Greetings! My name is Evelyn Herman, and I am happy to meet you in this way. I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychology (Mind-Body-Emotions-Spirit) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, with 32 years of counseling experience. It is important to me in our work together to always create a safe space where you are confident that whatever you need to share will be received with compassion and without judgement. I acknowledge you for the courage it takes to reach out for help when you need it , and for your willingness to do the work to resolve issues in your life that have been holding you back. I promise you that I will listen deeply to your feelings, your problems, and your challenges, and offer you tools and strategies to resolve these issues in a way that empowers you in your relationship.
For 5 years (1985-1990), I was Co-Director of the CenteringPoint Team in Bellevue, Washington, where we used a team approach to couple counseling, usually a man and a woman counselor, or 2 men or 2 women depending on the nature of the couple. We found that this created a more balanced therapy process. In my private practice now, I use what I learned during those 5 years to make sure that both parties of the couple feel heard and understood equally. I teach couples how to use "non-violent communication" to increase the effectiveness of their communications with one another. I also teach "active listening", and help each member of the couple to get to what is really going on beneath their reactive emotions and behaviors. Being able to express their needs in a non-threatening way to their partner, and then to feel heard and received is an important step in healing any relationship. I, myself, have been married for a very long time, and I credit that with the fact that all of the tools and communication skills that I teach others, I have actively used in my own marriage with great success. I enjoy helping couples to untangle where they have gotten stuck, and to enter into a renewed and deeper connection with one another.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
We are very happy to have Evelyn as our counselor. She is very neutral and has helped us resolve some of our problems after just two sessions. We would highly recommend her.
Very kind and wise soul. She hears me, and suggests tools that I understand and can use. I couldn’t have asked for a better guide in my life at the moment than Evelyn.