You’ve lived in the United States since you were two. Your parents brought you here for the chance of a better life and for many years you lived in peace and harmony.
But over the last few years things have started to feel shaky and scary and you’re afraid that the life you’ve built for yourself could be ripped away.
You’re a hard worker. You devote your time and energy to making your home and your community a better place.
But, lately, your positive character traits don’t seem to matter. The people around you notice you’re different, the color of your skin, your accent. And you wonder if they know you’re not technically allowed to live here. You’ve noticed a fear and an anxiety building inside of you and you worry about being forced to abandon your friends and family. It’s like you’re living in a constant state of fear.
You just can’t seem to get the idea that you’ll be forced from your home out of your head.
A lot of the time you feel like a victim of the system. And sometimes it seems like no matter what you do, you’re a marked person who’s just waiting to be found out. You feel totally let down that everything you’ve ever known could be taken from you in an instant.
That’s not to say you deserve a handout. You and every member of your family work hard, pay your fair share, and give back to your communities. But you never thought you’d be at risk of being forced to return to a place you don’t even remember. What you didn’t expect was how you could feel so vulnerable. You never predicted you’d be so anxious about the future. And you certainly had no idea you’d have so little control over the outcome of your life.
So here you are
Scared to death to live a full life.
You’ve just realized how stressful it’s gotten.
It was the weekend of your favorite niece’s Quince. Your entire family was planning a huge party, and everyone was excited. All you could think about was drawing such attention to yourself and the rest of your relatives who might be in danger of being deported. You knew it was ridiculous to worry about this during such a special and exciting time, but you couldn’t help it.
While you were explaining the risk to your family you thought:
“How can I be so preoccupied with what might happen that I can’t enjoy this event?”
“My friends and family don’t see how serious this could be.”
“I wish I could fully relax and embrace all the good in my life.”
But one thing was clear as it crossed your mind:
“I need to find a professional who can help me take control over my destiny.”
You honestly thought you could put your worry aside and live fully in the moment, but you’ve since realized
You hardly get through the day without paying attention to the news. And none of your obsessing has moved your life forward in any way. In fact, your fear of being deported is keeping you from enjoying the important things in your life.
It’s scary to think about how little influence you have over the outcome of your life.
But the truth is, seeking asylum or Visa-U is difficult to do without help. Anxiety is a common reaction to feeling out of control of your life. You’re not the only one who worries about getting sent back to their country of origin. Other people are afraid to live full lives. And other people need help getting their immigration packets together.
The key is finding the professional who understand the system and can help you reclaim some of your personal power.
With Immigration Support from Carol Rose Adkisson in Fontana, California
- You will stop constantly worrying about you or a loved one being deported
- You will relax and enjoy your life with family and friends
- You will look to the future with hope and anticipation
- You will come away with a compelling story that will detail what life would look like without your loved ones
- You will have the support of a mental health professional as you move forward toward seeking asylum and Visa-U
The Immigration Support Process
We’ll meet together weekly for 20-50 minute sessions. Typically, Immigration Support lasts three sessions, but there is the opportunity to continue counseling after your hardship letter is complete.
To accurately and emotionally represent hardship stories, I use a combination of Psychological Assessment, and Emotional Processing to ensure I understand your situation fully.
Here’s what to expect:
WEEK ONE: Intake
During this initial session, we define the therapeutic relationship and discuss the details of the therapy contract. I gather information about you and your family as well as your experiences living in the United States. We also discuss the goals you have for remaining united with your friends and family.
WEEK TWO And Beyond: Immigration Support
During the second appointment, I will encourage you to explain your individual situation and what sets you apart from anyone else seeking residency status. We will discuss all the hardships you will experience if your loved one is sent away.
In our third session we will reading the completed report and make edits as necessary, so you can add the letter to your immigration packet along with their letters from their family and friends. The whole process is completed quickly so you can make progress toward achieving asylum. You will read the letter carefully as our contract supports three changes after you have read and approved your completed letter to add to your packet that will be sent to the immigration dept.
More About Me
Hi, I’m Carol, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a culturally competent, trauma trained, with both a bilingual therapist and access to a translator in the Hispanic culture. I make it my mission to help immigrants live the lives they hope for. I am invested in helping clients overcome the root causes of their anxieties, so they can relax and stop focusing on the negative in their lives. It is my job to help my clients understand the patterns in their lives that have made them who they are and challenge the negative thoughts that keep them stuck in anxious cycles. I’m also an integrated health and recovery coach which means my passion is helping clients climb out from under their habitual worry to find their authentic voice and live magnificent lives.
Who Benefits Most from Immigration Support with Carol Rose Adkisson
Immigration Support is best for those who are applying for citizenship for themselves and their families and are at the risk of being deported. Accurately and emotionally portraying your story goes a long way in bolstering your immigration packet.
You will benefit from Immigration Support Sessions with me if:
- You are resulting to unhealthy behaviors as a means to try to control your anxiety about being deported
- You can’t stop worrying about you or your loved ones being sent away
- You feel paranoid and are constantly paying attention to your surroundings
- You are sad about the potential of having to leave everyone and everything you know
- You are ready to take active steps toward ensuring your immigration status
There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Immigration Support with me. These situations include, but are not limited to:
- Those who are looking to cheat the immigration system
- Those who are not ready to share the many layers of their stories
What Does Immigration Support with Carol Rose Adkisson Cost?
I do not currently work with insurance companies.
In the meantime, you and I can work together to explore payment options such as Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Service Accounts, and Out of Network insurance benefits.
Creating an immigration psychological evaluation consists of three sessions. She will tell that compelling story about the extreme hardships Counseling with Carol Rose Adkisson is fee-for-service at the total rate of $600-$800, any additional appointments necessary, we will bring you in, update your letter and legally able to change her date on the updated version. For a fast turnaround time for your letter there is an extra charge of $100 to complete your letter within a week.
Telemedicine is available depending upon your location.
At the end of this process, you submit the completed psychological evaluation along with your packet, which also includes the letters from your family and friends.I have been preparing these letters and working with he immigrant population for many years and from many different culture. As a therapist, I will provide you a safe place to share your stories.