The assessment battery will greatly vary depending on the referral question and needs*
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
Unfortunately I currently do not offer sliding scale rates. However I am happy to discuss with you options such as scheduling your testing appointment at later date and making payment deposits up until the scheduled appointment.
How long will the evaluation take?
To ensure that I provide comprehensive services, all evaluations take approximately 3-4 hours. I take considerable time listening and seeking understand my clients. This time includes the clinical interview, self-report measures, performance measures, and a play observation for child Autism evals only. It should be noted that the evaluation can take longer depending on the individual, nature of the difficulties, and the referral question(s).
What type of evaluations do you not provide?
This practice does not provide the following:
-Emotional Support Animal evaluation or letters
-Child Custody Evaluations
-Learning Disability Evaluations
-Fitness for Duty Evaluations (Law enforcement or Military)
How long will it be until I receive my results?
All testing clients can expect to receive their results after approximately 3-4 weeks from testing date. However, it should be noted that the timeframe is largely dependent on timeliness of third party data. Results are only discussed via in-person 1 hour feedback session, not over the phone.
Do you offer testing for children and adults?
Do you have a waitlist for testing appointments?
No. At this time a client will likely be scheduled in about 3 weeks.
I look forward to providing this essential service to you and your family.