Jeanette Alonso, LMHC, P.A.

Psychotherapy Practice for Individuals and Families

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Immigration Evaluations

 

Since 2010, Jeanette has been working with local attorneys and their clients providing immigration evaluations to assist with their immigration cases.  When filing for certain immigration benefits, or when defending your immigration case, using the services of a licensed psychotherapist who is experienced in conducting evaluations and writing reports for immigration cases can be invaluable. An evaluation conducted by a qualified psychotherapist can be accepted for consideration of several cases. 

 

Extreme Hardship Assessment for 601-Waiver

Cancelation of Removal of Deportation

J-1 Visa


An evaluation can be an invaluable component of immigration cases that aim to prove extreme hardship. A well-written report is instrumental in demonstrating that the qualifying relative would suffer if he or she is separated from the applicant. In cases of small children, removal of a parent can cause significant distress and anxiety. Furthermore, it may cause an extreme hardship for the lawful resident to accompany the immigrant back to his or her home country. To demonstrate hardship, Jeanette Alonso, LMHC will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the entire family (including the children, if appropriate) to examine the type and severity of hardship the qualifying relative would suffer.  Mrs. Alonso will carefully consider complex issues that often exist in families that can demonstrate Extreme and Exceptional Hardship. 

The process of evaluation consists of clinical interview(s) and reviewing of all pertinent medical, educational and legal records. After completion of the assessment, a comprehensive report is mailed directly to the client's lawyer. 

Evaluation Fee:  $350.00

In-office evaluation time: 1-2 hours

 

VAWA Assessment

Battered Women, Children and spouses


Clients who are victims of domestic abuse may file an immigrant visa petition under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The victim of domestic abuse may prove that verbal, physical, sexual or emotional abuse has occurred in the relationship. During this assessment, Jeanette Alonso, LMHC will evaluate the characteristics of the abuse as well as the psychiatric symptoms that can be caused by abuse (such as PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Panic). The evaluation process consists of a comprehensive clinical interview and assessment for emotional and psychological impact of abuse. 

The process of evaluation consists of clinical interview(s) and reviewing of all pertinent medical and legal records.  An assessment for the emotional and psychological impact of the abuse will be made.  After completion of the assessment, a comprehensive report is mailed directly to the client's lawyer. 

Evaluation Fee: $350.00 

In-Office evaluation time: 1-2 hours 

 

NOTICE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

Please note that Jeanette Alonso, LMHC chooses not to be involved in any legal proceedings requiring expert testimony.  In the event that Jeanette Alonso, LMHC must be involved in litigation because of the professional services rendered, there will be a forensic fee assessed in addition to the cost of the evaluation and report.  A retainer must be paid in advance, which will be based on an estimate of the minimum time that will be required for the forensic services.  Out of office services will be charged on a portal-to-portal basis.  The forensic fee will be applied to all services connected to the litigation, included but not limited to telephone conferences, depositions, and court appearance.

Court Testimony Fees:

Preperation Time      $200 / hour

Testimony Time         $200 / hour

Deposition Time        $200 / hour

Travel Fees  $150.00 per hour plus expenses