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Dr. Pellegrin serves southeastern Louisiana and southern Arizona and is a licensed clinical psychologist in both states, specializing in forensic evaluations. She has over 20 years’ experience working as a full-time forensic psychologist and has served as a court appointed evaluator as well as working on a privately retained basis. During that time, she has been involved in over 1000 cases in the areas of family, civil, and criminal law.
Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I hope that it gives you some idea of the scope of services I perform and the manner in which I do them.
We mention it elsewhere, but I believe it is worth repeating, that the pandemic has changed much in the way that medical services are now provided, and this is also true for forensic psychological evaluations. Out of necessity, new ways of providing necessary services have been developed, with no diminution in the quality of the services offered.
Because of the development of telehealth platforms, which means that location is no longer a factor, I have successfully conducted forensic psychological evaluations throughout the country. If you would like to know more about how this works, get in touch with me, and I will be glad to discuss the process with you.
Forensic psychological evaluations is my full time job. I no longer do clinical (therapeutic) work, which means that when you retain me, your case represents my primary focus and is not a sideline that must be fit in to a full schedule of therapy clients. By focusing solely on forensic evaluations, I am also better able to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, so that I can provide the very best and most comprehensive services.
Even though I no longer do clinical work, my clinical training and experience are invaluable in conducting forensic assessments. I am able to use my clinical skills to make those whom I am evaluating feel comfortable, thereby willing to share their often difficult and emotionally laden stories. It is the case in conducting forensic evaluations that those being evaluated are almost always understandably apprehensive and, oftentimes, confused as to what is happening. It is important that they be put at ease so that they can provide the best information in order to provide the most accurate evaluation.