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 are to help others get through their struggles, offer tools to resolve issues, face and rise above 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 clients’ 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 them to create the life they 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 13+ 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, female veterans and wives of active duty military.

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Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence?

If one in every four women will be a victim of domestic violence at some point in their lifetime, it is safe to assume that we all know of someone who has been affected.  Statistics (based on studies) regarding domestic violence are staggering.

Domestic violence can rob the victim of his/her identity, freedom, and self-esteem (self-worth, self-image, self-respect) and can crush the spirit.  It not only has an impact on the victim, it affects the children and other loved ones in the victim’s life.  But, there can be a light at the end of the tunnel.  The good news is.……if one becomes aware of the signs and discovers soon enough that he/she is a victim of domestic violence, and takes necessary action, there is a way out, hope for the future and a way to begin a new life.   

Many people aren’t sure what constitutes ‘domestic violence’ so they don’t know if they are victims of it.  The first step to ending this devastating epidemic is to be cognizant of the warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence.  Awareness can turn into a solution.  The following are signs to help you determine whether or not you are a victim:


Warning Signs

  • A partner who puts their significant other down and says hurtful things
  • A partner who discourages one from having any close relationships with family or    friends
  • A partner who places blame and guilt  for their own mistakes
  • A partner who makes all the decisions in the relationship
  •  A partner who acts very jealous
  •  A partner who makes one feel worthless and helpless
  • A partner who throws objects
  • A partner who physically assaults, such as slapping, kicking, etc.
  • A partner who forbids independent activities such as work or school
  • A partner who physically abuses the pets or children when angry at other things
  • A partner who controls access to money, medication, or necessities
  •     A partner who demands sex or sexual activities that one does not feel comfortable with or agree to
  • A partner who sees one as an object
  • A partner who is constantly ‘checking up’

Symptoms

  • Physical signs such as bruises on the arms, wrist, or face
  • Attempting to cover up bruises with makeup or clothing
  • Being extremely apologetic or meek
  • Making up stories and excuses about clumsiness and being accident-prone, rather than telling the truth
  • Being very isolated from family and friends
  • Having very low self-esteem
  • Showing symptoms of depression
  • Having limited money, access to the phone or car, etc.
  • Problems with drugs or alcohol
  •  Exhibiting the warning signs of suicide


If you have been walking on eggshells, experiencing ongoing fear and abuse, identify yourself as a victim, are ready for a positive change, and interested in seeking counseling to help you get through this most difficult, fearful and lonely time of your life, I am here for you. You are not alone. Together, we can get through this and create a life of independence, healthy self-esteem, a sense of empowerment, and feeling safe, so you can move forward into the life you really want for yourself and your family.  I can help you transition from “victim” to “victor” status, and create the life you want.

If you or someone you know is or has been a victim of domestic abuse, please reach out for help immediately.  Colorado Crisis Line:  888-885-1222, National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233.     

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