Forensic Evaluations

Jessenia Garcia PhD

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Forensic Mental health Evaluator

At Iluminando Nuevos Caminos, PLLC, I provide forensic immigration evaluations to families who require the expertise of a mental health professional to determine their eligibility to remain in the United States. These evaluations, also known as psychosocial evaluations, psychological immigration evaluations, or forensic evaluations, can help identify any underlying psychological issues and provide valuable information for your case.

Forensic Psychosocial Evaluations for Immigration Cases

Virtual Evaluations
  • Services are available to clients located anywhere in Texas

  • Services are provided for clients through a secure virtual video platform.

  • Complete the process from the comfort of your home

  • Allows for more flexible scheduling of appointments.

Let us help illuminate new paths forward for you and your family

Training and Education
  • I am a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) endorsed by the National Board of Forensic Evaluators.

  • Advanced training in assessments through my doctoral education

  • Additionally, I have experience teaching these assessment skills in counseling master's level programs.

  • I offer interviews and evaluations in English and Spanish.

  • If another language is needed, an interpreter can be secured for an additional cost.

Psychological Immigration Evaluations

Evaluation Assessments Offered:

Asylum Cases:

For clients who fear persecution in their home country based on race, religion, nationality, political opinions, or membership to a particular group.

VAWA - Violence Against Women's Act

For clients (of any gender) who have experienced spousal abuse by a partner who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

Extreme Hardship Waivers Cancellation of Removal:

Evaluations focus on extreme hardship to a qualifying family member for the individual in immigration proceedings.

U Visa

For clients who have been a target of a crime and suffered psychologically or physically at the hands of a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

T Visa

For clients who are survivors of human trafficking and their family members.

Common Questions

What are your fees for evaluations?

Fees are approximately $1,050.

What is included in the fee?

The fee of $1,050 covers the time needed for completing assessments, the psychosocial interviews, ongoing consultation with your lawyer, and a quality report based on the assessments delivered to you and your lawyer. Requests for court testimony will require an additional cost of $145 an hour.

What is your turnaround time?

I offer a quick two-week turnaround time from the time of your last interview.

Expedited turnaround times are offered at an additional $300 fee.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, I offer flexible payment plans. Please contact me for more details.

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