Why do I need an evaluation?

There are a number of reasons why a psychological evaluation would be helpful – or sometimes even required – in order to move forward with immigration proceedings.

If your attorney suggested that you obtain a report of a psychological evaluation, you’ve come to the right place.

At Shibley Psychology, we specialize in conducting evaluations for cases of

  • Waivers
  • Provisional Waivers (hardship)
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • VAWA
  • U-Visas
  • Asylum
  • Competency
  • Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

These types of reports are very specific in terms of the points they need to address, and only a professional who is well-versed in the area of immigration can provide these services.

What is a psychological evaluation?

Typically, an evaluation consists of a one-on-one interview followed by a number of psychological instruments to assess your current symptoms. These instruments are really questionnaires in pencil and paper. Results from the instruments are then scored and interpreted, and they are integrated into the narrative gathered from the interview.  A report is then drafted and sent confidentially to your attorney. Upon your attorney’s approval, a final report is mailed to the attorney handling your case.

Because we know immigrations proceedings can be costly, and your current situation may involve a financial hardship, we offer a reduced fee for these types of reports. This fee ranges between $600 and $1200, depending on the type of report you need.

Please call us with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We will strive to make this process as easy and comfortable for you as possible.