Lyron Blum Evitt, LMHCA

Lyron Blum Evitt

Lyon Blum Evitt’s Therapist Disclosure Statement <<< (Clickable)

Seeking help is one of the most challenging things that most of us will ever do. I realize the prospect of starting therapy can feel stressful, even if you’ve been through the process before. Stressors can come from many different aspects of life – career, family, relationships, society, and culture, etc. Therapy can help clarify your current situation, help you understand how you arrived at this point, and formulate a path forward.

Overcoming mental and emotional challenges can be difficult, but even more so when you feel like you are dealing with them alone. I describe my approach as active, compassionate, and empowering. My role is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. I welcome individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities, religious, and cultural backgrounds.

I value creating strong, collaborative therapeutic relationships where clients are able to explore the behaviors, thinking patterns, and relationships that are interfering with their ability to live their best life. Through mutual respect and trust, we can create an atmosphere of safety and curiosity where you can also be challenged to do the valuable work of self-exploration, growth, and change. While we can’t change difficult situations, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges.

My therapeutic work is integrated and eclectic, but rooted in a trauma-informed, psychodynamic lens, with a person-centered approach and often includes elements of psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. Some clients benefit from exploring the roots of their emotional and behavioral difficulties, while others prefer a more focused, goal-oriented approach; my aim is to find the balance that is right for you. I tailor my interventions to meet your needs and draw from a wide set of therapeutic modalities, recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all.

If you are seeking a supportive therapist who values, diversity, fosters a welcoming environment and is dedicated to your individual growth, I am here to make your healing journey as approachable as possible.

In my free time, I am a lover of people, new experiences, my fluffy cat, good books, baking, laughing, dancing, and time in nature to stay grounded.

Specialties and areas of focus

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Relational Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity Development
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Working w/ First Responders (Police, Firefighters, EMTs)

Q&A with Lyron

1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?

I believe that both are important components of therapeutic work, and that they can often be done in parallel. I’ve found that exploring ways to cope with immediate concerns first and then exploring deeper rooted issues tends to be most effective and more comfortable for most people.

2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?

My role as a therapist is to meet you where you are in your journey and join you from that point forward. This is a path we will walk together. I will not drag you where you don’t want to go, but I will challenge you along the way. There will be times when I’m more directive, but this is your space and time, so I always like to come back to that.

3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?

I believe my strengths include curiosity, compassion, and collaboration. An ability to provide perspective, act as a mirror, to balance humility with leadership and preparation with and presence.

4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?

To speak and understand any and every existing language – to remove obstacles to understanding and communication would be an incredible thing!

5.) What makes you laugh?

I love to laugh. A quick wit, a very human moment, and funny animal videos all make me smile.

6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?

I’m terrible at picking favorites, but I think it would be incredible to gather a group of activists, one from every major movement and generation, and bring them together for dinner and conversation.