What should I expect at the interview?
The evaluation is a detailed and in-depth process that can last up to four hours and involves a structured or non-structured clinical interview that is designed to get as much information as possible that would be included in the report. The clinical interview will take place at my office. This is typically a one-time interview, however, we may have to meet a second time to finish the interview.
Will I need an interpreter?
That depends on the language you speak and if you would feel more comfortable. If you speak Spanish, an interpreter may not be necessary because I speak Spanish. However, if you choose to use an interpreter, you will be responsible for obtaining one and bringing them to the interview.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
Normally, this may not be necessary. However, important things like medical, legal and other documentation could be helpful.
How much do you charge for evaluations?
My fee is $800 for evaluations. If travel is required for court testimony or evaluations, I charge per mile. The fee covers the interview, documentation, a review of any important records, and a comprehensive and professional report that will be given to your attorney or to you. There will be an additional fee of $200.00 an hour if I am required to provide testimony in immigration court.
Is the fee required at the time of the interview?
A downpayment of $500 is required at the time of your appointment. The balance would be due when the evaluation and report is completed. The comprehensive report I will be sent to you or your attorney after the balance due is paid.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept, cash, debit, and credit card payments.
What is included in the report?
After the interview, I will provide a comprehensive (typically five to ten pages) professional report that outlines your educational, family, medical, and emotional history including a mental health diagnosis and cognitive assessment if applicable. My reports will include a summary and a response to the referral question provided by the attorney.
What types of evaluations do you do?
VAWA, ASSYLUM, U-VISA, HARDSHIP EVALUATION, CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS
Will you see immigration clients for therapy?
I do not provide provide therapy to immigration evaluation clients. If clients ask for therapy, a referral will be made to a therapist that can provided the requested service.