My name is Phil Evans and I am licensed by the State of California as a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT).  My license number is “MFC41687.”  I earned a Master of Science (MS) degree in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling.  I have certifications in Critical Incident Stress Management, Clinical Supervision, Aging Studies, Advanced Domestic Violence Intervention, and  a Board Certification in Telemental Health.

My understanding of change and human relationships is influenced by Solution Oriented Therapy (sometimes called Possibility Therapy), Family Systems/Strategic Family Therapy Theory, and Systemic-Relational Theory.  I often utilize techniques from Psychodynamic Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Developmental Psychology, Existential Theory, and Psychoeducation.

I am active in a variety of professional associations: 

  • Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)
    • Approved Supervisor, a national designation of the AAMFT
  • Profesional Member, Association of Family Therapists of Northern California (AFTNC)
  • Clinical Member of The Psychotherapist Association for Gender & Sexual Diversity (GAYLESTA)
  • Member, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF)
    • Certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CCISM), University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Emergency Health Services and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.  
  • Counselor Facilitator, Prepare/Enrich Program relational couples’ assessment and pre-marital counseling assessment (Prepare/Enrich)
  • Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH), a credential of The Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).  The BC-TMH credential identifies those professionals who are uniquely trained in best practices for delivering traditional behavioral healthcare through technological means. BC-TMH credential holders have met nationally established telemental health criteria.
  • Former President, Bay Area District: California Division of the AAMFT [District is now dissolved pursuant to the AAMFT national restructure and bylaws update]
  • Former Director, Board of Directors of the California Division of the AAMFT [Division is now dissolved pursuant to the AAMFT national restructure and bylaws update]

I enjoy working in a variety of settings with experience working in community mental health, public and private high schools, continuation schools, an in-patient psychiatric hospital, county adult services, county children & family services, and county administration.

I teach as adjunct professor in graduate level family therapy and psychology/counseling programs.  Additionally, I conduct in-service trainings for multidisciplinary medical health care clinics, professional groups, and community based organizations.

I routinely complete ongoing training, continuing education, and seek consultation to stay up-to-date.

The name of my practice is:

Evans Marriage & Family Therapy Corporation, Inc. and it is a California Professional Corporation doing business as Phillip F. Evans, II, MS, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.