Hello, my name is Evan, and I've been practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the state of Florida for a little over 6 years now. I've worked extensively with families and individuals, substance abuse, eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, depression, and anxiety. My primary approaches to therapy revolve around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic or client centered, Solution focused, and Motivational Interviewing. When I begin a counseling session, I determine which approaches to use based on the response I get from my client. If something isn't working for you, I won't keep pushing the approach. I operate under the premise that every person is different (although I do believe we all have a lot more in common than may be clear initially). Therapy was never intended to be a one size fits all approach, and you have the right to get the best results out of your therapy sessions.
I mentioned that CBT is an approach that I enjoy. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to take an introspective look at oneself. Through this process, it is imperative to take a look at the connection between your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and actions. I have experience running groups teaching CBT and general coping skills, and I have personally witnessed clients feel a great deal of comfort when they begin to look at these connections. I also thoroughly enjoyed running family groups with parents/loved ones of clients with substance abuse or eating disorders.
I believe counseling is for everyone, not just those with a diagnosed disorder. Counseling is a journey, and I'm always excited to take that journey with you. It is a collaborative effort, and I'm here to accompany you through this process and take it in whatever direction you would like. It takes courage to be vulnerable and to reach out for help.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals and to becoming the best possible version of yourself!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Bipolar
LMHC #MH11302 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
I'm very happy with the way Evan Burton works - he really is helping me a lot. I feel truly lucky to have him as a counselor. :)
Evan has been excellent. He listened to my concerns and has given me man tool to help create more positive thinking and better coping techniques.