Psychological evaluations for immigration purposes provide several benefits, including but not limited to: 


  1. Information about the psychological state of an individual that is often not evident.
  2. A framework to understand how psychiatric symptoms might be effecting a person's functioning.
  3. Clinical evidence for the presence of PTSD when physical or emotional abuse is reported or suspected.
  4. Data to demonstrate the potential for significant emotional and psychological hardship due to the forced separation from a family member.
  5. Detection of the presence of depression, anxiety and/or compromised cognitive capacities.
  6. ​Clinical evidence of an individual's credibility.

Psychological Evaluations for Immigration Cases:

  • Political Asylum
  • Extreme Hardship
  • Battered Spouse
  • ​Medical Disability Waiver (N-648)
847 Quince Orchard Blvd, Suite E, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
​Phone 301.525.1925
I have evaluated approximately 1,000 individuals involved in immigration matters and have been accepted as an expert witness in the fields of Clinical Psychology and in Trauma on multiple occasions in Immigration Courts in Baltimore, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia. 

​I have published articles on Trauma in peer-reviewed journals, served as a peer reviewer for manuscripts submitted for publication in Clinical Psychology journals, and have spearheaded a seminal research project to demonstrate the cross-cultural applicability of the PTSD model.  In addition to my teaching and research, I also frequently speak at academic and health care institutions, and professional conferences, including at the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland. 

Post-Asylum Services:

  • Psychotherapy to overcome fear and anxiety and (re-) build relationships
  • Assist client to re-establish the capacity to be socially engaged and meaningfully employed



​​Rajeev R. Warrier, Psy.D., LLC

Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalyst

Individual Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis & Immigration Evaluations




I have evaluated approximately 1,000 individuals involved in immigration matters and have been accepted as an expert witness in the fields of Clinical Psychology and in Trauma on multiple occasions in Immigration Courts in Baltimore, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia. 

​I have published articles on Trauma in peer-reviewed journals, served as a peer reviewer for manuscripts submitted for publication in Clinical Psychology journals, and have spearheaded a seminal research project to demonstrate the cross-cultural applicability of the PTSD model.  In addition to my teaching and research, I also frequently speak at academic and health care institutions, and professional conferences, including at the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland. 



Services Prior to Obtaining Asylum:

  • Prepare the client to confront traumatic experiences in court and minimize retraumatization
  • Psychological evaluation
  • ​Ongoing psychotherapy to cope with persecution, depression, anxiety, isolation and alienation