Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Terapia para Individuos, Parejas, y Familias

Immigration: Psycho-social/Diagnostic Evaluations

I conduct Psycho-social/Diagnostic Evaluations for people completing the I-601 Waiver process, applying for U-Visas, and filing Self-Petitions for the Violence Against Women Act.

 

            I-601 (Extreme Hardship) Waivers

The I-601 Waiver allows certain undocumented individuals to return to their home country and become legal United States’ residents without remaining outside of the U.S. for the 10 year penalty if a qualifying relative can demonstrate they would suffer extreme hardship in the person’s absence.

 

            U-Visas

The U-Visa allows documented and undocumented immigrants who can demonstrate they have been emotionally, psychologically, or physically harmed by specific types of crimes to be given legal status to live and work in the United States if they have cooperated with the authorities to investigate the crime(s) and/or prosecute the perpetrator(s).

 

           Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petition

The Violence Against Women Act allows women who have experienced domestic violence, battery, or extreme cruelty to petition for legal status in the United States without relying upon anyone else to sponsor their applications.

 

 

Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino y nada más;
caminante, no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar.

Al andar se hace camino
y al volver la vista atrás
se ve la senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.

Caminante no hay camino
sino estelas en la mar…

– Antonio Machado