Department of Immigration Evaluation

The Department of immigration Evaluation from Embrace Pathways to Wellness LLC strives to create a compassionate and caring environment for clients. Our approach is to work closely with attorneys and clients to provide a thorough and efficient evaluation process in a safe and welcoming environment.


About the Service:

Immigration evaluations are psychological assessments provided by a licensed clinician to individuals seeking to resolve their immigration status. Immigration evaluations are critical in explaining the mental health state of the applicant, describing the trauma they have experienced, and the long-term psychological challenges to their immigration status.

A psychological evaluation can significantly strengthen a client’s case; the evaluator makes no guarantees regarding the case’s outcome. Researchers point out that judges and professionals engaged in the decision process are influenced by a mental health assessment provided by a psychologist, psychiatrist, or a mental health provider.

We offer psychosocial evaluations for immigration cases for use in the following situations:

  • Hardship Waivers (I-601 and I-601A)
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • VAWA and Spousal Abuse
  • U-visas
  • T- visas
  • Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture


The evaluation process typically consists of:

  • 3-6 hours for interviewing, face to face with the applicant
  • 4-6 hours for reviewing the documentation filed by the applicant, screenings, scoring, and interpreting
  • 6-8 hours for writing the report


Difference between Psychotherapist Letter and an Immigration Evaluation:

In mental health, a dual relationship exists where multiple roles exist between a therapist and a client. A case in which a therapist sees a client regularly for psychotherapy and conducts an evaluation for the same client would be considered a dual relationship. The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) requires that clinical mental health counselors do not accept as clients any individual with whom they are involved in an administrative, supervisory, or other relationship of an evaluative nature.

The American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines state that “providing forensic and therapeutic psychological services to the same individual or closely related individuals involves multiple relationships that may impair objectivity and/or cause exploitation or other harm.”

Therefore, if the assessment results conclude that therapeutic services are recommended for the client, in compliance with the above regulations and guidelines, we can refer the client to another qualified clinician rather than engage in psychotherapy with the same client.


Pricing Information:

We know these evaluations can seem pricy, but they add precious evidence to your case. Immigration evaluation costs can vary.

Some of the factors that can impact pricing are:

How many people are involved in the report.

How quickly the report needs to be processed.

The complexity of what is being diagnosed or assessed.

If the evaluator needs to testify in court.

If the lawyer requests changes after the written report are completed.

  • Your report will consist of 25-40 detailed pages that address important questions about your case.
  • We will stay in contact with you and your lawyer throughout the process to ensure your report isuseful and accurate.
  • We guarantee that you will have a final report within 10-15 business days after receiving all necessary information. We will be communicating with you every step of the way.

We require a minimum payment at the appointment, and the remaining amount should be paid within three weeks after the first appointment. For expedited assessments, the payment should be made entirely. We will not send the report to the attorney (or you) until you have paid in full.

Our Location

1R Newbury st, suite 401,
Peabody MA 01960

(617) 804-2773

Open hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-2pm