Forensic and Psychological Evaluations

Sometimes you need a psychological or substance use evaluation for diagnostic clarification or to determine if there is progress in therapy. We can also help you develop a clear path with a career assessment. Other times, employers may require a psychological or substance use evaluation to determine readiness to return to work. Lastly, we can help with adoption readiness evaluations.

We have a team approach to conducting evaluations.
This means that you will always have two minds on the case. This approach helps clinicians maintain neutrality and discuss various perspectives. It allows for efficient and thorough information gathering. And, it mimics the health care system's whole person approach to care. You will meet with two primary clinicians to complete interviews and psychological. We will also contact collaterals to obtain records and complete interviews. Dr. Julianne Ludlam is our primary evaluator, but all of our staff may conduct evaluations. Ms. Lisa Foss is our Evaluation Coordinator, so, if you are seeking an evaluation, please contact

We provide:

  • Substance Use: to clarify diagnosis, treatment needs, or progress in treatment
  • Psychological: to clarify diagnosis, treatment needs, or progress in treatment
  • Adoption Readiness
  • Career Counseling

Forensic Evaluations
Dr. KKJ heads up the forensic evaluation team. Our team is qualified to provide psychological, assessments and testify in legal settings.
KKJ can lend our expertise with forensic evaluations that are needed in legal proceedings. Dr. KKJ has testified in cases as a clinical and forensic expert in North Carolina and Virginia (multiple designations).

We provide the following evaluations:

  • Immigration
  • Personal Injury and Liability (PTSD, depression, workplace violence)
  • Leave of Absence, Performance or Return to Duty
  • Psychological assessment
  • Substance use assessments

Family Law

  • Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
  • Parental capacity
  • Custody evaluations

Criminal Evaluation Services

  • Mental Status
  • Mitigation
  • Competency to stand trial
  • Juvenile competency
  • Juvenile transfer
  • Competency to waive Miranda rights
  • Diminished capacity
  • Risk assessment

The KKJ Evaluation Team:
We take a team approach to our evaluation services in order to better serve our clients.

Lisa Foss is our evaluation coordinator and can be contacted at

Evaluation Team:
Lisa Foss
Kaytie Mero
Julianne Ludlam
Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones

All of these evaluations provide an opportunity for you to tell us your story in addition to making recommendations for the future.

Contact:  For questions, or to make an appointment, please contact us