Dr. Evalyne Ekesa

LPC

About Me

Hello!
My name is Evalyne, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin. I went to Alverno College for my BA in Psychology 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 2013. 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
Mindfulness-based therapy
Faith integration for (those who need it)
Specialties
Anxiety
Stress
Grief and Loss issues
Parenting
Career decision -making
Self-esteem


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: 7


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

WI LPC 7527-125


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Evalyne Ekesa. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by B.U. 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

Thanks for all I do

Written by M.. 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 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 by J.O. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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 by N.O. 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

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 by K.A. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very happy with Dr Ekesa after my first two sessions. I look forward to continuing my journey with her.

Written by H.A. on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I started therapy with Dr. Ekesa last year. She has been an amazing help to me. After sessions with her I often feel that some calm and clarity had been brought into whatever had been weighing on my mind. Her advice and wisdom breathes fresh perspective into the situation. Dr Ekesa is very wise and competent and yet easy to talk to and approachable so I feel at ease during sessions. Each sessions provides a safe environment to talk and unpack. I always learn so much and come away from the call with lots of notes to reflect on and more hope, faith, love and positivity.

Written by C.H. on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She is a great fit for me and has helped me grately

Written by M.E. on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, anger management, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Sharing my experience with Dr. Ekesa has been wonderful so far. She’s made me feel safe and I felt like I could share everything with her. Dr. Ekesa is good at giving advise and motivating me through every doubt. Working with her so far has been a great experience and I would definitely recommend her and BetterHelp to others.

Written by K.A. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Ekesa as a therapist through BetterHelp. Every week I learn very important insights from her to assist in my healing and continued growth. She maintains an incredible balance of encouragement, accountability and wisdom.

Written by A.D. on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Dr. Ekesa has an abundance of wisdom, real wisdom, which is sorely missing in today's world of self help, instant-everything, quick fix, life hack world that we live in which leaves us so empty and lost. Her perspective and advice has a unique ability to realign people with what is True. Dr. Ekesa excels at figuring out what the real questions are that should be asked. Those questions are often the ones we choose to avoid, but are the ones that have the potential to unlock the door to healing.

Written by M.I. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Ekesa has been a wonderful therapist. She is always engaging and very thoughtful. Our live sessions have been the most helpful. I would recommend her to anyone I loved. Thank you doctor! You have been of great help.

Written by S.A. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Ekesa is nothing short of amazing. Even just after a few sessions I was able to learn a lot about myself and how to process things I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. She’s smart, a fantastic listener, and genuinely is interested in my well-being. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by I.L. on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Evalyne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Dr. Ekesa is very caring, she is listening and asking always the right questions at the right time! she helped me so much. I am feeling much better and I'm still working on myself and putting boundaries to live better. Thank you so much!

Written by L.O. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Was super helpful and kind/ caring. Thankyou, thankyou so much!!!!

Written by D.E. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

I’ve met with Dr. E a few times and she has helped me become a better person already. She’s very caring, actively listens, and is such a sweetheart. She knows what she’s doing and I’m very excited to keep meeting with her!

Written by S.E. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I appreciate your support.

Written by N.-. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

On time and present! It took me a while to find the right therapist, but my first session with the was worth it! She listens and is curious about me. She asked all the right questions that helps me ponder. She gives out word of wisdom and encouragement as well as practical ways to help us become someone we were always meant to be. She does not judge. She sits in our story and allow space for silence. I would highly recommend her!

Written by D.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Great first impression and looking forward to our future sessions and the progress we’ll make together.

Written by N.I. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Dr.Ekesa is a great listener and I found it very helpful to speak with her as she gave me a new space to look at and learn about myself.

Written by A.I. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

So far, I have had one session with Dr. Ekesa and what has struck me the most is her calming energy and structured approach to sessions. Excited for the journey ahead!

Written by V.I. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very insightful and compassionate

Written by E.L. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Doc Ekesa is AMAZING. She’s the person that you want listening to you, and the person who you want to hear from. She’s helped me in so many ways.

Written by T.A. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Dr. Ekesa is just the best. She has such a grounded, calm presence. And she gives the best advice. We did counseling together for a few months and she always did extra research to try to help me when I was faced with unique issues, which I always appreciated. She is a great support and always encouraged me to stay focused and do my best. She sees the best in you and with patience, she allows you to see that in yourself. I highly highly recommend her!

Written by M.A. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Ekesa has been a key factor in my new mental health outlook and I can’t thank her enough. I’m going to take a break but I’m looking forward to talking to her again!

Written by L.A. on May 09, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I was so nervous before our first meeting but as she explained her plan it really clicked in my mind. Dr. Ekesa lays everything and keeps real which is what i needed the honest truth about the issues i have and how to work through them and truly heal.

Written by K.A. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Ekesa has helped me so much on my journey, she’s really made me question my old beliefs and made me work out ways to cope

Written by X.U. on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I appreciate her inputs and guidance.

Written by S.Y. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I enjoyed working with Dr. Ekesa. She always left me with nuggets of wisdom that helped put my life in perspective. I found her to be very down-to-earth and quite easy to talk to.

Written by A.N. on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She is so understanding. Her wisdom makes me feel like I had my grandmother back for just a little longer.

Written by M.E. on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Ekesa is great! She has been very helpful with what I’m going through. She’s a good listener. has Dr. Ekesa has provided me with good information, examples and insight that I can use to set goals and make positive changes for myself.

Written by M.A. on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 weeks

Dr. Ekesa is one of those wise humans you come across once in a blue moon. I've worked with a number of therapists over the years and have to say that her insights were extremely comforting during a time of real sorrow for me. One of my favorite takeaways was "It would be lovely to live at the top of the mountain all the time, but sometimes you have to walk through the valleys." She is kind and thoughtful and also firm in her approach which I very much needed and appreciated. I am thankful to have learnt from her and couldn't recommend her more.

Written by R.E. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Ekesa was fantastic to work with! She continually provided quotes and advice to inspire me. She was very punctual, had appointments available frequently, and was flexible when I had to cancel or cut short a session. I would definitely use her as a counselor again and recommend her to others!

Written by S.H. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I wish I would’ve met and started therapy with Dr Ekesa a long time ago. She has helped me in so many ways.

Written by C.H. on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Dr. Ekesa is very compassionate and easy to talk to. She is very educated and intelligent. She has a calming presence. She is a very good therapist and I recommend her.

Written by M.I. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Ekesa is very knowledgeable and gives great advice to help you with whatever you are struggling with. From the first day of counseling my life has improved tremendously.

Written by T.A. on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have worked with Dr Ekesa for the last few months and I cannot recommend anyone more highly. Her considered approach and great manner makes it easy to talk. I felt listened to, she gave me tools that suited me and I noticed a difference in how I was approaching certain areas of my life. I noticed my personal growth as did those around me. I am very grateful to have had her support me through this chapter of my life.

Written by D.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Evalyne for 5 months on issues concerning compassion fatigue

Awesome therapist

Written by S.H. on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Dr. Ekesa is a great listener! She gives phenomenal advice and is very pleasant to speak with. I very much enjoy my sessions with her and would highly recommend her!

Written by M.A. on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

If you need someone who not only listens well but provides sage and productive advice, look no further than Dr. Ekesa. After only one session, I felt as though my soul had a double shot of espresso and that there wasn't anything I couldn't do! She is truly empowering and empathetic. Forever grateful for her expertise and encouragement.

Written by B.R. on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and career difficulties

Dr. Ekesa helped me a lot during these last months. I arrived feeling lost but now feel like I have a clearer idea of where I‘m going , with practical tools and good advice by Dr. Ekesa. I have learned a lot about myself during the process and am grateful for having had the honor of working with such a wise, helpful and kind person. Thank you very much!

Written by I.R. on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Ekesa has been a wonderful guide in the sessions that I have had so far! She really is able to take a good look at a situation and explain possible solutions in a way that makes sense. If you are looking for someone to counsel you in a straight forward, and no beating around the bush way, then I definitely reccomend her to you.

Written by R.U. on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 1 week on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Very intelligent woman. Insightful and willing to help.

Written by D.A. on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Extremely insightful

Written by A.L. on Oct 16, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Only a couple of sessions in and i can see the difference these sessions have made. I feel comfortable to discuss any problems I have and I am enjoying working through things together.

Written by B.E. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I thoroughly enjoy the insight gained from Dr. Ekesa!

Written by N.I. on Oct 04, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Ekesa is magnificent!!! She is a straight shooter and I really appreciate her honesty and sincerity.

Written by S.A. on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Ekesa takes the time to understand me and offers a helpful approach to my issues. I’d recommend her to anyone!

Written by M.I. on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I am very happy i have been match ed as Dr.Ekesa’s councillor. I had a good second session with her tonight. I feel very comfortable talking to her. She listens & always has a good insight and understanding of how you feel and how to look at things differently and how she can help bu making you think! Thank you

Written by P.R. on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Ekesa is great! I have had 2 sessions with Dr. Ekesa, and I have to say that I am surprised by how much better I am feeling because of her insight. She is very compassionate, insightful, and nonjudgemental. I also like that she shares articles, readings, and reflection questions so that I can work on fixing my issues independently during the week.

Written by Z.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Evalyne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Ekesa has a very comforting energy and is helping me work towards my goals. She’s also amazing at giving advice and explaining things in a better light!

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