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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens in a psychological evaluation?
    A psychological evaluation typically includes a thorough clinical interview, testing, review of pertinent records, and completion of a comprehensive report. In some circumstances, a brief discussion with the attorney of record may be indicated.
  • How long does an evaluation take?
    From start to finish an evaluation may take up to 8 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the evaluation. The face-to-face time with the person being evaluated varies between 2 to 4 hours. More complex medical legal evaluations may take up to 20+ hours to complete.
  • Does an evaluation have to be in person or can it be remote (over video)?
    Most of the evaluations can be completed remotely; however, there are some evaluations that must be done in person (i.e. N648 evaluations and emotional support animal evaluations). Additionally, some psychological tests may need to be administered face-to-face requiring an in-person visit.
  • How do I prepare for my video appointment?
    Set aside 2-3 hours for your video appointment, make sure your computer/phone is fully charged and have your phone charger handy. Have headphones and a comfortable and quiet/private sitting environment. Have some water, light snacks and tissues handy in case you need them. Treat all video/remote appointments as if you were scheduled to be in the office. Please note that appointments can not be completed while driving, out running errands, in social settings, or in noisy environments. If this is of concern, request an in-person appointment instead.
  • How long will it take for the report to be ready?
    A comprehensive report will be issued approximately 2 to 3 weeks after all the components of the evaluation are completed.
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  • What payment methods do you accept?
    Credit card, cashier’s check, cash
  • Is there a booking fee?
    A fee of $ 200 is required to book an appointment. The booking fee is applied towards the total owed. The booking fee is fully reimbursable if the appointment is cancelled 72 hours prior to the appointment. If the appointment is cancelled with less than 72 hours notice or is missed a no show fee of $200 will be charged.
  • When do I have to pay my fees?
    Fees are paid in full at the time of the appointment.
  • What are your business hours?
    Evaluations are conducted Wednesday and Friday. Saturday and evening appointments are available.
  • Where is your office located?
    11440 West Bernardo Court, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92127
  • Do you offer therapy services?
    At this time Dr. Guardado-Soto is not accepting referrals for therapy services.
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