Nicole Evans, LMFT
My goal as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is to provide you with support, a level of understanding and an authentic connection to help you better understand yourself, your circumstances, and what you need. By making the choice to engage in therapy, I hope to help you to gain a stronger and more empowered sense of self, to navigate life’s challenges, and to experience the life-changing power of loving yourself. I recognize that throughout your daily life you may be consumed by thoughts, feelings, and emotions that both serve and do not serve you, making it hard to find clarity and an understanding of who you are or what you may need. By creating an authentic, warm, and non-judgmental space, we can work together to help you uncover where you want to go, more of who you are, and to learn how to challenge those thoughts, feelings, or hurdles that seem to be getting in the way.
Within my practice, I will try to provide you with a comfortable, safe, supportive, and understanding environment. I hope to help you make connections that will allow you to find your way and to get to know yourself better, all while feeling heard.
|• Eating Disorders and Body Image||• Self-Esteem and Identity||• Social Anxiety and Anxiety|
|• Depression||• Life Transitions||• Teens and Young Adults (20’s and 30’s)|
|• Trauma and Abuse||• Borderline Personality Disorder||• Self-Injurious Behaviors|
|• Family Therapy||• Domestic Violence||• Stress Management|
|• Grief and Loss||• Couples and Relationships|
How I Work
I believe the most important step in starting your therapeutic journey is to find a therapist that is the right fit for you. Whether you are coming in to deal with the end of a relationship, to feel better about yourself, or are not sure what direction to take next and need someone to talk to, I am here to help.
Within my practice, I offer individual, family, couples, and group therapy all stemming from a background in the inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment therapeutic settings. Common areas of my specialty include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, self-injurious behaviors, stress, family discord, grief/loss, body image/eating disorders, and borderline personality disorder.
I help families and couples who are trying to improve their overall relationship and communication with one another. Individually, I specialize in working with teens and young adults. I’ve worked with adolescents as a research assistant, with teens struggling with anxiety and mood disorders. I was a teaching assistant at a school for adolescents with learning and intellectual disabilities primarily autism, ADHD, and behavioral health issues. I’ve also worked as a therapist at a child abuse and domestic violence agency in Los Angeles where she conducted individual and family therapy sessions with adolescents and their families. While doing so, I developed expertise in working with young people who have been exposed to abuse with an emphasis on teen anxiety, teen depression, and teen trauma-related issues.
I recognize and understand how hard it can be to seek and to ask for help. Through therapy, I hope that we can work together to help you gain self-awareness, coping skills, and to learn how to identify and express your emotions, both in and out of our sessions.