The practice’s recently expanded psychological evaluation services are tailored to the needs of individuals applying for political asylum or filing for a petition under VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), or T and U visas. These services are essential for migrants facing extreme hardship due to domestic violence and other immigration-related issues.

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Following the announcement, Unity Therapy Services wants to aid immigration applicants in supporting the severity of their case and build evidence of how past criminal acts and traumas have affected their mental health. As the immigration process itself can be complex and emotionally taxing, having access to professional psychotherapy is essential for applicants.

According to data regarding VAWA, T visas, and U visas from the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force, many applicants fail to build a case that grants them residency or citizenship. The data shows that VAWA has an average approval rate of 75%, whereas the U visas have a backlog of 140,000 cases since 2019. On the other hand, the T visa doesn’t even meet its annual cap of 5,000, which could be because it’s difficult to prove that the applicant would face “extreme hardship” if removed.

As such, psych assessments are vital for providing the necessary documentation for various immigration visa applications. Unity Therapy Services’ psychotherapists are trained to conduct these evaluations, aiding in cases of domestic violence, survivors of trafficking and crime, and other sensitive immigration matters like torture, sex mutilation, and war trauma. Through extensive interviews and examinations, the therapists can provide valuable insights and documentation to support immigration visa applications.

The services offered by Unity Therapy Services connect individuals with skilled therapists experienced in psychotherapy and immigration law and ensure the process is handled with the care and understanding it requires. The licensed psychotherapists are familiar with LGBTQ++ matters and also help children and teenagers aged 8-17 with their visa evaluation.

About Unity Therapy Services

The practice was founded by Maria Alcaraz, a licensed marriage and family therapist, in 2022. Their office is based in Temecula, CA, and offers therapy sessions and immigration assessments both in person and on HIPAA-compliant video platforms.

Founder Maria Alcaraz said: “I started Unity Therapy Services to provide quality care, focusing on childhood traumas and immigration evaluations. I connect with people’s stories and teach them how to manage their mental health symptoms.”

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Unity Therapy Services, Inc.

32605 Temecula Pkwy

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