Psychological Evaluations, Student Services and Assessments in Boca Raton

Emotional Support Animal Evaluation ​(ESA)

Did you know that some mental health conditions meet the definition of a disability? This means that under the American with Disabilities Act and The Fair Housing Act of 1973, you have the right to live where you choose with your dog or cat, regardless of association or campus rules.

The doctors at MorMindful provide VALID Emotional Support Evaluations performed by a licensed clinical psychologist with real credentials. Mass produced ESA letters taken from internet websites are not credible and leave you susceptible to paying for fraudulent psychological documentation of what may be a true mental health disorder. 

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If you think you meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis and your dog or cat assists in your day-to-day functioning, call to schedule an evaluation for an ESA letter so you can live and/or fly with your animal with peace of mind. If you are an FAU, PBSC or Lynn University Student, please bring your student housing documentation. 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assessments

At MorMindful, our team of psychologists and psychiatrists are skilled in assessing, diagnosing, and treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in both children and adults. If you're concerned you or your child may be suffering from ADHD, schedule an appointment with us today.

Mental Health and Academic Student Services

Did you know that MorMindful is located directly across from Florida Atlantic University on 10th Avenue in Boca Raton? Due to our location being so close to FAU, Palm Beach State College and Boca High, our providers see students in their teens to mid-twenties daily. That means we like college and high school students and know what we’re doing when it comes to their mental health needs. 

Some common services we offer to students include ESA evaluation for housing/pets, Alcohol and Other Drugs Evaluation (AOD) required by the assistant dean, counseling for high school/college transitional issues, academic guidance and study skills training and mental health problems that often effect students such as depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. 
Research shows that mental health is the number one factor effecting grades and graduation of high school and college level students.


If your GPA is slipping and negative thinking is getting in the way of flourishing at school, call today to make and appointment with one of our providers that specializes in student services. Click here to find out more about our family and child therapist.

At MorMindful Therapy & Psychiatry in Boca Raton, we offer Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Gifted testing for students throughout South Florida. Our team has extensive experience performing assessments to determine giftedness in children as young as 5 years old.

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Alcohol and Other Drugs Evaluation (AOD)

Sometimes we get in trouble and that DOES NOT define who we are. Drugs and alcohol often lead to decision making that doesn’t accurately reflect who we are or want to be.

An Alcohol and Other Drugs Evaluation or AOD sounds scary but doesn’t have to be a miserable process. If you or a loved one needs to have a substance abuse assessment done as mandated by the courts, university or place of employment, at MorMindful a licensed clinical psychologist will perform the evaluation and produce the report you need to get back on track.  


The empirically validated testing experience here is confidential, discrete and non-judgmental. We can help you present true psychological documentation of what happened, why and what steps need to be taken. Click here to make an appointment and find out about our affordable rates.

Meet some of the providers at MorMindful:

Dr. Danniella Jones, Psy.D.

Dr. Danniella Jones, Psy.D. is a testing psychologist and she is licensed to perform mental health evaluations for both adults and children.

Dr. Danniella Jones, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who earned her Bachelor’s degree at Berry College in Rome, Georgia in Psychology and Minor in Women’s Studies. She received her Doctorate at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky in Clinical Psychology. She completed her internship at Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, Tennessee where she worked with underserved patients in an integrated primary care setting. Dr. Jones completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department at Highridge Family Center, a residential facility for at-risk adolescents and their families. Dr. Jones has conducted research in race-based implicit bias, LGBTQ+ standards of care, and evidenced based practices for treating complex trauma and substance misuse. Dr. Jones performs full battery mental health evaluations, IQ and gifted testing, as well as evaluations for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and overall mental health evaluations for court and child custody hearings.

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Dr. Jones’ clinical interest include PTSD/complex trauma, substance misuse, personality disorders, self-harming behaviors, and cultural humility. Dr. Jones has experience conducting psychological batteries in an elementary and high school setting, psychiatric inpatient hospital, and community mental health setting. She currently provides psychoeducation evaluations (e.g. executive functioning, IQ, and school achievement) and psychological evaluations for depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and PTSD/traumatic stress. Dr. Jones enjoys to cook, relax at the beach, and paint in her free time. When she is not working, she is typically spending time with family and friends and loving on her two precious cats, Blondie and Ebony.  

Psychological Evaluations/Services offered 

Psychoeducational Assessment (ages 6 to 17)

  • Testing for Learning Disabilities, Hyperactivity and Inattention, cognitive and/or academic strengths, and other behavioral Issues (e.g. conduct, oppositional behaviors)

  • Full IQ testing (Verbal Comprehension, Visual Spatial reasoning, Fluid Reasoning Index, Working Memory Index, and Processing Speed Index)

  • Achievement testing in word reading, spelling, math computation, and reading comprehension

  • Visual-motor integration skills

  • Use of a variety of assessment tools for youth, parents, and teachers depending on referral question 

  • Clinical Interview and Comprehensive report with recommendations for intervention (15-25 pages)

ADHD Screening

  • Testing to rule out Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

  • Full IQ testing (Verbal Comprehension, Visual Spatial reasoning, Fluid Reasoning Index, Working Memory Index, and Processing Speed Index)

  • Behavior Analysis and checklists

  • Use of a variety of assessment tools that examine specific symptoms of ADHD given to youth, parents, and teachers 

  • Clinical Interview and abbreviated written report with recommendations (10-15 pages) 


Intellectual Assessment Only (ages 6-17 years old)

  • Full IQ testing (Verbal Comprehension, Visual Spatial reasoning, Fluid Reasoning Index, Working Memory Index, and Processing Speed Index)

  • Brief Report detailing youth’s intelligence quotient

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Emotional/Behavioral (Child and Adult)

  • Testing for mood disorders, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma/PTSD. 

  • Use of a variety of assessment tools depending on referral question 

  • Clinical Interview and collection of collateral Information from family and/or friends collected by examiner

  • Diagnostic report with recommendations for intervention (10-15 pages)

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Dr. Ralph Fretz, Psy.D.

Dr. Ralph Fretz, Ph.D., ABPP, is licensed to perform mental health evaluations for both adults and children.

Dr. Ralph Fretz, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Licensed Psychologist located in Boca Raton, Florida.  Dr. Fretz has earned Board Certification in Couple and Family Psychology through the American Psychological Association. Dr. Fretz has been licensed as a psychologist for over twenty years working with a variety of populations including individuals presenting with substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, and severe psychiatric illnesses.  In addition to his psychotherapy experience, Dr. Fretz has worked in the field of forensic assessment since 1999 conducting psychological testing for a variety of individuals across the developmental span including children, adolescents, and adults.  Dr. Fretz's work in the testing field includes forensic assessments in custody evaluations and high-conflict family evaluations. Having served as an expert witness in family and criminal court, Dr. Fretz is well-versed in the intricacies and nuances of Court-ordered testing from a psychological perspective.

Dr. Fretz has completed advanced training in a number of topics including personality testing, forensic report writing, intelligence testing, and family systems approaches.  Dr. Fretz was originally trained in family systems assessment and treatment by Dr. Sal Minuchin, one of the founders of Family Systems Therapy.  Dr. Fretz is available to conduct a variety of assessments including child custody evaluations, intelligence testing, substance use disorder assessments, violence risk assessments, the risk for re-offending assessments, and mental health assessments including evaluations for severe mental illness and treatment planning for individuals with severe mental illness.

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Dr. Joanie A. Walker - Online Student Advocate

Does your child or student:

  • Need to develop study and organizational skills?

  • Need help scheduling and college planning?

  • Need support services through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan?

  • Have a school discipline issue that may or may not include detentions, suspensions or expulsion?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, contact Dr. Joanie Walker for assistance.  Dr. Walker has over 30 years of experience as an educator and 21 years as a school administrator; she is the only two-time Ohio High School Principal of the Year. She helps students and their parent’s problem solve, build skills, and advocate for the services they need.

Dr. Joanie Walker earned her Bachelor's of Science in Business Education, Master's in Secondary Administration, and Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration from The University of Akron.  Her doctoral dissertation studies included school climate, female leadership, and communication.  She is an active member of OASSA (Ohio Association of School Administrators) and NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Administrators) where she has been a presenter on a variety of topics for Aspiring Administrators, Assistant Principals, and Principals.  

Dr Joanie Walker - Student Advocate Boca

Dr. Joanie Walker brings to MorMindful Therapy & Psychiatry 30 years of experience working with adolescents, families, and educators in the field of Secondary Education.  As an educator, she worked in public school settings in both urban and suburban districts.  Dr. Walker’s work with thousands of students and parents has been established in the belief that all students can succeed provided they are surrounded by caring adults and suitable programs.

Dr. Walker's wealth of experience and proven success have prepared her to serve as an educational advocate/advisor for students and parents.  In her role at MorMindful Therapy & Psychiatry, she will advocate for successful school-family partnerships, assist in identifying and resolving barriers to academic success and provide education/guidance on a host of special interests and areas of focus including:

  • School student advocate

  • Effective Time Management

  • Study and Organizational Skills

  • Career Concerns and College Planning

  • Stress Management

  • Goal Setting

  • Academic barriers including procrastination

  • Social media issues

  • Bullying issues

  • School safety

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