Timothy Evans, Ph.D., LMFT

Tim Evans received his doctorate from the University of Georgia, and is an approved supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He completed an American Psychological Association internship at the University of Delaware. He has worked in community corrections and in a narcotics treatment program; developed a family therapy program for an adolescent psychiatric unit; and has extensive training in marriage and family therapy.

Dr. Evans was a college professor for over 20 years. He developed the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at USF. He has taught courses and lectured internationally. He has taught for the Adlerian Institute in Riga, Latvia. Geri and Tim have also taught encouragement and parent education to teachers and parents in St. Martin. Dr. Evans is currently teaching graduate counseling courses for Webster University.

As a college student, he received training and later was a group trainer with Dr. Carl Rogers and the Center for the Study of the Person. Dr. Evans is the Executive Director of the Florida Adlerian Society. Most recently, with his wife, he has conducted conferences featuring, William Glasser, Robert Whitaker, Peter Breggin (February 2012) and Rudy Ruettiger (movie Rudy).

He has been practicing therapy for the past 30 years. Dr. Evans conducts individual, couples, groups, and family therapy. He and his wife conduct monthly, Open Forum Family Counseling Demonstrations at the Family Education Center, in St. Petersburg Florida.

 

Tim is married to Geri Carter and has two children, Tommy 20 years old, who attends the University of Central Florida, and Katie is 18 years old, and attends Centennial High School. .

 

Geri Carter, M.A., LMHC

Geri Carter received her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida. She has worked with adolescents and their families for the past 17 years as a Youth Minister and Mental Health Counselor.

She has written Parenting Today's Teenager: A Guide to Fostering Democracy, Cooperation and Teamwork in Your Home.

Geri is a Certified Sex Therapists, train mediator (Design Your Own Divorce), and past President of the Florida Adlerian Society. She has two children. Nick is 23 years old and attends Florida Atlantic Universtiy, Kelly is 18 years old, and attends Blake High School.

 




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Licensed Mental Health Associates

Robert Villavisanis

Robert Villavisanis received his Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from the University of South Florida in 1994. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida for Mental Health Counselors seeking post Master’s supervision. He also holds a certification in addictions counseling.

Mr. Villavisanis completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami in 1990, and soon thereafter was employed by the University of Miami Chronic Pain and Rehabilitative Program where he practiced as a biofeedback therapist teaching relaxation, stress management and non-medication pain control techniques.

Since receiving his Master’s Degree, Mr. Villavisanis has worked in a variety of community-based programs which included working with adult and adolescent criminal offenders, families in crisis, and home based family preservation programs. He has conducted comprehensive home and child studies for children being adopted. In addition to the above, Mr. Villavisanis has maintained a private practice since 1997 providing in-home individual, couples, and family therapy in the Tampa Bay area.

Mr. Villavisanis has been employed full time with the Department of Veteran Affairs since 2002 and is currently the Team Leader for the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program serving veterans with chronic mental illness. He developed the first mental health counselor internship program for the James A Haley VA Medical Center.

Mr. Villavisanis completed the Marriage and Family course work under Dr. Evans at the University of South Florida. Mr. Villavisanis and Dr. Evans published the article, Encouragement Exchange: Avoiding Therapist Burnout in The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families in 1998.

He and his wife Debbie Villavisanis, MOT (Master’s Occupational Therapy) have enjoyed providing bullying and cyber bullying education for 5th – 8th graders since 2008 at the Academy at the Lakes.

Robert and Debbie Villavisanis have one son, Dillan, who is 15 years old. Dillan attends the Academy at the Lakes High School.

 

Dan Kane, Ed.S, MBA, LMHC

A 1988 graduate of Rutgers University, Daniel (Dan) Kane moved to Tampa, where he has earned two clinical graduate degrees and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. He has been licensed as mental health counselor since 1994 and is an approved supervisor for mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists. In addition to maintaining a private practice for almost two decades he has served as a program administrator and chief executive officer for Tampa non-profit organizations providing services to criminal offenders and substance abusers and served on various boards of directors. His experience includes managing the juvenile and adult detox centers in Tampa for the Agency for Community Treatment Services (ACTS). His practice is focused on marriage and family therapy, substance abuse, and individual counseling. At Carter and Evans he provides individual, couple, and family therapy and evaluations regarding substance abuse and criminal behavior.

During his tenure as Executive Director of Tampa Crossroads he was selected as one of twenty non-profit executives from around the country for the Denali Initiative Fellowship. This two year training program used faculty from Harvard School of Business, Stanford, and Babson College to train the leadership in entrepreneurial skills.

Dan is passionate about playing recreational softball where he has participated in three of the last 6 national “World Series” in his division. He is the second of six children raised in an intact family by Joan and Bob.

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Interns

Kyle Monson, M.S., State Registered Intern MFT

Kyle Monson received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She has worked with couples, families, and individuals at Carter and Evans for the past year. She has also mentored adolescents at Madison Middle School from 2011-2012.

Kyle is a State Registered Intern in Marriage and family Therapy, and current board member of the Florida Adlerian Society. Although she loves working with all individuals, her niche is really with children and adolescents.