Hi and thank you for taking the time to get to know more about me! My name is Carrie Evans and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) for the state of Ohio. In 2011, I graduated from Wright State University with a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with a focus on Chemical Dependency as well as supplemental education to meet the criteria for behavioral and mental health counseling. I currently reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I have my own private practice. I see individuals throughout the week face-to-face, as well as online. Prior to having my own practice, I had a 12 year career as a Food Scientist, working for various food companies in Ohio. I earned my undergraduate degree in Food Science, 1999 from The University of Akron. In 2012, I decided to leave the food industry altogether to pursue a full-time career in counseling.
Why the big leap from Food Science to Counselor, you might ask? Well, in 2005, my life was forever changed. After a series of events, I once thought were just bad luck, but turned out to be a byproduct of my struggles with my own substance dependence, I decided to seek help. I reached out to an outpatient clinic for some guidance. This step began my lifelong journey in recovering from addiction, and many other things, as I would find out later in my journey. I like to share this about myself because I think it is important for the people I work with to know I am a human, I have had and continue to have my own ups and downs in life. I find refuge in the 12 steps, but do not think it is the only route for recovery from addiction, so I am open to whatever is going to be helpful to the individual. My life experiences, my past corporate career experiences, my education, and training, have allowed me to relate to people on so many levels. I also have a young son, and a loving partner. I have four dogs, and sometimes bring one or two to my office for support.
Another question you may ask before clicking the "go" button, "Am I the right therapist for you?" Let me explain my background and training, as well as how I work with clients, and we can go from there. My experience in the field began in Substance Abuse group work. I quickly learned I needed to learn more about mental health and trauma recovery. I understand and see addiction in and of itself to be traumatic. With this training, I have had the opportunity and honor to work with many individual who have trauma, depression, anxiety, difficulty with change, as well as difficulty with grief. I expanded my scope and work with people who do not have a substance dependence disorder, as well as people with substance dependence disorders. I am trained in EMDR, sandplay, working with severe anxiety, working with depression, as well as complex trauma resolution. The next step in my counseling career was to be a school-based therapist for The Children's Home of Cincinnati. I absolutely loved the experience, as I worked in some of the area high schools as a Behavioral and Mental Health counselor. I was with them for almost four years, then decided it was time to build my own practice. I have been in private practice for 3 years, and it is what I now do full time.
As far as my style, I am client-centered in my approach and I build a treatment plan with short and long-term goals so you can see your progress as we work together. Meeting you where you are at in your life, and exploring where you want to be, identifying the hurdles that are in the way of reaching these goals, then breaking through the hurdles to get you to your goal is how I would define my style. This path looks different for everyone. The best part of my job is helping people bridge the past to the present, through exploring thoughts, behaviors, actions, and relationships, just to name a few areas. I help empower people to be able to take the skills we talk about in the session out into everyday life, where they are most needed.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
LCPC #E.1000112 (Expires: 2020-07-01)
Carrie has been wonderful, compassionate and caring. I am so grateful for her being there for me.
She has been extremely helpful to me. I never felt like counseling would help me but she responds in an understanding caring way that has been great for me and changed my mind. I have a busy life and I can respond later and she continues with me without issue and checks in if I don’t respond.