Patty Evans

Licensed Professional Counselor

Patty Evans

Licensed Professional Counselor

Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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Richardson, Texas 75080
Plano, Texas 75074

My Approach to Helping

My own life experience of healing and transformation led me to pursue a counseling degree later in life. I love the before/after dynamic that results when people pursue change and commit to growth! Each person is unique; therefore, my approach is eclectic and strength based. My goal when working with others is that they feel heard, understood and have a clear direction of how to achieve their personal growth goals. Ultimately, freedom from the past allows people to live from their most authentic selves, one which has meaning, purpose and passion.

More Info About My Practice

I'm excited to be a trained Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) therapist. The DNMS provides a framework to assess and treat people who've experienced past trauma and want to be released from the burden of past hurts and fears.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

12 Step/Addiction
Abortion Recovery
Domestic Abuse

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy can give a person a safe place to be authentic about their struggles and search for answers that will help them to become truly known. Living from true self helps with self acceptance, self confidence and freedom to be yourself.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can give clarity to current issues and identify strategies which support healthier living.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love the miracle of personal transformation!!!!!

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere that allows a person to speak about their pain and collaborate with them to establish goals that will help provide relief. Throughout the course of therapy, I listen, support, identify, facilitate and direct to help a person achieve their therapy goals.

My Therapy Focus

Successful therapy is therapy that helps define and focus on a person's individual goals in an environment that promotes openness, honesty and acceptance.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

When choosing a therapist, be sure the person is one who allows you to set your own pace and listens to what is most important to you. Check in with your gut response: Is the therapist authentic? Open? Able to be present? Able to listen without interference of their own agenda? Specialized in the area which you're seeking treatment?

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Many people believe that if you go to therapy, you are weak and too dependent on others. I believe going to therapy is a courageous act of humility. Challenging oneself to grow and accepting help from another opens up a world of possibilities that may otherwise go unchallenged.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Spirituality

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Redecision therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
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