Quotes from Parents


“Please accept my sincere gratitude for the effort and energy you put in to my son. For that matter, please extend this thanks to the entire team at Evoke. This past several months have been challenging and you and your team have given my family a second chance. God only knows what may have happened had you not been involved in our lives. You are proof that good people can make a difference. I know that my son is on the right path and a better person because of you. I pray that he will not look back and that you were part of a turning point that has changed his life for the better.”

“Our daughter is just blossoming more and more each day. She’s never sung so full out and passionately. One of her dance teachers told her “I can’t really explain how you’re different since you have been back, except to say that it’s like you swallowed a star and you’re glowing”. Thank-you again, the work you do is amazing!”

“I feel so taken care of - an unexpected surprise. I thought you guys just took care of our kids.”

“I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the things you did and continue doing for us. The way you do your job with such a dignity, love and devotion leave us, the parents so confident that our son is in the best and I mean the best possible hands. Thank you is not enough, and I don't think there are any words for my wife and I to describe how we feel about everything that you did.”

“Evoke was outstanding, not just for our son but for our whole family. From the moment our son arrived at the program, we felt we were in good hands. And while the program was very helpful for our son and his growth, the support and education we received from Evoke changed my life just as much. I will be forever grateful of the things I learned that helped me as a mother. I can also say that the principles and tools I learned have also helped me in many other areas of my life.”

“We are grateful, not only that the trend is positive (not a straight line but always positive), but extremely grateful for the help, solace, education, and guidance that each of you gave us to get us to where we are.”

“Thank you so much for taking him on and leading him to this point in his journey. He is really on the way back to becoming himself again, but now a much more mature, emotionally connected, and sensitive self. We think he is ready to embrace his next steps. His smile is telling.”

“This process has made me feel closer to my son than I have felt in a long time. He seems so open and hopeful.”

“Thanks for gaining our son's trust. He was able to feel your authenticity and understand your insights, and that's no small accomplishment. You have helped him in such profound ways.”

 “Thanks again for everything you did for our son and for our family. We have a feeling that when he looks back and counts the hero's in his life, you will be there.”

“I can’t tell you how many times I reflected our sons feelings and said a version of, “You’re right. This may not be the right thing. This is our decision for the best next step. We’ll see.” Thank you Brad!”

"I have gained so much as a parent through the work Evoke has asked me to do."

"I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the workshops & seminars. Evoke's support for parents is educational and successful and absolutely necessary for the process to be successful."

 "Evoke has been an extraordinarily transformative experience for our family. The support for the family through webinars, podcasts, the parent support group, my mentor and my son's therapist in conjunction with my therapy helped me to understand my history and how it intertwines with my son's experiences. We are all healthier and continuing to work on ourselves and our relationships with much gratitude to the Evoke team."

“We appreciate your work with our son and us. We know we have more work ahead of us and are grateful for your help getting us on the path. Thank you!”

“Evoke has been the most incredible experience for my son and for our family as a unit and he will be leaving soon and moving on to a therapeutic boarding school with tools that he could have never received anywhere else but Evoke. Thank you for this gift !!!!”

"Wow what an experience! The staff was great and my son had a profound experience!!!"

"Evoke has provided all of us an opportunity to learn about ourselves and to take responsibility for what we have control over - and our son is recognizing that he is in the driver’s seat for him and his future."

"Our experience with Evoke at Entrada was wonderful in every aspect. We credit the program with saving our son’s life and saving our relationship with him. When our son entered Evoke at 15, he was depressed, suicidal, engaging in self- destructive activities, and felt he had no reason to live. He left Evoke completely transformed for the better, well on the way to becoming his best self. He is more grounded, insightful, self-aware, empowered, and focused than he has ever been, and happier than he has been in years."

"If you are looking for a quick fix for someone in your family, look elsewhere. If you are willing to do the hard work of discovering family dynamics and patterns that are holding all of you back, and if you are willing to change it all, CALL THESE PEOPLE! They have given us our family back. Thank you to Evoke for all the love, support and direction. We will always appreciate that you were right there when we were ready."

“Know your compassion for these kids is a true gift, and I feel blessed to have worked with you these past few months.”

"The staff at Evoke was fantastic. There was good communication on every interaction. They adapted quickly and smoothly during COVID. My son had major breakthroughs and became more self confident, honest and communicative. I wish everyone going through a difficult time with their teen had access to a place like Evoke."

 "Evoke was a sensational experience for our entire family. Our son felt heard and able to work on his issues. He graduated the program feeling invigorated, inspired, and hopeful. The parent education webinars and books were invaluable resources for us and helped us kick-start our personal growth in parallel with our son. We know we all have more work to do, but for the first time, it feels achievable. Evoke has been a revelation for our entire family."

Quotes from Past Participants


"A life-changing experience that I will hold on to forever."

 "I realized that my actions have positive and negative consequences. This place helped me a lot. I learned to express my feelings assertively."

"There was a huge process of growth. In my time here, I've become a lot stronger and have realized that I can be challenged. It was extremely tough at times but seeing that I got through it and worked hard is a big motivation for me. The therapy helped me and my family immensely. We were able to hear each other out. I formed close relationships in the group that I will remember forever. Even though Evoke was scary and draining at times, it feels worth it in the end."

 "Evoke taught me how to love myself, take care of myself, and how to be comfortable with my changing body and gender."

"Amazing staff. I was taken on a journey I will not forget and made lifelong connections with my groupmates. Hikes were great exercise and incredible; not a single man-made structure in sight. The therapeutic environment was amazing and so was the therapy. The therapeutic assignments were relevant and necessary in helping me through my process at Evoke."

 “You saved my life 4 years ago, I wanted to tell you where I am now and how I'm doing with life.”

"The field staff are overall incredible at what they do. I loved the opportunity to have so many educated, kind, skilled role models available at every second. I felt accepted, supported, listened to, and stood up for. I love the setting at Evoke. Its mountains, red rocks, and the experience of living/backpacking outside was monumental in my recovery. The opportunity to build group culture and step into leadership positions was empowering and healing. I loved my time at Evoke."