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 to everyone, therefore, offer many financially sound options.
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 am very directive and no nonsense in my approach. My style still embodies caring and dedication to your success.
KRISTIN WALTZMS, LPC
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).
SHERRIE WILLIAMS-ROWEMA, LPC
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.
ADAM WOJTECZKOMA, LPC
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).
SHERRI GUINNMA, LPC
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.
JOHANNA LOPEZ-MENDEZMSW, LCSW
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.