“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Soren Kierkegaard
I love people. Each individual human fascinates me no end. With all of our adventures and misadventures, we simply cannot help being who we are. We can fuss with ourselves, and embark on grand self-improvement projects only to discover in the long run that the self we are is pretty fantastic, and expressing ourselves genuinely, richly, and fully is such joy.
At its best psychology supports people in better knowing themselves and more authentically expressing themselves in their day-to-day lives. There may be some useful technical terms and interventions along the way, but in the end being in a private contained relationship that features unconditional positive regard and empathy can free us up in such lovely way.
For all of its technical sounding interpretations, a psychological evaluation is at best a portrait that aptly reflects you back to yourself in a way that helps you get perspective, and discover new facets of yourself. This new vision can help clarify your needs and guide you in nourishing and supporting yourself most effectively in your life journey.
Equally, when parents can gain new more richly detailed understandings of who their child is, everyone wins. Evaluating a child, at best, gives the parents windows into their child’s mind and heart in ways that frees them to be the most powerful in their commitment to love this child into being.