MEET OUR TEAM
Evans Counseling Group is a predominantly insurance-based group of Level II (licensed) and Level I (pre-licensed) therapists in private practice focused on providing quality mental healthcare in the Denver Community. All therapists are culturally competent and well-trained using evidence-based strategies.
I have experience and provide individual and family treatment for issues including marriage relationships, self-esteem, identity issues, life-transitions, depression, anxiety, and parent-teen relationships. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other therapeutic techniques and strongly believes in the concept of ‘ubuntu’ – I am who I am because of who we are. I strive to provide a supportive and trusting environment for each person to make decisions, problem solve and move forward toward professional and personal goals.
I was born and raised in Venezuela. My background was in Teaching ESL (English as a Second Language), and I taught in an inner-city school for several years in Venezuela. The families I served faced many challenges (poverty, gang and drug exposure, trauma) and they had little to no access to mental health services. After years of teaching, I moved to the USA where I worked as a teacher again in an inner-city school. This inspired me to engage in social justice work with a special focus on mental health. I returned to school and earned my degree, from the University of Denver, in Social Work with a concentration on Family Systems.
As a therapist, I truly enjoy joining people in their healing journey. I strongly believe people are resilient and capable of healing despite the hardships of the past.
My counseling approach utilizes systems theory to identify problems instead of seeing problems residing within the individual. The system generates the problem and the two are maintained by each other, and behavior is understood in the context of its’ environment. Together in a caring and respectful environment, we will discover your goal for the best version of your future.
My specialties include relationship, child and adolescent issues. Other competencies include ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Pain, Codependency, coping skills, divorce, emotional disturbance, family conflict, grief, infertility, infidelity, OCD, ODD, parenting, peer relationships, school issues, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD. I work with toddlers/preschoolers to adult, and see individuals, couples and family. The methods I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused, Gottman Method, Motivational interviewing, Narrative, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
My theoretical orientation is an eclectic approach of Person-Centered theory, Existential Theory, EMDR, and regularly use of Animal-Assisted Counseling and Sand tray techniques. I strive to help people be the best version of themselves, regain attunement with themselves and others, and increase awareness around their passions in life.
I’m a good fit for people that want to address issues holistically and/or focus on doing work on a few select topics or events. I’m also a good fit for many culturally diverse people. Working with me is best mostly in-person because I heavily lean towards somatic therapies that lose a lot of impact even if I can do them online. I can teach some coping skills but tend to focus on trying to resolve the entire issue rather than just address it. Awareness is half the battle.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples to address various issues related to infidelity, low self-esteem, identity issues, family and relationship issues, substance abuse, anxiety, life transitions and trauma. I welcome individuals and couples of all identities and backgrounds and am particularly passionate about working with women and LGBTQIA+ individuals. I am grounded in the belief that therapy should be available to everyone and am committed to creating a space where your voice can be heard.
My approach to working with individuals and couples is curious, warm, and direct. I want to understand how you create meaning in your life, and work with you to make changes that are meaningful and realistic for you. I understand that deciding to incorporate therapy into your life is not always an easy decision. I believe that engaging in therapy can be challenging work that calls for courage and vulnerability. I strive to create a safe and inclusive therapeutic space that invites self-discovery and hope. We will carefully process your experiences and explore new ways of interacting with the people in your life and the world around you.