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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.

Learn More About IQ & Gifted Testing >

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.

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

Learn More About IQ & Gifted Testing


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)

Dr. Katrina Verdon, Psy. D.

Dr. Katrina Verdon, Psy. D. is licensed to perform mental health evaluations for both adults and children.

Dr. Katrina Verdon, Psy. D. is a clinical psychologist with over 16 years of experience helping people. Dr. Verdon is from the Northeast and received her undergraduate degree from Temple University. After relocating to south Florida in 2006 she received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Verdon utilizes Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with her patients at MorMindful.

Dr. Verdon takes a strength-based approach specializing in addiction, anxiety, relationships, and life transitions. Dr. Verdon has worked in various inpatient treatment programs for mental health and dependency. Dr. Verdon is well versed in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques and psychological evaluations including IQ testing.

Dr. Verdon knows how hard it can be to ask for help! Her goal is to help people regain hope, improve mental health and gain new skills so that you can live the life you want to live. 

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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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