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Keys For

Hope, PLLC

About

Tamara Reeves, Ph.D.

Dr. Tamara Reeves  is a licensed Clinical  Psychologist within the State of Oklahoma. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2001. She then obtained a Master’s (2005) and doctoral degree (2008) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis, where she developed an emphasis in child and family studies. Dr. Reeves continued her training through a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio where she conducted research and therapy with adults with severe mental illness. In 2008, she relocated back to Oklahoma where she has since worked in a college counseling center and in community mental health. She also serves as a faculty member for the University of Phoenix. During this journey Dr. Reeves has gained experience working with children and adolescents, families, adults, and individuals with severe mental illness, and continues to engage in clinical research. She is also a board member for Stop the Violence, and actively supports their efforts and community projects within the Greater Oklahoma City area. Outside of Keys for Hope, PLLC, Dr. Reeves also provides consultation for Integrated Brain Health and Eckerd Kids. 

 

Dr. Reeves looks forward to having the opportunity to work with you during this part of your journey!

 
01.

Dr. Reeves offers a wide range of assessments that help to address and provide needed information for treatment planning for:

  • Academic Concerns

  • Adaptive Functioning

  • Externalizing Problems: ADHD, Conduct, etc.

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Intellectual Disabilities

  • Abuse & Neglect

  • Risk assessments to determine need for psycho-social rehabilitation services.

  • Comprehensive Evaluations for IEP & 504 Plans

  • Trauma

  • Transitional planning for adolescents leaving high school

  • Developmental Delay

  • Substance/Alcohol Abuse Exposure

  • Guardianship

  •  Competency Evaluations

  • Personality Assessments 

02.

What are psychological evaluations commonly used for?

 

Often times psychological evaluations are requested when there are questions about how to help a person function within daily life. Within children, common questions are usually in response to learning problems, delays in talking, behavioral problems, or when a child demonstrates persistent sadness, anger, or nervousness in addition to physical disorders.

In adolescents and adults, the questions are similar, but also usually involve how the symptoms might affect school, work, and family life more specifically.

 

There are also times when an evaluation may be requested as part of legal proceedings to help understand the factors that led to the events. These reports are also used to develop rehabilitation plans.

What should I bring to the evaluation?

 

It would be helpful to the clinician if you brought anything that can help the clinician understand the client’s background history. This may include:

  • School records

  • Teacher communications

  • Previous evaluations

  • Current  IEP’s or 504 Plans

  • If the child is in foster care, a copy of the  records you have in your possession

  • If you are not the guardian, guardianship  papers and/or an authorization for the child to be seen.

  • If it is for a legal case, police reports, and any information that can help outline the individual's legal history would be helpful.

 

 You can also ask your pediatrician or the school to fax (405.493.6760) a copy of these materials to the office prior to the evaluation. This will expedite the report  writing and results phase of the process.

What will happen during the evaluation?

 

When an individual is referred for an evaluation, steps are taken to work with the individual’s school (if appropriate) and physician to understand their background history. They will also be asked to complete a number of questionnaires, and at times, be administered evaluations.

 

The  clinician will then score this information and talk with the family about the results. This information is used by the clinician to identify the best services for that individual so he/she can once again begin making progress.

03.

Dr. Reeves does not provide therapeutic services. However, this may be a recommendation that is made in response to initial test results. Committing to attend therapy is a big step! Often times individuals are referred for an evaluation while working with a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist. In those instances, results are provided to the client to aid in on-going treatment development. If the client is not working with someone at the time of the evaluation, Dr. Reeves is happy to provide recommendations for options. She works with a number of credible community partners that seek to provide quality care through evidenced based treatments! 

 
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