Whitney Evans, LCSW

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Whitney Evans

Whitney Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having graduated from the University of Utah in 2010 to fulfill her lifelong dream of being an individual therapist. She has worked across all levels of care in addiction treatment and was an integral member in the creation of a new addiction medicine clinic. She found a love for residential treatment in 2015 and honors the privilege of working with people who have the courage to create major change in their lives. Whitney operates from a heart-centered perspective with the belief that love heals. She draws on her multi-faceted field of personal study as a backdrop to the creative work she does with clients.  Her work aligns with the Lakota principle that We Are All The Same and aims to support other’s in laying down the self-defeating belief that they are less-than. Whitney specializes in trauma treatment utilizing Inner Child work, voice dialogue and Brainspotting. She is honored to be part of the dynamic team at Pinnacle Recovery.

Recent Posts

  • Which Is Better: Tapering Off Or Cold Turkey?

    Deciding that you are going to choose recovery is one of the hardest steps. What comes next isn’t all that easy, however. Some people decide to gradually taper off of their substance, while others decide to quit cold turkey. By quitting cold turkey, we mean that the individual stops all substance use at once. For … Continued

  • The Genetics Of Addiction

    Pinnacle Recovery has written previously about how addiction is not a choice — it’s a disease. Diseases have a genetic component to them. You may be asking, “Does addiction have a genetic component?” We have the answer for you.   According to the National Institute of Health, “The phenomena characterize addiction: craving (preoccupation/anticipation), binge/intoxication, and withdrawal/negative … Continued

  • Is Your Friend Group Negatively Impacting Your Recovery?

    From when you were very young, your parents probably warned you about being careful who you spend your time with. “Choose your friends wisely,” they would say. Although what they were saying was probably annoying at the time, they were just trying to help. As you grew up, your friend group may have changed; for … Continued

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