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    Immigration Evaluations

    In some immigration cases, a psychological evaluation report can be valuable evidence. You might find yourself on this page because your attorney recommended you obtain a psychological immigration report from a professional who conducts these evaluations. Psychological immigration evaluations are psychological assessments that are used to help immigration courts determine whether or not an individual or family will be able to lawfully remain in the United States based on specific factors and circumstances. I know how strange that must feel. I can assure you that it is a very standard process where you will feel safe and cared for.

    If you are an attorney, I’m happy to send you a sample evaluation to see if my report would be a good fit for what you are looking for.

    I offer psychological immigration evaluations for the following types of cases:

    • Hardship Waivers (I-601A)
    • Cancellation of Removal
    • VAWA and Spousal Abuse
    • U-Visas
    • Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture


    These psychological evaluations could be the components in your case that make the biggest difference, as these evaluations can add remarkable value to your immigration cases. Since my assessments are very in-depth, they could be used effectively by your attorney to support your case to move forward in your immigration proceedings.

    My goal is to provide you with a safe space to be able to discuss such difficult subjects, which will also help me accurately and comprehensively capture your unique circumstances in relation to your immigration cases.

    This is a scary process, and feels very urgent! I want to remove this stress for both clients and their attorneys by guaranteeing a 10 – 15 business day turnaround following the second interview. From the moment I have received all of the necessary information, the timer begins. If an evaluation is needed sooner than 5 business days, you can pay for an expedited report.

    Immigration psychological assessments include:

    • In-depth interviews spanning an average of 3 hours (over two appointments)
    • Comprehensive personal, familial, and social histories
    • Comprehensive educational and occupational histories
    • Comprehensive medical and medication histories
    • Comprehensive mental health, psychiatric, and/or trauma histories, where applicable
    • Mental Status Exam (MSE)
    • Behavioral observations and interpretations
    • Current mental health struggles and/or symptoms
    • Assignment of mental health diagnoses, where applicable
    • Applicable evidence-based psychological research
    • Highly standardized, objective, and valid psychological measures
    • Professional, realistic predictions based on risk and protective factors
    • Incorporation of applicable medical records from outside physicians, mental health professionals​, etc.
    • Professional recommendations based on psychological assessment
    • Other specific factors related to immigration cases (e.g., survivor of violent crimes for U-Visa, religious persecution for asylum cases, etc.)


    Depending on your native language, you may bring an interpreter of your choice to the interviews.

    The base fee for a psychological immigration evaluation is $900. All evaluations are done virtually at this time.


    Because a quick turnaround is guaranteed, full payment is required at the time of the appointment. Credit card information is required when the appointment is scheduled. It will be retained on file. Credit cards will not be charged without permission and are retained in the case of late cancellation or no-show. Refer to the cancellation policy below.

    In special cases, a payment plan can be made. A minimum deposit of $300 is required when the appointment is scheduled. At the time of the appointment, another $300 will be required. The remaining balance is due prior to submission of the final report. The report will be released once the remaining balance is paid. Additionally, we can take $450 at the time of the appointment, and collect the remaining balance at the time of submission of the final report. If an evaluation is needed quickly, it is not recommended to request a payment plan.


    If the final report is needed in less than 10 business days after the appointment, an additional $200 is required as a rush fee.


    We try to accommodate your schedule, as we know you likely have a busy work schedule. If necessary, we can sometimes offer appointments outside of office hours (before 8am and after 5pm, or on Saturdays and Sundays). To schedule outside of office hours, an additional $200 is required.


    There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. If the appointment is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 48-hours notice, you will be charged a fee of $200 to the card on file. If you do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged a fee of $200 to the card on file. This time has been set aside for your appointment, and it is not always possible to fill that time with short notice.

    If you arrive more than 30 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you will be charged a fee of $200 to the card on file. This is considered a no-show. It is important that we have the full two hours set aside for your appointment. Arriving more than 30 minutes late makes the work rushed and can lower the quality of your evaluation and report.