My name is Samantha Evans, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I received my Bachelors of Science degree at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN. After graduating in 2012, I began my work in the mental health field by working at and managing group homes and adult foster care facilities for individuals with behavioral and developmental disabilities. I then went to Graduate School at St. Cloud State University for Rehabilitation Counseling. I graduated from SCSU in 2016, and began working as a school-based CTSS Practitioner. I then transitioned to being an ARMHS worker, and eventually became a Mental Health Professional/Clinical Trainee in 2018. I practiced individual psychotherapy to children, teens and a few young adults in a variety of settings until 2021. I have experience working as a school-based, office-based and online-based therapist. I also provided individual and group therapy for teenagers at the local juvenile detention center for 8 months.
I am currently working as an adult mental health case manager as my Monday-Friday "9-5" job, but I am very excited to jump back into the world of online therapy after taking a brief hiatus.
I have the majority of my experience working with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and phase of life concerns. I have national certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and have experience working with a crisis response team, providing assessments and stabilization towards individuals in need of this service.
I am interested in working with clients on BetterHelp to increase my experience working with adults as well as continue to seek out my true therapeutic calling. My therapeutic style is very laid back, and strengths based. I like to focus on helping individuals identify their strengths and then practice and apply those strengths to overcome obstacles in everyday life.
I look forward to meeting with you, and please don't hesitate to ask questions if you wish to know more!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, ADHD, Communication Problems, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Samantha always listens to me and gives me perspective of how I can change and view the world. At first I had a few things going on and wasn’t really in the right mindset, but after talking to her it really helped me. She never once blames me for the way I felt. Instead she understood and sympathizes with me enforces what I said to help me understand why I’m feeling this way. I’m thankful for her!
Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue