Evans Counseling is a group private practice focused on providing quality care in the Denver Community. We are dedicated to providing care to a multiculturally diverse population. We strive toward maintaining fresh techniques and ideas, using diverse styles of therapy that focus on the clients desired successful outcome. Our goal is to make therapy accessible and approachable.
MARSHA EVANSMA, LPC
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who has a medical (University of Colorado School of Medicine) and science (University of Colorado at Denver) background that led me into the psychology field. My Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology was earned in 2012 from the University of Denver. I have previously worked with at-risk youth and with diverse populations in private practice representative of all socioeconomic situations. Specific therapeutic strategies/modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Solution Focused-Brief Therapy; and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I work mostly with individual adults to guide insight and perspective. I am very directive and no nonsense in my approach, however, my style still embodies caring and dedication to your success.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from the Illinois Institute of Technology. My past professional focus has been underserved populations including individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty and those involved with the justice system. With a focus on strength-based practices, I offer individual, couples, and group therapy for relationship issues, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and substance use disorders. My approach to counseling is to develop a collaborative relationship in which my clients feel safe, encouraged, and empowered to become the best version of themselves they can be. My role is to provide psychoeducation on evidenced-based practices and interventions that promote wellness and recovery while reducing uncomfortable symptoms. My modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
In 2006, I completed my B.A. in Women’s Studies at Arizona State University. That degree served as a catalyst, launching me into the field of psychology. I studied marriage and family therapy at Regis University in Denver, CO and completed my graduate work in 2012. I have cultivated and honed my therapeutic skills in variety of residential and outpatient settings. I am committed to treat high risk families, couples, individuals, and children. My work has lead me to encounters with clients from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing many challenges including socioeconomic hardships, addiction, and trauma. The grace, acceptance, and strength of my clients inspires me and continually shapes my practice. My particular interests and specialties tend to fall within women’s issues, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, addiction and relationship Issues. The belief that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care and a chance to be the best version of themselves informs every element of my work. With respect to professional orientation, my approach is grounded in client-centered, humanistic, systemic, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, multicultural and trauma informed approaches.
I earned my BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to be willing to reach out for help with the issues that are getting in the way of your life. I believe an effective way to change and heal is being authentic with another person who is present for you in a therapeutic setting. As a seasoned therapist, I have experience and feel comfortable working with individuals 15 years and up and couples who are facing anxiety, depression and substance use issues. Once you share what you would like to address, I will provide you with options to choose from among the skills and techniques I have learned over the years. To partner with you in achieving your goals, some of the techniques I utilize are rooted in CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing. I hope to accompany you on your journey.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work, as well as a Masters Degree in Education of Human Sexuality. I have experience working in private practice with adults from diverse backgrounds who experienced sexual dysfunction, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ related issues, low self-esteem, relationship problems, life transitions, anger, and trauma. I have previously worked as a Sexual Abuse Intervention Therapist with children and teens who have experienced physical/emotional/sexual abuse, neglect, and/or present with problematic sexual behaviors. I utilize specific therapeutic modalities including Narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma informed care, and mindfulness. As a therapist, I am passionate about helping people become the best versions of themselves. My therapeutic style embodies care, connection, and compassion that is dedicated to the self-growth and healing of my clients.
Before pursuing a career in professional counseling, I worked as a case manager and advocate serving teenage mothers, under-employed young adults and families in crisis for 10 years. I also served as a counselor at The Baraka School, a Kenyan boarding school serving middle school boys from Baltimore City. As a licensed professional counselor, I worked with Traci Berry McGhee for 15 years in private practice in St. Louis, MO and at Imani Therapy, a wellness center for women and girls. There, I provided counseling, would speak at school engagements, and facilitate SistaKeeper Circles and groups, retreats and workshops. The mission was to encourage young women to find their purpose and encompassed Prevention, Intervention and Awareness, focused on the issues that impact women and their communities.
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 am an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University. I have professional experience counseling in inpatient and outpatient settings, to individuals and families ages 4 – 70. My specialties include counseling kids, adolescents, and adults with innovative, evidenced based therapy approaches that yield productive counseling sessions in a less confrontational style. I draw from a strength based perspective in order to build upon your established success and then collaborate with you in order to assist your ability to accomplish personal goals. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Family Systems Therapy (FST).
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Adam’s State University. I apply a compassionate interpersonal style to therapy, and absolutely love helping individuals in their pursuit of fulfillment in life. I am mature and deeply committed to the profession. I use a Person-Centered approach in therapy, as well as evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, and Solution Focused. I recognize that each client is unique and will respond differently to different forms of therapy.
I work with culturally diverse populations and never make judgments or assumptions. All clients are equal and welcome, and will be treated with dignity and respect. I am a Colorado native with a military background, and a member of the LDS faith. I have served in these communities for years.
I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose professional experience includes outpatient settings serving families and individuals (ages 6 to 60). The focus of my work has been adolescence and childhood development, family relationships, homelessness, intimate partner violence, childhood abuse and neglect, sexual abuse and issues of acculturation and immigration. I am trained in EMDR, Mindfulness Cognitive behavioral therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing; and my approach in therapy is largely strength based.
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.
I’m a licensed professional counselor with a Masters of Science in mental health counseling from Lee University. I have been serving as a therapist since 2012 and began work with at-risk populations specializing in PTSD, depression, anxiety, elements of addiction and family attachment issues along with adjustment challenges to adulthood, and supporting healthly relationship development. I deeply love working with individuals, and families. My goal is to support clients through challenging emotional growth and times of transformation by providing unconditional acceptance and care along with insights to navigate the new terrain. The main techniques I incorporate in therapy are cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, attachment therapy and motivational interviewing.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. For the last several years, my focus as a therapist has been working with adults experiencing issues with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief/bereavement, and other life stressors or life transitions. In my practice, I utilize evidence-based psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed therapy, and Mindfulness. I have an interest and experience in treating women with perinatal-related psychiatric issues as well as those coping with issues of infertility or pregnancy and infant loss. I also have experience working with people dealing with acute and chronic illness and end of life circumstances. My overall background includes working with persons from culturally diverse populations and various socioeconomic situations. I thoroughly enjoy working with people and am committed to helping individuals toward the pursuit of their personal and professional goals. My approach is to provide an individualized, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic environment.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University. I believe that problems are often the catalyst to initiate counseling and when overwhelmed, it often becomes easier to focus on problems rather than solutions.
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.