Veteran Disability Services

Welcome to Bryce Gibbs PhD and Associates. We provide comprehensive and affordable psychological evaluations to support your VA disability claims. With a deep family history of military service, we understand the unique needs of veterans and are committed to helping you receive the benefits you deserve.

Our Commitment to Veterans

Bryce Gibbs’ grandfather, Col. L.T. Gibbs, proudly served in WWII in the European theater. With this legacy in mind, Dr. Gibbs sought out his initial training experiences as a psychologist within the VA system, conducting assessments and therapy for veterans who served in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. Now, he continues this mission by assisting vets with their VA disability claims.

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Our Veteran Disability Services

  1. Initial 30-Minute Interview and Record Review: $350 (Mandatory Baseline Charge)

    • Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ): $150
      • Explanation: A DBQ is a standardized form used by the VA to document a veteran’s mental health conditions. It provides detailed information on the severity and impact of these conditions on the veteran’s daily life and employability. DBQs are crucial for the VA to assess and rate the disability accurately.
      • Mental Health DBQs: We assist with DBQs for the following mental health conditions:
        • Review of PTSD Disability Benefits Questionnaire
        • Initial PTSD Disability Benefits Questionnaire
        • Mental Disorders (Other than PTSD and Eating Disorders) Disability Benefits Questionnaire
        • Review of Mental Disorders (Other than PTSD and Eating Disorders) Disability Benefits Questionnaire
        • Eating Disorder Disability Benefits Questionnaire
    • Nexus Letter: $150
      • Explanation: A nexus letter is a detailed clinical opinion written by a psychologist that links a veteran’s current mental health condition to their military service. This letter is essential for establishing the tier of service connection for the disability claim.
      • Mental Health Nexus Letters: We provide nexus letters for conditions like PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues related to service.
      • The different tiers of service connection for VA disability claims include:
        • Direct Service Connection:
          • A condition directly related to military service.
          • Examples: PTSD from combat, depression that started during service.
        • Secondary Service Connection:
          • A condition that is a result of a service-connected condition.
          • Examples: Depression associated with service-connected chronic pain.
        • Aggravation Service Connection:
          • A non-service-connected condition that is worsened by a service-connected condition.
          • Examples: Pre-existing depression aggravated by a service-related physical injury.
    • Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) Letter: $150
      • Explanation: A TDIU letter evaluates whether a veteran’s service-connected disabilities prevent them from maintaining substantially gainful employment. This letter can be critical for veterans seeking a total disability rating based on unemployability.
      • Example: A veteran with severe depression that prevents them from maintaining employment.
    • Cognitive and Emotional Testing: $350
      • Explanation: This testing, lasting 30 to 90 minutes, may be recommended to support your DBQ, Nexus Letter, or TDIU evaluation. It includes emotion-personality tests like the MMPI-3 or MCMI-IV to assess your emotional symptoms and personality functioning. These tests are crucial for confirming the presence of conditions like PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder, and major depressive disorder.
      • Cognitive Testing: This testing, lasting 30 to 90 minutes, may be recommended to support your DBQ, Nexus Letter, or TDIU evaluation. It may include tests assessing verbal and non-verbal cognitive functions, learning, and memory. These tests may be suggested to confirm the presence of cognitive or memory deficits associated with conditions like traumatic brain injuries or depression.
    • Total Cost Scenarios:
      • After the initial 30-minute interview and record review that costs $350, you will be given a quote based upon the number of additional services we need to perform to create the strongest possible disability claim. The total cost of your assessment will fall somewhere within the following range:
      • Minimum Cost: $500 (Includes Initial Interview/Record Review + DBQ)
      • Maximum Cost: $1500 (Includes all services: Initial Interview/Record Review, DBQ, Nexus Letter, TDIU Letter, and Cognitive/Emotional Testing)

Bryce Gibbs PhD & Associates

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