Kelly Evans is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience. Kelly approaches therapy with an open, curious, and non-judgmental stance, viewing you as the expert on your life. Kelly believes therapy is more than simply listening. She will actively listen, reflect, and challenge you/your relationship to grow. Kelly will see your strengths and help you build on them. She believes through a safe and trusting partnership - change can happen. When meeting with Kelly you can expect to be heard, understood, and met with compassion as well as direct feedback. Kelly values authenticity in relationships and will work to create a safe, open, and honest partnership with you and/or your family.
Kelly's experience includes working in outpatient therapy with individuals, couples, and families for over 10 years. Before that, she was providing individual and family therapy to children, teenagers, and their parents in their homes. Kelly also has worked with people with traumatic brain injuries and their families and caregivers. She worked with men who struggle with issues of sexuality both individually and in group therapy settings. Kelly is skilled and experienced working with people who struggle with co-occurring mental illness and chemical dependency. She has many years of experience helping people with communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and bi-polar disorder. Kelly is certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) used to help people heal from trauma, phobias, and other chronic conditions. Kelly is multi-cultural and LGBTQIA+ affirming and committed to social justice. Kelly loves working with families of all kinds and is experienced with bringing families together, even after years of conflict and helping people heal in their relationships.
Kelly Evans earned a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Kelly is an AAMFT and Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor and also enjoys offering supervision to therapists in training.
On a personal note, Kelly is married with two sons. She loves to spend time with her family, specifically outdoors in warm weather. She enjoys all kinds of music. Kelly grew up in Upstate NY and moved to the Midwest at the end of high school. She enjoys exploring the city and trying new recipes.
Kelly works at:
1114 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
"I believe our relationships are essential to our health and overall well-being."