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Mission Statement: 

At Mark Besen Ph.D. Psychological Services, we strive to provide high quality, comprehensive, psychological and neuropsychological evaluations to assist individuals and their families to obtain the most appropriate and effective treatment services.  We work collaboratively with healthcare providers, educational professionals, social service and other agencies to ensure excellent coordination of care on behalf of the individuals we serve.

Meet the Team

Meet Dr. Mark Besen
Practice Areas

Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing



 What is the value of psychological or neuropsychological testing?

Psychological testing allows for information to be obtained through methods that do not solely rely on an interview alone.  We can evaluate brain functioning as well as information obtained through standardized tools in addition to information obtained in a clinical interview.  

Through this, we can better understand presenting problems and provide more accurate diagnoses than can typically be obtained by brief office visits with a healthcare provider or even through a clinical interview at a traditional psychiatric or behavioral health practice. Since we are a specialty practice where testing is all we do, we are able to spend significantly more time with each patient and their family members to obtain a more comprehensive evaluation. 

In the case of neuropsychological evaluations, we are able to identify if a patient is experiencing impairment in memory and other areas of cognition which are unlikely solely due to aging.  We can also identify patterns of impairment that may be consistent with various types of neurocognitive disorder such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • vascular dementia

  • stroke

  • post concussive syndrome

  • brain injury

In the case of psychological evaluations for children and adolescents, we are able to assess for additional factors contributing to difficulty with learning such as the presence of a(n):

  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • depressive and/or anxiety disorders

  • impact of past trauma

  • prenatal exposure to substances

  • intellectual disability

  • specific learning disorder

What happens during psychological or neuropsychological evaluation and testing?

The psychological evaluations we provide include a clinical interview which consists of collecting background information from patients and accompanying family members and/or other support individuals.  During the clinical interview, we will ask about details associated with the presenting concern for which testing is being requested, current and past symptoms, past relevant behavioral health treatment history, risk factors, medical history, medications, and social history.  This information helps us determine the most appropriate assessments to use during testing.  

Following the clinical interview, either the psychologist or a psychological technician will administer a battery of tests through a variety of methods including use of computers and iPads, oral questions, rating forms, and manipulation of materials. The tests we utilize assess intellectual and cognitive functioning abilities as they relate to the presenting concerns and also assess for the presence of symptoms and behaviors associated with various psychological disorders.  In the case of a neuropsychological evaluation, more extensive testing in areas of memory, language, complex attention and central executive functioning are conducted to further assess for the presence of neurocognitive impairment associated with dementia or brain injury.  

Once testing has been completed you will be scheduled for a follow-up consultation within 1-2 weeks to review the results of testing and discuss treatment recommendations. You will receive a full testing report summarizing background information, detailed scores and interpretations, and recommendations through an encrypted email several weeks following the feedback visit.   

Insurance and Payment

We accept the following insurance:


Blue Cross Blue Shield 


Tricare Prime, Select, For Life and Retired

Trillium Community Health Plan 




Call to inquire about additional insurance plans.

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For your convenience we offer discounted self-pay pricing.

Our office accepts all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)

Please call our office to get a quote on the services you may require.

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