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Dr. Manuel Evangelista , LCSW

Online only

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Accepting new clients
Provides online counseling through BetterHelp. This is a sponsored listing.

About me

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.

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Years in practice

21

Languages

  • English