IMMIGRATION EVALUATIONS & COUNSELING
Immigration journeys can be stressful, causing anxiety, worry, and strain on family relationships and finances. We provide counseling for individuals and families in who are navigating the immigration process.
South Texas Counseling Agency also provides professional immigration psychological evaluations. We collaborate with your immigration attorney to ensure that we understand the specifics of your petition and the details relevant to your case. Our evaluations can dramatically improve your legal case for asylum in the U.S.
WHAT IS AN IMMIGRATION PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION?
An immigration psychological evaluation is a professional assessment of the mental health and capability of an individual seeking to immigrate to the U.S. It is used to help immigration courts decide if a person should remain in the United States. The evaluation documents mental health conditions as well as how deportation would affect the individual and his or her family.
Why do I need an immigration evaluation?
Psychological evaluations are usually required for hardship waiver, U-Visa, VAWA, and asylum cases. Your immigration attorney will refer you (and maybe your whole family) for an evaluation as needed.
The benefits of an immigration evaluation are huge. In general, only about 30 to 35% of asylum cases are approved, but cases that include an immigration evaluation have an almost 90% approval rate. Perhaps the best step you can take in seeking asylum in the U.S. is to have an evaluation.
WHAT IS THE EVALUATION LIKE?
An immigration evaluation is a simple conversation between you, your family, and a Neema counselor. You will talk with your counselor for several hours split between two different meetings.
Some topics we might cover include:
- Past trauma or difficulties
- Any previous mental health diagnoses
- Your current situation
- Your plans for the future
- Your support system in the U.S.
We will also discuss any details that are especially relevant to your case, according to your attorney.
These conversations are not a test, and we strive to keep them casual and comfortable. Neema’s goal is always to provide a place filled with grace, so that our clients can find hope. The same is true in immigration evaluations.
We can meet in-person, in Austin and Houston, or online across Texas and Florida.
HOW MUCH DOES AN IMMIGRATION EVALUATION COST IN TEXAS?
Our fee for Immigration Mental Health Evaluations is $650 USD.
DO YOU OFFER COUNSELING SERVICES FOR IMMIGRANTS?
Absolutely! We understand that the journey to the U.S. can be extremely difficult, and the immigration process is often daunting. Neema always wants to help people find hope and healing, so we offer counseling for adults, teens, and children who are feeling the burden of anxiety, depression, or strained relationships.
You can call our office at 956-369-7997 to book an Immigration Counseling or Immigration Mental Health Evaluation appointment.