Dr. Evalyne Ekesa

(MA, PhD, 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, 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: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7527-125 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling 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 counseling with Evalyne for 5 months on issues concerning compassion fatigue

Awesome therapist

Written by M.A. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Evalyne for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Evalyne is incredible and has literally turned my life around. I trust her with my life and that is huge!!!

Written by M.I. on Jan 02, 2021 after counseling with Evalyne for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Ekesa is excellent at what she does. She has helped me tremendously. I would recommend her to anyone because she has an incredible amount of knowledge and she can help you solve through problems. She is also a very great listener and gives excellent advice.

Written by S.H. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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!