Immigration Work
Becoming American - Responding to Immigrant Families


One most rewarding task I undertake in my clinical practice is coaching individuals and families to navigate through processes of immigration. I will mentor and educate you and your family on how to navigate through complex immigration systems. I specialize in conducting psychological evaluations for immigration proceedings, including removal proceedings that involve extreme hardship to children or adults, domestic/spousal abuse waivers, as well as evaluations for political asylum.

Extreme Hardship Cases
Spousal Abuse (VAWA)Violence Against Women Act)
Political Asylum Cases
U Visa

Psychological evaluations add immense value to your immigration processes. A comprehensive evaluation addressing all life factors involved in extreme immigration hardships as well as relevant mental health issues, along with a thorough report, can be effectively used by your attorney to support your case and move forward with your immigration proceedings. Over the course of 2 to 3 meetings, I will conduct in-depth interviews with you and your family; I consult with your attorney and review any relevant records that may assist me in providing a thorough and complete evaluation.



I am an immigrant and an experienced professional


Over the past 20 years, I worked with a wide range of cultural groups, including people and families from the Balkan countries, including countries of the Former Yugoslavia,  South America, Africa, and the Middle East. I have partnered with several lawyers in private practice, as well as several Human Rights Groups. As a clinical psychologist at the Bellevue /NYU Program for Survivors of Torture and a scholar at the Harvard Refugee Trauma Program, I have been privileged to learn the multilayered process of immigration. Presently I help lead training on psychological evaluations for immigrant families.


I’ve been there myself. I come into this story both as an immigrant and as a professional. Born and raised in Belgrade, capital of then Yugoslavia now, Serbia,  a country destroyed by ethnic war,  I went through the process of immigration every step of the way. I am deeply rooted in values I acquired from my cultural heritage and strengthened by education, training, and clinical experience  I acquired as a cross cultural psychotherapist over the past 35 years. I have been listening to the stories of others, helping people from all over the world navigate through the most controversial issues related to immigration. Whether you came to this country by choice or whether the decision was made out of necessity, immigration shapes every aspect of your relationships with others, with yourself, and with society at large.

Please do not hesitate to reach out:

(212) 242-2465

Where to find us


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