Mary Evers PhD

Mary Evers, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Evers is a Licensed Psychologist and a Certified Health Services Provider in the state of North Carolina. She specializes in Pediatric Psychology and works with children, adolescents, college students, and their families. She particularly enjoys helping parents with their infants and toddlers and working with preschoolers and elementary aged children. Dr. Evers has extensive experience working with pediatricians to address the behavioral and emotional concerns that parents and children frequently raise during their medical visits. Her clinical interests include ADHD, autism, common behavior problems, developmental and learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and the psychological effects of medical conditions. Dr. Evers also has a special interest in working with LGBTQIA youth.

Dr. Evers was born in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, where she graduated from high school. She earned her BA in Psychology at Wake Forest University and then spent a year as a Rotary International Fellow studying in Germany. Dr. Evers returned to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She completed her internship in Pediatric Psychology at Duke University Medical Center.

Following her internship, Dr. Evers joined the staff at Pitt County Memorial Hospital and was on the faculty of the ECU Medical School. Dr. Evers returned to Chapel Hill to work at the Center for Development and Learning as a member of several multidisciplinary evaluation teams and as a supervisor of Clinical Psychology graduate students and interns. After her time there, she opened Durham Pediatric Psychology, one of the first psychology practices in the country located within a pediatric primary care office. For several of the years that she ran this practice, Dr. Evers was also on the Clinical Psychology Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill and had the opportunity to provide supervision to graduate students. Her interest in integrating behavioral health and primary medical care eventually led her to work more recently in two Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers, where she had the opportunity to use her skills to serve disadvantaged children and their families. Dr. Evers has also completed the Texas A&M Post-Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Dr. Evers has also been very involved in professional organizations. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and has been the Chair of the Integrated Care Specialty Interest Group for the Society of Pediatric Psychology and the Chair of the Child and Adolescent Committee of the Society for Prescribing Psychology. Dr. Evers is also a member of the North Carolina Psychological Association and has served on their Board of Directors as well as the Board of Directors of the Division of Independent and Professional Practice. She is currently the President Elect of the North Carolina Psychological Association.

In her free time Dr. Evers enjoys playing tennis, going to live music, spending time with friends, reading good books, and walking and otherwise spoiling her dog.