Russ has had a private practice testing both adults and children for a variety of conditions for over thirty years. He has also worked for, or with, public and private schools for over thirty years. While working for the schools he tested children and provided behavioral supports for both school and home.
Russ does testing for ADD, ADHD, Learning Disability, Asperger, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and other conditions.
He also does assessment for Career, Behavioral Style and Marriage or Couple issues
Call 972-506-7111 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
ADHD testing , formerly called ADD, is offered for children, adolescents and adults.
Because people are different and have unique needs, testing is adapted to your specific need in regards to ADHD. There are also a variety of report styles. All of these can impact the bottom line cost of testing, so make sure you ask about your options. You don't need more than is necessary for your situation. Don't over pay for unnecessary testing or long reports unless it truly is needed.
It is vital that data be collected and assessments be given in order to determine if you or your child meets the criteria for ADHD. Some of the areas that should be addressed are:
If all areas are not addressed, it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis.
As previously stated there are several report types available, which can impact cost. However, the most important part of a report is not the size of the body or the diagnosis. The most important part of the report is what you can do to address the issues that have been identified. It's the strategies that you need to have, so that you or your child can begin the process of compensating for, or dealing with, different ADHD characteristics, Brain-Based Issues or other contributing factors. Here are the basic areas that are covered when Russ writes a report.
Usually, the reason you get an assessment is to determine what you can do to address the issues. Most people don't want to just receive a diagnosis (unless your physician has asked for one). They want to know what they can do to make things better. In addition, most people don't want short, general recommendations that do not provide solid strategies or recommendations that helps them address the issues. Most people want help, and should get it in the recommendation section of the report.
In addition to testing, treatment services are also offered through this office. There are personal compensatory tools, specific strategies for school, home or work that can be learned for each of the areas measured on the assessment. Over fifty possible areas of concern can be addressed in treatment. You will walk away with strategies that you or your child can use for the rest of your life or until it is no longer needed in some cases. Give us a call!
Russ tests for a variety of conditions. Some of the more common conditions he tests and treats can be found below.
There are several types of anxiety. Each one can cause significant problems for you or your child. Anxiety can have a negative impact on both the brain and the body. It is important to address it before it causes damage. There are many strategies that can be helpful. Some can help you in the moment and some that can be used over time to reduce anxiety in your life. Russ has written two books on Depression and Anxiety. The first is, 'Depression and Anxiety in Adults', and the second it 'Depression and Anxiety in Students'. You can find more information about these books at www.amazon.com/author/russcrites
Some of the types of anxiety that can be treated are:
Whether you feel mildly depressed or are experiencing some major symptoms of depression, it can cause life problems for you. Once tested, strategies to help you address your depression can be learned. Testing can also help determine if medication management may be a good option to be considered. Russ wrote two books on depression and anxiety as mentioned above. You can find more information about these books at www.amazon.com/author/russcrites
Bipolar Disorder can be hard to assess, but there are some instruments and data collection devices that can help identify if you are experiencing this disorder. It can cause you to be hypomanic, manic or depressed. You can have mood swings between the manic and depressive sides of Bipolar. Both can make you miserable, but in different ways. An assessment can help you determine if you have Bipolar and once identified a treatment plan can be developed. Russ wrote a book titled, Bipolar or ADHD and is currently being revised, and a workbook titled, Bipolar Disorder Survival Workbook: Maximize Health While Minimizing Depression and Mania. You can find more information about these books at www.amazon.com/author/russcrites
Russ provides testing for many other conditions. Call and he can give you more information about what he can test for and the instruments that might be used.
Russ has worked for and with public, private and charter schools for over thirty years. He continues to offer testing on an as needed basis.
Russ provides testing for many other conditions. Call and he can give you more information about how he can help and the instruments that might be used.
Call 972-506-711 for more information about testing or to set up an appointment.
Premarital testing can help you better understand the one you love. It also helps you address issues that should be dealt with before marriage. Such information clears the air and helps you develop a strong foundation for your budding relationship.
Marital testing can help you identify area's in your relationship that can be improved. It can also help you identify how to rebuild a relationship that is struggling. Russ uses several assessments to help couples heal and rekindle love in their lives. He has also written assessments that help couples identify their personal love expectations while at the same time helping them see how well they understand each other.
If you do testing, you will also have the option of doing therapy to address issues that will help your relationship become what you want it to be.