Child, Youth & Family Assessments

As recognized leaders in the mental health and autism spectrum fields, we understand the valuable information gathered from performing clinical assessments. Our comprehensive assessments can identify the root causes of behaviors, offer solutions, and ultimately help a child, youth, adult, or family be successful.

Family Wellness Center

Playroom at the Family Wellness Center

We offer the following assessments at our La Mesa, San Marcos, and Kearny Mesa locations. Additionally, we can provide our assessments and therapeutic services in San Diego County school districts. School districts interested in partnering with us may call us for more information at (619) 668-6200 or send an email to Katie Morrill, LCSW, Program Director.

Clinical Assessment

Assessment of behaviors, family needs and strengths, social, educational, and familial functioning to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for the child and family.

Psychological Assessment

Comprehensive psychological and/or education assessment to identify underlying challenges, as well as strengths, that help in developing the best treatment plan for the child and family.

Family Needs Assessment

Assessment of family needs and assistance with the implementation of a Family Action Plan that guides and supports access to needed community resources. For more information on the assessment process, please click here.

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If you know a child that has struggled through multiple treatment options or has had an ongoing challenge that has not presented a solution, perhaps an assessment should be considered. Our team is culturally competent and extremely knowledgeable about working with children presenting with complex behaviors and diagnoses. The team includes Licensed Clinical Psychologists, postdoctoral assessment fellows, and predoctoral psychology students from several universities.

Assessments are offered to children and teens, Monday-Friday, on a cash pay basis, or through Medi-Cal approved billing. Insurance reimbursement may be available. We are happy to provide documentation to help you submit for reimbursement. Typically, a full assessment can be made in 1-3 sessions. We happily offer bilingual services as well.

For more information, please contact:
Katie Morrill, LCSW
Program Director – Family Wellness Center
kmorrill@centerforchildren.org
(858) 634-8300