Joseph McCarty PhD, NCSP
Dr. McCarty has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds. Currently, his focus is exclusively on psychological testing. He is skilled in this sort of evaluation, with domains including cognitive/intelligence, personality/emotional functioning, developmental, functional skills, achievement, and diagnostic domains.
His testing has been used to answer important questions with regard to learning and behavior issues, emotional dynamics, developmental and decision-making competencies, reality testing, social relating, stress
coping and adjustment, and answering hard-to-define questions when there’s a sense that “something else is going on here.” His reports often stand out for appreciating the individual as a person, and for seeing the whole style of compensatory strengths and abilities of a person as opposed to merely issues and limitations. In feedback and follow-up from testing, Dr. McCarty is also skilled in consultation, coaching, and training for parents, caregivers, clinical professionals, and supervisors who are looking for strategies and a broader understanding of human lifespan dynamics. Dr. McCarty takes a supportive, problem-solving approach in making treatment recommendations that draw upon cognitive-behavioral, acceptance-based, mindful, paradoxical and humanistic means as a blueprint for how clients can understand their needs and situation, and use strengths and resources to “get unstuck.” His approach to communication and clinical encounters is to find common ground and share understanding that gives clients the power to shape their world.