Anna provides mental health assessments for asylum and U-Visa applicants as well as those petitioning for waivers due to extreme hardship or based on VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act). She has been conducting such evaluations for the past four years and is happy to report that feedback from clients has been only positive thus far. Anna specializes in working with immigrants from Central Asia and other parts of the former Soviet Union.
Assessments usually require two meetings with the client and total approximately three hours. During these meetings, Anna asks clients about their lives and relationships and has them describe their emotional and psychological symptoms in detail. The assessments are in-depth, and the final report carefully documents symptoms and lived experiences of the client. Factors unique to the case (country conditions, medical issues, likely effects on children, etc.) are highlighted.