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Dr. Patricia Evans, PhD, LP, DBSM

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“Life can be really hard sometimes; let me help you get back on track, get unstuck or find a new path or solution.”

Dr. Patricia Evans, PhD, LP, DBSM is currently full

Thank you for putting your mental health as a top priority! I’m currently not taking new clients, but hope to open up my availability in the near future. Please connect back to the suggested therapists to see other incredible therapists who may be free to support your mental health treatment needs.


Diplomate & Board Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Minnesota License#: LP 1454

Dr. Evans is also a part of PSYPACT: mobility #9262

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Stress, Relationship Distress, Sleep Psychologist, Child Therapist (ages 5-12), Teen/Adolescent Therapist (ages 13-17), Medical Conditions, Grief and loss, Self-Esteem, Life Adjustments (ex: transitions or big changes)
CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT- I for Insomnia, Exposure & Response Prevention Therapy, ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), Mindfulness, Relational / Interpersonal Psychotherapy

**With Synergy, Dr. Evans only sees clients who have one of. the following:

BCBS of Minnesota


Lyra EAP benefits


Employee and Family Resources EAP

BCBS, EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

(612) 429-4232,

Learn more about therapy with me!

I am a doctoral-level licensed psychologist, with extensive training and experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I utilize CBT along with other therapies, including interpersonal therapy, Mindfulness and ACT, all shown through research to be effective in treating a wide variety of client concerns.

I strongly believe I best serve my clients by providing them with therapy that we know works and works well.  I am highly experienced working with a wide variety of client concerns and have specialties in helping clients with anxiety, stress, difficult life transitions, sleep problems, OCD, work and relationship issues, health issues, and aging and loss.  My approach to therapy is short term, practical and clearly focused on finding solutions that work for clients to overcome current obstacles and move forward with confidence.

Additionally, I am Board Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) and also a Diplomate in BSM.  This means I am uniquely trained and qualified to help clients with sleep problems and issues, including insomnia, nightmares and other sleep disorders.  Poor sleep often becomes intertwined with stress, anxiety, mood concerns and irritability which I address as well.

I believe therapy is best approached collaboratively within a therapy relationship that is warm, affirming, empathic and understanding which I am dedicated to providing to everyone I see.  In therapy we will partner together to understand your concerns, and develop an individualized therapy plan to accomplish the changes you would like to make in your life. I will meet you where you are and help get you to where you want to be. 

My overriding goal for clients is that they feel better and resolve the issues that brought them to therapy.  I also work to equip clients with the skills, self-confidence and resilience they can apply effectively to their present situation and also in the future when other issues arise…because they do…because it’s life.

Life can be really hard sometimes; let me help you get back on track, get unstuck or find a new path or solution.

About Dr. Patricia Evans, PhD, LP, DBSM

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 30+ 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 sees children (as young as 18 months of age) and teens for sleep issues and OCD.  She sees adults and seniors for general mental health issues. With children, the family is involved in the therapy process.  With teens, therapy is often a combination of individual and family.

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, National Register of Health Care Psychologists, and Society For Behavioral Sleep Medicine

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**With Synergy, Dr. Evans only sees clients who have one of the following: Medicare, BCBS of Minnesota, Lyra benefits or EFR (Employee and Family Resources EAP).

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