Mariana Nabila Evans, MH Intern

As a final year graduate student at Palo Alto University, I am completing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling while working towards LCPC licensure in Maryland.

Languages: English and Spanish

Faith: Muslim

Ethnicity: Mixed (Mexican, American and Canadian)

Building upon the CBT skills I am learning at Palo Alto University, I am pursuing training in somatic approaches and the NeuroAffective Relational Model NARM™ – a gentle and non-pathologizing approach for healing wounding in relationships. I am focused on using both top-down and bottom-up approaches to offer neuroscientifically-informed treatments for improving interpersonal issues and treating anxiety, depression, emotional numbness, and complex PTSD. I also offer therapy around identity development, immigration challenges, and cross-cultural relationships.

What do you want most out of life, your relationships, and the experience of being you? We can work together to turn around negative spirals and build the momentum of a positive cycle. The key to your healing is within you and my work is to support you in overcoming the obstacles that have gotten in the way. You can become a compassionate witness to yourself. You can learn the art of healthy boundaries and relationship repair. You can be in the world in a state of flow and authenticity. And you can tune into your own intuitive wisdom.

I also studied the integration of spirituality and counseling at Hartford Seminary and work holistically – treating mind, body, and spirit. Seeing trauma and the nervous system through a polyvagal-informed lens, I can support you in creating safer connections with others. Drawing from Dan Siegel’s Wheel of Awareness meditation practices, diaphragmatic breathwork, and Deb Dana’s polyvagal informed techniques, I can help you build a skill set for regulating your nervous system.

Currently meeting the needs of adults, teens, preteens, couples, and individuals.