Psychological Evaluations for Immigration Purposes

Joy Quanrud Grimsley, a licensed marriage and family therapist, provides psychological evaluations for immigration petitions. She is Spanish speaking and bi-cultural, and conducts entire sessions in Spanish, if necessary.

Psychological evaluations can be instrumental in demonstrating that the removal of an immigrant would cause extreme hardship to the US citizen or resident family member. A complete psychological report can document the client's need for emotional support, care-taking, continued parenting of children, and/or financial assistance. Separating a family can have adverse effects on children.


• Spousal Abuse Cases

• Political Asylum Cases

• U Visa Petitions

• i-601a Waivers

Joy screens for trauma, emotional difficulties, and extreme hardships. An evaluation is conducted to ascertain to what degree a client would be impacted by a hardship.

In addition to individual, couple and family therapy, Joy is trained as a provider of EMDR trauma recovery therapy and drug/alcohol/gambling counseling.


The fee for psychological evaluations is established prior to the initial session. Payment plan is available.