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 life.
For 5 years (1985-1990), I was Co-Director of the CenteringPoint Team in Bellevue, Washington, and since then I have been in private practice as owner of the StillwatersPeace Counseling Service. I have vast experience in working with people of all ages and all circumstances, and in our fast-paced world today, I have provided support for both men and women undergoing major life changes and transitions. Therapy for me is always a great adventure of greater self-awareness, expanded clarity, enhanced self-esteem, and personal liberation, and although therapy can be hard work at times, it can also be exciting and inspiring as you open up to and discover unknown parts of yourself.
My approach to therapy is very holistic, meaning that we will deal with all parts of yourself; not just your emotions, but also inaccurate or negative thought patterns and mind-sets, ways to enhance the physical health of your body, as well as what feeds your Spirit. I have found that addressing all of these (mind-body-emotions-spirit) allows for a deeper experience of healing and well-being. Mindfulness techniques can assist you to be more present in each moment and to observe your emotions with compassion, rather than be consumed by them. Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy techniques can help you identify and restructure debilitating thought patterns and limiting programmings that have undermined the peace and success in your life that you so richly deserve. For those who would enjoy a more right-brain approach to therapy, I work with imagery and visualization, meditation, breath-work, dream analysis, and the healing paradigm of the Medicine Wheel. We will work together as a team to find what approach is best for you, and so your input and feedback are essential to the process.
My Specialties are working with Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Trauma and Abuse, and Grief and Loss. I have worked with hundreds of women who are recovering from sexual and/or physical/emotional abuse, whether as children or being raped as adults or in situations of domestic violence. I also have experience in working with intimacy issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self-esteem, and coping with life-changes.
I have always enjoyed working with people, and seeing the light go on in them, and it would be my greatest pleasure to work with you as well. I love that the BetterHelp platform allows us to connect in many different ways, so we can even connect daily if that is needed. I will be checking my messages and emails at least twice a day so I can respond to you in a timely manner. I hope to hear from you soon, and I only wish the very best for you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC LH00006129
The answer to my prayers! She is the best therapist I’ve had in my life and that I’ve encountered. She’s very professional and knowledgeable as well as very intuitive, empathetic, supportive, wise and loving.
Honestly, if I can’t have Evelyn as my therapist I don’t want anyone else! She’s beyond the stars best ever.
Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Evelyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I had about a year or so of counselling/therapy with Evelyn back in 2020 for deep grief and trauma. She is kind, empathetic, non-judgemental and very compassionate. A very open minded individual with so much love and light to offer. With her guidance and help I was able to move forward while carrying my lost with a smile in my heart. She was able to help me find ways to process and handle strong emotions, and find ways to have a healthier mindset. Evelyn was a huge part in my healing. Thank you forever and always.
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Evelyn for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Evelyn is a fantastic counselor! I initially came to her to work on marital issues, and was able to also work through the grief of losing my parents, learning to be more comfortable advocating for myself and learning to be more patient both as a parent of a small child and more broadly. I couldn’t recommend Evelyn more strongly.
Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Evelyn for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues
She is like a grandma to me already… so sweet yet so concerned about the things i’ve gone through. you can tell she has empathy for the trauma i have been through, and is overall so kind and reassuring. she works with me and some of my family members. we are all so grateful for her. ❤️
Written on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Evelyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse
My therapist relationship with Evelyn has been life-changing. She listens with full engagement, and has continually helped me look through circumstances to the things that I can change. We have together worked to reframe my unhealthy or negative thought patterns, improving my ability to communicate with clarity and kindness - both with myself, and with others. I am a better person for knowing her.
Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Evelyn for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders
Evelyn is kind, thoughtful, experienced and had a broad knowledge base. I appreciate her to no end
Written on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Evelyn for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd