Psychological Assessments, Testing & Diagnosis

What Is A Psychological Assessment?

A psychological assessment involves examining a person's mental health and behavior using standardized tests and observations. This evaluation is performed by psychologist, Dr. Brianna Marrero. Its purpose is to diagnose mental health issues, decide on suitable treatment strategies, and assess how well treatment is progressing.

Our commitment to utilizing advanced methods ensures accurate and reliable assessments, thus providing the best possible care for our clients.

What do you test for in a Psychological Assessment?

Comprehensive psychological assessments cover a range of conditions, and you can be assessed for the diagnosis of:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, second edition (ADOS-2)

Attention Deficits (ADHD/ADD)

Developmental Delays

Behavioral Difficulties

Emotional Disorders

Learning Disabilities


Cognitive Assessment

Additionally, our team offers specialized assessments for:

Adult ADHD Assessment: Comprehensive evaluations tailored for adults to identify and address ADHD challenges.

Our Unique Assessments

Why the Brain Wave Center is Unique

Dr. Brianna Marrero uses The Brain Wave Center's Brain Wave Assessment, backed by qEEG Brain Map analysis to precisely identify underlying issues.  This helps create tailored and effective therapies.

Utilizing advanced methods ensures accuracy and reliability in assessments, allowing for the best possible care for clients.

The Brain Wave Center & Easterseals Southwest Florida Community Partnership

The Brain Wave Center and Easterseals of Southwest Florida continue to find new and exciting ways to meet the needs of children and families with autism and other disabilities. The Brain Wave Center has provided a bilingual psychologist to assist with our growing list of clients needing diagnostic services. It also allows us to address the needs of the Hispanic community as we were previously unable to do. The relationship between Easterseals SWFL and The Brain Wave Center is a valuable partnership for our local and surrounding communities. As a result of this partnership, many children in our community can receive medical diagnoses, thereby attaining access to services and care they never had before.

Why Get A Psychological Assessment
and Diagnosis?

A psychological assessment is a supportive tool in helping individuals receive the mental health support they need.

Psychological issues and mental health conditions can have noticeable effects on school, work, and relationships but figuring out what exactly is causing these problems isn't always easy. That's where psychological assessments come in.



Identify mental health conditions that may be impacting an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.



Help individuals and their families better understand the nature of their struggles.


Treatment Plan

Provide a basis for developing a therapy or treatment plan.

Who is doing my Psychological Assessment?

Dr. Brianna Marrero, Psy.D., LMHC – Psychologist

Dr. Brianna Marrero is a licensed psychologist, specializing in pediatric psychology. She is bilingual (English/Spanish) and works with children, adolescents, and their families in Sarasota and surrounding areas.

Dr. Brianna Marrero is a Certified Autism Specialist (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)) and has developed a passion for working with children; particularly those experiencing conflict, mood disorders, and disruptive behaviors.

Dr. Brianna Marrero has also had extensive training working with the parents, teachers, and families of these individuals. Dr. Brianna Marrero has an array of experience diagnosing ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, and learning disorders as well as providing treatment for depression, anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders. She has gained experience in a variety of multidisciplinary settings such as community mental health centers, hospitals, and private practice.

Call to schedule an appointment at the diagnostic testing and therapy clinic with Dr. Marrero today. Se habla español.

Free Discovery Call

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We consider individual health history, medical conditions, and specific circumstances to determine the suitability of neurofeedback therapy.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Psychological Assessments

Maybe. Depending on your provider and plan, some insurance companies will reimburse for psychological testing and assessments. While our services are eligible for FSA/HSA funds, traditional health insurance cannot be used for payment. Accepted forms of payment include Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, Check, and Care Credit.