About Me

About Me

Gratitude for Your Courage

First of all, I want to acknowledge and appreciate the courage it takes to even think about doing therapy. It's a big deal.

Of all the research done on what makes therapy successful, the most important thing is always a good relationship with your therapist.

So allow me to share a bit about myself, and see for yourself if I feel like I might be a good fit for you.

How I became a therapist

Since I was a young man, I've had a strong desire to be of service and help make the world a better place.

This passion first took me into education - nature education, to be exact. I figured that a lot of humanity's problems came down to our disconnection from nature, not only from the plants, animals, landscapes and our senses, but also from the natural way of being raised in a village with vibrant community. So this was my first career.

Born and raised in Georgia, I traveled to Washington state to study wilderness survival and nature-based mentoring for 5 years, eventually becoming a lead instructor and co-author of a popular curriculum-book which currently is still in use at hundreds of nature-based schools, camps and college outdoor education programs across the world.

I eventually moved back to Georgia and founded a non-profit educational organization called The Institute for Wild Intelligence, which I ran for 5 years before handing it off to others. I also got into "men's work" during these years, seeing that it is a natural thing for men to support each other in deep emotional ways. I founded a men's group, and I increasingly grew interested in working with adults and the deep emotional wounding and disconnection I observed in my adult students and fellow men in my group.

That's when I decided to pursue becoming a therapist. Because Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell had long-inspired me with their ideas about human wholeness and healing that involves symbology and ritual, I chose to attend the foremost school in Jungian psychology in America, Pacifica Graduate Institute. Thus began my journey as a therapist.

It's now been 10 years since I started that journey. I love being a therapist, because I get to integrate all that I learned from my prior 10 years of nature-based training and study with indigenous teachers, together with the insights and language of modern neuroscience and therapeutic methods. My work as a therapist is a culmination of all of my life's passionate study and interest in what makes humans achieve natural, optimal well-being.

Gratitude for Your Courage

First of all, I want to acknowledge and appreciate the courage it takes to even think about doing therapy. It's a big deal.

Of all the research done on what makes therapy successful, the most important thing is always a good relationship with your therapist.

So allow me to share a bit about myself, and see for yourself if I feel like I might be a good fit for you.

How I became a therapist

Since I was a young man, I've had a strong desire to be of service and help make the world a better place.

This passion first took me into education - nature education, to be exact. I figured that a lot of humanity's problems came down to our disconnection from nature, not only from the plants, animals, landscapes and our senses, but also from the natural way of being raised in a village with vibrant community. So this was my first career.

Born and raised in Georgia, I traveled to Washington state to study wilderness survival and nature-based mentoring for 5 years, eventually becoming a lead instructor and co-author of a popular curriculum-book which currently is still in use at hundreds of nature-based schools, camps and college outdoor education programs across the world.

I eventually moved back to Georgia and founded a non-profit educational organization called The Institute for Wild Intelligence, which I ran for 5 years before handing it off to others. I also got into "men's work" during these years, seeing that it is a natural thing for men to support each other in deep emotional ways. I founded a men's group, and I increasingly grew interested in working with adults and the deep emotional wounding and disconnection I observed in my adult students and fellow men in my group.

That's when I decided to pursue becoming a therapist. Because Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell had long-inspired me with their ideas about human wholeness and healing that involves symbology and ritual, I chose to attend the foremost school in Jungian psychology in America, Pacifica Graduate Institute. Thus began my journey as a therapist.

It's now been 10 years since I started that journey. I love being a therapist, because I get to integrate all that I learned from my prior 10 years of nature-based training and study with indigenous teachers, together with the insights and language of modern neuroscience and therapeutic methods. My work as a therapist is a culmination of all of my life's passionate study and interest in what makes humans achieve natural, optimal well-being.

My background experience

  • Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • EMDR Therapist, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness
  • Founder and Former CEO, The Institute for Wild Intelligence, 2010-2015
  • Clinical Director, Dr. Michael Elliott and Associates, 2020-2021
  • Co-Author and Primary Writer, Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature
  • 10+ Years Experience as a nature-based and arts-based educator & international trainer
  • 7+ Years Experience as a Therapist in various settings, including psychiatric hospitals, public schools, community mental health centers, soup kitchens, personal injury law, men's groups, and private practice.

My other interests

I'm a musician, writer, thinker, teacher and explorer. I love to travel, cook, and spend time in nature.

More than anything, I love to learn about, host and embody interesting ideas.

Finding universal truths in all religions and science, I practice my own brand of spirituality based in nature and honoring our ancestors.

Think we're a good fit?

If you've read this far, then you have a good starting sense of who I am and whether I might be a good match for you as a therapist.

If you think you'd like my support, just reach out via the form or phone number below, and we'll set up a free consultation call.

Whether it’s me or someone else, I hope you get the support you need.

Blessings, 

Evan

My education & experience

  • Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • EMDR Therapist, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness
  • Founder and Former CEO, The Institute for Wild Intelligence, 2010-2015
  • Clinical Director, Dr. Michael Elliott and Associates, 2020-2021
  • Co-Author and Primary Writer, Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature
  • 10+ Years Experience as a nature-based and arts-based educator & international trainer
  • 7+ Years Experience as a Therapist in various settings, including psychiatric hospitals, public schools, community mental health centers, soup kitchens, personal injury law, men's groups, and private practice.

My other interests

I'm a musician, writer, thinker, teacher and explorer. I love to travel, cook, and spend time in nature.

More than anything, I love to learn about, host and embody interesting ideas.

Finding universal truths in all religions and science, I practice my own brand of spirituality based in nature and honoring our ancestors.

Think we're a good fit?

If you've read this far, then you have a good starting sense of who I am and whether I might be a good match for you as a therapist.

If you think you'd like my support, just reach out via the form or phone number below, and we'll set up a free consultation call.

Whether it’s me or someone else, I hope you get the support you need.

Blessings, 

Evan

To connect, just complete the contact form below or call me at (424) 349-6884.

To connect, just fill out the form below or call me at (424) 349-6884.