ReIax, Refocus, Restore, Recalibrate! These are words that would describe my approach to helping your work through challenges that arise in one's life. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the State of Arizona and Illinois. I have worked in the field of social work for 23 (10 years direct practice; 13 years in higher education). I take a solution focused, client centered approach to working with individuals and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and day-to-day adjustments to life's challenges. My direct practice experience includes head start/early head start, schools, community based agencies, non-profits, child welfare, and employee assistance programs (EAP).
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe in working with the client to identify the issue or challenge and not labeling the client; thus destigmatizing seeking help! My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and dialectical therapy. However, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan based upon your needs. I practice with a sense of cultural humility that situates the client as the expert in her/his life and my role is to help you build on the strengths that you already possess to address the challenges you face in your life.
It takes courage to seek help! If/when you are, I am here to be a support to you.
I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship.
Dr. Tuwana T Evans, LCSW
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.012576
AZ LCSW LCSW-21897
Dr. Evans helps you make sense out of your messy life. She listens very well and she gives very good strategies to help you make positive changes.
Written on Nov 18, 2023 after therapy with Tuwana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Very professional! Dr. Evans takes pride in creating a therapeutic alliance, assisting clients and helps one reach and achieve their goals!
Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Tuwana for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I love the way she works with me. She's very patient throughout the whole process and I'm already starting to see somewhat of a different and it's only been a couple of weeks.
Written on May 29, 2023 after therapy with Tuwana for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr.Evan takes the time to listen to your concerns and has a very calm positive uplifting personality. She is really patient and caring.
Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Tuwana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Evans has been amazing and gives me tools to challenge myself and grow as a person, but also to better understand myself. She is very prompt with sessions and has a very professional and caring attitude for what she does. Very happy
Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Tuwana for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She was very attentive to my concerns. I feel we will be a good fit
Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Tuwana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd