I’m going to speak to my therapist about it and if she doesn’t do it then go through my insurance. Another question that might be related. Is there any information on trauma-induced selective mutism in adults who go mute when triggers about their trauma is presented/asked?A comprehensive clinical evaluation is a thorough assessment conducted by a qualified mental health professional to gather information about various aspects of your mental health, including your presenting concerns, symptoms, personal history, and current functioning. The evaluation typically involves an in-depth interview where the therapist will ask you questions about your experiences and symptoms, as well as any relevant factors that may contribute to your mental health concerns.
This type of evaluation can be conducted by an individual therapist in private practice or in a clinical setting. However, depending on your specific needs and circumstances, there may be instances where you could benefit from a more specialized evaluation conducted by a multidisciplinary team. This team may consist of mental health professionals with expertise in trauma and dissociation, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, or specialized trauma therapists.
It would be helpful to discuss your concerns and the nature of your symptoms with your current therapist. They can determine whether they are able to provide a comprehensive evaluation or if it would be beneficial for you to seek a referral for a specialized assessment from a different mental health professional or clinic.
Remember, the goal of the clinical evaluation is to gain a comprehensive understanding of your experiences and develop an appropriate treatment plan. It's important to be open and honest during the evaluation and share any relevant information that can help the therapist in this process.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to let me know.