A List of Our Mental Health Services and Specializations
Spinal Cord Stimulator, Pain Pump, and Spine Surgery Clearance
Many procedures require a preoperative psychological evaluation to determine whether an individual is a good candidate for a procedure or surgery and to help identify potential risks and poor treatment outcomes.
Evaluations are conducted or directly supervised by licensed
psychologists or other mental health providers trained in pain management, and related medical issues.
Evaluations conducted provide psychological clearance and/or
warning signs for poor candidates and assist in formulating a mental health post-operative treatment plan. We work with a team of health professionals to ensure that you receive all the medical care that you need and individual and group therapy is also an option to provide support to those in chronic pain.
Bariatric Surgery Evaluations
Your weight is a significant factor in your overall health, and many factors influence your healthy weight. Carewright Clinical Services can help you determine whether bariatric surgery is ideal for you. We provide bariatric surgery evaluation services for patients all over the country. Come to our facilities in Dallas, TX so we can evaluate your fitness for bariatric surgery.
We provide bariatric surgery evaluations that you need to pursue a healthier weight. Because so many factors influence your weight, an evaluation is a useful step in the process to determine whether surgery is the best course of action for you and your particular circumstances.
Our goal is to help you have the best possible result from the surgery, and our evaluations are a key step in that process. We know that surgery is often recommended, but patients might be reluctant to pursue such an option without full confidence that it will help.
We evaluate you to give you the confidence to pursue bariatric surgery if that is determined to be the best option for you. We want your health to be improved for the long term, not just the short term.
Carewright Clinical Services provides comprehensive psychiatric services for children, adults, and geriatric populations nationwide. We use our broad experience to help determine with a high degree of confidence whether bariatric surgery addresses the root causes of your weight difficulties.
We work with a team of health professionals to ensure that you receive all the medical care that you need. We consult with you about other possibilities besides bariatric surgery depending on the results of our evaluation.
Our technicians work closely to help you navigate the difficulties surrounding your bariatric surgery decision. We know that the decision is ultimately yours, but we strive to help you make the most informed decision possible.
Other Surgeries Requiring Medical Clearance
Insurance companies and surgical teams usually require patients to undergo a psychiatric or psychological evaluation before major surgeries such as organ transplants, amputations, sex reassignment, spinal cord stimulators, or bariatric procedures because these surgeries are expensive, require patients to change their lifestyle, and use limited resources. Psychiatrists perform pre-surgical evaluations by diagnostic interview, observation, and obtaining collateral information. Your evaluation should address key elements and give the surgical team input about a patient’s suitability for surgery. You also can comment on treatments that would make the patient a better candidate for surgery and plan for post-surgery treatment plans to provide better outcomes for patients.
Child and Adolescent Assessment and Therapy
Carewright Clinical Services provides psychiatric assessment, medication support, psychological testing, and mental health services to children and youth. Medication-focused case management services are also provided.
Carewright Clinical Services offers assessments and therapy through telephone and video conferencing options.
Psychological Testing for Children and Adolescents
- Parent Interview and Patient Interview with Mental Status Exam
- Self/Parent/Teacher Report Measures
- Clinical Observations
- Academic Testing (This will provide information about how the child is doing in school-related activities such as Reading, Math, and Spelling.)
- Intellectual Testing (This will provide information about the child's intellectual functioning and cognitive abilities.)
- Memory Testing (When Applicable)
- Neuropsychological Testing (When Applicable)
- Supplemental Testing to Help identify Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Speech and Language Deficits, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, ADHD, and Other Disorders.
Psychotherapy/Counseling for Children and Adolescents
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Risk Assessment and Life Skills Training
- Vocational Skills Training
- Play Based Therapy
- Social Skills Training
Adult & Geriatric Services
Whether you are struggling with a sudden increase in stress as a result of a recent personal loss or have battled mood disorders throughout your entire life, our staff truly understands the importance of guiding our patients to a higher quality of life.
Our doctors and therapists are experienced across a wide variety of treatment modalities focusing specifically on your mental health needs. Our doctors provide personalized treatment plans aimed at accurately treating the patient's specific needs and providing positive treatment outcomes.
Carewright provides in-office services as well services in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, memory care and secured units, private clinics, and hospitals. Furthermore, Carewright has specific contracts to assist veterans and to help identify PTSD and mental illness in veterans.
Carewright offers assessments and therapy through telephone and video conferencing platforms.
- College-aged and Adult ADHD evaluations (for accommodations)
- Cognitive impairment and independent living issues
- Autism Spectrum disorders
- Anxiety-related disorders including OCD related issues
- Mood related disorders (Depression/Bipolar Disorder)
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s in adult and geriatric populations
- Disability examinations for the Department of Disability Services (DDS)
- Texas Department of Family Services (DFPS) contracted evaluations
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Power of Attorney Issues
- Mandated Pre-Employement Screening for Police and Security Guards
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Solution-focused therapy
- Compliance issues regarding medical procedures
- Independent living skills
- Address issues with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, treatment compliance, and other mental health issues
• Medication management for a variety of ages and populations
• Psychiatric services offered in person and through telemedicine
- Concussion screening and evaluations to identify Traumatic Brain Injury
- Comprehensive clinical interview with symptoms checklist and mental status examination
- Comprehensive Medical Record Review
- Verbal and/or nonverbal IQ
- Fine motor/visual perception screening
- Memory/auditory processing
- Behavioral checklists to identify areas of dysfunction
- Built-in malingering detection
- MMPI personality testing, Dementia Screening, and other assessments based on need and individually tailored
- Competency and assessment of independent living skills related to ability to care for ones self and power of attorney issues
- Scheduled feedback session with full report, results, and recommendations
Family Court Ordered Assessments
Judges in family court, order psychological evaluations to aid in determining a parent’s or child’s functioning in different areas and to provide diagnostic formulation, treatment recommendations, and prognosis. These psychological assessments help inform the court about factors that could impact a child’s functioning and/or the environment. Our psychologists complete a comprehensive evaluation that may include but are not limited to cognitive, personality, psychiatric, parenting and social assessments. We use evidence-based psychological assessments and write comprehensive reports.
Personal Injury and other Legal Issues
Personal Injury can result in psychological trauma. For example, if the injury has caused some kind of disfigurement or disability of important functions, it can cause psychological stress. Cognitive impairment, body disfigurement, and a variety of mild to severe mental health issues may arise as a result of an accident.
Here are some of the reasons for psychological evaluations in personal injury cases:
• Individuals in a personal injury case are evaluated by psychologists to ensure that the trauma has not caused any psychological impairment. The results of the injury or accident on the psychology of the person are thoroughly analyzed via interviews and tests. This allows the doctor to understand the path for treatment.
• A psychologist may be called upon to evaluate an existing condition. If the individual involved in an accident already suffers from a psychological ailment, the doctor will evaluate whether the trauma has worsened the impact or exacerbated the situation.
• In personal Injury cases, psychologists are also called upon to provide their expert second opinion about the individuals who have already been identified as having undergone psychological trauma due to the accident. Second opinions could be very important in some cases and could speed up the recovery and as a result speed up the personal injury case for the attorney.
• The goal is to confirm the findings or challenge the finding and establish a link between the psychological findings and the recent trauma that the patient has been through.
• Additional treatment can be suggested by the doctor working on a personal injury case. These treatments could greatly accelerate the treatment and the progress of the personal injury case.
• The psychologist may make initial diagnosis and suggest treatments or add to the treatment suggested by another doctor.
Immigration and Asylum Seeking Evaluations
At Carewright Clinical Services we specialize in conducting Immigration Evaluations for Hardship Waiver, VAWA, U Visa, T Visa, Cancellation, and N-648 cases. We believe in interdisciplinary treatment and willingly collaborate with other providers, including lawyers, physicians, and psychiatrists to support your case.
What is Psychological Evaluation for Asylum & Extreme Hardship Immigration?
According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Department (USCIS), people may seek asylum due to persecution or fear of persecution based on their race, religion, nationality, membership in organizations, or political views. The USCIS also accepts petition for asylum from people who have undergone extreme hardship. This hardship can stem from political oppression or violence, human trafficking, forced labor, or domestic violence. In order to legally immigrate as an asylum seeker and receive permission to work and access to necessary healthcare, you will likely need to undergo a psychological evaluation. The hardship or persecution you’ve experienced coupled with a transition to a new country can be traumatic, and it’s for your own safety and health that a psychological evaluation is completed as part of the immigration process. We want to ensure your safe and successful immigration, and make sure you receive any medical or psychological care you need. These evaluations are also used as part of your legal application for immigration.
Who Should Receive Psychological Evaluation for Immigration?
Addiction and Personality Screening and Evaluations
Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications. Chronic pain and opioid use disorder both represent complex human conditions affecting millions of Americans and causing untold disability and loss of function.
At Carewright our trained mental health professional provide evaluations to screen, evaluate and treat individuals struggling with addiction issues. We also collaborate with other mental health professionals to help develop treatment plans and screening tools to identify individuals that may be struggling with prescription drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol and other forms of addiction such as internet, gambling, and pornography.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, then contact us at 214-918-1999 or through the Carewright "Contact us" form to schedule an evaluation.
Pre-Employment screening for Police and Security Guards
Psychological screening is just one more tool that many police and security guard employment agencies use to ensure that they hire the best candidates for the job and that candidates that they do hire do not have risk factors that could have detrimental effects to self and others. The primary goal of the exam is to ensure that prospective employees have the psychological fortitude and personality traits needed to handle the unique demands of their job and that there is not a serious pattern of emotional dysfunction, psychosis, or other serious issues.
The exam typically involves a comprehensive clinical interview and battery of assessments that identify personality traits and risk factors associated with particular psychological profiles.The evaluation takes the totality of all these components into account to help the psychologist render a final opinion as to the applicant's suitability for the law enforcement profession. That determination is usually expressed in one of two ways:
- Low risk, medium risk, or high risk for hiring
- Acceptable, marginal, or unacceptable for hiring
Assessed Personality Traits
- Impulse control
- General intelligence (if requested)
- Ability to perform boring or tedious tasks
- Reasonable courage
- Personal bias or lack of bias
- Ability to tolerate stress
- What motivated the candidate to
- Ability to deal with supervision
- Appropriate attitudes towards sexuality
- Prior drug use"
These particular traits represent areas that have been determined over time to be important to explore when evaluating law enforcement and security guard positions.