About Evelyn

Are you seeking a therapist or counselor who is warm, compassionate, intuitive, sensitive to and concerned about the needs and feelings of others, and in whom you can trust completely? There’s no need to look any further. You have found that here. My passion, goal and commitment is to help others get through their struggles, offer tools to resolve issues, face challenges, overcome obstacles, and build healthy self-esteem. My own personal experiences have enabled me to cultivate an empathic, caring, and non-judgmental approach, and to be able to relate to my client’s experiences. They have allowed me to develop keen insight into the causes and solutions to personal hindrances, and helped me gain an incisive understanding of myself, my clients, and how I can empower you to create the life you want and deserve.

My role as a psychotherapist is that of a catalyst for self-discovery, positive change, growth and healing, which ultimately, leads to a new life. Although I address other issues in my practice, my specialties are Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

My 11+ years of experience includes counseling adolescents (individually and in a group therapy setting) in a residential treatment center for at-risk youth, home-based counseling and working in a community mental health center. I also provided free grief and Post-Traumatic Stress counseling to survivors at Ground Zero during the 9/11 incident, of the Columbine High School massacre, and the Aurora (Colorado) theater shooting. In 2008, I opened my private practice and also facilitate support groups for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, as well as a group for veterans.

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Recent Posts

“To Love Oneself is the Beginning of a Lifelong Romance.” 

Some have deemed National Boost Your Self-Esteem month as a “weird and unusual” celebration, but, we see it as an excuse to self-reflect and build confidence.  The National Association for Self-Esteem (NASE) defines self-esteem as “The experience of being capable of meeting life’s challenges and being worthy of happiness.”  A healthy or high self-esteem will not only allow you to live a happier life, but it will also strengthen your ability to handle challenges, build your tolerance, motivate you to take risks, and encourage a life of love.  When participating in self-refection and understanding your own self-esteem, it is important to note that we often see ourselves through the eyes of others, thus, our self-esteem can be built upon or broken down by our surroundings.  Charles Taylor author of Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity and Multiculturalism writes, “We define our identity always in dialogue with, sometimes in struggle against, the things our significant others want to see in us. Even after we outgrow some of these others (our parents, for instance) and they disappear from our lives, the conversation with them continues within us as long as we live.”  Before taking the steps to boost your self-esteem, we encourage you to take a look at the people in and around your life that may be influencing the image of yourself that is being reflected.  Don’t look at this task as a profound, life-transitioning challenge.  Just a few simple changes can make a difference and can help you live a life of hope, harmony, and happiness with a healthy self-esteem at the core.  A few tips:

  • Surround yourself with positive people that will reflect beauty back to you
  • Be positive, even when it seems like a challenge (it takes less muscle in your face to smile than frown)
  • Journal about your daily activities and thoughts – highlight the positive and explore where the negative stems
  • Do an activity that you are good at
  • Celebrate the little things – a productive day at work or getting all the laundry done deserves a celebration every once in awhile
  • Question your negativity or doubt – remember we are sometimes wrong
  • Stop thinking about yourself – do something for someone else
  • Relax – turn off and just breathe
  • Lighten up – Don’t be so hard on yourself!

 

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