Immigration Evaluations

Evaluacion de Inmigracion en Espanol

Victoria Valdez is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) trained to provide in-depth psychological evaluations and reports used to determine whether individuals will be able to remain lawfully in the United States. The evaluations will ask about a client's medical, cultural, family, and mental health history and other. Additionally, there will be questions about the client's issues specific to the client's immigration case. It may also be necessary to speak with others familiar with the client's case to provide additional relevant information. Evidence-based evaluation tools will be used during the course of the assessment. All evaluation sessions are confidential.

Other important info:

While a psychological evaluation can greatly strengthen the case of a client, the therapist can not make any guarantees regarding the outcome of the case. A report can vary from 10 to 30 + pages depending on a client's case circumstances. The typical time frame for a completed evaluation and report can be between 14 and 25 business days, depending on the need and case circumstances. Expedited services are available for an additional cost. Clients can come to the office, or evaluations can be conducted via a HIPAA-compliant video chat platform. Sessions are available in English and Spanish. All others will require an interpreter provided by the client.

What to Expect

Before Your 1st Scheduled Evaluation Session:

Before your clinical evaluation interview, we ask that you complete a short background questionnaire. You will be required to complete the following documents: informed consent of services, a release of information to communicate with your legal representative regarding details of your case, and a down payment of $250 to hold your appointment time.

Session 1: The immigration evaluations will include several diagnostic tests and a clinical interview of 2 and 4 hours. This evaluation may be done at once or over two days within 10 business days. (In person or virtual)

Session 2:  This is a possible follow-up with another session that also consists of additional diagnostic tests if needed and or further clinical interview; it typically lasts approximately 1 hour. This session is based on the circumstances of the client's issues and may not be necessary for all clients.

Evaluation Report  Results from the clinical evaluation are integrated into the report, and a final report is provided to the attorney and the client. We prefer to schedule your sessions within the same week to reduce delays in your final evaluation. Final evaluations are completed within a 2-3 week period. Delays with the final evaluation reports can be affected by the complexity of the case and/or final payment completion; the client will be notified if such will be the case.

Fees & Policies

In-depth Psychosocial Evaluations: $1,000

  • 2-4 hours for client evaluation by personal detailed clinical interview (evaluation may be done over two sessions on different days, depending on the need to gather collateral information from outside sources)

In-Depth Report: $1,000

  • Detailed report with history, assessment scores, diagnosis, and recommendations

mental health support referrals if necessary

  • Includes consultation with clients attorney's and as many re-write drafts as necessary

Total Fee for services: $2000

Payment Plans:

A payment plan is available but will require an active and current credit card on file.

Due to the short-term nature of the evaluation, the full payment ($2,000) is due at the time of service. If a payment plan is needed, $500 is due to hold the appointment. Another ($500) is due at the time of the appointment. Then the remaining total is due before the final draft of the evaluation report. Credit cards will not be charged without permission, and appropriate documentation/consent forms will be required to secure your appointment.

If your evaluations need to be expedited, an additional $250 is required in addition to the base fee.

Cancellation & Late Arrival

There is a 48-hour cancellation policy in effect for Immigration Evaluations. If the appointment is canceled or rescheduled with less than 48 hours notice, you will be subject to a $250 fee. If you do not show up and do not call (no call/ no show) for your appointment, you will be charged $250. If you arrive 15 mins or more late, we will need to reschedule your appointment, and you will be subject to a $250 late cancellation fee because we will not be able to complete the full session.

In all cases, the card on file will be charged. Your appointment is just for you, and they are not always able to be filled with short notice.

Payment types:

We accept credit cards, cashier's checks, or cash. HSAs may also be accepted for evaluation services.

If you wish to schedule an evaluation or have questions, please email [email protected] or text 615-669-5242.


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