Psychological Services in Tampa, FL

neuropsychological evaluation

Neuropsychological evaluation is a way of assessing a person’s cognitive functioning (memory and thinking skills) by integrating multiple sources of information.

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capacity assessments

These evaluations are done to answer a specific legal question about a person’s skill and ability in an area such as financial management, testamentary capacity (executing a will), medical decision-making, driving, or living independently.  Often, these types of evaluations are initiated by an attorney, clinical social worker, or geriatric care manager.  They typically involve an interview with the client and his or her family members, review of relevant records, and cognitive testing. Capacity evaluations also include questions about the particular area in question. For example, a financial capacity assessment includes questions designed to evaluate a person’s ability to understand their financial situation or decision, explain their reasoning, express appreciate for how the decision affects themselves and others, and communicate a consistent choice or decision.

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individual psychotherapy

Dr. McBride provides individual psychotherapy using a cognitive-behavioral orientation. This approach (CBT) involves understanding how our thought patterns and actions affect our emotions. By changing ways of thinking that are unproductive, this type of therapy can lead to improved emotional functioning. It is usually time-limited and present-focused. CBT has been shown to be effective for treating depression, anxiety, and a number of other mental health issues.

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educational presentations

Dr. McBride is available to speak to support groups, church groups, health care facilities, corporate wellness seminars, and other events.

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