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.
I specialize in conducting evaluations for cases of

  • Waivers
  • Provisional Waivers (hardship)
  • Asylum

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 identifying the correlation between psychological issues and 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 and measure your current symptoms and emotional states, it takes approximately 2 hours. 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 within 14 days and sent confidentially to your attorney. Upon your attorney’s approval, a final report is mailed to the attorney handling your case.

The fee for a two hour evaluation and report is $900, if the report is needed within 7 days there is a $300 additional cost.

Rachel Osborn is a licensed independent clinical social worker with over a decade of experience serving the DC, MD and VA communities. She specializes in the health and wellbeing of immigrants, refugees and other displaced individuals as well as the providers and agencies that serve them. She brings a family-centered and culturally-responsive lens in her expertise working with youth and adult survivors of trauma. Rachel is regularly sought out for consultation and technical assistance and has trained both local and national audiences around working with survivors of trauma, school mental health, trauma-informed clinical supervision, cultural resiliency, family reunification and vicarious trauma. Rachel obtained her Bachelors Degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Master’s of Social Work from The Catholic University of America. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and has extensive experience working with the DMV’s Latino community. Rachel finds daily joy and inspiration in her family, two dogs, nature and through the strength and resilience of the clients she serves.

Get In Touch!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Contact information:
Rachel Osborn, LICSW, MSW
(202) 957-6020