At EvolveWell, our mission is to help people maximize the quality of their daily life by making sustainable changes to their environment, their abilities and their routines. We saw a need in our own communities to address issues of health disparity. With more and more people living with chronic health conditions, neighbors, friends and loved ones are experiencing barriers to participate fully in life.
Why occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy provides a unique solution by taking an individualized whole-person approach. We assess your environment, your physical and mental abilities along with the emotional and motivational components that affect your ability to do the things you want, need and are expected to do. At EvolveWell, we want you to live your best life!
Get to know our team
Jessica Engman OTR/L
Jessica Engman OTR/L is a licensed occupational therapist in the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her clinical experience includes 21 years of experience in treating chronic conditions, mental health, substance use disorders and providing homecare. Jessica brings passion and compassion to her work from her personal struggles with depression/anxiety and managing obesity by maintaining over 100 lb. weight loss for 11 years and strives to help each person overcome their own barriers and live their best life.
She is a Healthe Habits for Living licensed provider. She has completed extensive training in USC’s Lifestyle Redesign evidence-based practices. She also has training in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and sensory-enhanced yoga techniques. She is currently enrolled to receive an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications and will receive her CAPS (certified aging in place specialist) in October 2019.
As a graduate of St. Catherine’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1997, Jessica also has a combined 10 years of experience teaching at UW-LaCrosse and St. Catherine University.
Amanda McCarthy, MOTR/L
Amanda McCarthy, MOTR/L is a licensed occupational therapist in the state of Minnesota. She graduated from St. Catherine University in 2013. She has worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in adult mental health and addiction for over 5 years. She has experience working in outpatient and inpatient settings, providing group and individual therapy to clients with chronic pain, executive dysfunction, chronic conditions, and sensory processing difficulties.
Currently, Amanda is working on inpatient geriatric mental health unit and implementing strategies that promote productive aging and treating clients in the community in partnership with Evolve-Well. She is currently enrolled to receive an Executive Certificate in Home Modification in October 2019.