Immigration Psychological Evaluations
It is my job to help immigration attorneys determine whether or not their clients meet exceptional hardship medical criteria for their clients who live in the states of California, New York, Texas, and Florida. Hardship can cause psychological and emotional distress for an asylum-seeker, a family member threatened for deportation, or a citizenship applicant, who suffers from memory loss.
Immigration attorneys require the assistance of an experienced licensed clinician to administer psychological tests needed to support such findings. Unfortunately, many immigration lawyers struggle to complete their cases in a timely manner because most attorneys refer their clients to inexperienced mental health counselors. Psychological summaries from the inexperienced counselors are too generalized and unclear. Many attorneys have to spend additional and unnecessary time figuring out how to interpret vague reports. In many cases, unqualified mental health counselors need to spend more time with the client, thus, unnecessarily charges that client for each session. Accurate clinical information helps explain how psychological problems are interfering with the client’s current hardship.