Carrie Ruggieri, LMHC, BCETS
Licensed Mental Health Counselor ~ Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
Rhode Island AEDP Therapy
Trauma Evaluations for Asylum Applicants:
According to PHR statistics, asylum applicants have a far greater likelihood of obtaining asylum status when evaluated by a PHR trained clinician, following the PHR standard protocol. I follow the Asylum Network Istanbul Protocol for asylum applicants.
Forensic Trauma Evaluations:
Forensic evaluations follow protocols for diagnosing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I am an expert witness, with court-room experience. Forensic evaluations cannot be charged to insurance.
Trauma Evaluations for Diagnosis and Treatment:
Trauma evaluations are important when a diagnosis is unclear. It is sometimes difficult to differentiate a psychotic presentation from a highly dissociative presentation, or the degree to which PTSD is impacting other conditions. It can be especially difficult to diagnose children when trauma is suspected. However, a correct diagnosis is essential for proper treatment.