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Types of Mental Health
Evaluations Provided

The type of evaluation needed is typically something you decide with your immigration lawyer. If you do not have an immigration lawyer, you can use this link to search for one. Click on the evaluation below to see more information. 

Extreme Hardships allow a U.S. Citizen or resident to petition for an undocumented family member who is at risk of having to leave the country. The family member can share how they would suffer if the non-citizen immigrant were not allowed to stay. This evaluation will explore the U.S. citizen's emotional, physical, financial, educational, and family hardship that will help support your case. 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) includes any survivor of domestic violence, including men. It allows a non-citizen, including a parent, spouse, or child, to file a petition to remain in the United States without the abuser's knowledge. The non-citizen must provide evidence (ex: police report) that shows the suffering of domestic violence. This evaluation will focus on the psychological, physical, and financial effects of domestic abuse. 


U-Visas are given to victims of crimes and allows for an undocumented immigrant to receive protection, as well as work together with law enforcement to assist in their criminal investigations. This evaluation explores the psychological, emotional, physical, financial, and even spiritual repercussions of a crime. 

These are similar to the U-Visa, but are more specific to victims of human trafficking, who have assisted law enforcement with the investigation process. This visa allows the non-citizen to remain in the United States for four years. This evaluation all focuses on the psychological, emotional, physical, and financial effects of surviving human trafficking. 

Cancellation of Removal are applications filed once the immigrant is already in the midst of removal proceedings, and requires the person have a history of good moral character. This evaluation will focus on assessing the U.S. citizen or resident to explore the extreme hardship if separated from their family member, including emotional, physical, financial, and educational effects. 


Filing for asylum must be completed within one year of arriving in the United States and is for individuals and families who have a well-founded fear of persecution if they return to their home country. Types of persecution could be related to race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, and/or due to political opinions. Psychological evaluations for asylum focus on the unseen scars of fleeing from persecution. 

Evaluation Process


Reach out to set up a time for a short phone consultation to make sure I can provide what you need. Please be ready with the name and phone number of your immigration lawyer. 

Additional Information

You may be asked to provide important documents related to your case. These can include medical and psychiatric records, police reports, etc. You may also be provided with questions or assessments to provide more information before our meeting. 


Mental health evaluations consist of two meetings online - each one lasting about 1 hour to 90 minutes and are scheduled 1 week apart. In these meetings, we explore psychological symptoms, history, and other details relevant to your case. If needed, an interpreter will be provided.


The final report typically takes between 2-3 weeks from the time of the last meeting to complete.  These reports are usually 12-15 pages and demonstrate the psychological, physical, financial, and emotional impact of separating families through deportation or re-locating outside of the United States.

**Expedited evaluations are made available with an additional charge and allow for a 1 week turnaround. 


Costs for the evaluation start at $1100 and depends on additional services needed. Please contact Michelle for a quote. Payment plans are available. 

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