Welcome to Apex
We provide evaluation and assessment services in both general clinical and forensic areas, as well as behavioral health consultation and training for agencies
Apex Psychological Services is happy to assist you with your evaluation, psychological testing and treatment planning. Psychological testing can provide valuable insights into many psychiatric, legal and clinical concerns. Undergoing an evaluation can assist in confirming a diagnosis, evaluating a disability and providing valuable answers to forensic questions.
We also offer behavioral health consultation for wellness professionals and health care agencies. This can involve many components including assessment, training, in house therapeutic support and support for your staff and administration.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
- Sigmund Freud -
About Apex Psychological Services
Apex Psychological Services was founded by Dr. Cynthia Palmisano who has been in private practice and worked in various community settings and correctional settings for over 15 years. She and her colleagues believe strongly in making psychological services accessible, individualized and practically based. As a result, Apex offers a variety of services with various skilled professionals. Apex has a diverse range of consultation and evaluation to meet your needs.
Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Apex Psychological services provides psychological testing for adolescents, and adults. These evaluations can provide you, your providers and clients with diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations. Testing is individually tailored to best match each client’s needs. Areas of evaluation will typically include general psychological functioning and diagnostic clarification, ADD/ADHD concerns, intellectual abilities, trauma and stress assessment and Autism spectrum diagnosis . Dr. Palmisano will gather information from a variety of sources, including parents, schools, and outside providers. The testing report will provide diagnostic clarification, answers to your referral question and practical recommendations for treatment.
GENDER, IDENTITY AND NEURODIVERISTY CONSULTATION AND TRAINING FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND AGENCIES
Apex Psychological Services has providers that specialize in working with gender and neurodiverse clients in both evaluation and treatment. There has recently been increased recognition of gender and identity diverse aspects as occurring on a spectrum. This is also true for Autism spectrum differences as well. We are happy to help conduct training for your team or workplace to help increase your working knowledge and clinical awareness of these individuals and many common diagnostic overlaps, common concerns, and intervention strategies. Please contact us for more information.
The psychological assessment process allows
for diagnostic clarity and individualized recommendations. We are happy to offer psychological testing for adults, as well as adolescents. Difficulties can often be identified through psychological assessment. This allows for parents, teachers, and therapists to provide interventions and accommodations needed to assist each individual in reaching their potential and maximizing treatment. Areas commonly evaluated include Attention Deficit Challenges, Autism Spectrum Diagnosis, Gender Identity Concerns, personality, and clinical issues, and specific diagnostic information for more comprehensive treatment planning.
Forensic assessment is a category of psychological assessment that is used to aid a legal fact finder and is one of the most common applications of psychology to the law. It is prevalent in a variety of legal settings. Common evaluation questions include things like risk evaluation, sex offender evaluation, competency and general recommendations for treatment. Dr. Palmisano also conducts risk evaluations for pornography usage and commonly works with attorneys to help address parenting questions and fitness for parenting evaluation. She is a member of the CT Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders.