Holly A. Evans, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Holly A. Evans, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Living with anxiety and depression is exhausting. And if you're still feeling the stress of past events or unresolved trauma, even the smallest problems can feel overwhelming-- draining your energy, wearing away the hope that things could be better.  Negative experiences can build up over time, and leave you feeling stuck, disconnected, and unable to enjoy your life.

I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in helping adults heal unresolved trauma, and find relief from the pain of past experiences and relationships. As a therapist, my goal is to help you make sense of your experiences and feelings, and enhance your natural strengths so that you can make meaningful changes that will lead to healing and growth.

Issues I can help with include:

  • Disturbing Childhood Memories
  • Anxiety, Panic, Persistent Worry
  • Feeling Stuck or Trapped
  • Childhood Abuse (Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse)
  • Assault (Sexual and Physical Assault)
  • Family Estrangements
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Nightmares/Flashbacks
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Depression
  • Traumatic Events (large and small) and Negative Life Experiences
  • Sudden Loss
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment

When working with you, I'll use different therapy approaches to respond to your experiences, preferences and needs.  This includes traditional talk therapies including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as EMDR (a therapy developed specifically to treat trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD).  

If you're ready to find out more about therapy and EMDR, I would love to talk to you about how I can help.  Please contact me today at (626) 808-5463 or send me an email at hollyaevansmft@gmail.com

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Trauma/PTSD

For adults with a history of trauma, including childhoods complicated by abuse and neglect. I commonly work with adults who have endured sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Growing up in a household with mental illness, alcoholism, or a lack of appropriate adult support and care are common life experiences for many of the people I work with. In addition to PTSD, trauma can lead to problems with depression and anxiety. 

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Overcoming Anxiety

 Anxiety is the most common mental health issue for adults.  I offer treatment for anxiety including generalized anxiety (free floating), panic disorder, and social anxiety, as well as general stress management. 

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For New Moms

During pregnancy and postpartum, women face so many changes. Adjusting to life with a new baby can cause unexpected challenges, and problems with mood and anxiety. I offer therapy to support new moms in finding more ease and enjoyment during this important stage of life