Manuel Evangelista, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) in Utah and my practice is grounded in the synthesis of social, biological, and psychological theories. I provide individual, group, and family therapy integrating psychodynamic and humanistic approaches with the transformative healing methods and spirituality to adults age 19 to 69 years old. My goal in therapy is to move my patients beyond symptom reduction to the achievement of balance in the physical, emotional and, spiritual dimensions. My style of helping is reflective of eastern healing traditions and western neuroscience. While most approaches to mental health treatments are focused on changing distressing events and experiences, my emphasis is on accepting, finding meaning, and tolerating distress. A trauma survivor myself, I came to view pain and distress as part of the human experience that cannot be entirely avoided or removed. The inability to accept this immutable fact itself leads to increased pain and suffering. A Zen practitioner and mindfulness teacher I have both graduate and postgraduate education in social work and counseling. I am also trained in psychotropic medication and can work with your prescriber. Through the many years of clinical work and advocacy, I've learned to embody a warrior-like woundedness and the courage to sit down and listen. Come in.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Gender Dysphoria, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
UT LCSW 6417919-3501
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I have never felt so heard by any therapist in my life. He is such a lovely human with the best listening ear. He really processes and hears where you’re coming from and then has the ability to vocalize what it is you need to hear. He tells you like it is in the most loving way. So grateful to have found him!
Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Manuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He has been excellent in the two sessions we’ve done. So glad to have found someone so kind, considerate, and grounded!
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Manuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
manuel is extremely kind and wise, very good at listening and an amazing therapist
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Manuel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Manuel is amazing!!! He's kind and willing to listen to you about to your problems and always has positive feedback.
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Manuel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Manuel is fantastic! He’s been incredibly insightful throughout the process and has really helped me to see so many things from a new perspective. I’ve been very happy with the results so far.
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Manuel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Manuel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue