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Initial Psychiatric Evaluation

Initial Psychiatric Evaluation
Gain valuable insights through an in-depth Initial Psychiatric Evaluation to assess your needs.

   1 hr   

Service Description

Psychiatric Evaluation Services:

Welcome to our psychiatric evaluation services, where our experienced and compassionate team of psychiatrists is committed to providing comprehensive assessments for individuals seeking a deeper understanding of their mental health. A psychiatric evaluation is a valuable tool for those facing complex emotional, behavioral, or cognitive challenges. This service is best suited for individuals who may benefit from a thorough examination of their mental health status, diagnostic clarity, and personalized treatment recommendations.

Purpose:

A psychiatric evaluation serves several crucial purposes:

Diagnostic Clarity:


Our psychiatric providers will conduct a thorough assessment to identify and diagnose mental health conditions accurately. This process involves exploring symptoms, evaluating medical history, and considering environmental factors to provide a comprehensive understanding of your mental health.

Treatment Planning:


The evaluation results guide the development of personalized treatment plans. Whether medication management, psychotherapy, or a combination of interventions is recommended, our psychiatrists work collaboratively with you to create a tailored approach to address your specific needs.

Medication Management:


For individuals considering or currently taking psychiatric medications, a psychiatric evaluation ensures careful consideration of the most appropriate medications, dosages, and potential side effects. Our goal is to optimize the effectiveness of your treatment while minimizing any associated risks.

Holistic Care:


Understanding the interconnectedness of mental, emotional, and physical well-being, our providers take a holistic approach to your care. We consider various factors such as lifestyle, social support, and overall health in crafting a comprehensive treatment plan.

Who Benefits Most:

A psychiatric evaluation is recommended for individuals who:

Experience Persistent Symptoms:


If you are dealing with persistent and distressing symptoms such as mood swings, anxiety, depression, difficulty focusing, or other challenging mental health issues, a psychiatric evaluation can provide clarity.

Seeking an initial psychiatric evaluation, is the first step in evaluating your symptoms.


Individuals considering or currently using psychiatric medications can benefit from a thorough evaluation to ensure proper diagnosis, appropriate medication selection, and ongoing monitoring.

Cancellation Policy

Renewing Mindsets Booking Policy:

 

We appreciate your interest in our services and value your commitment to scheduling appointments with us. To ensure clarity and fairness for both parties, please review the following booking policy:

Renewing Mindsets values punctuality and commitment in scheduling appointments. Our booking policy ensures clarity and fairness for all parties involved:

  • Full Refund Policy: Clients receive a full refund if cancellation is made 48 hours before the appointment. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.

  • Deposit Refund Policy: Deposits are fully refundable with 48 hours' notice; no refunds are issued for cancellations within this period.

  • Rescheduling: Allowed up to 48 hours before the appointment without penalty; requests within 48 hours are not accommodated.

  • Exceptions: No exceptions to these policies are made, maintaining fairness to all clients.

  • Communication: Clients must promptly communicate changes or cancellations. Requests must be in writing via email or our booking platform.

  • Policy Acknowledgment: By booking, clients agree to these terms; non-compliance may result in forfeiture of fees or deposits.

Additionally, a $75 fee applies for no-show appointments. We appreciate your cooperation and are available for any questions or clarifications.

Benefits 

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Others 

Thorough Evaluations
Convenient Location
Accommodation Forms 
Weekend Availability 
  • What is the soonest that I can be seen?
    The fastest way to be seen is through a virtual session, which we can typically schedule within 1-3 days. We can start both the psychiatric evaluation and the ADHD comprehensive assessment virtually. The first part of the ADHD assessment, the psychiatric evaluation, will be done virtually, and then you can come into the office for in-person testing within the next few days. Alternatively, you have the option to complete the entire ADHD comprehensive assessment in one visit to our office.
  • Do you assist with accommodations for school and referral letters?
    Yes, we do. At Renewing Mindsets, we assist with accommodations for school, referral letters, and psychiatric evaluation letters for individuals who have been tested with us and meet the diagnosis criteria. We have helped our clients with accommodation letters for exams such as the LSAT for law school, the MCAT for medical school, the NCLEX for nursing school, as well as the NBME and the MBE (Multistate Bar Examination). Additionally, we write accommodation letters for individuals needing workplace accommodations.
  • How Does ADHD testing work?
    For individuals seeking clarity on ADHD symptoms, adhd diagnosis, or requiring accommodations, our ADHD Comprehensive Evaluation is recommended and offers a thorough assessment that includes both virtual and in-person psychiatric evaluations, followed by in-person computerized ADHD testing. ADHD Comprehensive Evaluation ($460): Includes psychiatric evaluation with computerized TOVA testing. Evaluations can be conducted virtually and in person. This is essential for those seeking an ADHD diagnosis, accommodation, or treatment planning. Standardized ADHD Testing ($255): The purpose of T.O.V.A. (Test of Variables of Attention) testing is to objectively assess attention-related difficulties, such as those associated with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). This does not include a diagnosis but is to accompany a previous provider's specific request for diagnostic testing only. Accommodations: To obtain ADHD accommodations, a comprehensive ADHD evaluation is necessary, and we provide accommodation letters for an additional fee of $95.
  • I was previously diagnosed. Will you manage my treatment and medication?
    Currently no, we do not manage ongoing treatment and medication for previously diagnosed individuals. Our focus is primarily on conducting ADHD evaluations and ensuring availability for our new patients seeking treatment management.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    Hi, thank you for reaching out to Renewing Mindsets. We are an out-of-network provider and do not accept insurance for ADHD testing. However, we strive to keep our services affordable, with pricing starting at $95. We accept HSA, FSA, debit, and credit card payments. Additionally, we can create a superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement. You can view our appointment availability and detailed pricing on our "Schedule an Appointment" section of the website.

Renewing Mindsets by the Numbers 

98% Patient
Satisfaction Rate 

Over 300 Personalized

Treatment Plans Developed 

24/7 Access to Online Booking & Support 

Navigating mental health care can be overwhelming, but Renewing Mindsets is here to help. Located in Main Line, Pennsylvania, our team led by a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner offers ADHD testing, medication management, and psychotherapy services. Trust us to provide compassionate care and expert guidance for all your mental health needs.

Welcome to
Renewing Mindsets 

ADHD Testing in Philadelphia - Struggling ADHD & in need of testing or medication management? Renewing Mindsets can help.

Welcome to Renewing Mindsets, where Sharon B., a dedicated psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, provides caring and compassionate care to adolescents, teens, and adults. With 20+ years of healthcare experience at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and in serving the mental health population, Sharon possesses the expertise and knowledge to guide patients toward their desired outcomes and a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

 

Specializing in anxiety, ADHD, and depression, Sharon offers tailored psychotherapy and medication management services that prioritize each individual's unique needs and circumstances. Her goal is to ensure all patients receive the best care possible and feel confident, secure, and supported throughout their journey.

 

As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Sharon creates a safe and nurturing environment for patients to better understand and manage their mental health, striving to provide the care and attention each individual deserves. If you or someone you know is seeking the support and expertise of a psychiatric professional please reach out without hesitation. Sharon is here to help and looks forward to working with you in the Philadelphia area.

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Renewing Mindsets in
Philadelphia & the Main Line 

​Renewing Mindsets, based in Philadelphia & Main Line locations, provides compassionate and dedicated mental healthcare services to the city's diverse communities. Led by Sharon B., an experienced psychiatric nurse practitioner, Renewing Mindsets assists adolescents, teens and adults in the Philadelphia area who are struggling with mental health conditions like anxiety, ADHD and depression. With over 20 years of psychiatric expertise gained at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Sharon is devoted to providing personalized care that meets the unique needs of each Philadelphia patient. Her specialized knowledge helps guide patients in Philadelphia along their mental health journey with empathy and support. Renewing Mindsets assists Philadelphia patients to better understand and manage mental health struggles through tailored psychotherapy and medication management approaches. ​ By centering their practice in Philadelphia, Renewing Mindsets offers a nurturing environment right in the heart of the city for patients to feel safe, secure and confident while working to improve their mental wellbeing. Sharon strives to provide the dedicated care and attention each Philadelphia resident deserves, creating customized treatment plans catered to their specific circumstances and goals. Her mission is to ensure every patient in Philadelphia is equipped with the tools and knowledge to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle. With a passion for serving Philadelphia's mental health community, Sharon draws on her wealth of experience to assist adolescents, teens and adults throughout the city. Her compassionate approach focuses on understanding the whole patient and their unique needs, not just symptoms, to foster positive outcomes. Renewing Mindsets provides the expertise, care and support Philadelphia patients need to overcome mental health challenges. ​ As a Philadelphia-based practice, Renewing Mindsets delivers specialized psychiatric services tailored to the diverse needs of patients in the city. Led by Sharon's expertise and compassion, Renewing Mindsets assists individuals struggling with common conditions like anxiety, depression and ADHD throughout Philadelphia. Her patient-centered approach promotes confidence and comfort for Philadelphia residents working to improve their mental health. By centering their services in Philadelphia, Renewing Mindsets provides the city with dedicated mental healthcare from an experienced specialist. Sharon's 20+ years of psychiatric experience enables her to offer specialized care that assists Philadelphia patients in better understanding and managing mental health conditions. Sharon dedicates herself to compassionate listening and tailored treatment plans that set her diverse Philadelphia patients up for success. ​ With a nurturing and welcoming environment in Philadelphia, Renewing Mindsets assists patients across the city along their mental health journey with expertise, empathy and support. Sharon's mission is to equip each Philadelphia patient with the knowledge and tools to live a fulfilling, balanced life. Establishing their practice in the heart of Philadelphia, Renewing Mindsets recognizes the critical need for accessible and compassionate mental health services within the city. Sharon brings her expertise to the communities that need it most, providing a centrally located sanctuary for Philadelphia residents seeking support and guidance through mental health struggles. Whether it be anxiety, depression, ADHD or any number of conditions, Renewing Mindsets opens its doors for all, dedicated to destigmatizing and demystifying mental healthcare. ​ Renewing Mindsets offers more than skilled psychotherapy and counseling for those in need - it provides Philadelphia with the gift of hope. Sharon's thoughtful, empathetic approach instills patients with the self-confidence required to envision a balanced life free from judgment and shame. Her practice says to all who walk through its doors "you are worthy of feeling whole". For over 20 years, Renewing Mindsets and Sharon have made it their mission to realize that vision of hope and health for Philadelphia. The team at Renewing Mindsets recognizes that the key to true healing lies in understanding each patient's unique story. While bringing expertise and proven techniques, they know that no two people's journeys are the same. Renewing Mindsets takes the time to listen and learn, crafting customized treatment plans tailored to the individual's needs, culture, and identity. Their focus remains on sustaining the progress made in Philadelphia, not just temporary relief. Lasting transformation comes when care is collaborative. ​ At Renewing Mindsets, adolescents, teens and adults in Philadelphia find the safety net and nurturing environment they need to work through mental health struggles. Sharon offers guidance without judgment, equipping patients with practical coping skills and knowledge to take control of their wellbeing. Her comprehensive psychiatry and psychotherapy services instill self-confidence and resiliency within Philadelphia's communities. Renewing Mindsets empowers patients to realize lasting change.

Sharon is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in Philadelphia, serving clients in Center City and the Philadelphia Main Line area, including Ardmore, Berwyn, Bryn Mawr, Devon, Easttown Township, Gladwyne, Haverford, Haverford Township, Lower Merion Township, Malvern, Merion, Narberth, Radnor, Radnor Township, Rosemont, Strafford, St. Davids, Tredyffrin Township, Villanova, Wynnewood, Wayne, Delaware County, Chester County Pa., and Montgomery Counties, as well as King Of Prussia. To learn more about treatment and evaluation for adult ADHD in Philadelphia, please reach out today. Sharon is also serving clients in Center City and the surrounding Philadelphia neighborhoods. Some additional Main Line and suburban Philadelphia areas served include Broomall in Delaware County, Newtown Square in Delaware County as well as West Chester, Elverson and Phoenixville in Chester County.

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