We help therapists make a meaningful impact in the immigrant community while also expanding their private practices by conducting mental health evaluations for immigration cases. We provide detailed templates and expert marketing strategies so therapists have the confidence, support, and tools required to hit the ground running.
How We Got Started
Live training in Los Angeles 2019
Georgia discovered this work by accident a decade ago when a lawyer in her office building asked for a mental health evaluation for one of his cases. Once she started doing evaluations, collaborating with lawyers, and hearing that the cases were winning, she was hooked. Since that time, she’s worked with hundreds of immigrants and developed a proven formula for providing effective evaluations and building a thriving business.
In 2017, Georgia started sharing her knowledge with other therapists by teaching workshops in Los Angeles. Then, during the pandemic, she transitioned to virtual training on Zoom and started teaching therapists nationwide. It’s continually inspiring to witness alumni of the training center transforming their careers and making a life-changing impact in the lives of immigrants.
with Georgia King
Immigration Evaluation Training with Georgia King was founded in 2017. Since then, Georgia has trained hundreds of therapists around the country who are now making a powerful difference while making a better living.
Meet the Team
THERAPIST, FOUNDER & CEO
Georgia King, LCSW
Georgia is one of the leading therapists providing evaluations for immigration cases in the United States. Over the past decade, she has provided assessments for hundreds of immigrants from around the world with an exceptionally high success rate.
Originally from Texas, Georgia’s interest in social justice was inspired from a young age by visiting her grandparents who were humanitarian workers in Guatemala. Since childhood, she has been passionate about psychology and sociology, as well as the arts, and after graduating from college, she went on to earn an MFA from the esteemed American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
After years spent auditioning, waiting tables, and working at a Buddhist meditation center in New York City, Georgia discovered the transformational power of therapy and made a career change. She graduated with her MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work, and then worked for years in community mental health and at Walter Reed military base. While she was working in private practice in 2012, a lawyer asked her to conduct an assessment for an immigration case and that was the beginning of a newfound passion advocating for immigrants.
Over the years, therapists started asking Georgia how to do immigration evaluations, and so, in 2017, she founded the training center and has taught hundreds of therapists nationwide how to confidently do this work. In addition to training, Georgia also volunteers in the Physicians for Human Rights pro bono asylum network. She regularly appears in court as an expert witness, and she has been a guest speaker at Georgetown Law School, the Smith College School for Social Work, and numerous chapters of NASW and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her free time, she loves songwriting, playing the piano, gardening, and hiking in sunny Southern California with her wife, Nina, and their adorable dog.
THERAPIST & DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Nina King, LCSW
Nina hails from the American South, where her family was instrumental in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. This legacy set the stage for her eventual commitment to non-violence and social justice. Her interest in international affairs came from a childhood spent studying abroad in Kenya, Canada, and France as well as completing internships at the Carter Center, the European Court of Human Rights, and a welfare agency where she helped settle new immigrants. She double majored in French and political science and graduated with honors from Spelman College in 2004.
For several years during and after college, Nina worked at the French Consulate in Atlanta as a visa officer. She acquired a great deal of knowledge about international migration and security and has thus been able to offer participants of Georgia’s training a unique perspective on what immigration officers are looking for in mental health evaluations.
After a transformative experience in therapy, Nina changed course and decided to become a therapist herself. In 2011, she graduated with a MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work. She worked in community and forensic mental health, and has conducted immigration evaluations in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Since 2021, she has been on faculty as a therapist at California State University, Long Beach.
Nina continues to make major contributions to the training center by refining the templates that so many participants have come to love. She is also spearheading multiple projects including launching an online directory for alumni. She volunteers weekly delivering food to home-bound residents of Los Angeles County and enjoys playing tennis, watching HBO, hiking with Georgia and their dog, Milo, and hanging out with her sister, Valencia.
& MARKETING CONSULTANT
Valencia specializes in creating compelling and meaningful content for film, television, and educational projects. Her writing and production work includes shows for the Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as acclaimed HBO productions including Gema and Between the World and Me. She is currently the archival producer for an upcoming Netflix feature documentary called, Stamped from the Beginning, which explores the origins of racist ideas in America.
From the founding of the training center, she has been an incredible asset, particularly through her exceptional marketing and design work. Her keen eye, wisdom, and energy are invaluable, and she is especially skilled at making things happen and getting things done.
The mission of the training center is to support and empower therapists in providing exceptional immigration evaluations while also creating thriving practices. As the first training center of its kind in the country, it has paved the way for hundreds of therapists to confidently engage in the field of immigration law.
We aim to provide clinicians:
Training and tools to conduct high-quality immigration evaluations with confidence
Marketing strategies to generate reliable referral streams
Ongoing support in the form of an active Facebook group and a monthly consultation group
Assistance getting referrals through our online directory (coming soon)
At the training center, we are committed to working for social and racial justice and supporting other therapists in doing the same.