Immigration Evaluations​​
Even under the best of circumstances, the immigration process and the transition from one culture to another is often a stressful experience, which can often be complicated further when the immigrant and family members face additional difficulties and stressors. Navigating this system can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking.

​In addition to providing vocational services, I also conduct Immigration Psychological Evaluations to assist individuals and families in their immigration process. If your attorney suggested that you obtain a report from an immigration evaluation therapist, you’ve come to the right professional. I have worked with individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and I’m experienced in conducting psychological assessments.

Why Do I Need a Psychological Evaluation?
In my experience, a psychological evaluation adds a tremendous value to the immigration case. A comprehensive, expert evaluation conducted by a psychologist knowledgeable about the factors involved in extreme immigration hardships and the relevant mental health issues, along with a thorough report, can be effectively used by your attorney to support your case and move forward with your immigration proceedings.

What Is a Psychological Evaluation?
An Immigration Psychological Evaluation is psychological assessment that is used to help immigration courts determine whether an individual will be able to remain lawfully in the United States.

An immigration evaluation begins with a consultation with your attorney to gather pertinent information about your case and its specific legal issues. The immigration evaluation itself includes in-depth interviews that occur over the course of 2 to 3 meetings. During the assessment process, I will ask you questions about yourself and your immigration case to include specific immigration concerns, your personal, marital and family history, work history, as well as medical and psychiatric history as they pertain to the case. In addition to meeting and speaking with you, in some situations, it is important and necessary for me to speak with other people who may have pertinent information for this evaluation. I will inform you about each step as it become relevant.

Because each case is unique, the following types of measures are samples of instruments that may also be used for the assessment:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Surveys
  • Personality Inventories
  • Cognitive / Intelligence Tests
  • Adaptive Behavior Scales
  • Mental Status Measures
  • Self-Report Measures for Depression, Anxiety, and Attention Deficit 
  • Health Inventories
  • Partner Violence Surveys
  • Measures of Violent Behavior And Tendencies
  • Malingered Symptom Inventories
  • Measures of Achievement

Once all the pertinent information has been collected, I will then write a report and send it to your attorney.