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Meet Desiree Evans (she/her)

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate with over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. Before becoming a mental health counselor, I worked for many years as a behavioral coach. This combination of mental health counseling and behavioral coaching together are the foundation of my therapy approach. I use a "treat and move your feet" approach to helping people create change in their lives. Essentially what this means is that we work together to help you to understand how/why things are as they are while simultaneously identifying necessary behavioral changes you need to make to create a new, more healthy experience. You will get a lot of opportunity to practice new thinking and new strategies.

I provide services to individuals and couples wanting to make lifestyle changes and manage mental health challenges.

If you are hoping to get closer to your partner, make amends with a friend, set boundaries with a child, or learn to love your own wonderful self; I'm excited to help! Whether your partner is willing to come with you or not, change begins with you.

I work best with people looking to change what/how they think in order to experience self-understanding, self-acceptance, greater connection in relationships and be more authentically themselves.

If you have been in therapy before and feel that your therapist was a blank slate, this will not be your experience working with me. What you get when working with me is a supportive partner, armed with a good deal of training and tools. I take a direct, often humorous, no bs approach. None of this is easy! This will be a collaborative relationship that is 100% focused on helping you to make the changes that you need in order to experience the life and relationships that you desire. Let’s begin this journey in a brand new chapter of your life, together.

Are you ready to take the first step?

My Values


All interactions which take place in the therapy setting are considered confidential. This includes requests by telephone, all interactions with this counselor, any scheduling or appointment notes, all session content records and any progress notes that I take during your sessions. I will not even verify that you are a client. You may choose to give me permission in writing to release any or specific information about you to any person or agency that you designate. There are some limits to confidentiality: 1. In some legal proceedings a judge may issue a court order. This would require me to testify in court. 2. If I learn of or believe that there is physical or sexual abuse or neglect of any person under 18 years of age, I must report this information to county child protection services. 3. If I learn of or believe that an elderly person, or disabled person is being abused or neglected, I must file a report with the appropriate state agency that handles elder abuse. 4. If I learn of or believe that you are threatening serious harm to another person, I am obligated to report this. This can be in the form of telling the person who you have threatened, contacting the police or placing you into hospitalization. 5. If there is evidence that you are a danger to yourself and I believe that you are likely to kill yourself unless protective measure are taken, I may be obligated to seek hospitalization for you or to contact family members or others who can help provide protection. 6. There may be times when I consult with outside sources about cases. In these cases, no personally identifiable information will be used to discuss this case. However, discussion topics will be used in order to ensure that I am getting and giving the best assistance possible. The persons with whom I discuss cases are legally bound to keep information confidential.


I work with the whole complete person. I believe in multicultural counseling. What this means is when I work with you, I take into account your racial and ethnic diversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, spirituality, ability and any disabilities, social class and economics factors. I am also aware that my own identity perspective plays a role in the therapeutic relationship. This perspective informs, implicitly and explicitly, my work with you.


What I know about human development is that we are all doing the best we can. I profoundly appreciate that while we may not like our behavior, it is not who we are. I work from a place of non-judgemental understanding. I hold a space of appreciation for who and why you are working to make changes and I believe that all things are possible.


Buddhist believe that the root of all suffering is non-acceptance. Often people believe that to accept an unpleasant condition is to want it continue and that acceptance will get in the way of changing what is unwanted. I work from a place of first acknowledging that reality is as it is (a thing is a thing) and then working to create a more tolerable reaction/solution to the unwanted event. "The curious paradox, is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." ~Carl Rogers

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