Being involved in the legal system is a stressful experience, regardless of the reason. At Forensic Psychology Associates, we strive to provide high quality psychological evaluations that provide useful information to the Court and attorneys involved in your case. With more than 20 years of experience each in the field of forensic psychology, our doctors will provide your case with the attention it deserves. They have both completed thousands of court related evaluations and have been repeatedly qualified as experts to testify in courts across the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as the Federal Courts.
Dr. Michele Killough Nelson earned her Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University. She completed her internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at the VCU Medical Center. She was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the VCU Medical Center until 1996, when she left to join Forensic Psychology Associates. Dr. Nelson's areas of expertise include custody and visitation evaluations, psychological evaluations of parents and juveniles, competency to stand trial, mental state at time of the offense, and guardianship and conservatorship evaluations. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) in Virginia.
Dr. Evan Nelson earned his Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his internship at the Indiana University School of medicine and his residency at Central State Hospital, where he worked on the Forensic Unit. In 1994, Dr. Nelson started Forensic Psychology Associates. His areas of specialty include evaluating psychosexual issues, psychosis, competency to stand trial, mental state at time of the offense, capital murder sentencing, and risk assessment. Dr. Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologst (LCP) and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) in Virginia, and holds a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP-Forensics).