My name is Evalyne, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor both in the State of Wisconsin and State of Missouri. I went to Alverno College for my BA in Psychology, Social Science, and Professional Communication. Then, I attended Marquette University and obtained my MA in clinical psychology. Finally, I earned a PhD in Education and Leadership for the advancement of Learning and Services from Cardinal Stritch University. Besides my helping profession, I am also a lecturer at college level. I have been providing therapeutic services since 2009. I have worked with varied populations across ages, including geriatrics, people with multicultural backgrounds, those who are incarcerated or in conflict with the law. I also worked with the half-way home, and physically challenged populations in group-home settings. I will be happy to walk with you in pursuit of your goals toward wholeness.
I practice from an eclectic approach since each client is unique and responds to different Technics and approaches depending on the issue at hand. I also believe in attending to a client, as a “whole”, person because I believe problems are often caused by a host of things. My part as a therapist is to guide, support and empower that individual through the healing process without judgement. My services encompass benevolence, and empathy to my clients. After all, it is all about the client and what he/she needs. I am caring, yet firm when necessary, since we all need a nudge at times to move on. I love to work with people who are committed to unfolding a baggage in their life-stories as they work towards life's happiness and self-fulfillment. I utilize integrative therapies, such as humanistic/client-centered approach because I believe that clients have strengths to build-on during therapy and after therapy. I also employ Cognitive Behavior Therapy because I find it useful for many emotional cases. Together we can address client’s concerns/issues in the most helpful manner that can bring healing/relief to that individual making life better and peaceful. I purposely say “we” because I firmly believe that a client has capability to explore and work through issues. While working through the sessions, I like to reinforce the elements of positive psychology. If you and I can make a good “team,” I am here for YOU. Let us walk that mile together.
My therapeutic approach Include but not limited to:
Humanistic/Client - centered approach
Cognitive behavior therapy
Faith integration for (those who need it)
Grief and Loss issues
Career decision -making
Also, I have experience in:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), coping with life changes
Aside from my professional activities; I like reading relevant literature, attending workshops and seminars for CE to keep myself abreast with the current findings in the field. One of the things I do to give back to the community is, teaching, mentoring upcoming Counselors, and enjoying peer advising group discussions. Additionally, I also do research and sometimes just chill out.
Years of Experience: 15
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
Dr. Ekesa gives very sound, applicable, live changing advice. I appreciate her ability to remind you to remember who you are.
Written on Jun 14, 2023 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 years and 7 months
Thanks for all I do
Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Ekesa is an experienced therapist who takes time to understand the issue(s) before recommending a tailored approach to address the issue(s). She asks relevant thought-provoking questions and assigns exercises that encourage the discovery of the root cause. My experience with Dr. Ekesa has been wonderful. I highly recommend her.
Written on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr.Ekesa has been an incredible counselor. Understanding, insightful and also confident. She challenges you while also being understanding of where you are at and what you need at the time. I have dealt with family issues and anxiety/panic disorder for a long time. And it’s been great to have a counselor like her to work through things. I always come away from each session encouraged and challenged. Which I love and appreciate a ton.
Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 7 months
My time spent with Dr. Ekesa has been extremely helpful. She is a very patient listener, kind and a no-nonsense therapist. I have gained many valuable tools to help with anxiety and personal issues. She has been very good at helping me realize my own potential. I am very grateful for her professionalism and expertise.
Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
I started therapy with Dr Ekesa last year. It was very hard to find a therapist I'm comfortable with. But with Dr Ekesa it was different. I feel very comfortable talking to her and safe, she did not judge and I felt very understood by her. She was empathetic and tried to guide and make me stronger and validating when that time I needed it the most. Very wise and I learned alot from her and felt like someone understood me. I thank Dr Ekesa for how she made me feel about myself and I would recommend her as an amazing therapist to anyone who is in need of help.
Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes