Hi my name is Terri Evans. I am an energetic, efficient Licensed Professional Counselor, who also holds the Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor designation in Georgia. I have experience working with individuals in outpatient, inpatient, and virtual mental health and addiction settings. I also have experience working in community mental health in which I served individuals who have persistent and severe mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Gender Dysphoria, etc. I have more than 13 years of experience in the counseling arena. I've had the opportunity to work with individuals from all walks of life whom are aiming to either "make a change" or "be the change". It is my belief that being complaint, building rapport and partnering with the client, allows for better identification and a "buy in" of resolutions.
I incorporate a client centered approach, which enables me to build the necessary rapport to make the therapeutic process less intimidating for clients to define and work towards achieving identified goals. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Holistic, Psycho-dynamic and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My compassion and empathetic demeanor encourages the client to discuss their deepest emotions and experiences. My self-less attitude allows me to meet the client “where they are”, providing a safe space, free from judgment, while providing respect, transparency, genuineness, warmth and engagement.
I believe in the importance of addressing the whole person, mind, body and spirit. I believe that individuals in general are doing the best they can and with the intentional practice of mindfulness, and taking life one moment at a time, we can all learn how to manage stress, while learning and utilizing better coping skills to help with serious illness, anxiety, depression and other mental health and addiction concerns.
Always remember, small progress is still progress!
I look forward to meeting you and working with you as we tackle this thing called life together!