Michelle Evans, LCSW

 
 

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”The Little Prince

Education

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Social Work at Brigham Young University. I also received my JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where I received a certificate in Mediation.


Professional

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #28408) in the State of California. I have worked as a therapist for more than 10 years, and as a social worker in different setting for nearly 20. Throughout my career, I have worked as a State Case Worker for children in care,  a therapist at a residential treatment center for adolescents, a therapist for a juvenile sex offender program, a therapist and manager of an adoption agency, a therapist/manager of a private mental health agency and a therapist in private practice. I also created a workshop series, “Life Balance Revolution.”  I have conducted individual, marital, and group therapy throughout my career.

I also enjoy volunteering my time working on the State Capitol advocating for and sponsoring law that protects children and families.


Clinical Specialties

I specialize in working with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, and issues that arise for adults who were sexually abused as children. Much of my career has been spent working with adolescent’s, and I enjoy working with parents and children to improve relationships within the home. Effective communication skills are essential to building healthy and empathetic relationships. I enjoy teaching and coaching families on how to improve healthy communication and boundaries.

 I very much enjoy working with individuals on finding passion and joy in their lives through personal discovery and goal setting.

 I developed a workshop series “Life Balance Revolution” that teaches many of the skills I have noticed through my practice that are essential to all of us in living a happy, healthy, balanced life.

 I often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a treatment approach. I look at the whole person from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach. I use systems theory in looking at individual and family relationships. I very much see myself as a coach in helping others learn to reach their potential, goals and problem solve. In that regard, I enjoy educating and empowering clients with tools to use long term to improve their lives. I also use experiential activities to enhance learning and healing.


Personal

I enjoy the outdoors and receive energy from being in nature. I enjoy running and cycling, hiking and even swimming. I enjoy spending time with friends and family when I have the opportunity, and find connection with others one of the most rewarding parts of life.


Contact


Availability & Rates

  • Mon-Fri 8-8
  • $150 per 50-minute hour
  • Limited Sliding Scale to $100 depending on availability

Personal

I enjoy the outdoors and receive energy from being in nature. I enjoy running and cycling, hiking and even swimming. I enjoy spending time with friends and family when I have the opportunity, and find connection with others one of the most rewarding parts of life.