IS ONLINE THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
Sleeping well under the best of circumstances is a challenge for many people. In this time of the pandemic, social distancing, and financial worries, it can be even harder to get a good nights’ sleep.
Adequate sleep is essential for physical and emotional health and well-being, particularly in these stressful times. We have been called upon to cope in ways that few of us ever have before.
Poor sleep and insomnia can easily become intertwined with anxiety, mood problems/depression and irritability. It is not uncommon for people to be taking sleeping pills and still not getting good sleep. Although they can be helpful in the short-term, sleeping pills are not a good long-term solution for insomnia. Your doctor may have told you it would be good to go off sleeping pills or you may have decided this on your own.
Whatever has led you to seek help for your or your child’s sleep issues, let’s begin.
I evaluate and treat sleep problems in adults and adolescents including acute and chronic insomnia (having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or returning to sleep), circadian rhythm disorders (sleep schedule problems, going to bed too early or too late, shift-work problems), having difficulty tolerating a CPAP mask for sleep apnea, inadequate sleep, and nightmare disorder. Additionally, I can evaluate and help determine the need for an overnight sleep study. I can also help in the process of tapering off sleep medications under the guidance of a physician in conjunction with sleep therapy.
I also work with children in evaluating pediatric sleep disorders including: bedtime refusal, inability or refusal to sleep independently, nighttime awakenings, and sleep terrors.
We start with an assessment to gather information and identify the sleep problems you, your child or teen are having and figure out what is interfering with your ability to get a good nights’ sleep.
We will then develop an individualized sleep plan that is non-pharmacological, safe and highly effective, designed to address your specific sleep issues. I utilize evidence–based, cognitive–behavioral therapy along with relaxation and mindfulness strategies.
For uncomplicated insomnia, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-i) is usually completed within 4-6 therapy visits. Sleep concerns and anxiety are common bedfellows. If anxiety is interfering with your sleep, we will work to resolve this as well.
I see children (as young as 18 months), adolescents, adults and older adults. I greatly enjoy the challenge of understanding and treating sleep problems and partnering with clients in a relaxed, supportive and warm environment to help get clients sleeping well again and feeling confident and relaxed about their ability to sleep.
ABOUT patricia evans
Dr. Patricia Evans is a licensed psychologist in the state of Minnesota and is a part of the telehealth compact called PsyPact, where she can work with clients who reside in 26+ states. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota and then completed her pre-doctoral internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in Behavioral Pediatrics and Adult Behavioral Medicine.
She then became a professor in Clinical and Behavioral Psychology at the University of Puget Sound in Washington State. While on the West coast, she completed a Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Washington Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Evans returned to Minnesota where she worked at Aspen Medical Group and Allina Health for more than 30 years. At Aspen Medical Group she was the head of the Behavioral Medicine Program and Co-Director of the doctoral-level internship program for many years. She has been in private practice for the past 2 years.
She has extensive experience treating children, teens and adults with a wide range of mental health concerns. Her therapeutic approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Ten years ago, after extensive training and treatment of sleep disorders, she became board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine through the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Two years ago, she became a diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Her primary specialties at this time are sleep psychology, health psychology and anxiety problems.
Dr. Evans lives in the Southwest Metro. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and her grand-dog, traveling, gardening, and playing pickleball.
Professional Memberships: Minnesota Psychological Association and National Register of Health Care Psychologists
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AGES SEEN IN THERAPY:
Dr. Evans sees children (as young as 18 months of age), teens, adults and seniors. With children, the family is involved in the therapy process. With teens, therapy is often a combination of individual and family.
Dr. Evans sees individuals and families.
PRICING & FEES:
Dr. Evans is currently In Network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota. Feel free to reach out using the consultatio form to schedule a session using your insurance.
Dr. Evans is currently Out Of Network (Private Pay) for other clients in MN or PsyPact states. Ask about receiving a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance.
Private Pay Fees:
New Patient – Initial Intake Assessment: $265
30-minute session: $150
45-minute session: $225
60-minute session: $250
OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT SYNERGY ETHERAPY
As an eTherapy practice, our mission is to offer a variety of online therapy services to help you focus on you. We take the stress out of getting the treatment you deserve with our flexible, convenient, and easy to use counseling services. We offer online therapy in several states including Iowa, Wisconsin, New York, South Carolina, Kansas, California, Maine, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, and Georgia, and we new states added to our list on a regular basis. Depending on the therapist you see, we can offer help with anxiety, trauma, depression, substance abuse, medical conditions, and more. Our therapists help teens, college students, adults, and couples. Also, our online psychiatrists are able to offer psychiatric medication management in some locations. Learn more about the cost of online therapy from our cost of investment page. Getting mental health support doesn’t have to be hard. Online therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
15 MIN FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
Thank you for taking the first steps towards improving your overall mental health and well-being! We are delighted that you would like to learn more about Synergy eTherapy to see if this service is right for you.
Dr. Evans is happy to provide a FREE 15-minute phone consultation with you to learn more about what you are experiencing at this time and explain how eTherapy could benefit you or a loved one.
Please complete the contact form and her calendar will pop up for you to schedule.
Dr. Evans is licensed to work with anyone who resides in:
Anyone who resides in one of the approved PsyPact states