Meet Cate Evans
Gaining balance, freedom from suffering and connection with others is what we all strive for and it is attainable with the right support. When working with you my goal is to help you find some immediate relief and progress in whatever way you define that. However, I also believe in doing the “deeper work” and more long-term work should you choose.
It is my belief that our history and experiences have a major impact on how we go through life. Things we may not realize affected us have a lasting impact on how we cope and relate to others.
The good news is that there is always the option to move towards healing from these experiences. Ideally, this is a healing that not only our mind can understand but that our body can feel.
Ever since I was a kid, I somehow knew I wanted to be a counselor. I followed my heart into this field and truly love what I do. Clients say that I am authentic and “real” while maintaining my professionalism and boundaries. You’ll see my face light up when you make a positive change and you will hear me give you direct feedback when you need it. I genuinely care about my clients’ wellbeing and make every effort to provide the best therapy for them.
My professional background includes experience and training in treating PTSD, dissociative disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and addiction. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Mindfulness-based therapy, Ego State therapy as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are my preferred modalities in helping clients move on their desired path.
In addition to these research-based therapies, I love helping clients use or find their own spiritual resources for healing.
I am a certified EMDR therapist through EMDRIA. My educational background includes a Master’s of Counseling from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s of Science from James Madison University in Virginia.
When I’m not at work you’ll find me working even harder at being “mom” to my three young children - a daughter and twin boys. My other free time is spent working on my own lifelong journey of wellness and spiritual growth, hanging with my hubby or girlfriends, and creating some “me” time at the gym or on the yoga mat.