Clinical Psychologist providing psychological evaluations for immigration court. International psychologist. Psychologist Cincinnati.

Angie Vredeveld, PsyD

Dr. Vredeveld is a clinical psychologist (OH #6653.)  Since founding Immigration Psychology Services in 2014, she has performed thousands of psychological evaluations for immigration court.  She has a keen understanding of how to structure the clinical interview to obtain the information needed to answer the legal question at hand.

Dr. Vredeveld has received advanced training in psychological evaluations for immigration court through Physicians for Human Rights and the American Psychological Association.  She first became involved in providing psychological evaluations for immigration court in 2012, after joining Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network.  She also worked as a Staff Psychologist at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center for three years, where she provided psychological evaluations for legal audiences.  She has worked in international humanitarian contexts, including in Uganda where she founded RISE, a nonprofit serving acid attack survivors.  Dr. Vredeveld obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology (PsyD) from Indiana State University in 2009.

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Jamie Hardy-Besaw, MPS

Jamie Hardy-Besaw is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Cincinnati. She specializes in working with refugee and immigrant populations, both in her work at Immigration Psychology Services and through research at the University of Cincinnati.  Jamie is fluent in Spanish and provides all English/Spanish interpretation for Immigration Psychology Services.  Jamie’s passion for this work comes from personal experience.  Her mother was an immigrant from Honduras and Jamie grew up understanding the complexities of life for Latin American immigrants in the United States. Prior to entering the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Cincinnati, Jamie worked with immigrants and refugees at US Together in Columbus, including working as an ESL instructor.  Jamie obtained her bachelors degree from Ohio State University in 2019 and her masters degree in Professional Studies in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2021.

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