Founder & Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Vredeveld is a clinical psychologist licensed in OH (#6653) and via PSYPACT (APIT #17532) to perform virtual evaluations in most US states   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.

More on Dr. Vredeveld’s background

Dr. Vredeveld was born and raised in Cincinnati but has always felt connected to the larger international community.  One hundred percent fifth-generation Dutch, she grew up appreciating her cultural identity while recognizing the benefits of being born into a country of great cultural and ethnic diversity.

Dr. Vredeveld considers herself a ‘third-culture kid.’  She attended an international school in the Netherlands for a year as a child and accompanied her family on several trips to Eastern Europe, where they worked in international development. Since obtaining her doctoral degree from Indiana State University in 2009, Dr. Vredeveld has traveled as a psychologist to South Africa (2009), Rwanda (2011), Uganda (2013, 2014, 2017), India (2017) and Nepal (2017.)  When in Uganda in 2014, she helped establish a mental health program at a NGO serving refugees.  She also founded RISE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting acid attack survivors.

Specialized Training

  • Psychological Assessment of Undocumented Immigrants, APA Workshop
  • Psychologists’ Involvement in US Immigration Court, APA Convention
  • Aiding in Physical and Psychological Documentation of Trauma, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Evaluations of Children and Adolescents Seeking Humanitarian Protection, Physicians for Human Rights
  • An Emerging Role for a Psychologist in the Field of Immigration, APA Division 52

Dr. Vredeveld’s CV