Dr. Magnuson is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Maine with a private practice based in Portland, specializing in evaluations, forensic evaluations, and consultations. Dr. Magnuson brings breadth and depth to her understanding of individuals and why they engage in behavior. As a mental health professional for almost two decades, she has developed a clear understanding of how people respond to difficult situations and has formulated recommendations for what comes next.
When doing an evaluation, Dr. Magnuson first makes sure she understands what the problem is and what questions people want answered. In this way, she is able to make sure the presenting concerns are addressed and can provide a focused report. Dr. Magnuson gathers information from a variety of sources including a clinical interview, interviews with those who know the person (if appropriate), a review of records (as available) and psychological testing (as appropriate). She then synthesizes the information into a concise and readable report. Please contact Dr. Magnuson for more information on what the evaluation would entail in your specific situation.