18425 NW 2nd Avenue 5th Floor PH 13 Miami Gardens Florida 33169
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(954) 257-7473


Angela C. Brinson, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

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Angela C. Brinson, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist  

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Our Practice

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Founded by Dr. Brinson over 10 years ago,  PsychEd Solutions, P.A. offers effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We specialize in psychological and psychoeducational evaluations. We also treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. 

Our Treatment Focus

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Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.  

Our Patient Promise

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We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

Our Services

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Psychological Evaluations

We provide psychological evaluations in a number of areas including: Bariatric / surgical procedures, Pre-Employment, Disabilities, Behavioral / Personality, Vocational Rehabilitation, Learning Problems, ADHD and Autism.  

 

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Individual & Group Counseling

   

We offer individual and group counseling in English, Spanish & Creole: D.U.I., Anger Management, Anxiety/Depression, School Problems, Family Issues and Relationships.

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Relationship Counseling

Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.

Understanding Testing & Assessments - FAQs

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What is Psychological Assessment?

Psychological Assessment refers to the battery of tests administered to evaluate your intellectual, learning, emotional and/or behavioral functioning. The test battery varies depending upon the referral question(s), and can include a structured interview, assessment of intellectual capability, learning/processing measures, measures of attention and memory, academic achievement measures, projective measures, self-report surveys, parent and third party checklists, and possibly in vivo observations. Testing sessions are typically scheduled during the morning when most people function at their best. One or two testing sessions may be scheduled, depending on the number of tests/measures being given. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding specific names of tests that will be administered during testing.

What types of Evaluations Are Offered?

ADHD Screening & Assessment
This assessment Includes a clinical interview, review of medical and educational records as necessary, comprehensive IQ test, test of sustained attention, structured interview of ADHD symptoms and screening measures related to mood factors that impact attention (as needed). The final report includes a full explanation of the results, an accurate diagnosis, documentation of appropriate accommodations, treatment recommendations, and referral information.

 

Psycho-educational Assessment
This assessment provides an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis regarding cognitive and learning processes.  It provides documentation of learning disabilities, developmental delays, processing disorders, the eligibility/ need for accommodations (IEP, 504, university, work, standardized testing such as SAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.), and for differentiating between possible diagnoses. Evaluation includes a comprehensive clinical interview, behavioral observations, review of educational/ medical records as needed, cognitive, neurocognitive, and achievement testing. The written report includes a full explanation of test results, an accurate diagnoses, documentation of appropriate accommodations, treatment recommendations, and feedback. 


Comprehensive Psychological Assessment
This assessment evaluates both cognitive and personality factors and includes a comprehensive clinical interview, review of all relevant medical and educational records, a full assessment of cognitive and learning abilities (see Psych-Ed Assessment for description) plus a full evaluation of personality characteristics, mood states, behavioral functioning, and social-emotional functioning. A written report details all areas tested and provides an accurate diagnoses.  Appropriate accommodations are documented and treatment recommendations and referral information are provided. A feedback session is also included, in-office, over the phone, or over email, depending on the client's preference.


Psychological Assessment
This assessment evaluates both cognitive and personality factors and includes a comprehensive clinical interview, review of all relevant medical and educational records, plus an evaluation of personality characteristics, mood states, behavioral functioning, and social-emotional functioning. A written report details all areas tested and provides an accurate diagnoses. Appropriate accommodations are documented and treatment recommendations and referral information are provided. A feedback session is also included, in-office, over the phone, or over email, depending on the client's preference.


Testing for Gifted Programming
Depending on age of individual and the admission criteria, one of the following tests will be administered: WPPSI-IV, WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, Stanford-Binet, WJ-III Cognitive, or the Test of Nonverbal Intelligence. Testing is done in a quiet and calm environment. Letter of eligibility includes a description of test measure(s) used, and summary of full scale and index scores (including percentile rank and age equivalence where appropriate).


Individually Administered Personality Tests
MMPI with written interpretation
Occupational Inventory and related measure of areas of interpersonal strength with written feedback


Forensic Psychological Assessment 
Forensic evaluations include a comprehensive clinical interview, review of all relevant medical, educational, occupational, and legal records; a full clinical assessment of mental status, cognitive abilities, personality characteristics, behavioral functioning, pathology, and motivational features as appropriate, attorney consultation, research (as needed), and a written report of test results, diagnoses, and recommendations. Expert Testimony is available. mental health psychologist therapy

How much does an evaluation cost?

Psychological Assessment involves administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests; it also requires the psychologist to prepare a written report and meet with parents to review the results. The cost for a full assessment is determined by the total number of hours required by the psychologist(s) to complete the full evaluation process from testing time with your child to results review session with you and can range from $750 to $2800. A partial payment is usually required on the day of testing, with the balance due at the follow-up appointment. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card therapy mental health

Is it covered by insurance?

Many insurance companies do not cover psychological testing, and those who do will typically only reimburse a portion of the costs. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to determine benefits. When you call them, ask the following:
• Is the cost of psychological testing covered?
• Is there a deductible?
• What portion will be reimbursed?
• Is a referral needed from a primary care physician?
• Is pre-authorization required?
• If your insurance company requests a list of the tests being administered, we can provide that for you.

You will receive a coded billing statement at your follow-up appointment that you may file with your insurance company for reimbursement.  

About Dr. Brinson

  

Angela C. Brinson Ph.D. is a native of Miami Florida and received her doctoral degree from Barry University. In her years as a psychologist she has developed highly specialized assessment and counseling skills, as well as a compassionate and professional work ethic with a wide variety of clients.
 

Licensed by the State of Florida as a Psychologist, Dr. Brinson also holds a Trauma Outreach Certification and has over 20 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families.  She says, "I enjoy helping parents understand that their kid is not “bad” or that their situation is not “impossible.” “My passion is helping parents balance their child’s strengths and limitations with their own expectations."


In her private practice, Dr. Brinson focuses primarily on psychological evaluations and counseling. Her training is highly specialized in evaluating ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral problems. In addition to traditional psychotherapeutic interventions, she utilizes healing techniques that include yoga, mindfulness and meditation. 


Dr. Brinson has worked in the Department of Education; Department of Juvenile Justice; Law Enforcement; Higher Education; Community Behavioral Health and Media/Entertainment. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Barry University, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, behavior interventions and special education.  Dr. Brinson is currently the University Psychologist and Director of the Counseling Center at Florida Memorial University. 

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PsychEd Solutions, P.A.

18425 NW 2nd Ave 5th Floor PH 13 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169, United States Ave

(954) 257-7473

Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Evenings and weekend appointments available.