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.
- 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
LMHC #LH00006129 (Expires: 2020-12-27)
I have grown to trust Evelyn during the time we've been doing our counseling sessions and she has always completely understood and has not judged me for the way I act or think. We do video sessions and although I'm too shy to actually go on camera she doesn't mind. She's very attentive and answers really quickly even with the time difference. She reminds me to do my daily message in the room which keeps me on track all the time. I have only used Evelyn on BetterHelp so I may be bias but I would definitely recommend her to anyone who would like help.
She is good listener and help me get through my pain with a great consultation.
Evelyn has been instrumental in helping me work through issues I had not dealt with or even seen. I recommend her highly. She is smart, kind and offers many different insights and tools to help navigate this healing process.
Dr. Herman has done an excellent job helping my wife and I to overcome our frequent miscommunications that would often escalate in to bigger issues. She took the time to listen to both myself and my wife, hear our concerns, identify areas where we can improve how we speak to one another (language, tone, etc.) and helped us to find a solution to what was a marriage that was heading for divorce.
No matter your personal outcome, I truly believe that Dr. Herman has her client’s best interests at heart and will work to help each party improve themselves and come away from this process feeling like it was a valuable, worthwhile experience.
Compassionate and warm, Evelyn has really become a big part in my healing. She is helping me journey through my very difficult time and continues to help me find ways to manage them. She really listens and provides feedback that is thoughtful and meaningful. I am very glad I have connected with her.
Evelyn is awesome. Very helpful and kind.
I was a bit scared of being judged for my spiritual practices and that was the reason I was avoiding counselling. I felt that spirituality, wiccan practices and counselling do not go hand in hand. But Evelyn believes in working with my practices and encourages me to stick to what I love.
Evelyn is a very supportive and thoughtful therapist. She has creative suggestions that have helped me through difficult times; suggestions to research the history of the land I am visiting, videos discussing topics that have come up in therapy, journaling ideas, etc. She is open minded and I have felt comfortable and safe sharing my experiences with her.
Evelyn has been very helpful so far! I was nervous about trying online counseling, but I've found it to be legit. Evelyn is highly qualified, and I can tell she genuinely cares about her clients. The video sessions are super convenient, and the text messaging component is great. It's very reassuring to know that I can reach out to check in or ask questions during the week if something comes up. I've only had a couple counseling sessions so far, but I'm looking forward to continuing the process. :)