The more I learn about the immigration process and the devastating effects it has on our immigrant community, the more thankful I am to the many amazing immigration attorneys who use my services to give them the tools they will need to help their clients.
I am grateful that you recommend them to seek psychological help by licensed and experienced professionals. The help is needed by almost everyone going through the immigration adjustment process, every family member affected by a potential separation, but more so for those victims of crime and victims of domestic abuse who in many cases only have their psychotherapists’ written report as evidence of having suffered substantial mental abuse.
A comprehensive clinical evaluation conducted by a licensed mental health professional with years of experience can make a huge difference when you are attempting to submit evidence of extreme psychological hardship in your client’s immigration case. An expert clinical evaluation can help in cases such as Cancellation of Removal, Petitions to Remove Conditions on Residence, Political Asylum, and even Applications for Naturalization when the person has been found to lack good moral character due to a substance use, mood or anxiety disorders which influenced his life in a way that led him to criminal activity such as drinking and driving. Specifically, there are three types of cases where an evaluation indicating the presence of extreme psychological hardship due to a mental health condition, present or exacerbated, is very likely to help your client’s immigration case: extreme hardship (I-601-A), domestic abuse (WAVA I-360) and victims of crime (U Visa I-918).
It has been my experience that The Best immigration attorneys refer their clients to experienced and licensed mental health professionals, who can legally assess and diagnose a personality and mental health disorder and who can provide professionally written reports and expert witness testimony on behalf of their clients. The Best clinical evaluators have dual education, abroad and in the United States, have knowledge and understanding of intercultural health, and are fully licensed and legally able to emit a clinical diagnosis in Georgia (board certified psychiatrists, licensed clinical psychologists and licensed clinical social workers). An excellent clinical evaluator is culturally and linguistically competent and possesses extensive experience working with immigrant populations from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Seeking the very best, both in the legal and the mental health fields, we best serve our immigrant community and provide outstanding service to our individual patient/clients. We are grateful for the opportunity of working with you.
Ms. Rocio D. Woody, is a Licensed Psychotherapist (LCSW) and a Nationally Certified Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) with over twenty-three years of experience in her field. She is Adjunct Professor at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and a guest lecturer of Intercultural Health addressing health disparities and health equity at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) for over ten years. Ms. Woody graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Georgia (UGA). Ms. Woody’s work has been highly recognized and recommended by most of the best immigration law firms in the Georgia and throughout the United States. She has served on the Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL) District-4 Committee of the Georgia Supreme Court from 2004-2010 (twice appointed for District-4) and now serves on the state-wide UPL Standing Committee of the Georgia Supreme Court (2013).
Ms. Woody can be reached directly at 770-990-3271 or via email at email@example.com. For more information about immigration psychosocial evaluations and to learn more about all the programs and services offered at The Road to Recovery, Inc., visit us www.rdtorecovery.com