Forensic Psychology in Denver, Expert Witness, Colorado Forensic Psychologist

Psychological Assessment Denver, Psychological Testing Colorado- Dr. Max Wachtel

Dr. Max Wachtel is a forensic psychologist in Denver, Colorado. He has conducted thousands of evaluations for courts and private attorneys. He taught at the University of Denver for twelve years. He is the 9News Psychologist at KUSA TV in Denver, CO, and he is the behavioral profiler on the CBS show, Hunted.


clinical services

Knowledgeable, compassionate, and accessible. My clinical services are designed to arm you with a baseline understanding of why you or a loved one is struggling, whether it's a suspected mental health issue or the result of a head injury. In a highly stressful situation, a clear diagnosis enables you to gain insight quickly and come up with the right game plan to move forward with your life.


mental health evaluations

Mental health issues are common and treatable. Unfortunately, mis-diagnosis is also common, which raises the risk that treatments are not effective. In some cases, treatment based on the wrong diagnosis can make a situation even worse. My mental health evaluations provide an well-informed diagnosis and a full report tailored to you as an individual. In my experience, clients find reassurance in understanding what is causing their behavior, and are energized by learning what their strengths are and how to put them to work to address their problem areas.

neuro-cognitive evaluations

Head injuries and memory loss - the prospect of losing your brain function or watching a loved one lose his or hers is terrifying. Whether your child has experienced concussions from a favorite sport, your parent is showing signs of memory loss, or you've gotten a head injury in a car accident, a neuro-cognitive evaluation can help you get a handle on what you're up against. It can be intimidating to get an evaluation, but time after time, I've seen clients become empowered with this knowledge. I've seen situations where memory loss was actually a result of depression and cases where parents are able to provide early treatment to stave off permanent brain damage.