Immigration Hardship Psychological Evaluations

Dr. Noel Goldberg is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has provided immigration hardship psychological evaluations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for the last 17 years (since 2002). This includes testifying as an expert in Federal Immigration Court. Dr. Goldberg has worked with many attorneys and has unique experience with a wide variety of cases and patients to provide most hardship evaluations for individuals and families dealing with immigration issues. We also have interpreters available  focusing on the Latino population.

Dr. Goldberg’s past experience includes working at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Washington, DC for 6 years, and prior to that, at both the VAMC’s in Albany, NY and Hampton, VA. He also worked at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital with our returning Wounded Warriors who were suffering severe psychological problems for the last 2 years, as well as Walter Reed Army Medical Center for 2 years before the facility transitioned.

Specifically, in these cases Dr. Goldberg has provided psychological evaluations to determine hardship in U.S. immigration cases. These cases focus on whether or not an individual or family will suffer an undue [extreme] hardship if an individual or family member were to be deported under current immigration laws, and specifically related to filing Forms I-601A and Form I-485‘s for an exception or waiver. Dr. Goldberg has also done psychological evaluations for Asylum cases, as well as provided many clinical evaluations to determine, if in his expert opinion, an extreme hardship has occurred. Dr. Goldberg has also done evaluations for same sex marriage cases related to immigration difficulties in conjunction with their attorney.

Please contact us to discuss rates for the evaluation, full psychological testing to include personality or educational testing if needed, and expert testimony options if needed. We can be reached at 703-935-0058×1 or 703-201-8283 on the mobile line and please leave a message if you don’t reach us and we will return your call, usually within 1 hour. Typical turnaround time from evaluation to completed report is 2-3weeks. Faster, urgent cases are considered on a case by case basis based upon availability and require an expedite fee.


Our clinical psychologists are available to provide psychological testing for use with learning disabilities and seeking IEPs (special education accommodations), employment difficulties, legal matters, educational difficulties, or discrimination issues. When medically necessary, insurance with the panels we participate in can be used. For private pay patients, we can provide an estimate of cost based upon total anticipated time for the entire assessment to include test taking, scoring, interpretation and report writing. Expert witness testimony may also be available.